Take a look at their greeting card. Crash is an ornament! This is a legit Naughty Dog Art. here is the link
prince of Persia moveset: http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-All-Stars-Battle/Prince-of-Persia-in-all-stars/m-p/38273897#M125640
Why don't Joel and Ellie have a stocking D:
Because they're guests, anyone else notice the Jak ornament?
And the Daxter ornament.
Indeed, how could Naughty Dog forget one of their most beloved characters, despite not developing Crash games anymore. Brings a smile to my face though, pretty much why Naughty Dog has been my favorite developer since Crash Bandicoot.
Naughty Dog respects their characters. I wish other companies would take notes. They let their characters rest in peace when they're time is up. (aside from little psp games) I remember reading somewhere that they started working on a jak 4 but it didn't feel like jak and daxter and they weren't going to just throw the name on it to make money. It's nice to see how much they respect their work. Kinda wish Insomniac would let Ratchet join Jak in their places of gaming history. Instead of driving him into the ground with every new game. I'd go as far as saying deadlock was OK But it really stopped feeling like R&C after arsenal. Gotta give Naughty Dog props for all the pride they take in their history
I do commend Naughty Dog for that, but unfortunately, the reason for this is because Naughty Dog have complete free reign on what they want to make. Sony leaves them to do their thing as they always produce great results. They don't get pushed by Sony to keep going, one of the few developers where this is the case. Most other developers probably don't want to milk games and series, but the publishers put massive pressure on them to do so as it makes them more money.