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Crash Twinsanity (Xbox)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.8
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 3.2


The Press Says

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83
Game Chronicles
Crash Bandicoot is just as much a household name as Mario, Sonic, or Donkey Kong. This fuzzy little creature got his start back on the PS One just when 3D platform games were catching on and the rest is history. With more sequels than I care to count, Crash Twinsanity marks this loveable character’s second appearance on the Xbox, and probably the best installment in the franchise since the original.
80
GameCola.net
Bugs aside, Travellers Tales has developed an incredible, hilarious, frolicsome adventure that will make you laugh with vigor. If you are still waiting for the return of Crash Bandicoot, you obviously let this 2004 title slip under your radar. This is the last great game in the main franchise, before Radical Entertainment and Sierra slaughtered the memory of Crash with that filth Crash of the Titans.
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Game Over Online
Let me ask you a serious question. Think of any game you've played that had, as part of its storyline, an intense rivalry between a hero and a villain: Cloud and Sephiroth, Solid Snake and Big Boss, Chris Redfield and Albert Wesker, Jak and Daxter (because that little bastard is up to something and we all know it), or whoever else you care to name.
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4Players.de
Twinsanity besteht wirklich aus zwei unterschiedlichen Teilen: Da wäre zum einen der verrückte, der sich besonders in der funky Musikbegleitung, den witzigen Minigames und den abgefahrenen Dialogen äußert – großartig! Der andere Part besteht aus langwierigen Jump-n-Run-Einlagen, den üblichen Plattformspielereien, mäßiger Sprachausgabe, einem viel zu leichten Schwierigkeitsgrad und einer markanten Routine im Leveldesign – hmpf! Klar, der Team-Gedanke ist eine nette Sache, ist aber im Grunde nur eine leichte Variation von Crashs sowieso vorhandenen Fähigkeiten. Etwas richtig Neues, was es in den vorherigen Games der Reihe nicht zu sehen gab, werdet ihr hier kaum finden. Nicht falsch verstehen: Auch die neueste Beutelratten-Inkarnation macht wieder eine Menge Spaß. Nur kennt man im Grunde das meiste schon.
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IGN
Ever have a friend who was dating one of the ugliest girls in school? You'd see them holding hands on their way to class and wonder what in God's name he saw in her. After enough time, you'd ask the question and he'd tell you one word: personality. And it goes a long way.
75
GameZone
Having been a Crash Bandicoot fan since the early PlayStation titles, it’s hard for a fan to admit that the series was beginning to feel repetitive and finally dated. After all, the recent crop of platform games has pushed the genre to exciting new heights (e.g. Ratchet and Clank, the Jax games and even Sly Cooper’s two great platform games). On the Xbox, platform games have been coming in slow and having released two very mediocre Crash games, Crash Twinsanity hopes to change gamers’ minds. Filled with humor and playable secondary characters, Twinsanity is a twisted ride and Crash’s best game to date.
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GameSpot
Players willing to look past Crash Twinsanity's faults should find a fun if somewhat familiar experience. History repeats for platforming heroes. For the foreseeable future, Mario and Bowser will continue trading Princess Peach back and forth, and Sonic and Eggman will continue to squabble over chaos emeralds. It seemed that Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex would remain locked in a similar struggle, but now Traveller's Tales has forced these archenemies to work together in Crash Twinsanity.
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X-Power
Het was alweer een tijdje geleden dat ik me nog eens bezighield met een rasechte platformer en met Crash Twinsanity was het weer dolle pret. Crash heeft na al die jaren nog niets aan kwaliteit ingeboet en toch verandert er haast niets aan het concept. Simpele maar ijzersterke gameplay, mooie graphics, degelijke sound en een aanvaardbare levensduur maken samen met de heerlijke humor van Crash Twinsanity een voortreffelijke game. Wat mij betreft mag Crash Bandicoot nog jaren doorgaan.
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Worth Playing
If I weren't such a fan of really absurd cartoon violence, this game would have a lower score. I've never really bought into the whole line of Crash Bandicoot games, but what I do know is that they were, at least at first, Sony's version of the "mascot platformer" in Mario and Sonic style. Crash has endured a surprisingly long time given that most critical reviews seem to find his games pretty darned mediocre, and with Twinsanity, I got to see why for myself. I'm still a bit confused over how he's made it this far, but I'm not gonna complain.
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Game Informer Magazine
I think that Twinsanity just missed a step - it doesn't fall into a bottomless pit or scale any pinnacle of goodness - the game fails somewhere in between these two fates. Parts of Crash and Cortex's adventure honestly cracked me up. I like the Odd Couple dynamic they have going on, and I think that Traveller's Tales plays it up with skill. On the other hand, the controls feel uniformly sluggish - making the interesting (and refreshingly difficult) level design an utter pain rather than a good time.
62
Meristation
El que fue una de las mascotas predilectas de la época dorada de PlayStation se resiste a caer en el olvido y vuelve en una más de sus humorísticas aventuras.
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Gamesmania
Lange ist es her, da war Crash Bandicoot das Aushängeschild für erstklassige Jump&Run-Spiele. Eine Konsolengeneration und viele Jahre später hat sich das Gameplay in Crash Twinsanity kaum weiterentwickelt. In Zeiten von hochklassigen Plattformhüpfern wie Jak 3 oder Sly 2 bietet der neue Crash-Teil äußerst biedere Hüpf-Kost, die allein vom Setting allenfalls eine jüngere Käuferschicht ansprechen mag. Allerdings ist das Spiel gerade für Genreeinsteiger deutlich zu schwer und frustrierend, womit sich Crash Twinsanity für fast alle Käuferschichten selbst disqualifiziert. Nur äußerst hartgesottene Crash Bandicoot-Fans sollten dem technisch schwachen Twinsanity eine Chance geben, alle andere, die jüngere Zielgruppe eingeschlossen, sind mit Sly 2 bedeutend besser bedient.
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Game Informer Magazine
John Travolta vanished from the public eye and came back stronger than ever. Perhaps the same theory will work for Crash. For now, heed my advice and turn your back on this washed up 32-bit sensation.
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G4 TV: X-Play
Bandicoot fans who've been anxiously waiting the next release after The Wrath of Cortex will probably be more forgiving of (or at least familiar with) Crash Twinsanity's shortcomings. But for everyone else, they'll find it to be a good platformer buoyed by some interesting gameplay concepts and hindered by certain design flaws. Pick it up for a rental, and go from there.
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FOK!games
Crash Twinsanity is erg frustrerend om te spelen. Doordat de camera niet altijd even goed meewerkt zie je soms dingen over het hoofd en dit kan je een erg pijnlijke dood opleveren. Doordat je helemaal niks van health hebt ben je gelijk dood als je iets fout doet. Natuurlijk zijn er wel de bekende maskers die ook al in de eerdere delen zaten en die ervoor zorgen dat je één keer extra geraakt kan worden voordat je een leven verliest, maar deze zijn niet ruim voldoende aanwezig en beschermen niet tegen het in de diepte vallen. Gelukkig zijn er wel voldoende levens om te zorgen dat je niet game over gaat, maar je moet toch een stuk weer opnieuw spelen en als je pech hebt dan krijg je ook het hele voorgaande filmpje weer voorgeschoteld.
58
Game Revolution
Poor Dr. Neo Cortex. Time after time he develops some insidious plot to take over the world, only to get beaten and humiliated by Crash Bandicoot. But what sucks for the doctor has always been the best part of the Crash games, since the mascot is somewhat bereft of personality.
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videogamer.com
Indeed, as the game is, it's a peculiar creation. On the one hand it is clearly designed with children in mind, while on the other it is difficult even in the realm of oft-tricky 3D platformers. The game gives no quarter, and seldom is this more keenly felt than on the inexperience of youth. Altogether the game is nothing short of average - it impresses occasionally, but disappoints and frustrates more often than not. With many superior games on the market, it's hard to recommend something which can be so acutely felt as a missed opportunity, even to fans of Crash Bandicoot. As a comical cartoon caper it succeeds, however as a return to grace for the aging bandicoot that is Crash, this is a disappointing letdown, and one that could well have been avoided were more time and consideration taken.