A Crash Team Racing Remake may be announced at The Game Awards 2018 (Update: Eurogamer confirms)

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Oct 27, 2017
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Lol, mario kart doesn't come close to CTR.
In what fantasy world does your CTR exist? In mine, while it was fun, it was a technical turd. It didn't target 60 and worse yet it didn't even maintain it's lower target very well, which is pivotal for any kart game. They got the most important aspect dreadfully wrong. Hopefully they do better the second time around.

Also, wasn't CTR on PS1 60fps?
Hell no.
 
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I've never understood the Mario Kart vs Crash Team Racing thing considering CTR is largely based on Diddy Kong Racing, not Mario Kart.
 
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I hope this doesn't come off as too whiny, but I'd rather be surprised to see these games revealed at the show. Maybe there could be a "Game Awards Announcement Leaks" thread so I can avoid it? Super excited for this game, regardless.
 

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CRT is a poor-man MK64. Always have, always will.
Should we expect to hear why and how, or is it just yet another drive-by with no elaboration?

Both are amazing games released within 2 years of each other, but CTR stands at 88 on MC, and MK64 sits at 83. Sounds pretty simple to me.
 
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DKR and CTR both wipe the floor with MK64. I get it we all have nostalgia for MK64, especially the battle mode. Its aged like shit in comparison to those other two games.

The only other mascot racer thats come close is probably Sega Racing Transformed.

Still waiting for a mario kart with a big single player world or tons of modes.
 
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In what fantasy world does your CTR exist? In mine, while it was fun, it was a technical turd. It didn't target 60 and worse yet it didn't even maintain it's lower target very well, which is pivotal for any kart game. They got the most important aspect dreadfully wrong. Hopefully they do better the second time around.
This seems like such an odd thing to hold against Crash, since most of the biggest kart racers of that generation didn't target 60fps.
 
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Gotta love a kart racer that actually expects and rewards you for playing well.

If nothing else I’m really excited to see all the incredible artwork finally realized as it was meant to be. That’s going to be amazing.
 
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Look, let's just all agree that all these Kart racers (Crash, Mario, Diddy Kong, Sonic etc.) are great in their own unique ways and there's no reason why they can't peacefully co-exist without having to compete with each other.

besides, none of those titles could ever hold a candle to this iconic Playstation racer:
 
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I wasn't a huge fan of CTR back in the day because I thought the drifting system was awful and the characters were lifeless.

That said, I'll gladly take any new kart racing game.

I also second the sentiment that everyone comparing Mario Kart to this is way off the mark because it's much closer to Diddy Kong Racing.
 
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It would be cool if we could have 60FPS for CTR, but I don't see it happening at all. There is no way they'd prioritize how the game handles technically over how visually striking it is. The latter appeals to a broader audience, unfortunately.

In any case, it's not a deal breaker for me.
 
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So can someone explain to me just how great this game was? I've only played for maybe 10 minutes around five years ago. For reference, I absolutely loved Diddy Kong Racing back in the day.
 
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The difference being Nintendo almost always strives for a consistent framerate. So yes, I do hold that against Naughty Dog.
This is an even more odd thing to say, considering MK64 not only has a massively inconsistent framerate, but may likely hold the crown as having the lowest most inconsistent framerate of any 3D Nintendo release. From an FPS standpoint, CTR is bounds ahead on top of pushing more geometry and texture work.

So can someone explain to me just how great this game was? I've only played for maybe 10 minutes around five years ago. For reference, I absolutely loved Diddy Kong Racing back in the day.
I go into this in my post in the last page.
 

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In what fantasy world does your CTR exist? In mine, while it was fun, it was a technical turd. It didn't target 60 and worse yet it didn't even maintain it's lower target very well, which is pivotal for any kart game. They got the most important aspect dreadfully wrong. Hopefully they do better the second time around.
If you're talking about the technical aspect specifically, CTR was miles ahead of Mario Kart 64. MK64 was also a 30fps game but usually sat around 20fps for most tracks. I played a lot of Crash Team Racing, and I can confidently say that the single player at least was generally a smooth 30.

CTR also looks substantially better than MK64 in terms of textures/geometry. Watch this video and show me a single track on MK64 that doesn't look like garbage today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8fVRSoVmLg
 
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I like how posts like these either never bother to quantify them, have never played CTR at all or enough to compare the two, or reasoning simply boils down to "cause it's MARIO, Crash Bandiwho??"
Should we expect to hear why and how, or is it just yet another drive-by with no elaboration?
Mostly drive-by and hyperbole. While I can say I never liked CTR handling nor it's tracks (and none of the playable characters were interesting to me), honestly I never played it enough to give it a fair assesment of the game. So yeah, my post was hyperbole and tongue-in-cheek fanboyism.
 
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I wasn't a huge fan of CTR back in the day because I thought the drifting system was awful and the characters were lifeless.

That said, I'll gladly take any new kart racing game.

I also second the sentiment that everyone comparing Mario Kart to this is way off the mark because it's much closer to Diddy Kong Racing.
If anything, im kinda sad nobody talks about All Stars Racing Transformed. It was just so good man. And that OST...CRAZY!!
 
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Mostly drive-by and hyperbole. While I can say I never liked CTR handling nor it's tracks (and none of the playable characters were interesting to me), honestly I never played it enough to give it a fair assesment of the game. So yeah, my post was hyperbole and togue-in-cheek fanboyism.
Well thanks for at least coming forward to say as much. I love all Kart racers and still really enjoy the likes of SASRT or MK8D, it just stands to me that CTR brought a lot of polish and value to the table that almost no other Kart racer has attempted or managed to nail, so I encourage you to give it a shot at some point with this remake. If VV nails it that is.
 
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I feel like anyone who says Mario Kart is better either didn't play CTR or is strictly a multiplayer person. CTR will continue to blow away MK until Nintendo decides to add an adventure mode.
 
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If anything, im kinda sad nobody talks about All Stars Racing Transformed. It was just so good man. And that OST...CRAZY!!
Yep. Always a criminally overlooked racer. It was excellent.

CTR also looks substantially better than MK64 in terms of textures/geometry. Watch this video and show me a single track on MK64 that doesn't look like garbage today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8fVRSoVmLg
Been a long time since I saw MK64 in action, and holy hell it looks rough.

That comparison video has actually gotten me tempted to download CTR on my Vita tonight for a replay though.
 
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If anything, im kinda sad nobody talks about All Stars Racing Transformed. It was just so good man. And that OST...CRAZY!!
Are you kidding? People talk about it all the time here, and rightly so. Sega All Stars is my second favourite Kart racing game ever behind Mario Kart 8. It’s seriously good.
 

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Mario Kart 64 is without a doubt one of the worst kart racers to come out of that generation, when games like Sonic R, Diddy Kong Racing and ffs even Mickey's Speedway were capable of boasting creative and challenging track design as well as one-of-a-kind karting mechanics. The leveling based item system and the mini-turbo mechanic, as well as how tight drifting felt in CTR puts it above and beyond MK64.
 
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This is everything if it has online mp.

Mario Kart 64 is without a doubt one of the worst kart racers to come out of that generation, when games like Sonic R, Diddy Kong Racing and ffs even Mickey's Speedway were capable of boasting creative and challenging track design as well as one-of-a-kind karting mechanics. The leveling based item system and the mini-turbo mechanic, as well as how tight drifting felt in CTR puts it above and beyond MK64.
Man I loved Sonic R, but I was a sucker for Sonic as a kid, it probably doesn't hold up anywhere near CTR.
 

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Not gonna get my hopes up just to risk getting disappointed if it isn't announced. Crash Team Racing would be a nice title though.
 

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Mario Kart 64 is without a doubt one of the worst kart racers to come out of that generation, when games like Sonic R, Diddy Kong Racing and ffs even Mickey's Speedway were capable of boasting creative and challenging track design as well as one-of-a-kind karting mechanics. The leveling based item system and the mini-turbo mechanic, as well as how tight drifting felt in CTR puts it above and beyond MK64.
fuckin' thank you
 

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You think there's a single track in Mario Kart 64 that holds up to shit like Papu's Pyramid?
Sewer Speedway?
Dragon Mines?
Turbo Track????????

Like yeah we get it, Mario is Mario but lmfao if you're going to try and convince other people that Mario Kart 64 was anything but an embarrassing shit-show amongst other, better kart racers. This isn't Wii-era, this is N64/PS1.

Motor Toon GP is a better game than 64 lmfao fuck are you on about
 

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I like how posts like these either never bother to quantify them, have never played CTR at all or enough to compare the two, or reasoning simply boils down to "cause it's MARIO, Crash Bandiwho??"
I thought the game lacked a good sense of speed. I didn't enjoy the courses. The items sucked. I thought the artstyle was awful.

Happy?
 
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Every day I wake up assuming everyone is on board with MK64 being the lesser kart racer of its era and every day people let me down.
 

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My moms brought me into an Ames on a Chicago autumn afternoon, after school and asked me and my sister what game we wanted. I chose CTR, she chose Crash Warped and to this day I know that my sister eats shit

I'm ready for the remake please just let the online be good
 
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