Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot and Insomniac Games Spyro the Dragon is back. During the PlayStation 1 era, these games were the Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog of Sony. Both Crash and Spyro are 3D adventure platformers. Crash Bandicoot plot is about titular character stopping Doctor Neo Cortex from conquer the world. Spyro the Dragon storyline changes drastically throughout the series. The first Spyro game, Spyro and his companion Sparx, journeys thought the dragon kingdom to stop Gnasty Cnorc. Both Spyro and Crash crossover in the past. They have appearance in Skylanders series because Activision acquired the rights. A crossover game on Game Boy Advance called Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto’s Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy. Enough about that, I will tell you what is the difference between them.
Staring with Crash Bandicoot gameplay mechanics and playstyle. Crash movesets is simple but changes throughout course of the series. He could jump on enemies and spin like a Tasmanian Devil. Players could collect Wumpa Fruit to gain extra life. Crash has a helper called Aku Aku, collect three and gain invincibility. In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, he could body slam and slides on the ground. There are bonus level just like Donkey Kong and ride on animals. Spyro mechanics is little different than Crash Bandicoot. He could breathe fire and charge with his horns. He could glide and eats dragonflies to recover health. There are other abilities in Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage by earning money bags. Spyro could fly and look for loot in-game. In comparison, Spyro has the most abilities than Crash Bandicoot. Let talk about Spyro and Crash remakes.
Kanon 2006 anime is the remake of short-live 2002 series. It also based on visual novel developed by Key along with Air and Clannad. The plot revolves about Yuichi Aizawa who moves back with his cousin Nayuki Minase. Yuichi doesn’t remember what happen while he was away. Throughout the course of the series, he encounters 4 girls from his past. Makoto Sawatari is a fox that Yuichi abandoned in his child. She have a grudge against him because of it. Yuichi finds out about Makoto was not originally human but a fox. Makoto strength slowly decrease and get headaches in her route. Thanks to Amano Mishio information about Makoto condition. Yuichi grants her wish to get married and later on disappears. Mai Kawasumi’s route is about Yuichi broke her promise about staying together.
She stays after hour in school to fight demons (which her powers). Mai carries a sword with her and uses to slay demon. Yuichi helps her by getting a kendo stick and later finds out her past. Yuichi learns about Mai’s mother and made a zoo of snow rabbits. We learn more about Mai’s friend Sayuri Kurata, who she want to protect. Sayuri comes from a rich family and very strict with her younger brother. Kurata play with her brother and the very end but passed away. Mai route is very emotional because after a demon attack Sayuri. She feels powerless and weak for not being strong enough. Yuichi eventually remembers her from years back and Mai stabs herself learning about her powers. Her route and story is the best in Kanon. Mai does act odd went talking to people but comes out her shell.