Crash Bandicoot was better when naughty dog owned it???(Poll)

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#1 EvilFlanders88
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In my eyes the games were better when naughty dog owned crash Bandicoot!!!

The new owners have ran out of ideas and can't keep the series going much longer!!!!

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#2 Koba123
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Thats like asking: "Was christmas better when you believed in santa?"

OF COURSE IT WAS!!!
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#3 Agent_305
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Crash 2 was the 1st Playstation game i ever played!!

But i didn't know that the crash games wern't owned by naughty dog any-more!!!

I kinda went off crash when they kept churning out more and more pointless crash games, they should have stoped at crash: wrath of cortex or at least make a new crash game for the PS3/X360, keeping the old forular of 5 warp rooms and 5 stages in each and a boss at the end!!...but i have a question or 3...

1. How long ago was it when N-dog sold crash?

2. Which company owns crash now?

3. Which crash games are mady by the new company....OR...what was N-dogs last crash game befor selling?

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#4 bluezy
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Naughty Dog became an in-house developer for Sony in 1999. Their last Crash game was Crash Team Racing, and then the rights to the franchise were sold to Vivendi as Naughty Dog worked on Jak & Daxter for the PS2.

Vivendi threw the franchise at a bunch of different developers, including Traveller's Tales, Vicarious Visions, Radical Entertainment, and Dimps. It is currently published by Sierra. Finally, there'll be a 15th Crash game this fall.

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#5 Blueresident87
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The answer is quite simply: yes....I've never been a huge CB fan, but I do think the games have gotten worse without Naughty Dog
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#6 ihatefamilyguy
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IMAO Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is a f--king classic but overall the Crash games have gotten worse since Naughty Dog stopped making them
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#7 Agent_305
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I'm pretty sure naughty dogs name is mentioned in the intro to CB:WOC when all the company names are flying around in space!!
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#8 zh666
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They weren't that good to begin with
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#9 Chilled_AB
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Well ofcourse. ND were the creators of CB so obviously CB was better with ND. I just hope ND don't sell the rights to J&D, I love the Jak franchise and would love to see ND make a current gen sequal.
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#10 l34052
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When i first got my original PS i got Crash as my first game to go with it and played it to death, it was fantastic and unlike anythin else around at the time.

I recently DL the game again from the PSN and it REALLY hasnt aged well at all!!! The graphics and sound are terrible and the gameplay simplistic and frustrating due to the poor controls (no analogue stick support), how many times ive died cause of the crappy d-pad movement i cant even begin to count.

It did however make me a fan of ND and the subsequent Jak games on the PS2 were fantastic and now with Uncharted the team seem to be doin what they do best.

Im hopin they decide to make a Jak game for the PS3 after the greatness that was on the ps2.

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#11 ishoturface
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the only crash games I care for are the kart ones

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#12 ihatefamilyguy
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the only crash games I care for are the kart ones

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ctr: crash team racing was a classic piece of gaming:)
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#13 summer_star17x
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[QUOTE="ishoturface"]

the only crash games I care for are the kart ones

ihatefamilyguy

ctr: crash team racing was a classic piece of gaming:)

even crash nitro kart was pretty decent imo

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#14 Silent-Hal
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I never really liked the original Crash, it was simplistic and frustrating, but Crash 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash 3: Warped were great games at the time and were some of my old favourites back in the PS1 days.

I've tried playing the Crash games that have been produced since Naughty Dog handed over the reins but they just haven't been as good. By Crash: Twinsanity I had given up on the franchise ever being good again and the fact that they keep milking the franchise with countless spin-offs hasn't helped.

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#15 res0i39c
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Hell yea it was better back then. My fav is crash 1. I really don't like the new ones. Naughty dog needs to get him back.
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#16 yagr_zero
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Crash 2, if I remember it, was a fantastic game. The Crash's that came after it, though, never quite lived up to that one, or even the first Crash. The same can actually be said of the Spyro games.
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#17 Flame_Blade88
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Hell yeah, Crash games sucked when the franchise no longer belonged to Naughty Dog, same can be said with Spyro and Insomniac.

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#18 Godofnerdyness
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Without a doubt.
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#19 canana
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Yes it was.
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#20 Abby88
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I don't think anyone will disagree with that one. Same with the Spyro games. Two once-great series that became crap when they lost their original creators.
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#21 metalgear-solid
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It was more of a classic, yes.

Crash Bandicoot games on the PS2 still aren't as bad as people make them seem.

Can't wait for this fall when Crash Bandicoot: Invasion is released. It's the 7th game in the series (in the original series, anyway).

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#22 cloudff7tm
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Yes, it was better when Naughty Dog owned it. I used to love Crash back then. It was one of the greatest franchises for PlayStation IMO. My favorite is Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped.
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#23 Jeimseu
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Aaa... Crash Bandicoot. Probably the character that made me fall in love with gaming.

Naughty Dog's original games were heads and shoulders above what Crash Bandicoot games are now.

The character designs were especially excellent. I mean take N.Gin: A scientist whose Rocket experiment went wrong and lodged itself into his head. Or take Ripper Roo, an insane kangaroo! That is so insane, it worked!

The newer company's started to introduce new characters like Rilla Roo, etc. (WTF?!)

Crash Bash was just bareable, but anything after that ruined the series all together.

I've wished for years that Naughty Dog would ditch Jak and go back to Crash. But that ain't gonna happen... :(

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#24 EddieTheGreat
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I only ever played the first 3 games :|
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#25 metalgear-solid
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I only ever played the first 3 games :|EddieTheGreat
Not a Crash fan, I see.
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#26 Devouring_One
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yea i havent seen a great crash game since naughty was still making it

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#27 Alexander146
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I'm neutral on the matter. I REALLY liked the originals for the PS1, but Wrath of Cortex was enjoyable, though slightly frustrating.

Oddly enough, this thread has reminded me I need to pick up Twinsanity and Crash of the Titans eventually. :/

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#28 benleslie5  Moderator
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Crash games were great on the PS1, but when Naughty Dog sold Crash to anothor series the new series look really crap.

My favourite Crash game was CTR Crash Team Racing.

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#29 ian_gorilla
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Crash 1-3 are naughty dogs best work
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#30 sebo3e
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Crash bandicoot rocks for psx now they are ruining it because it got into wrong hands T_T also we need naughty dog back !!!!1 these old shcool crash owns

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#31 speedfog
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When i had my ps1 on christmass i got from my family three games : crash bandicoot , crash 2 , crash 3 warped :P so yea it ownt back in the time for me :).
The new crash games are bad they dont feel like a crash game :/.

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#32 Emurozii
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I don't think anyone will disagree with that one. Same with the Spyro games. Two once-great series that became crap when they lost their original creators.Abby88

A 1000x times!!! Since Crash they've made the J&D and Uncharted series, so imagine it if they made Crash games again!!!

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#33 Ashley_wwe
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While still respecting opinions, I believe that the original 3 are fantastic and any after etc. aren't very good. I tried to get in to Crash Twinsanity about 5 years ago but couldn't... might try it again. I can't pick my favourite between the original 3... while 3 had a lot more features, the other two are just as epic. :)
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#34 Fusionmix
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Dude, why does anyone need to ask this?

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#35 tinkyboo2000
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I grew up with crash and now he is frigged up naughty dog rules!! now theres no warp room,crates,wumpa fruit, and theres frigged monsters crash has a tattoo coco is stunned the masks look like m.j!! wtf
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#36 Emerald_Warrior
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Yes.

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#37 Banjo_Kongfooie
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No because Naughty Dog did not own Crash Bandicoot, they simply developed it and it was Universal that owned the IP.

Even though you probably meant were all the games developed by Naughty Dog better and I do not agree with that. While probably better at their time in relative to how the Crash games today are compared to the current platformers I have much more enjoyment playing Crash of the Titans than Crash Bandicoot.

I would rank the games I have played like this (this is all my opinion of course)

Crash of the Titans- Coop , control alot of monsters with their own powers (Magmadon ftw) great graphics and amazing fights.

The Wrath of Cortex- Vehicles were refreshing and it had plenty of levels. Also it had graphics that are still good (atleast on the Xbox) and started the co-op craze that makes the series more enjoyable imo.

Crash Team Racing- Amazng especially considering the Ps1 hardware.

Mind Over Mutant - Coop as well and actually newer than Crash of the Titans but I did not enjoy backtracking. Also this felt way to similar to Titans.

Crash 3- Amazing platformer but only good at best by standards


Crash Nitro Kart - Very disappointing compared to well Crash Team Racing used the Ps1 hardware but it was a respectful

Crash Bandicoot - really shows its age imo and it tedious to play.

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#38 Booyakz
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To give another analogy, more video game realted:

This is like asking if the Sonic Games were better when Sega had a console!

I see similarity in the decline of awesome inCrash and Sonic...

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#39 NodakJo2010
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Thats like asking: "Was christmas better when you believed in santa?"

OF COURSE IT WAS!!!
Koba123

Or like asking was Spyro better when Insomniac owned it.

All you can say is...WELL NO FREAKING DUH IT IS!

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#40 cronomagus36
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I haven't played a Crash game in quite a while now, but I thought the original Naughty Dog trilogy on the PlayStation was way better than any of the games any other company made.

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#41 Double_Wide
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The answer is quite simply: yes....I've never been a huge CB fan, but I do think the games have gotten worse without Naughty DogBlueresident87
This is exactly how I feel. Its very believable that Crash Team Racing was Naughty Dog's last Crash game because its the only racing game in the series that I found any good. Nitro Cart just didn't do it for me.
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#43 Banjo_Kongfooie
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They would not have stayed with Crash anyways as they make a new series every gen. Expect Uncharted fans to want a sequel next gen as well like Jak fans do now. Have you all played Crash of the Titans though?