Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Review: 7 Ups & 3 Downs

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7. Absolutely Gorgeous Graphics

Crash Bandicoot
Sony

Almost as though Vicarious Visions were fully aware of just how jaw-droppingly stunning their new engine is, when you first wash up on N. Sanity beach and see Crash flex his muscles, the resultant rush of reworked colour, sound and Crash's own fur textures look incredible.

Not only that, but formerly dark tombs now come with great dynamic lighting, casting arched shadows across walls as distant flame pits light up the way. Occasionally this actually helps you judge the path ahead too, with horizontal platforms being telegraphed thanks to their own shadows.

All in all, whilst early qualms centred on Crash looking a bit too 'cutesy' or rounded compared to his edgy - literally and characteristically - 90s counterpart, the result is a very positive, recommendable upgrade across the board.

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