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LGBTDBZBBQ said:
Commercially or critically? or some random stranger opinion?

Commercially, it's no contest...

I want to try CTR though. Want to see for myself what all the fuss is about.



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It's all subjective I guess. I've played a little CTR back then, but I got more attached to Mario Kart 64, if that's what IGN was comparing it too. Casual/non-casual doesn't really matter much to me.



It's coming to Switch too so... Two of the greatest kart racing franchises on the one system? Um yes please, no need to choose.

But as much as I love the Crash Bandicoot series, it'd have a much better chance up against the Mario Kart series in this day and age if the last Mario Kart game to release in over 10 years was just Mario Kart 64 Mushroom Fueled.

I'm still hopeful Activison will be able to continue the series with original titles though as long as they stay away from microtransactions that is...

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LGBTDBZBBQ said:
WhatATimeToBeAlive said:

Because Crash is much more non-casual compared to Mario Kart. It offers more challenge and feels more rewarding. Its sliding also feels perfect.

That's your opinion and not the majority of gamers opinion. 

Are you saying that majority of gamers think that Crash Team Racing is not less casual compared to Mario Kart?

Because that's like saying that majority of gamers think that Gran Turismo is not less casual compared to Forza.



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That actually sounds interesting. I didn't know anything about this game back in the day. Still, I probably want some characters I like before I pick up a game like this. And I'm not a Crash fan.
But it'll be interesting to see how the new Crash Team Racing game holds up vs Mario Kart 8.



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WhatATimeToBeAlive said:
LGBTDBZBBQ said:
Commercially or critically? or some random stranger opinion?

Because Crash is much more non-casual compared to Mario Kart. It offers more challenge and feels more rewarding. Its sliding also feels perfect.

That actully makes it sound a lot less fun to me. The main appeal of Mario Kart is that it's so casual and chaotic compared to other racing games.



I enjoyed CTR a lot, however I disagree with it beating MK at its own game. MK64 is still my favourite MK game and because of MK it layed the foundation for CTR and all the other Kart racers. There both great Kart racers but my hat goes off to MK64, its battle modes are still unmatched even to today.



I personally enjoyed more Speed Freaks/Punks on PS1 than Crash Bandicoot Racing.



Lol crash team racing was fun but beat mario kart at its own game? i disagree



I've no doubt about it's fun factor but control/feeling wise is such a subjective matter that I'll have to test it myself to see if it can compare with MK8DX.



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