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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Disappoint.

So of the 45 views (kind of a slow day), only 19 people commented. Of those 19 people, only 4 people actually read the post. I realize that my posts aren't that interesting (we're talking about my life by the way) and I also realize that people are super busy, but you've gotta wonder if it's even worth writing these posts if nobody is going to read them?

How do you guys keep going, if nobody is reading the posts? I'm not really interested in advice on this topic either, I think it might just be time to get a real job instead of using Adsense. Tomorrow's post, "Life Post Three: The Job Hunt."

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Life Post Two

Life posts are so much easier. SO much easier. Ok so yesterday I said I watched Toy Story 3, which is true. It's really good actually. I wasn't going to watch it because I didn't want to ruin the original series, but I'm glad I did. I also worked on a video project (which I will probably post here eventually...) with a good friend of mine. It was fun, but my performance is definitely lacking. We'll let you guys decide how bad I did when I post it.

Just because I'm interested to see how many of my comment-ers actually read my posts, I want to do a little experiment. If you have actually read this post put an emoticon in your comment, but make sure that you don't ruin the game by telling people to leave emoticons.

Here's a picture for you guys. Just so I have some media on this post. Sorry for the language.
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In other life news, it's almost Thanksgiving break for me. I cannot WAIT to be done with school for a little while. I can't decide if the break from school will help the quality of my posts or hurt it... I guess we'll have to see.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Life Post One

This is a truly liberating experience... I'm writing about me and not video games. For any of my life stories to make sense, I think you all should prolly know a little bit about me first. I'm a freshmen in college right now, and I go to a local university so I'm still pretty close to all the hometown action/drama/boringness. I'm 18 and broke as hell.

I'm not sure what else to really tell you since you know the who, the where, and the when... uhm... I'm watching Toy Story 3 for the first time right now. I'm eating Batman fruit snacks. Oh, and Fruity Pebbles are my favorite cereal.

Anyway, thanks for your continued support of my blog, and there will be more interesting posts soon to come =P

Monday, November 15, 2010

Announcement

At this point in my blogging “career,” I have a pretty established reader base. I would never want to alienate that reader base by making too drastic of a change to my blog, but I definitely am feeling the strain on my creativity by posting everyday. I think that the best way for me to fix that strain, is to broaden the scope of my blog.

As of tomorrow, not every post will be about video games. I will start discussing my life, occasionally ranting, and maybe including some interesting stuff I find on the interwebz. I’m a little worried about changing my blog so much, so leave your opinions in the comment sections?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gauntlet: Dark Legacy

Gauntlet is a great game for the PS2 (and a heck of a lot of other platforms) that I used to play a lot when I was younger. You take on the role of your customized character (I was a yellow dwarf, I looked like Mr. T except tiny) to defeat an ancient demon. Along the way you go through many different worlds (all are pretty interesting) to collect runestones. The runestones are the only way that you can defeat the demon, named Skorne.
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This game overall was enough to entertain 11 year old me, but I'm not sure it could do the trick anymore. It is kind of an elementary storyline, and it boils down to just mashing the "X" button to attack. My favorite part is the leveling up, because every 10 levels your armor evolves and you get a new title. By the end of the game, my little black dwarf looked absolutely ridiculous! It was hilarious.

Overall, in it's day it was worth a play, maybe even worth buying, but in today's world it just can't hold up. This is a game you would only play as nostalgia. (Sorry for the lack of images, but it was impossible to find any good ones)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Taco Bell

Taco Bell isn't a video game. I know. But I just want to point out the need for nutrition in those long multi-hour gaming binges. (That's my rationalization for bringing food to a video game blog). Taco Bell is quick. Taco Bell is tasty. Taco Bell is taco.
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I have a serious crush on everything Taco Bell. My new booty call is the Chicken Flatbread sandwich. At 99 cents a pop, a few of these fills me up quick. I can be out of the house and back in literally 15 minutes, ready to play again.
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In an effort to make my comments more fun to read, (purely selfish reasons) what is your Taco Bell order? I am going to wrap up this post by saying I. Love. Taco Bell.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Minecraft

Something in the back of my mind makes me not like to play popular games. It's something to do with my need to be different and unique (which is probably linked to always being last in four square when I was younger, or something dumb like that). Occasionally though, I'll get this extreme craving to play a really popular game. Last night, Minecraft hit me like a brick wall. I have avoided it for a couple weeks now, but I finally caved and bought the game. Let me tell you, that is one of the BEST decisions I have made in a long while.
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Minecraft is everything I've been wanting in a game for a long time now. It has zombies, it's a massive world that you can carve to your satisfaction, and it encourages creativity. It is seriously like Sims meets zombie apocalypse. I have only played for a few hours so far, but I'm already hooked. It has been a long time since I have been so distracted by a game that I can't focus in classes. I just keep thinking about the next addition to my cave... or how many zombies I want to annihilate later.
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Anyway, I will most likely do more posts on Minecraft, more specifically my experiences with the game. This is a must buy for an PC gamer. It's only like... 14 bucks I think? Plus, I'll get way more satisfaction out of this game than I would get out of a 60 dollar shoot 'em up. Oh, and the 14 bucks guarantees you never have to pay again. So free updates forever!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mirror's Edge

I forgot I had even beaten this game...and I will admit I'm ashamed. I really feel that Faith Connors of Mirror's Edge belongs on every list of top female protagonists. She is so legit in so many ways, and Mirror's Edge is pretty legit too.
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Before I go to in depth crushing on Faith, I want to cover a little bit of storyline. Long story short (I really want to get to gameplay =P) Faith's friend is set up for murder, and Faith takes it upon herself to solve the case, and clear the friend's name. The whole thing snowballs into a huge huge HUGE ordeal that involves bullets and explosions and dead people and all the things that make a good game great. For the record... that's barebones storyline, it's actually a really good plot, and I in no way did it justice. (But for a good reason! Read on)

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Ok. Favorite part. Can't type because I'm so excited. Mirror's Edge allowed me to stop jumping from roof too roof and breaking limbs in failed parkour attempts, because I could finally get that rush in a video game. Gameplay is extremely smooth, and even attack sequences are fluid. You take on the text book definition of a parkour-er. You run around climbing on pipes and jumping off roof tops and sliding under air vents. You disarm enemies, but never have to kill them (a unique non-violent action game in a sea of murderous video games). It's just a really fun blend of action sequences and storyline.




Overall, it's a great game. I would recommend renting it, as opposed to buying it, but if you really enjoy time trials, go ahead and buy it. This is just a great great time.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Up To You

I had a huge argument the other night with several friends of mine about what the best game system is and what the best game for said system is. It got rather heated at some points, and several blogs were brought up (including mine =P). I took a seat on the fence and stuck to the idea that you can't really compare a lot of the systems (graphics on NES can't hold a candle to PS3) but my friends were quick to pick their favorites.

So my question for you all is this, what is your favorite console? What ONE game would you absolutely HAVE to have for that system? Go into as much detail as you'd like in the comments section. If there's one game that really stands out in the comments section, I'll review it in the coming days!

Thanks for the continuing support!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sly Cooper

I decided that if I do a game a day, I will quickly run out of decent games to talk about. To solve the material problem, I decided to start doing some posts on characters from individual games. Eventually I'll probably circle back to characters from games I've already posted on, but today I'm going to talk about Sly Cooper.
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Sly is from a really good series that I have enjoyed playing since I was... probably 12? You take control of Sly and a few of his friends to complete a series of missions in order to pull off a huge heist. Oh, did I mention they are all robbers? Anyway, Sly Cooper is in three games, and the storyline is continuous throughout.
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In the first game, a gang led by Clockwerk steals the book that contains all the Cooper family thieving techniques. Long story short, Cooper beats the hell out of Clockwerk. Cue next game: the parts of Clockwerk get stolen and split up by a new gang, and Sly goes around getting all the parts. Cue the third game: Cooper goes into this weird creepy mansion looking place to get into the vault of wealth that his family left behind.
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And no I didn't forget about Cooper's love interest Carmelita Fox. I just decided to give her her own paragraph. Carmelita is in all the games and she is always trying to catch Cooper, even though they help each other out sometimes. She's super fine (for PS2 graphics) and they have got some chemistry. She provides an excellent change of pace when you're getting tired of wailing on bad guys.
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Anyway, Cooper is pretty awesome. And his friends are pretty awesome. And Carmelita is pretty awesome. And the games are pretty awesome. And I'm pretty awesome too. Have fun with your CoD Black Ops, I'm gonna go play Sly 2.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Alright everyone, it's that time of year again. The leaves are turning, the weather starts getting colder, we start looking forward to the winter holidays, and of course, there is a new Call of Duty. CoD has become an integral part of my November schedule and I can't decide if it's for better or worse yet. In today's post Haley and I will be working together to explain the huge number of reasons you SHOULD buy the newest Call of Duty: Black Ops, but I'll end with the single reason I WON'T be taking part in the newest Activision release.
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The game sticks with the first person shooter perspective, thankfully, but that may be the only thing that Treyarch kept from the previous CoD games. Obviously there will be a new campaign, multiplayer has recieved a massive overhaul, and players are given a brand new arsenal of weapons to destroy their enemies with (dynamite crossbow anyone?).
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Campaign will be pretty much the same cookie-cutter experience players have had before. Players will switch between two characters for the duration of the story. They are part of a black ops group, so basically they are doing stuff that can't be public knowledge. It seems to be pretty much the same campaign game, with a different plot (slightly). Matt isn't sure how he feels about playing the same campaign he's been playing for years (or how he feels about writing in the third person...)
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Multiplayer is what really had me (Matt) sold on the game from the get go. Watching some of the pre-release videos really got me going. Uhm...*cough* anyway. There are some really cool game types. I don't know the exact names, and I can't find them with my limited internets... but I know the basic ideas! There's one where everyone starts out with the same weapon, and once you get a kill with that weapon you get a new one. That repeats until you get to the last weapon, and whoever gets to the end first wins! Generally the weapons get more powerful the more kills you have (so it might look like pistol to shotgun to assault rifle to sniper rifle?) but that looks like a fun game type.



That paragraph got too long...so continuing on multiplayer! I love love LOVE that they are bringing back split screen online multiplayer (from CoD3) and zombie mode (from CoD WaW)!!!! This alone was almost enough to sell me on this game. They also have a level up system that resembles the ones used since CoD4. They are also bringing in something like Halo: Reaches daily challenge system. Players can buy "contracts" which expire after a while, but offer experience bonuses. This will definitely help speed up the leveling process...



So after reading all that... you must be wondering "Why the heck would Matt refuse to buy this game??" It boils down to two things guys, 1: this is the 7th game in the Call of Duty Series (I think... I may have lost track) and honestly... I haven't seen a whole lot of innovation. They found something that works, and they're sticking to it, which is fine, but I'm bored with it. 2: With all the drama that went down with Activision, and a lot of the people leaving that had worked on the previous Call of Duties (I said doody) I am just not convinced that this game will be up to par with previous games. The other games weren't flawless by any means (See my CoD MW2 post) but they were playable, and fun. Anyway, that's just my two cents.
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Haley's Closing Thoughts: There isn’t a whole lot about Black Ops that we haven't already said.  We share opinions most of the time (unless we’re talking about Mortal Kombat or sassy gay friends), so there’s never anything I can add.  My dad will probably end up buying this game so I’m sure I’ll get around to playing it sometime, but it’s by no means a pressing matter.  The campaign will be basically the same, the weapons will be basically the same, and we’ll all be left wanting more.  Just like every other Call of Duty game ever made.  Prepare yourselves to be disappointed, people.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"Insert Creative Title"

Hey all, I know I've been doing a post a day for about 4 weeks now, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to take a break today. I haven't slept for about...two days I think? And today I have to finish a 40 page paper for one of my classes. There just isn't time for me to post about a game today. I will be taking breaks to look at some of your posts, and I am doing a huge post tomorrow to make up for it. The post tomorrow will be collaborative with my co-writer, Haley, and trust me, it'll be worth the wait. Thanks for all your support!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Shadowrun

Shadowrun goes on my list of awesomely under rated game. I had literally never heard of it until a friend of mine downloaded the demo about 3 years after the game was released. We played the demo online for about a week before we managed to track down enough copies for all our friends. This game was so unheard of that the game store employees hadn't even heard of it, but I'll be honest this game deserves some kind of award or something...for like...being awesome or being super fun.... or something...
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The game is pretty much strictly multiplayer online, although you can substitute bots for the real people if you so desire. The whole game is basically one big customizing experience. Before the game starts you pick your race (Elf, Human, Dwarf, or Troll). Then in game you can buy weapons, tech, or magic. There are some great combinations that can be made from these, but there are WAY to many to contain in this post. Some examples would be using the gust magic ability to blast grenades across the map to your enemies. Or maybe you'd like to block off hallways with the strangle magic ability and snipe your enemies from the other side.
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My friends and I found it easiest to practice against bot teams in both the gametypes available to choose from (Elimination and CTF) before we made the journey to online multiplayer. Multiplayer is really hard to do well in, because not to many people are left playing this game. Also, players on the computer can go up against players on the xbox, and this creates some extremely unbalanced mismatches. They are amazingly talented, and it's extremely hard to compete.
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This is a great game. It really is, but I'm not sure I would buy this game solely for online multiplayer. Buy it with a few friends and have fun wiping the floor with your A.I. enemies!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Guild Wars

So, I haven't really talked about any of my PC gaming up to this point, and today is going to be the first time I really talk about it. Guild Wars is probably one of my favorite computer games that I own. Now there's so much to talk about in this series that I don't think I can do it all in a single post, so instead I'll just talk about some general parts. Maybe I'll do some follow up posts to talk about individual games...
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Diving right in...there are 10 professions to choose from if you have all 3 main campaigns. They are Warrior, Necromancer, Ranger, Monk, Elementalist, Mesmer, Assassin, Ritualist, Dervish, and Paragon. Once you pick a main profession, you can double up and use a secondary profession as well. This means that you have access to all the skills from 2 of the 10 professions. You can use up to 8 skills at any given time to make your "build." This is all just a complicated way of saying that you have almost endless possibilities for making your character. If this seems like a lot of variation, think about the fact that you usually travel with a party of 8, meaning that for your regular party there are a ridiculous number of adventuring possibilities.
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I also feel that the storylines in every game are really compelling. I loved campaigning with my friends and it was fun to follow all the twists and turns in the plot. My favorite campaign was probably... Prophecies. Followed closely by Nightfall, then Eye of the North (can't decide if this is an expansion or a separate game, but it was a good storyline nonetheless) and Factions brings up the rear. I usually rolled a Warrior (as I do with most games) but I have played extensively with all of the professions. If you've played, what did you roll?
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Overall, I would recommend playing ANY of these campaigns, because they are stand alone. If you like one of them, then definitely go out and buy the other campaigns too. Your characters can transfer between the campaign worlds. Look out for me posting about each individual game more in the future! If you'd like to recommend which one I review first, let me know in the comments!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Borderlands

Ah, finally a recently released game (relative to my other posts) to talk about. Borderlands is a wicked awesome game that really emphasizes a coop style of gameplay. I seriously can't think of any really huge problems with this game, but I can definitely think of some supremely awesome concepts!
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First, the storyline is pretty sweet. I won't go into to much detail to avoid spoiling it for people who want to play, but basically you end up on this planet called Pandora. You are one of four characters (Lilith=Siren, Brick=Bruiser, Mordecai=Hunter, and Roland=Soldier) and you are headed out to find some legit treasure on this planet. Along the way you complete quests for random people and get some of the coolest weapons I've seen in a game so far. Which brings me to my next point...
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One of the selling points on whether I wanted to buy this game or not was the weapon system. It isn't anything special until you realize that the weapons are like snowflakes or fingerprints. NO TWO ARE ALIKE. It's really a simple but ingenious idea. They have several basic weapons, and then they randomize the color the damage, the elemental effects, as well as many other things. So every time you loot the body of your fallen enemy, it's like a miniature Christmas!
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Another cool thing about this game is what happens when you beat the game. I won't spoil any of the plot here I don't think... but just to be safe skip this paragraph if you're worried about my censoring ability. Basically the goal of the game is to find this uh... "thing" that's only around for uhm... a certain amount of time every certain number of years. And once you find it... you get transported into the future to find it again. That was super confusing and probably doesn't make a lick of sense unless you've already played the game. The point is you get to reuse your character and replay the game, but everything is amped up to your level. It's like playing through on a harder difficulty basically. It's sweet.
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Closing statement on this game is that I loved it, but it really is more fun if you have a full team of 4. Playing by yourself gets old pretty quick. Also, if you've played what character was your favorite? I was rockin Lilith most of the time, but I had one of each character ready to go.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Army of Two

Ok, I am a huge supporter of cooperative gaming. So by the transitive property I am a huge supporter of Army of Two. This is probably one of the best coop games out there. I used to get a group of four together and we would have races through the campaign in our groups of two. I've done two play throughs, one as the agro guy, and as the sneaky ninja guy. I'll get into that in a little bit later though.
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You and your partner take over Tyson Rios and Elliot Salem, two operatives from the T.W.O., an organization of mercenaries. You fight through several missions and I won't lie I don't remember all the details because I was so amped up on caffeine and sugar that I pretty much blacked out after the game was over. Nah, I just don't want to ruin the ending for you, because it's pretty intense!
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 Anyway, on to some of the features I really loved about this game. The agro system is really well implemented, and I loved that the game rewarded you for using their system. You can do the missions if both of you are trying to tank it up, but it is seriously easy to send one guy in to flank while the enemies all look at the other.
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The other thing that I really love about the game is the weapon choice. First, pick your weapon. You can go with the guns blazing M134 Minigun approach, or maybe a more laid back AUG type. Once you get your basic weapon down, it's time to customize the HELL out of it. You can range anywhere from a cheap soda can silencer, to full gold plating for your whole weapon. I was a little sad that when I was sneaky ninja guy I couldn't "pimp" my gun, because it raises your agro. So I had an ugly gun. Sad face. But yeah, I absolutely recommend this game to anyone that's still reading.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

TimeSplitters 2

I don't know what it is about nostalgia posts, but I can't seem to get over it. I'm not sure if that's a bad thing or not though...Oh well, Haley got me to look at some of my old PlayStation games because of her post yesterday, and I found a true treasure. The treasure, TimeSplitters 2, from Eidos was probably the game I played the most on my PlayStation2.
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I'll be honest, I was only about 10 when I started playing this game so I wasn't to focused on missions, it was more just a way for me to kill a lot of people without repercussions from society. But after a more recent playthrough I came to appreciate the finer features of the game. There are so many weapons to choose from... So many different missions (all of them fun and well thought out)... and believe it or not, there's actually a real storyline.
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You are one of two future special agent type people that has to go back through various parts of time to get these crystals to keep these alien monster type people away from your time period. It's a brilliant way to incorporate a lot of different games into one. Imagine a campaign that consists of Halo mixed with Red Dead mixed with Call of Duty mixed with all sorts of other games, and that is what you get with TS2.
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Besides a stellar campaign, you also get some really good multiplayer, with some decent bots. The game features more multiplayer modes than I can feasibly list on this blog. Included are your regular death match types, as well as some objective CTF. There are also some fun ones like flame tag and zombies.
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Along with multiplayer is a single player mode called challenge. In challenge you have to do stuff like throw bricks through fifteen windows in 45 seconds. Or shoot 17 monkeys in the head with a crossbow. Or other ridiculous things of the sort. It is sort of like an earlier version of Spec Ops from Modern Warfare 2. Regardless, a great nostalgia play.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Haley's History: Crash Bandicoot


Today I find myself in the clutches of nostalgia ( thanks to Matt ). My PlayStation was my heart and soul, and you can’t talk about PlayStation without talking about one of the classics. Today, it’s Crash Bandicoot. Do I have to tell you guys how absolutely awesome this game was? Actually not even the game, the SERIES. Every single game that Crash Bandicoot makes an appearance in; I’m in love with. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back was my number one favorite, followed by the first Crash Bandicoot, then Crash Team Racing. I know I can’t be the only one who was obsessed with Crash Team Racing. So quality. 

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Anywho, on to the real deal. Crash Bandicoot is, well, a bandicoot. He has a really cute bandicoot sister ( who, in hindsight, probably should’ve been on my list of favorite gals ). And he’s plagued by this guy with a really big forehead and practically no hair, Neo Cortex. I don’t really know why he’s in the game, besides having some scheme involving something vaguely threatening. Depending on the game, you have to collect some sort of crystal or gem or other precious stone, and get little wumpa fruits along the way. And well... that’s about it. So simplistic it’s ingenious. In the games, the camera is usually behind Crash, which makes it kind of difficult to maneuver through the levels, but when I was 6 it was just the greatest thing. I could play this game forever and be happy. There’s nothing I don’t like about it. And if I hadn’t given my PlayStation away in a blind act of philanthropy, I’D BE PLAYING IT RIGHT NOW. /sob

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Favorite aspects;
-THE BONUS LEVELS.  If I couldn’t get every, single, box I was one angry 5 year-old. 
-The sound the bounce-boxes make.
-When they would stack two of the multiple-bounce boxes so that you could jump between them.
-Those levels in Cortex Strikes Back when you get to spur a baby polar bear to victory.
-The music that played when you got 3 Aku Aku masks and were invincible.
-The secret levels in the first game that came up when you got certain gems.
-The big fat tiki man boss, Papu Papu, and Pinstripe Potoroo, the tommy gun boss.
-The belly flop move.
-Coco Bandicoot’s hair.
-The Komodo Brothers.
-Crash’s dance in Cortex Strikes Back.




Worst aspects:
·          -Ripper Roo’s laugh.