Plinky plonky tunes just like the Crash Bandicoot games of yore. Crash 4 sounds a lot like a Saturday morning cartoon, and might just drive you to distraction like one.
Like the N. Sane Trilogy before it, Crash 4 is a real treat for the eyeballs, conjuring sumptuous cartoon visuals from beginning to end. The time-hopping narrative takes you across an array of great locations – it all looks lovely.
While there's nothing particularly wrong with how Crash 4 plays and there have been some touches to aid accessibility (like a little circle at Crash's feet that show where you're going to land), it can be slightly imprecise at times.
A raft of content ensures you're getting your money's worth, but how much of it you'll actually persevere long enough to play, is another matter entirely. Crash 4's later levels are enormously unforgiving, and we wouldn't blame you if you gave up before the end.
Not the worst list, but far and away one of the hardest. We're talking tens of hours here, completing the game and all its extras once, collecting absolutely everything, then doing it all over again in the mirrored N. Verted mode. Sod that.