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Some of your guys who never played CTR are in for a treat. That's all I can say. The only complaint I have is the less charismatic and likeable cast. Glad it's gonna be on every platform. Cross play would be nice but that's not happening.



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CTR is right up there for me. I prefer it's slide boosting to Mario Kart and I like that you could get boosts from jumps, including when Aku/Uka rescues you. The weapons were all pretty much taken from MK64 but I liked the way they could be powered up (juiced) by collecting apples (wumpa fruit). Adventure mode is fun and enjoyed going after relics and beating N.Tropy in time trials (Oxide, not so much) I prefer it to most Mario Kart games but I'd say something like MK8 is a good competitor.

I still play CTR to this day and am really looking forward to the remake. I hope Penta Penguin is still playable and as godlike as he was in the original.

Last edited by Landale_Star - on 14 December 2018

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. 

So what? Majorities dont matter, the majority of people dont know much about anything.



WhatATimeToBeAlive said:

IGN video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zih2IvU7owk 

Good video. I fully agree. Crash is much more non-casual compared to Mario Kart. It offers more challenge and feels more rewarding. The sliding also feels perfect.

And next year everyone gets to play the best kart racing game ever made.

If it lacks the ability to play casually then it most certainly doesn’t beat Mario Kart at its own game. The major appeal of Mario Kart is the ability to pick it up and play with friends/co-workers during breaks and lunch hours. A game that isn’t very good for casual play would fail at that.



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Its a copy of diddy kong racing, the true best kart game.



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If we're talking MK64, an argument for which is better can be made, but Mario Kart in general? I'm not so sure about that. The series has changed since then. Heck Double Dash and later games are almost different beasts altogether. I don't mean to say the game feels dated, but this kinda feels like if MK64 was being compared to MK8.



 

              

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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.

To be fair the sliding mechanic in the Mario Kart series changes with each new iteration.



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Cloudman said:
If we're talking MK64, an argument for which is better can be made, but Mario Kart in general? I'm not so sure about that. The series has changed since then. Heck Double Dash and later games are almost different beasts altogether. I don't mean to say the game feels dated, but this kinda feels like if MK64 was being compared to MK8.

Exactly! No two Mario kart games are a like. With each new iteration in the series the gameplay always comes with new changes. People that say CTR is better than Mario Kart are clearly have not played every entry in the MK series, is going strictly off of MK/MK64 vs CTR, or they are clearly biased.



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CTRs biggest problem is that Mario Kart came before it.

Personally (and my memory is foggy because it has been a long time since I played it) nothing really stood out with CTR compared to mario kart. It was not bad, it was just the playstation households option for a cart game.

(i never owned it just played it while over at friends)



I never played it, but knew of it back when it came out. I figured it was just an attempt to copy Nintendo and such attempts often fail. I never liked Diddy Kong Racing either, thought Mario Kart 64 was way better and way more fun, so people saying CTR was a clone of DKR, is not a good thing.