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Woomy_NNYes

@Anti-Matter
Just an update. I was worried that CTR's difficulty would turn me off. However, playing Adventure mode on EASY until I beat the first 7 races was enough of tutorial to prepare me for Adventure mode on regular difficulty (aka Medium difficulty). It's really fun. I really like CTR now, and recommend it. I've played it for about 15hrs.

Load times on the Switch can be 50 seconds loading a track, and again after races - which is a pain. So, unless CTR gets an update to cut the load times, if you have a PS4, I'd recommend getting CTR for PS4(or Xbox).

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BlueOcean

I am going to get it for Xbox One X, I already have Team Sonic Racing which I think it's good. I've never played Crash Team Racing (PS) but I have Nitro Kart (GameCube) which I think has the same drifting system as Crash Team Racing (I'm not sure). I didn't have issues with the GameCube game but I read that everybody thinks that Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is quite difficult in normal. I will get the game anyway but just curious if this is the most difficult Crash racing game and if the drifting system is the same as Nitro Kart.

BlueOcean

BlueOcean

@SlyPlayr09 I intend to play the story in normal and yeah, online can be frustrating in any game but I'll follow your advice. I have to play online for getting rewards, you mean?

I didn't have any issues with drifting in Nitro Kart (GameCube), I thought that it is cool that it requires skills and still be simple. I think that I'll have fun with the remake and I love the graphics.

Thanks.

BlueOcean

MarioLover92

@BlueOcean I've played both Crash Team Racing (PS1 original) and Crash Nitro Kart, and yes, the drifting is identical in both games. Only difference between the two is the game speed (I definitely remember Nitro Kart being a lot slower than Team Racing).

Oh yeah, and one more thing to keep in mind for CTR Nitro Fueled. You have to stay connected to the internet to get wumpa coins for unlocking stuff. If your console isn't online, you're not getting any. Dumb decision if you ask me... -_-

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BlueOcean

@SlyPlayr09 @MarioLover92 Thanks! Yes, I found Nitro Kart a bit slow but I liked the drifting system so I think I'll like Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled even more. I'll play on Xbox One X and it's online so I'll get those Wumpa coins and also try to play some online races for getting more but yes, it's weird if you can't get Wumpa coins playing solo if the console is offline. I think it's really cool that the remake includes all the content from Nitro Kart.

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Henmii

The game is fantastic. Fast, good looking, great tracks (much better tracks then I expected). My favorite track so far might be Tiger temple. Its very fast, and full of bumps. Reminds me of the equal awesome Wario and Waluigi stadiums from Mariokart!

Not everything is great though. The worst thing (apart from the fact that you only can get wumpa coins if you are connected to the server. And that it might take ages to unlock some stuff) are the loading times. Also, the controls are a bit weird (acceleration mapped to b?! Items to a?! Finger gymnastics), and I would have loved it if the different karts and wheels made any difference during racing. Powersliding is tricky, but I might get better at it over time. Its a pretty hard game, I recommend you switch to a speedy character (Tiny tiger or Ami) pretty soon. Crash and Neo don't cut it. I have only played a very small portion of adventure mode so far, to busy with earning nitro with the challenges. The added bonus-track is pretty good too. The game has lots of tracks. Lovely stuff.

I experienced one weird glitch though: While playing adventure mode in nitro mode (not classic) you sometimes can't change your character. I mean, as soon as you want to confirm it won't let you. Leave the menu, and if you try again it might work (not always). Weird, but not game-breaking. Maybe they will fix this?

@BlueOcean,

It doesn't contain the adventure mode from Nitro kart. They could still ad this in a future-update. Or as dlc, at a decent price. I would love it. That way we have 2 games in one!

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BlueOcean

@Henmii OK, so it includes its content but not its story. Is the difference between Classic mode and Nitro mode that in Nitro you can change the character or something else? I agree, Nitro-Fueled is awesome value like the N.sane Trilogy. Activision has been generous with these two and with Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Nintendo would have sold each piece separately and full-priced.

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Woomy_NNYes

@SlyPlayr09 @MarioLover92 and anybody else.

How do I have friends in CTR that aren't Switch friends!??
I got Grand Prix points awarded to me for racing a friend online, but none of my switch friends with CTR were online. And if i go to HIGH SCORES, select ONLINE, then select FRIENDS, I see two people with time trials times that I'm not Switch friends with - Matt & Andrew. Their times are only on some tracks. Can anybody explain this to me?

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MarioLover92

@Woomy_NNYes What version of the game do you have? I looked up if the game has cross-platform multiplayer and it doesn't have it. So if you have the Switch version, you're only gonna be playing those who have that version of the game.

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Woomy_NNYes

@MarioLover92
Switch.
I assumed there's no cross platform play. I don't think Ps4 & xbox players sit through the switch's 55 second load times for online racing, before the track, then after track, and after trophy/podium screen.

Yeah, so I'm baffled how i have two friends i never added included in my Friends Time Trials times. And I got awarded grand prix challenge points for racing a friend online, but my friends weren't online. Otherwise it's just me & my two Switch friends that have CTR with times listed on tracks we've completed in Time Trials.

Maybe its some fluke with the CTR server databases.

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Woomy_NNYes

@BlueOcean
I've looked in users I've played with on the Switch, it's only been Splatoon 2 players. I've checked a few times. The Switch doesn't keep track of CTR players you've raced.

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Woomy_NNYes

@MarioLover92 @SlyPlayr09 @BlueOcean
Well thanks for the feedback, guys.

And SlyPlayr09, I haven't pulled off the Kamikaze challenge (hitting another player by letting myself explode with a TNT crate).

Man, though... Online is brutal. I usually get a great lead off the line and through the first turns, but then I just get destroyed by everyone taking their turn to shoot me with weapons. And shoot me again before I can move again. I really wish there was a no-weapons online race option.

So, is leading the game off the line and into the first turns a bad strategy for CTR online races?

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BlueOcean

I haven't bought the game yet but I really would like a ranking system for online gaming too. That way everyone has a good time and are able to get Wumpa coins. Some players play a bit dirty though, like some MK8 folks going backwards just to punish you with an item even if that makes them lose the race. Have you guys met them?

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Henmii

@BlueOcean,

Yeah, in Nitro-mode you can switch between characters while in classic you are stuck to the character you chose at the start. My feeling is that if you had chosen Crash or dr Neo in classic (medium difficulty) it would have been a pain. Now that I am playing with Ami (I prefer Tiny tiger, but he doesn't give you extra nitro for the championship) everything works much better. She's much faster, while still good at turning. What a difference with diddy kong racing, where the fast characters could barely turn (they where to heavy).

Oh and one last thing about the "glitch", it might be my fault. When you choose a character you also have to chose his/her skin. When you don't do that might be the reason why you can't confirm a character sometimes.

And one last thing about the rewards: You only get a small bunch of Wumpa-coins after a race, more in online it seems (I don't have online). The stuff in the pitstop is very expensive, it takes ages to unlock. And those championship characters that you can unlock by earning Nitro, there are also ones you can buy in the pitstop. But there are different versions, so that too takes ages to buy. As for the championship: Tomorrow or the day after I guess I have finished silver. Hopefully I can finish gold just in time. We'll see.

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BlueOcean

@Henmii Nice, I'll play Nitro medium mode then. In Diddy Kong Racing I use the brake and R button a lot for turning.

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Henmii

@BlueOcean,

Probably redundant to say, but powersliding is different. You have to first hop with R, and during your slide you have to press L at the right times. That way you can get up to 3 powerboosts. Its tricky. I haven't used it that much so far because I easily mess up (like sliding in the wrong direction, or crashing in a wall).

And while I used Ami on a couple of normal races in adventure mode, I haven't done any relic or ctr challenges in adventure mode yet. I guess that might be more difficult.

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Henmii

Woomy_NNYes

@SlyPlayr09
Clocked out? meaning the game ends before you finish the last lap? A couple times now, I've been upper middle of pack and the online race mysteriously ends. It's happened when I was 3rd of 7 or 8 racers. Happened in 4th and 5th place too.

Regarding a ranking system, I don't think this is what you want, but just in case you haven't seen it: main menu, highs scores, you can see your times versus the best times, and versus best times of your friends.

@BlueOcean mentioned "playing dirty". I keep getting the in-game survey question, "did you have fun in that race?". But never once has the survey question prompt come up after I've had a terrible with an online race with an overkill of weapons making it impossible to place anywhere but last.

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BlueOcean

Henmii wrote:

@BlueOcean,

Probably redundant to say, but powersliding is different. You have to first hop with R, and during your slide you have to press L at the right times. That way you can get up to 3 powerboosts. Its tricky. I haven't used it that much so far because I easily mess up (like sliding in the wrong direction, or crashing in a wall).

And while I used Ami on a couple of normal races in adventure mode, I haven't done any relic or ctr challenges in adventure mode yet. I guess that might be more difficult.

I have Nitro Kart on GameCube and I didn't have many issues playing it. Some people here have told me that power sliding is the same on CTR but CTR is faster. Nitro Kart is a bit slow indeed.

@Woomy_NNYes

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BlueOcean

SlyPlayr09 wrote:

@Woomy_NNYes Yes, the game usually gives players thirty seconds to reach the finish line after the player in first place completes his/her final lap. That's probably why the race would suddenly end for you on some occasions. If a player knows all the quirks of a track and links his or her powerslides in rapid succession, it can grant significant leads on courses like Electron Avenue and Hyper Spaceway.
Oh, and I do know about the high score section, but thank you for pointing that out. Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy the Grand Prix.

Gosh, by the time I get CTR in a month or so and without a ranking system I should not even bother playing online, I'll be destroyed in a few seconds.

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