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Cortex figure leaked for Skylanders Imaginators (comes with Crash at least on PS4)

bunkitz

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Some Vicarious Visions resumes on LinkedIn suggest they are full remakes.



You wouldn't need to do multiple style concepts and mockup the UI if it was a direct port. Maybe redraw the art at higher res, but this seems to imply a totally new HUD and menus.
Oho, I knew there were implications, but I didn't realize they were doing concepts and UI stuff. This is really promising. Still, I'd rather not get my hopes up, just to be safe, haha.
 

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Is Crash confirmed available for all platforms? I am going to buy the game for wiki as usual so...
Yeah, Crash (and probably Cortex) will be playable on all platforms on day 1. You just need to buy the PS4 Crash bundle to get them on day 1, or wait a few weeks for the standalone set to hit stores.

Only Bowser and DK are platform-exclusive.
 

wrestleman

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Oho, I knew there were implications, but I didn't realize they were doing concepts and UI stuff. This is really promising. Still, I'd rather not get my hopes up, just to be safe, haha.
My hopes are sky high. :V Knowing what I know about the games over the years, I have severe doubts that they could pull off remastered ports well enough (see my post above).

Honestly, if it turns out they ARE just ports with polish I guess that's better than nothing for me as a Crash fan, but if they're full remakes, that's three new Crash games that are just heavily based on the original three, and that's fiiiine by me.
 

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Honestly, if it turns out they ARE just ports with polish I guess that's better than nothing for me as a Crash fan, but if they're full remakes, that's three new Crash games that are just heavily based on the original three, and that's fiiiine by me.
The fact that Activision is specifically calling it a remaster is a good sign that it's actually a remake. When they "remastered" Deadpool and Prototype they didn't put "Remastered" on the boxart. But they have with Modern Warfare, and this is what they've done with it

 

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Oh man, Cortex looks frigging AWESOME! Literally love letter to the original design and it's a thing of beauty. It's getting difficult to wait for this to be release.

The fact that Activision is specifically calling it a remaster is a good sign that it's actually a remake. When they "remastered" Deadpool and Prototype they didn't put "Remastered" on the boxart. But they have with Modern Warfare, and this is what they've done with it

Exactly. Going by the LinkedIn page with the UI Artist and this I'm inclined to believe that these will be fully remade from the ground up.
 

wrestleman

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The fact that Activision is specifically calling it a remaster is a good sign that it's actually a remake. When they "remastered" Deadpool and Prototype they didn't put "Remastered" on the boxart. But they have with Modern Warfare, and this is what they've done with it
Yeah.

I hope it's not TOTALLY 1:1 though. I'd like to see some new content sprinkled in or old content adjusted for extra challenge, etc.
 

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No more weird looking tall cortex.
He looks like a higher poly model of his original look. Yes! Only his skin is still yellow.


Fuck this.


The OG is back
 

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Would love to see Dingodile and Tiny Tiger and all the other classics return
 

SNURB

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I do hope they keep this design for the remakes. It's absolutely perfect in every sense.

Now I'm excited to see how they'll do with the other doctors especially N.Gin and N.Tropy.
 

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No more weird looking tall cortex.
He looks like a higher poly model of his original look. Yes! Only his skin is still yellow.
They kept the lab coat from Titans, though, which is fine. I love that coat the most of all the designs. (The buttons being on both sides of the seam)
 

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Here's Cortex in Twinsanity:

TTR and Twinsanity Cortex look similar so I can see why he mistook it.
 

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I like it myself but most of the design choices in Twinsanity come off as too realistically proportioned. They lack the cartoony art style from the previous games so to speak (except WOC because that game looks like ass altogether).

And I never understood why the characters were given five fingers. I guess to suit the Japanese market because they're a bit touchy on the whole "four fingered cartoon character" thing?
 
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I like it myself but most of the design choices in Twinsanity come off as too realistically proportioned. They lack the cartoony art style from the previous games so to speak (except WOC because that game looks like ass altogether).

And I never understood why the characters were given five fingers. I guess to suit the Japanese market because they're a bit touchy on the whole "four fingered cartoon character" thing?
Really? Things didn't go totally off the rails until the Mutant/Titans for me, that's where things actually got realistic and weirdly proportioned.



The five fingers thing might be, like you said, a Japan thing since Crash was so popular there at the time, and a product of the PSX's limitations where I'm sure the less fingers the better. I personally wish five fingers were the norm. The more geometry, the more alien like only 4 fingers look like in CG:

Just weird lookin, man.
 

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My hopes are sky high. :V Knowing what I know about the games over the years, I have severe doubts that they could pull off remastered ports well enough (see my post above).

Honestly, if it turns out they ARE just ports with polish I guess that's better than nothing for me as a Crash fan, but if they're full remakes, that's three new Crash games that are just heavily based on the original three, and that's fiiiine by me.
Nice! Just read your posts from the previous page. They're damn encouraging, hahaha. I'd be happy with either too, but I would obviously prefer a full remake in the same vein as Ratchet and Clank.

The fact that Activision is specifically calling it a remaster is a good sign that it's actually a remake. When they "remastered" Deadpool and Prototype they didn't put "Remastered" on the boxart. But they have with Modern Warfare, and this is what they've done with it

Oh yeah! I'm not a fan of Call of Duty, but I checked the trailer out just to see when they released it and I was immediately blown away.

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Man, looking at all these images of Cortex and talk of the games brings back so much memories from my childhood. I miss those times so much. Crash was one of the best things about it, for sure.
 

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Really? Things didn't go totally off the rails until the Mutant/Titans for me, that's where things actually got realistic and weirdly proportioned.

A lot of those character models aren't from Titans or Mutant, and the ones that are, some of them are heavily altered lol
 

bunkitz

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From the PS Blog post:
It looks really good!

Only bothered to watch a bit of the gameplay where Cortex was the player character, but damn! That stage looks so good. Really optimistic about the remake now!

I'm also slightly interested in Skylanders just for the Crash stuff... shame I don't have cash to spare.
 

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I always liked that you could play as Cortex in Twinsanity but if that game was actually finished im sure the levels and ideas would have been way cooler.

Kinda wish Clancy Brown voiced Cortex again.
 

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I looooove the rhythm portion of this stage. I hope VV can squeeze in original stages into the remakes, It'd be awesome to play more like these.
Same.
New levels here and there would be really cool.
I just hope they have some sort of difficulty toggle. Make it so there are no checkpoints at all throughtout the levels. Add more enemies or something like that.

They were piss easy back in the 90's so I feel like I'll go through all of the remakes in a single sit lol
 

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I hope the sound effects are the originals when they do the remakes and not the ones used in this game.

Not a fan of how weak everything sounds, especially the box noises. When i play Crash i wanna hear the cash register noise when picking up a life or the gradual loud beeping of TNT.
 

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Yeah, I'm slightly worried about some of the sound, to be honest. I was just thinking, when the remakes come around I guess they're gonna re-dub most of the dialogue? New Aku Aku voice is pretty inferior to the original one...

Also, I guess they've already made some slight changes to Crash's model.

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First one always looked a little freakish to me, honestly.
 
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Yeah, I'm slightly worried about some of the sound, to be honest. I was just thinking, when the remakes come around I guess they're gonna re-dub most of the dialogue? New Aku Aku voice is pretty inferior to the original one...

Also, I guess they've already made some slight changes to Crash's model.

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First one always looked a little freakish to me, honestly.
Good eye! I see what they were going for in the old one, but the change is a huge improvement.

On the VA, all I want is Crash's original WHOAs and CTR's grunts, laughs and jeers at most. Mutant's babbling Crash has got to go.
 

wrestleman

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Good eye! I see what they were going for in the old one, but the change is a huge improvement.

On the VA, all I want is Crash's original WHOAs and CTR's grunts, laughs and jeers at most. Mutant's babbling Crash has got to go.
The babbling used in Skylanders sounds very similar to the CTR stuff anyways.. there aren't any full "sentences" or anything, and that being said, in all of the new videos, the voice has been severely cut down. He barely makes a noise.
 

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Also, I guess they've already made some slight changes to Crash's model.

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First one always looked a little freakish to me, honestly.
Aside from a different expression (which might as well be taken from a different point during the animation), I see zero changes to the model. Crash still has that original face during gameplay.
 

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Yeah, I'm slightly worried about some of the sound, to be honest. I was just thinking, when the remakes come around I guess they're gonna re-dub most of the dialogue? New Aku Aku voice is pretty inferior to the original one...

Also, I guess they've already made some slight changes to Crash's model.

Old:


New:


First one always looked a little freakish to me, honestly.
 

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Fake Crash, Tiny and Dingodile statues, wumpa fruit, the tribesmen from Crash 1! I am going to really love this level.
 

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Maaaan I cannot get used to Spyro's voice in this game, also that UI is obnoxious lol.

E: Is that Billy West doing Banjo?
 

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Shit! i already married Disney infinity as my toys to life franchise, but this really makes me want to buy this + Bowser and DK.