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

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Oct 28, 2017
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Don't know how to feel. I really wanted an all new platformer. And the feeling of the original CTR need to be fucking spot on for me to appreciate it i think.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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People too busy complaining about if it'll be exclusive or not when the important thing is surely who would be actually handling it.

Sumo would be the masters but already have a lot on. So it'll likey be one of Activisions own teams. Kart games its important to get the feel right.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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When people say this is better than Mario Kart, do they mean better than 64? Or do you actually think the PS1 CTR is better than Mario Kart 8 on Switch?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I don't see a reason for this to be PS exclusive for a year like Crash. I mean many thought Spyro would be a year exclusive as well and it wasn't.
 
May 20, 2018
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Played a lot of CTR as a kid, but was never really good at it. Looking forward to the reveal and trying the game again next year because I’m burnt out on Mario Kart 8 until more DLC is announced.
 

mazi

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Curious to see how they price this. If it’s standalone I can’t imagine them charging more than $20 and maybe making it digital download only.
NO WAY this will be digital only, after how well the trilogy did. this'll very likely be a 40$ game with a [very successful] physical release.
 

Iwao

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""It's no Mario Kart, but it'll keep us busy until Nintendo hits the track next."

Yeah I don't know what he's talking about.

CTR has the same 88 metascore as Mario Kart 8, and is rated higher than many past MK games including the almighty MK64.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oh man, this on Switch would just make the fucking year for me(I understand it wouldn't be releasing this year).
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Wow, I really hope this is happening!

As others have said earlier, the playability of CTR still holds up amazingly well to this day. They just need to bring the sights and sounds up to modern standards, add in online play, and maybe also some new character/vehicle customization options. Imagine speeding down the track with a ResetEra flag on your kart!

It better be 60fps on everything.
I agree. That needs to be a high priority for a racing game such as this.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Just realised, next year could be a good year for kart racers if Sonic Racing and CTR are released.

Also if that rumoured Starfox Racing game hits. Though I’m a bit dubious about that rumour.

Hopefully some Mario Kart DLC too.
 

mazi

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man, it's been a long time since i played the game but the engine sounds and the 1-2-3 take me all the way back to when i was like 6 or 7 and played the game at my cousin's house for hours

 
Oct 16, 2018
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Well, this isn’t 98 anymore, it can’t be a remake and that’s it let’s call it a day.

Console wars apart, many things evolved, including content. Imagine Nintendo remaking Mario Kart 64, same game... all mighty 16 tracks and whopping 8 racers, same items... yeah that 88 metacritic woudnt hold much and Nintendo fans would burn their switches in protest.
 
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Yeah I don't know what he's talking about.

CTR has the same 88 metascore as Mario Kart 8, and is rated higher than many past MK games including the almighty MK64.
It's rated that high because there wasn't competition on PS one on that genre, so compared to some low-tier kart racing game, CTR was beautiful and N64 was a bit like the Wii U so a lot of people missed on gems like Diddy Kong Racing (which btw has the same 88 metascore)
https://www.metacritic.com/game/nintendo-64/diddy-kong-racing

But CTR is definitely not better than MK8 just from a content perspective alone. lol
 

mazi

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CTR has the same 88 metascore as Mario Kart 8, and is rated higher than many past MK games including the almighty MK64.
CTR was reviewed when it came out, not when MK8 came out.

Well, this isn’t 98 anymore, it can’t be a remake and that’s it let’s call it a day.

Console wars apart, many things evolved, including content. Imagine Nintendo remaking Mario Kart 64, same game... all mighty 16 tracks and whopping 8 racers... yeah that 88 metacritic woudnt hold much and Nintendo fans would burn their switches in protest.
there's a lot of potential in them fucking things up if they added characters/courses. i hope it's just the same game, but prettier (and with online multi, of course).

But it is definitely not better than MK8. lol
there's nothing to say to people who have that opinion cuz taste is subjective and all that, but yeah it's pretty funny to think someone could play both in 2018 and say CTR is better.
 

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I'm really looking forward to seeing if this holds up. I haven't played it in at least a decade :P

This and Diddy Kong Racing were dream games back in the day. So good.

(And now to wait for Crash Bash remake.)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It's rated that high because there wasn't competition on PS one on that genre, so compared to some low-tier kart racing game, CTR was beautiful and N64 was a bit like the Wii U so a lot of people missed on gems like Diddy Kong Racing (which btw has the same 88 metascore)
https://www.metacritic.com/game/nintendo-64/diddy-kong-racing

But CTR is definitely not better than MK8 just from a content perspective alone. lol
“The critics didn’t really like this game as much as they thought, but luckily I know better.” Nice.

Not better than Mario Kart 8 clearly, but it was better than Mario Kart 64 at the time.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Really excited to see if this gets announced.

Hopefully VV won't stick with just the original game's cast. I want Spyro characters in this, too.
 
Dec 21, 2017
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“The critics didn’t really like this game as much as they thought, but luckily I know better.” Nice.
No i'm just saying that even nowadays, critics rarely give scores comparing games between different platforms, besides those who really want to jump into the console war.

If this is the best choice on that platform (and it is, even today CTR would be the best option on PS4) they might give it a 10 regardless of what's available elsewhere.

And like i said, Diddy Kong Racing was a thing on N64 and it came out 2 years before CTR.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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They need to keep the sound effects mostly intact as well, damn just listening to them in my head makes me so nostalgic. I hope they nail it (if true).
 
Oct 28, 2017
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It's rated that high because there wasn't competition on PS one on that genre, so compared to some low-tier kart racing game, CTR was beautiful and N64 was a bit like the Wii U so a lot of people missed on gems like Diddy Kong Racing (which btw has the same 88 metascore)
https://www.metacritic.com/game/nintendo-64/diddy-kong-racing

But CTR is definitely not better than MK8 just from a content perspective alone. lol
What ? The N64 was not like the Wii U at all. Reviewers would have compared it to Mario Kart negatively if it didn’t hold its own
 
Oct 30, 2017
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I'll take an n-sane treatment or remake with new stuff added.

This is the GOAT kart racer. The mechanics and feel are perfect. Still hasn't been matched to this day.
 

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I love this game, but I hope they don't change the gameplay to much so people realize it's actually nothing groundbreaking and absolutely not the best kart racer by any metric in a world with Transformed and MK8 (and many other kart racers to be honest).
 

mazi

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And like i said, Diddy Kong Racing was a thing on N64 and it came out 2 years before CTR but how many people played it at the time?
lol, DKR wasn't some hidden gem, it sold like 5 million copies on N64. it sold a little bit more than CTR if my numbers aren't wrong.
CTR: 1.71 million copies sold in Europe, 2.64 million copies sold in the United States, and under 500,000 copies sold in Japan
DKR: 4,880,000
 
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