Single Status Update
So in lieu of the CTR remake coming out soon, I've been playing some Crash through the remakes... Very strange, complicated relationship with this game.
When I'm just playing the game as it's laid out and going level-to-level with no interest in 100%, it's a blast of tight controls and great level design. But the minute I go even slightly out of my way to find secrets like the box gems, it devolves into a tedious nightmare. Suddenly all that great design falls apart, revealing all the warts of poor conveyance, leaps of faith and awkward collision detection underneath.
Is this The Crash Experience? Or am I just weird?