|Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back|
|Date Released||August 17th, 2012|
|Completionist Rating||Complete it!|
|Link||Crash Bandicoot 2: What The Hell is a Bandicoot! The Completionist Episode 36|
The Completionist Edit
Jirard reviewed Crash Bandicoot 2 for the thirty-sixth episode of The Completionist, despite not having reviewed the original yet. It was done in celebration of reaching 30,000 subscribers. The beginning of the episode starts a contest where entrants beat Donkey Kong Country 2 102%. The contest was available for both the single player and co-op modes of the game. The winners would receive a game Jirard had reviewed at that point of the winner's choosing. He also announces his intentions to attend SDC, and announces a Kickstarter for him and Greg to go.
Jirard points out how the plotline of Crash Bandicoot 2 is bizarre compared to Mario and Sonic, but it's also interesting for him.
He likes the presentation in the sequel compared to the first one, despite them being fundamentally the same. He also compliments the level design and variety.
Jirard admits that the game can be difficult for newcomers, but thanks to its replay value, he's gotten very skilled at playing and collecting items. He also appreciates the humorous death animations and collecting aspect of the game. Though he's not too fond of the forced backtracking to 100% the game. He's also a little disappointed that the secret ending isn't much different from the regular one. Though he still finds completing the game to be very satisfying in and of itself.
Throughout the episode, Greg goes purposefully with the BEAR jokes.
Josh and Nick of Continue? cameo via Metal Gear Solid codec conversation when Jirard steals a musical cue from them for a joke. In this cameo spot, the two also suggest Jirard complete Breaking Bad, which was later done in Season 2.
- Continue? - Cameo
- During Josh and Nick's cameo, the f-word can clearly be heard, but is censored as BEARS when written out.
The Completionist New Game Plus Edit
| Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back|
New Game Plus
|Date Released||January 16th, 2018|
|Completionist Rating||Finish It!|
|Link||Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back|
- 276 Deaths
- 42 hours of playtime
- 25 Crystals Collected
- 27 Gems earned
- 5 Colored gems found
- 27 Platinum Relics acquired
- 0 Times that the Crash Dance got old
- In the New Game Plus episode, Jirard has stated that, from this point onwards, he would be recompleting the rest of the 120 games in their most current version.
- So far, this is the only game Jirard has re-reviewed to have its rating downgraded since the original review.