Is Crash Bandicoot Team Racing remake better than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

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#1 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24352 posts) -

I've had this game for a couple weekends now, and I love it. Way more fun than Mario Kart 8 in my opinion. The drifting is better, it's an actual challenge, the different modes are fun. Overall, this takes the cake for me between these two games. What about you, SW? Which game is better? Crash Bandicoot Team racing remake or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

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#2 Posted by Heirren (2218 posts) -

Ive yet to try it but i have played the original and that one isnt all that. I felt more inclined to get the new Sega one on Switch.

SNES Mario Kart

Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart 8

All these are better than crash imo, and ironically its because of the drift mechanism, which i really dig in 64. Not to say i dont dig snaking in mk ds, as well.

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#3 Edited by DaVillain- (37482 posts) -

I personally like them both, but I'll say this. Crash Team Racing is a lot harder but rewards you for learning it more obviously. I like the characters in CTR more as well. There is a lot to do and unlock which is nice. I recommend this for people who like a challenge in a Kart game. If I must pick one, it's CTR over MK8 for me but at the end of the day, I like'em both, it's a bit unfair to compare one game to an entire series.

Edit: If you had compare Diddy Kong Racing & Crash Team Racing, Diddy Kong Racing totally shits all over CTR.

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#4 Edited by MonsieurX (39180 posts) -

Diddy Kong Racing > MK >>>>>>>>>>> CTR

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#5 Edited by Howmakewood (5950 posts) -

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#6 Posted by DaVillain- (37482 posts) -

@howmakewood said:

Sounds about right :)

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#7 Posted by Basinboy (13916 posts) -

Mechanically I'm inclined to say yes (it's been years since I played CTR prior to the remaster, but that was the impression I recalled).

Driving around Mario-themed worlds is intrinsically more enjoyable than Crash as an IP, but the degree of nuance in CTR is unrivaled in kart racers.

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#8 Posted by Archangel3371 (28371 posts) -

I haven’t played the remake of CTR but I did play the original back when it first came out. I thought it was alright but I preferred Mario Kart over it then and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is my favourite MK game so for me I would say that MK8 Deluxe is the better game.

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#9 Posted by Juub1990 (8671 posts) -

@davillain-: @howmakewood: Lol at comparing the skills of fucking kart racers.

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#10 Edited by Howmakewood (5950 posts) -

MK8 is 60fps at least, can't say the same for CTR...

@Juub1990 just a meme

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#11 Posted by uninspiredcup (34320 posts) -

Haven't played Crash Racing, but Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was way better.

Too bad Sega had to Sega and make it all about Sonic and his reject Pixar friends.

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#12 Posted by Speeny (1879 posts) -

I haven't played Crash Bandicoot Team Racing but from what I've heard...MK8 Deluxe is still king.

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#13 Posted by I_P_Daily (12309 posts) -

This thread LOL.

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#14 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (13680 posts) -

No, Nintendo is God. Nothing is better than Nintendo games.

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#15 Posted by AJStyles (1013 posts) -

Crash is always superior to Mario when it comes to platforming AND kart racing.

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#16 Edited by MonsieurX (39180 posts) -

@ajstyles said:

Crash is always superior to Mario when it comes to platforming AND kart racing.

lol

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#17 Edited by Epak_ (10694 posts) -

Nope. It's a decent racer, but should be 60 fps.

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#18 Edited by Litchie (24110 posts) -

Haven't played it, but not being stable 60fps and not as precise in controls doesn't speak in its' favor.

Wait, it isn't 60 fps on any platform? Wtf? Why?

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#19 Posted by Vaidream45 (2005 posts) -

It’s a good kart racer but it can’t hold a candle to MK8.

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#20 Posted by Random_Matt (4290 posts) -

Mario Kart is piss easy, so it is pretty crap.

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#21 Posted by Ghost120x (5390 posts) -

Mario kart easily.

60fps

The stages feel better designed and memorable.

Characters are better than Crash characters who look goofy looking imo.

Several of the items in crash do the exact SAME thing. There is the the equivalent of a banana type item four times in the game. (TNT box, Green box, green potion, red potion) It's lazy!

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#22 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3333 posts) -

60fps>30fps

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#23 Posted by Zidaneski (8835 posts) -

I prefer CTR. It plays the exact same as the original which was all I needed from the remake.

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#24 Posted by MclarenMaster18 (1625 posts) -

Wow there a bunch of Sony fanboys who hated Mario Kart.

First I thought Sony fanboys hates kart racing (Sub-genre of racing game) since they bash Mario Kart but loving Crash Team Racing?

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#25 Posted by Epak_ (10694 posts) -

@Litchie said:

Haven't played it, but not being stable 60fps and not as precise in controls doesn't speak in its' favor.

Wait, it isn't 60 fps on any platform? Wtf? Why?

Should have been 60fps, at least on PRO and X. The original was 30 fps right? I think that's their excuse.

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#26 Posted by jeezers (3153 posts) -

MK8 is better imo, CTR has a harder single player experiance, but I only play these kart racers for the MP anyway.

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#27 Posted by jcrame10 (5141 posts) -

Crash takes more skill and is an overall faster, more intense experience. MK8 is slower and kinda boring to play in comparison once you’ve been playing Crash consistently for awhile.

MK8 is more accessible and “pickup and play style” whereas Crash won’t let you win on items alone. It’s all about the drift boosting, reserves and USF.

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#28 Posted by Pedro (35419 posts) -

Realistically, you wouldn't miss the other if you just had either of the two.

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#29 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10399 posts) -

No, for me it doesn't even get close. Mostly for one reason: Accessibility. I play MK8 a lot with people that never or only rarely play games and they can get into MK8 pretty fast. The Boost system ok CTR kills it for newcommers. Unless yoiu know how to gather boosts by drifting, you barely have a chance against CPUs.

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#30 Posted by Heirren (2218 posts) -

@jcrame10:

Im not so sure. MK8 is without a doubt the game i play most at the moment and the use of the hop gets pretty tricky at times. I think most people once they settle on the 3 boost drift, think thats it. Its a very rhythmic game.

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#31 Posted by jcrame10 (5141 posts) -

@heirren: the boosting in CTR makes the games more challenging. MK is definitely more newcomer friendly and pick up and play style which can be appealing

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#32 Posted by Heirren (2218 posts) -

@jcrame10:

Theres more movement in Mario Kart. Lots of little left and rights which i think many players dont do. When you start seeing the more advanced players in mp you begin to see theres a bit more depth than you initially thought.

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#33 Posted by AJuiceMatts (52 posts) -

100% no

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#34 Posted by Fuhrer_D (916 posts) -

@ajstyles said:

Crash is always superior to Mario when it comes to platforming AND kart racing.

^plays with the controller upside down.

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#35 Edited by NerdRAGE (30 posts) -

They're both really good racers, but not the same.

CTR is much more challenging and unforgiving than Mario Kart 8 is. CTR demands more racing skill from the player than just relying on item use. So the game feels more balanced (in my opinion) than MK8. But the game's challenge factor feels too high sometimes (even frustrating) and that's why MK8 is more enjoyable to most people; Anyone can pick it up right away and dial-in with the controls and mechanics quickly.

Between the two, I enjoy MK8 more, but CTR is not a bad game by any means. But you will have to put in more work than you'd probably expect with CTR.