1. Crash 2
2. Crash 1
3. Crash 3
I just platinumed crash 3 remastered today. I platinumed the first 2 a year ago. So I thought about which ones I prefer.
Crash 2 has to be my #1. The levels are top notch. Good balance between too hard and too easy. The hub world is so cool and has a great atmosphere not felt in the other 2.
My second favourite was a hard call but i gave it to Crash 1. Nostalgia plays a big factor. I remember the first crash very fondly as it was the second ever game I played after spyro. The way you select the levels by travelling along the islands is cool. The only downside is how ridiculously hard some levels are. I like a challenge but getting the gold time trial on some levels is one of gaming's greatest challenges. These trials weren't in the original and you can see why. The levels weren't built with speed runs in mind. That road to nowhere map was insanely hard. In-fookin-sane. And the other sky bridge level. Another i remember was a Maya'n themed map that took about 2 mins 30 secs to complete in gold. To go that long without making a mistake was very hard. So all in all I really like crash 1 for the gameplay, story, levels and general set up but the time trials were overly hard.
Crash 3 is ranked last. Don't get me wrong i liked it although i platinumed it in only 4 sessions. So the difficulty was probably too easy if anything. It felt more like a ps2 game then a ps1 title so while it felt ahead of its time it also lost some of that classic feel the first 2 had. The levels felt less inspired especially compared to 2. The story was weaker too. Great game but ranked last.
So how do you rank them? Tell me why.