User review spotlight: Carmageddon (DOS). Released in 1997.

Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
70
3.6
Xbox
72
...
Xbox 360
...
0.5

User Reviews

Nothing really Original about it PlayStation 2 Mario Duenaz (32)
Not as good as Warped PlayStation 2 qwertyuiop (32541)
Not as lackluster as everyone says it is!!!! Xbox Weston Sharpensteen (32)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 12 3.3
PlayStation 2 26 3.6
Xbox 10 3.3
Xbox 360 2 0.5
Combined MobyScore 50 3.3


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
90
XboxConsoles Plus
Malgré tout, ce quatrième volet des aventures de Crash reste un jeu de plates-formes très fun avec ses nombreuses séquences de pilotage. Plutôt réussi graphiquement, il se joue sans problème, et dure suffisamment longtemps pour plaire au plus grand nombre de joueurs.
89
GameCubeConsoles Plus
Graphiquement, cette version est comme sur Xbox, c'est-à-dire fort jolie. Ce titre est donc bien sympathique et devrait ravir les joueurs Game Cube autant que ceux des autres consoles.
84
XboxXboxdynasty (XD)
ich kann bei Crash Bandicoot Zorn des Cortex™ schnell zu meinem Fazit für Euch kommen. Klasse Spielbarkeit gepaart mit einwandfreier Grafik und großem Umfang machen dieses Spiel für Jump and Run Fans einfach zu einem Spiel das man haben muss. Weil dieses Spiel auch in die Classics aufgenommen wurde, können wir hier eine Kaufempfehleung mit ruhigen Gewissen geben. 29,99 Euro ist dieses Spiel allemal Wert. Die Spielzeit beträgt, wenn man alles erspielen will, weitaus länger als 35 Stunden
84
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
To say Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is a bad game because it plays similarly to the previous three is unfair. After all, people found nothing wrong with six different versions of Street Fighter 2 or four Sonic: The Hedgehog games on the Genesis. Why should Crash's case be any different? If anything, the latest Crash is the best of the bunch. It manages to retain the classic gameplay features that made the first three so great, at the same time emphasizing on the formula as well, by featuring nearly a dozen crafts and vehicles to choose from, and two fully playable characters. While the innovation is missing, the fun and the amusement is all there, and that's what matters most.
84
XboxGameSpy
From the music to the textures to the familiar fly-by-the-seat-of-a-rat's-pants gameplay, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is an excellent game. Innovation, or lack thereof, is the only thing keeping the game out of the 90s. But you know what they say: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Crash's gameplay is far from broken. In fact, it is as refined as ever. I'm ready for the next one.
82
Xbox4Players.de
Der Xbox-Einstand des ehemaligen PlayStation-Maskottchens Crash Bandicoot ist gelungen: Im Vergleich zur PS2-Fassung grafisch verbessert und vor allem mit angenehmen Ladezeiten ausgestattet, werden Xbox-Jump&Run-Fans, welche die PS2-Version nicht besitzen, zahlreiche vergnügte Stunden mit dem Beuteltier auf der Jagd nach Cortex verbringen. Im besten Sinne klassisches Gameplay mit einigen neuen Ideen kann aber nur bedingt den Wunsch nach einer frei begehbaren Umgebung unterdrücken, wie sie zum Beispiel Jak&Daxter auf der PS2 und auch das Action-Adventure Munch´s Oddysse bieten. Dank mangelnder Konkurrenz kann sich Crash umgehend auf dem Genre-Thron breit machen, doch unter dem Strich wäre sicherlich wie bei der PS2-Fassung mehr drin gewesen.
81
PlayStation 2Meristation
Con la cantidad de juegos que fueron éxito en PSOne y éste personaje sin aparecer. Y el Dr. Cortex pretendiendo dominar el mundo, así que todos preocupados por su tardanza. Pero al final ha llegado, y Crash pasa la prueba de PS2 con notable.
81
PlayStation 24Players.de
Ist Crash Bandicoot: Der Zorn des Cortex nun gut oder schlecht? Die Frage ist nicht ganz einfach zu beantworten. Eingeschworene Fans des Beuteltieres werden sich sofort wie zu Hause fühlen und dank der neu eingestreuten Gameplay-Ideen sicherlich nicht aufhören zu spielen, bevor Dr.Cortex und Konsorten ein weiteres Mal besiegt wurden. Auch wenn das bedeutet, die elendigen Ladezeiten mit dem Kopfschmerz-Bildschirm in Kauf zu nehmen. Doch irgendwie kommt Crash letzten Endes ein wenig zu spät, denn mit Jak&Daxter von den Urvätern Crash Bandicoots steht ein Konkurrent ins Haus, der die Messlatte in allen Bereichen gewaltig nach oben geschraubt hat. Im direkten Vergleich wirkt Crashs neues Abenteuer einfach zu klassisch und unspektakulär. Aber ob klassisch nun wirklich auch schlecht bedeutet, solltet Ihr vielleicht in einem kleinen Probespielchen selber heraus finden. Für Jump&Run-Fans ist der Zorn des Cortex in keinem Fall ein Fehlkauf.
80
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Fans der Vorgänger dürfen hier unbesorgt zuschlagen und werden auch einige Stunden sehr gut unterhalten. Gäbe es nicht den Konkurrenten Jak&Daxter wäre Crash Bandicoot - Die Rache des Cortex auf der PS2 sicherlich erste Wahl im Genre der Jump&Runs. Doch so bleibt nur ein guter zweiter Platz. Der sicherlich erscheinende fünfte Teil sollte allerdings umfangreicher sein und mehr Innovationen bieten. Von einer Verkürzung der langen Ladezeiten braucht man schon gar nicht zu sprechen.
80
XboxGamerDad
Crash Bandicoot is a game that isn't annoying to be around while someone else plays it (something I wish were true of more console games). It's okay for almost all ages and doesn't expose kids to anything they wouldn't see in a Road Runner cartoon. And you may even get non-console playing people to play it.
80
GameCubeGamerDad
Crash Bandicoot is a game that isn't annoying to be around while someone else plays it (something I wish were true of more console games). It's okay for almost all ages and doesn't expose kids to anything they wouldn't see in a Road Runner cartoon. And you may even get non-console playing people to play it.
80
PlayStation 2GamerDad
Crash Bandicoot is a game that isn't annoying to be around while someone else plays it (something I wish were true of more console games). It's okay for almost all ages and doesn't expose kids to anything they wouldn't see in a Road Runner cartoon. And you may even get non-console playing people to play it.
80
PlayStation 2GameZone
Any Crash Bandicoot fan would be a fool not to go out and buy this game. I started playing at 2am one night and did not stop until three in the afternoon! Granted, I took a few breaks and wrote most of my review that night, however, I spent the majority of the time playing Crash 4. I couldn't stand to play the other Crash games all night long if my life depended on it, but Crash 4 is so entertaining that I just couldn't stop.
79
GameCube4Players.de
Die GameCube-Premiere des ehemaligen Sony-Maskottchens ist ein nettes Jump&Run, das den Nachteil hat, im Schatten des übermächtigen Mario zu stehen. Spielerisch eine 1:1-Umsetzung der bisher erschienenen Fassungen, hätte die Cube-Fassung grafisch eigentlich alle Möglichkeiten gehabt, sich an der PS2-Fassung vorbeizumogeln. Doch was nützen mir schöne Animationen und knallbunte Levels, wenn ich immer wieder mit einem Ruckeln in die traurige Realität zurückgeholt werde? Wenn Mario nicht wäre, könnte sich das Beuteltier auf dem Jump&Run-Thron breit machen. So aber bleibt unter dem Strich ein amüsantes, aber lineares Hüpfspielchen, das Fans sicherlich zufrieden stellen wird.
78
PlayStation 2Peliplaneetta.net
Vielä enemmän kiukuttaa kun ajattelen miten hyvin tämäkin uudelleenlämmitys todennäköisesti myy; Crashin naamataulu kun on tuttu suurelle yleisölle ja lyhyellä markettikokeilulla näkee jo vaikka minkälaista jännää kenttää. Samalla vaikkapa sellainen aidosti laadukas ja rakkaudella tehty peli kuin Klonoa 2 enimmäkseen kerää pölyä keskellä suurta tuntemattomuutta. Tämäkö on pelaamisen tulevaisuus, samaa peliä kentät hiukan eri järjestyksessä uusille koneille?
77
PlayStation 2Gaming Target
All in all, Crash isn’t a bad game, nor a great one like Crash: Warped was. So if there’s a new Crash game, I’m hoping the formula is tampered with, the load times are diminished, and Cortex isn’t ever heard from again. Unless they use my title.
76
PlayStation 2Futuregamez.net
When you have a look at this game and then have a look at Naughty Dog's Jak & Daxter you have to wonder what this game could have been. I'm not saying that Travellers Tales has done a bad job, far from it. This is a great platform game that fails because of a lack of new ideas. People who have played previous games in the series will know what is in this. Perhaps if Travellers Tales had incorporated some more free roaming levels then this game would be worth more of a look. Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is a solid platform game, let down by a lack of originality.
75
PlayStation 2VicioJuegos.com
Cortex ha estado creando una arma secreta durante todo este tiempo que, con la ayuda de las cuatro máscaras elementales, derrotará a Crash para siempre.
75
XboxXbox World Australia (XWA)
Crash Bandicoot 5: The Wrath of Cortex is one of the better platformers on the X-Box, especially if you are a fan of the Crash series. While the levels are fairly small and short, there's plenty of replayability for those who want to achieve a 100% completion score. The overall quality of the presentation helps Crash Bandicoot 5 achieve a real comic book feel both visually and aurally. Hardcore gamers will find the game a breeze to beat, but for everyone else the game will provide a light but enjoyable challenge marred by the overly difficult boss sections. Overall, Crash Bandicoot 5 is a solid platformer which seems very similar to previous Crash games, which is not at all a bad thing at all.
75
PlayStation 2Deaf Gamers
Crash Bandicoot : The Wrath of Cortex is an excellent platform game that most Crash fans will be pleased with. It is both funny and exhilarating. However those who didn't get on with the earlier Crash games will find nothing here to change their opinion. The lack of subtitles to explain the story and the obscene loading times are just plain wrong but these problems aside, this is still one of the best platform games on the PS2.
75
GameCubeNintendoWorldReport
Overall, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is a good game. The initial game is easy enough for younger players to complete while more experienced players can strive for the better ending if they wish, and it's nice to see that there's Game Boy Advance Cable support out there from a third party. Gamers who have played the previous Crash games probably shouldn't play this if they're expecting something completely new because it doesn’t offer much, but gamers experiencing the wacky mascot for the first time may enjoy it.
74
PlayStation 2IGN
Over the years with Crash Bandicoot, I've had a weird time. Back in the PlayStation days, I felt overwhelmed by Crash marketing, dolls, and one new Crash game a year, including a technically good kart game that felt wholly unoriginal. Now that we're on the new system, the weight of all that stuff has fallen by the wayside, and I'm less hateful of the marsupial known as Crash. In fact, I have a strange endearment for him, or it, whatever.
72
XboxGame Informer Magazine
To a certain extent, I commend Traveller’s Tales for upholding the 32-bit legacy, but at the same time, I really want to ask them why they didn’t take the game to the next level. Every little morsel of platforming goodness in The Wrath of Cortex has already been done to death on the PlayStation. While still entertaining, you just can’t help crying out for something new. If you haven’t played all of the Crash games, definitely take a look. This is the best platformer on the Xbox. Furthermore, if you were disgusted with the overabundance of loading times in the PlayStation 2 version, you’ll be happy to hear that the level transitions in the Xbox version are almost seamless. Although not prominently displayed, the Crash model has been enhanced with fuzzy, real-time fur. This is a decent platformer that newbies should invest in, but it really does nothing for the hardcore Crash fanatics out there.
72
GameCubeGameZone
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is not innovative, nor will it set new standards in terms of gameplay. But it does entertain, and looks good doing it.
71
XboxGame Chronicles
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is a polished platform game that outshines its predecessors despite the all-to-familiar gameplay. What it lacks in innovation is quickly compensated for with addictive, and non-stop fun and challenging gameplay. My only complaint is that the fun is over all-to-quickly, but considering the lack of quality platform titles on the Xbox you can’t go wrong with Crash even if it’s just for a weekend rental.
71
XboxGameZone
If you’ve been hankering for some down-home Crash Bandicoot platforming action then you’ll be right at home with this title. If however your tastes are a bit more discriminating then it might be a good idea to avoid purchase all together and opt for a single night rental.
70
XboxAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
While it doesn’t exactly crash and burn, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex also fails to deliver quite enough gaming to make it a top-tier title. What’s on this DVD is excellently rendered though, and you’ll find that this is one of the most varied forays into the realm of platform jumping yet. That said, there’s not enough meat on this Bandicoot to feed you for more than a week for the casual gamer or a weekend for the hardcore fan. Optional modes like the time trials will appeal to some, but for the most part the core levels could have used more substance to make the first time through more satisfying.
70
GameCubeKombo.com
In the end, if you like beating challenging platform games, there is plenty of challenge in Crash, as always. After completing a set of six levels, you can go back to five of them and complete additional goals to obtain a gem and a relic. A 100-percent completion rating for the game will net you a special ending. On the other hand, if you are more interested in a platform game for seeing cool scenes and playing interesting scenarios, there is far less of that to be found. Overall, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex hangs on too hard to the style and design of the previous installments in the series and is too disarrayed to be exciting in the evolving platform genre, and the low quality of this port doesn't help at all.
70
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Le même épisode que sur PS2, mais avec quelques améliorations qui rendent la progression un peu plus agréable. On attendait davantage de ce Crash sur 128 bits. Même si le jeu propose une réalisation soignée et des challenges diversifiés, il manque d'originalité et devient vite très crispant sur certains passages qu'il faut connaître par coeur pour avoir une chance de les réussir. Les jeux de plate-forme sont toutefois beaucoup trop rares sur ce support pour que l'on s'offre le luxe de bouder ce titre.
70
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Bref, à s'arracher les cheveux ! Heureusement, les responsables de ce portage GameCube ont su remédier à quelques soucis techniques en proposant des graphismes revus à la hausse et en diminuant de façon considérable les temps de chargement problématiques sur PS2. Le marsupial dispose désormais d'une véritable fourrure et les développeurs se sont attachés à rendre la progression plus accessible en joutant des indices sur les parcours. Le jeu plaira sans aucun doute aux plus jeunes, surtout que cette version GameCube propose quelques bonus dont pourront profiter ceux qui possèdent le jeu sur GBA. On a ainsi accès à un mini-jeu inédit nommé Crash Bandicoot : Blast! qui n'était pas présent sur la version PS2. Une bonne idée qui compense le manque d'originalité de cette production.
70
PlayStation 2PGNx Media
Is this game going to bring back memories of nostalgia? Yes, of course they will. It seems that Traveler’s Tales learned how to use load times, this version loads a whole lot less than the PS2 and even Xbox versions. On the plus side, some of the minigames like the hamster ball are pretty neat, and some of the levels are the same way. There are some really neat ones towards the end. I recommend this to Crash fans, lots to enjoy here. With games like Mario Sunshine, though, Crash doesn't stand out too much to casual gamers.
70
XboxGame Over Online
It’s nice to see Crash return on a next-generation platform, even with his leap over to the Xbox. Unfortunately it feels like the originality that the franchise once had has run a little stale. While an old adage is don’t fix what isn’t broken, the other side of the coin is substantially improving and innovating upon the features that work. Crash fans will probably love his latest adventure, but other gamers will most likely pass on this one.
69
GameCubeIGN
Had you asked us three years ago whether or not we thought we'd ever play a Crash Bandicoot title on a Nintendo console, we'd have laughed in your face. The idea that Sony's one-time premiere mascot could grace a competing console seemed impossible. But as the years have passed we've learned that in this industry only one thing is certain: change.
68
GameCubeWorth Playing
Crash fans who dig the simple platforming antics of the past Crash titles will be pleasantly surprised with Wrath of Cortex, but if you are looking for an innovative and original experience that does justice to the series you’ll have to look elsewhere. There are a lot better games out there in the platforming department (like Super Mario Sunshine for instance) and truth be told, Wrath of Cortex is really starting to show its age. If you have a choice between the older, and most likely cheaper, Xbox version and the Gamecube version, get the Xbox port.
67
XboxIGN
Crash is a fun game for the most part, and not a terrible pick up. However, it fails in some areas, like proper game balance and correct use of surround sound. Those who love the series will probably be more thrilled than others who haven't followed previous adventures of Crash. While the game is attractive, there could have been more done to the game to fix the balancing problems. The game is only a few hours long and only completists will go back to find everything in the game. A good rental, but not likely to be a good purchase.
66
GameCubeGame Chronicles
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is was cool on the PS2, better on the Xbox, and somehow managed to fail in the translation to the GameCube. Nintendo's tiny box is more than capable of cranking out a game like this - just look at the recently released StarFox. Despite the visual sacrifices in effects and framerate and some less than stellar audio, the game is addictive, and non-stop fun. If you want to take control over a orange furry Bandicoot then this is a great option, even if it’s just for a weekend rental.
66
PlayStation 2GameSpot
For better or worse, The Wrath of Cortex is no different from previous Crash Bandicoot games. Those who have yet to tire of Crash's spin-and-jump gameplay mechanics will be mildly entertained, but those who have seen their interest in the franchise waning over the years should steer clear. The graphics are solid and there's little doubt that the characters still have a broad appeal, but a lack of innovation and a reliance upon the tried and true make Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex more of an upgrade to the PlayStation games than a new experience.
65
XboxMeristation
Tras su paso por Playstation 2, Crash Bandicoot traslada sus aventuras a la consola de Microsoft, inaugurando así un género todavía por explorar en esta consola, el marsupial más famoso de los videojuegos, hace de las suyas y nos trae su forma de divertirse, en una versión levemente mejorada.
65
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
On attendait davantage de ce Crash PS2. Même si le jeu propose une réalisation soignée et des challenges diversifiés, le jeu manque d'originalité et devient vite très crispant sur certains passages qu'il faut connaître par coeur pour avoir une chance de réussir. Le concept du parcours prédéfini avoue ses limites face à la liberté d'action d'un jeu tel que Jak and Daxter.
65
PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365
Overall, The Wrath of Cortex is a disappointment for me. With the power of the PS2, Crash could have been much more open, less linear, and had faster load times. The load times are a huge complaint and a major nuisance, especially when you are in a rush to get some game time in. In between the warp room and any level it could take you up to 45 seconds to load! This is ridiculous for a PS2 game, especially since some other games only take 10 seconds. Do yourself a favor and buy Jak & Daxter instead of this game. You can thank me later.
65
GameCubeGaming Target
Like the graphics, the soundscape for Wrath of the Cortex is predictable. Crash has always featured music of the Congo-beat variety, and it gets the job done for the most part. The composition of the music is decent, and their in-game renditions are catchy enough, though not gripping. The sound effects also succeed in paralleling the on-screen action. The voice acting is… weird and comes off awkward, particularly in the cutscenes. They grate, they annoy, but thankfully, they end soon enough. Overall, the music and sounds reinforce Crash’s mediocrity.
64
XboxGameSpot
With just one adequate platforming option available on the Xbox, Crash Bandicoot's latest outing is worth a rental to see if its trial-and-error gameplay is for you. Fans of the franchise will be happy to see that the Crash formula has been not been altered very much, but those hoping for the next evolution in platforming games will be sorely disappointed by The Wrath of Cortex's reliance on the tried and true. The graphics are simple yet solid and the gameplay mechanics are dated, but the addition of new vehicles spices up the proceedings a bit. With that said, there's no hiding that The Wrath of Cortex is a slightly updated version of the orange marsupial's 1998 debut on the PlayStation.
60
PlayStation 2PSM
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex isn't a horrible game - it just has a lot of rough edges, and really doesn't offer that much new for fans of the series. We could have excused that last bit if it were as finely tuned and tweaked as the last three games, but it simply isn't. There's still come real fun to be had, it just comes at a price (and lots of waiting).
60
PlayStation 2Super Play
Det är ett spel som ska kunna spelas när som helst av vem som helst. Men jag tycker ändå att det i jämförelse med ett brett plattformsspel som Jak and Daxter, kanske ter sig töntigt och meningslöst. Men gillar man snabb meningslös action är det här ett fullgott val.
60
XboxXBox Solution (XBS)
While overall it a decent game, the frustration level at times can be a deterrent. Had the jumping mechanics been tweaked a bit, and dying after barely touching an enemy been altered, this game could have easily scored higher. It’s no secret that fans of the series will enjoy the Wrath of Cortex, but you’ll probably have hoped they put a bit more into it.
60
GameCubeGamePro (US)
Crash makes his historic GameCube debut as he rubs shoulders with Sonic and Mario. Who would have guessed Crash, Sonic, and Mario would eventually appear on the same system? With the arrival of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex on the GameCube, this seemingly impossible alignment of planets has come to fruition.
60
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
If you're frightened of things that change, or are one of those Nintendo fans who called out for blood when Nintendo unveiled Link's new fashion sense, then The Wrath of Cortex will likely be a welcome breath of stale air. If you were hoping the new management would give Crash a big kick in the pants, however, this is one pair of pants you will find quite unkicked.
60
XboxGamePro (US)
The sounds are about the same: good, cartoony, and fun, complete with droll celebrity voice-overs for the villains. Controls are a little better the marble madness style stages seem more tweaked, and while Crash still has some jump-timing problems, he handles pretty smoothly for a 3D platformer although the insidious underwater levels should be used as an example in classes on how not to make a 2D shooter. Time passes, technology advances, but change really eludes his supreme Bandicootiness. When it comes to Crash opinions, chances are you already know where you stand. Love it or hate it, Wrath of Cortex Xbox is more of more of the same.
58
XboxThe Video Game Critic
Given a slick XBox makeover, Wrath of Cortex is definitely a step up from the PS2 original. The graphics have been totally redone and look significantly more polished and slightly more detailed than the PS2 version. You'll even notice some fuzzy fur on Crash during close shots. Best of all, the horrendous loading times are gone - the Xbox only needs a few seconds to load each stage. The gameplay however has remained unchanged, which means you'll still need to deal with lousy jumping controls and unforgiving collision detection.
55
GameCubeOfficiel Nintendo Magazine
Bien que sympathique, ce Crash souffre d'une linéarité et d'une répétitivité excessives : impardonnable face à Sonic ou Mario !
53
GameCubeNetjak
Don't think this review as a "Crash Bash", but more of a "C'mon developers step it up a bit" review. Developers have to realize that this isn't the 90's with no real competition as far as consoles go. With software as well as hardware fiercely competing for recognition, Crash falls far short of the mark and when compared to others in the genre looks pathetic. I'm not even saying this is a bad game, for it's not. But, with so many other platformers out there, this is at the bottom of my list. The game fares well as a rental, but not much more. Those looking to continue your Mario platform adventures will be highly disappointed.
51
GameCubeGameSpot
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex on the GameCube is a perfunctory port of a perfunctory game. If you like beating challenging platform games, there is plenty of challenge in Crash, as always. After completing a set of six levels, you can go back to five of them and complete additional goals to obtain a gem and a relic. A 100-percent completion rating for the game will net you a special ending. On the other hand, if you are more interested in a platform game for seeing cool scenes and playing interesting scenarios, there is far less of that to be found. Overall, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex hangs on too hard to the style and design of the previous installments in the series and is too disarrayed to be exciting in the evolving platform genre, and the low quality of this port doesn't help at all.
50
PlayStation 2PlayFrance
De l'aveu même de Jason Rubin, président de Naughty Dog's, cet épisode relève plus de l'exploitation pure et simple d'un nom, que d'un désir d'en donner pour son argent au joueur. Si on lui concèdera un rien d'amertume de ne pas être aux commandes (bien que ce soit lui qui l'ait voulu ainsi), on ne peut qu'acquiescer... devant ce loading, qui loading, qui loading, qui loading....
50
PlayStation 2ITavisen
Elsker du de foregående spillene med Crash Bandicoot, vil The Wrath of Cortex være verdt hver krone. Grafikken er god, brettene stort sett spennende utformet, og Crash har aldri hatt så mange forskjellige kjøretøyer å boltre seg i. Men har du problemer med å falle for den fargespreke, plattform-hoppende sjangeren, er dette neppe spillet som vil konvertere deg.
42
PlayStation 2The Video Game Critic
While the graphics are superb for the most part, I have to take exception to the new "jungle" stages. The exotic, lush jungles of the old Bandicoot games have been replaced with fairy-tale forests - bad call! Also, the so-so music is not up to the old Crash Bandicoot standards. Wrath of Cortex is not a bad game, but Bandicoot vets will not be impressed.
40
PlayStation 2Electric Playground
Wrath of Cortex is less a total botch than it is a major disappointment and certainly the least compelling chapter in the Crash saga. The new designers have played it much too safe here. No piece of the Crash formula has been re-imagined in the least here, and in some cases the basic mechanics of play have degenerated. The only good thing that might come out of this tepid, lazy sequel is that it will send designers back to the drawing board, hopefully to think a bit harder about the possibilities for this franchise on next generation consoles.