With the remasters bringing new life into the music (the three tracks we've already heard sounding absolutely flawless), it's time these songs were released to the public.
While many people are fans of some of the later Crash games, namely , it's generally accepted they just don't completely feel like Crash.
Whether it be through poor controls, atrocious voice acting or gameplay that doesn't even resemble the original Crash in any way, shape or form, we're hoping to see minimal traces of these games leaking through into the remasters, and from what we've seen - Vicarious Visions are well on their way.
However, not every story lines up the same way, with some feeling that Naughty Dog discredited their contributions by burying who actually created the flagship character.
One thing rings true throughout: The tales culminate in the creation of a game that redefined the platformer genre and laid some of the early cornerstones for making Naughty Dog the juggernaut development studio it is today.
This means that many gamers did not get a chance to play this monster of a level.
It would be nice if, perhaps even just as a little easter egg or 100% completion bonus, Stormy Ascent was incorporated into the remasters as a playable level. While technically not part of the remasters, an official soundtrack available for streaming/download would be so very welcomed.
Rubin and Gavin used the money made from Rings of Power to self-fund the development of their next release, Way of the Warrior, a fighting game in the vein of Mortal Kombat, but it had no publisher.
The two shopped Way of the Warrior around before striking a deal with Universal Studios' new video game division, Universal Interactive.
Naughty Dog initially consisted only of Rubin and Gavin.
The two met in Hebrew school when they were children.
In it, the team took an old idea and changed its point of view, redesigning the idea of a 2D sidescroller and planting the camera behind its protagonist's back for the majority of the game.