Yea I didn't mean to insinuate it wasn't ever famous or anything, just that the lack of attention now is a bit surprising and sad.
Your mention about context is most likely it, new gamers don't know that Crash came during the heyday of platformers/Mascot platformers/cartoonish platformers so a part of it's charm is missing, especially now with the open world and high speed fps craze. It really sucks, mostly because I like platformers a lot and they are now really relegated to more indie titles
> I haven't played any of the post-Tag-Team Racing games, but it feel like it's right now recycling classic titles (not a bad thing itself) and straying further from the things that made it a standout franchise. Hopefully I'm wrong.
I cannot not say if you are right or wrong myself, but i've played the most recent crash racing game (Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled) and it was insanely fun. I have Mario Kart 8 and the couple of games of crash I played blew it out of the water in the entertaining department but nobody plays it from what I see.
Another reason for crash's decline outside of not having a mainline game between 2008-2020 is that the remake trilogy game out to mixed reception. It seems like most people liked it however some mechanical issues such as platforming were messed up, causing people to not like it since it was hard to play as if you could slip off a box and die.
>Franchises themselves don't really appeal to me too much as I know how hit-and-miss they can be, and it feels like many are '[x] BUT WITH CHARACTER [Y]!' or infinite sequel milking syndrome when I'm not obsessed with the character enough to care.
The biggest aspect for me with certain franchises is that outside one specific one, you don't really find that feel in the other games in the same genre. I love Metroid and Castlevania, but these other Metroidvanias people love to bring up when recommending them DO NOT feel as good as Castlevania or super metroid. I'm playing axiom verge and while it's a decent game, it just does not feel as good as metroid. And I hate when people recommend Hollow Knight to those who want to play a game similar to castlevania. It looks nothing like Castlevania, it has a completely different look and style, and a whole bunch of shit that doesn't mesh withPost too long. Click here to view the full text.