I'm old enough to recall the PlayStation ads in which a man in a crash bandicoot suit shouted at Nintendo's headquarters. For someone who grew up with the console wars, these commercials had the effect of showing everyone how serious Sony was with its console rival. Two decades later, Sony dropped the mascot that Activision owns, and the first three adventures of Jorts-bearing rodents have found their way to Nintendo's Switch and even the stranger PC.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy appeared on the PlayStation 4 a year ago but has today hit the other consoles and PC. I've spent some time with it, and it's the same great update to these classic platforms that was one of the fastest selling games of the last year.
But yes … it's weird. [1
I decided early on in the 32- / 64-bit era for Nintendo , This meant that a PlayStation and a crash were out of the question, as I had to keep my birthdays and Christmas as short as possible to get the most games for the Nintendo systems before I got too old to expect many presents , Because of that and the fear of missing that, I had to convince myself that I did not want to play Crash Bandicoot.
I'm less of a fanboy now (and more of a disgusting PC elite), so the platform I play on should not matter. But it does. I can feel it while Crash walks through the primitive 3D corridors of Naughty Dog. This was a PlayStation game and it is wrong to have it on switch. I know that's all in my head, but I'm not alone. The publisher of GamesBeat, Mike Minotti, has said the same thing, and I think one of the reasons why the N. Sane trilogy sold so well is their connection to Sony's game brand.
But even if it's wrong, it's the wrong thing That makes gaming so much more dynamic and exciting today than when I was in junior high. Today, Microsoft can release Minecraft on PlayStation and Switch, Nintendo and Microsoft can work together to highlight their collaboration in cross-platform multiplayer games, and Fortnite can allow people on PCs, phones and consoles to play all at the same time. So, I'll accept crash on other platforms … though I may collapse if we ever reach a point where Mario is on PlayStation.