Rare Extreme writes: "jotokun over at Gamefaqs posted these great comparison shots from Perfect Dark on the Nintendo 64. Really shows what a great job they are doing on the XBLA upgrade."
I can't wait to play this, I have been wanting this for a long time. It is hard to find an N64 these days. It is great to know in a few months I can play this on Live.
If that forum poster is right about these being the original uncompressed/uncrappified textures that would be amazing!
It's looking pretty damn good! Any one know when the release date is?
Right now it's at Winter 2009. I've honestly never been this excited for a XBLA game, this definitely qualifies as a heavy hitter if it delivers!
George: Add me to the list, day 1 for me!
I think I'm in love.
greatest FPS of all time. Hands down
You could always play Perfect Dark in an emulator. It's pretty cool playing old games at HD resolutions.
I can't wait for this game to come out. Hopefully they will allow for every multilayer modes to be playable online (I mean Co-op and counter-op). Also, am I the only one who doesn't really like what they have done to the face of that guard? Her face almost scares me =/
Its hard for me to look at the N64 screens...I feel like I took my glasses off. Glad to see the game looks a lot sharper albeit sterile.
100% sure that those aren't the "uncompressed" textures. Not only are some textures different, but companies would not make textures over 4 times the resolution of what is supported on the hardware. That would mean more programming, more space to take up. If you look at the gun textures. Those are really high res. You can see scratches, etc etc. While the 64 version is almost flat.
I can't believe they got an N64 game to look better than KZ2. Next Gen all the way. /sarcasm lol all fanboyishness aside, it does look really good. The fact that it plays online is also awesome. Great idea
That's a pretty friggin sweet update! Why don't other, older games (classics) get released like this?
@dark a sony fanboy bringing kz2 in a perfect dark (nintendo 64 game) remake post. pathetic.
it looks great I hope somehow that they can release goldeneye in the future. F**k you nintendo
If you read the article (forum post), scroll down and look at the emulator versus the updated xbox version, it is way superior. They definitely updated this game a bit.
I know, but the OP said that it's hard finding an N64 to play the game on.
Holy crap, this looks amazing! First day buy for me, 4J Studios really knows how to do it, from Oblivion to Banjo their ports have always kicked ass!
The guys at 4J are definitely talented, sucks how they are always stuck with porting jobs, not many people realize they are the ones doing them.
All those blind gamers that say some current gen games look like they have N64 graphics or words to that effect. Well this just proves that they are talking out of their asses.
Those people must be insane! Perfect Dark is one of the if not the best N64 game and it had issues, most notably the framerate which was more a N64 thing then anything else.
I was wondering....what's the deal with the "Complex" level from Goldeneye 007 on the N64 being in this game as well?
Fan service I assume, the more popular Golden Eye maps were remade in the PD engine. This is about as close as we will get to Golden Eye and I'm fine with that!
In my opinion, Complex was one of Goldeneye's best multiplayer map, if not the best one. As a matter of fact, when playing PD, I often chose Complex over most of the PD maps. This is just my opinion, but I felt that many PD maps were rather boring to play in, so having Complex was great for me and my friends back in the days.
in its original box. Bought it, opened it, played it for 15 minutes and put it back, perhaps I'll bust it out and see whats what. But Rare did a good job with the port.
15 Minutes! Boy did you miss out. I have over 10K headshots in multiplayer for this game. Time to dust the old XB off.
"Time to dust the old XB off." XB as in Xbox? Or XB as in Nintendo 64?
XB as in XB360 so I can get PD64 on it. Sorry if that was too subtle. ??!??!?!??
I have this game factory sealed still, as well as an open copy. You can find them sealed on ebay for 10 bucks including shipping. They made a ton of them.
Yeah, dummy...don't you know XB is the universal nickname for the N64. Geez....EVERYBODY knows that. :o
The N64 version looks a lot better than the XBLA version.
You know you're a fanboy when you look at something obviously better than the original and are blinded by it to say it looks worse.
he is right, the xbox version looks like sh¡t hahahaha
PS2 level graphics? I'll gladly jump in :P
Is that a troll attempt? Keep in mind this a Nintendo 64 game if you really are trolling this.
Yeah, that was a pretty lame attempt at trolling...but the funny thing is, he really just trolled on Sony in the process. We all know the PS2 was the weak link in cross-platform games last gen. ;)
Minus all the charm and nostalgia of playing a classic on N64. Once you're playing a remade clean version with a modern controller all you're left with is a really crappy game. No thanks.
Buying it =D
Laptop Gun FTW!
Looks better than Killzone 2.
Following in my footsteps now eh! remember my GT PSP comment
in other news, M$ says they have no games. Forced to recycle old trash.
recycle your face you ugly f*ck
you hurt bot feelings, you must be proud
says the guy with a female avatar. cross dress much?
haha kigmal sure changed his avatar fast.
im excited that pd is coming to xbla, I mean we can finally use both joysticks 2 play the game, on the N64 ver there was only 1 joystick plus the game is 1080p :)
damn your so right! how did we ever used to play fps with one joystick? im not being sarcastic, i honestly can't remember lol.
Perfect Dark, the way it was meant to be seen. Day one purchase for me. Could a true sequel to Perfect Dark not too far behind? Just imagine Halo Reach, GeOW3, and a new Perfect Dark all release in 2010..the x360 will have the FPS market surrounded.
Damn MS they keep giving me too many reason to get a 360.
But i kinda had a passion for the pixelated mess of the N64 - only with cartirages =D
Sub CSS graphics but at least they improved them at all. FF7, SOTC, Half Life could all do with enhanced re-releases.
That's a huge improvement.
Ok so this might be the game that will make me go and buy a 360! Does anyone know if it is going to be multiplayer?? Oh... I can just hear those laptops going off!!
there will online mutiplayer that will support 4 players.
...Duke Nukem 3D. The re-release of that, albeit, entertaining, would have been stellar if they rebuilt the graphics.
one step closer to getting Goldeneye on XBLA. What would really own would be a remake by Rare themselves.
Rare should play this again and remember what made them great in the first place.
although the n64 was graphicly superior to the ps1, cartridges limited the number of available textures, resulting in games that had blurry graphics. so if you think about its not much of an improvement especially seeing this is 360 hardware so they have HUGE ammounts of space to work with. but it still looks nice, now we can wait for goldeneye an mabey even a sequel woop woop !!!!
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