A video comparison of Perfect Dark on Xbox Live Arcade vs the original Nintendo 64 version.
Will be getting this day 1, glad to see more Rare classics on arcade, to bad we will never get Goldeneye :(
WE dug ut the N64 to play it last year and, frankly, it was so damn clunky(ignoring the obvious graphical shortcomings)to control and play that if we hadn't aleady loved it to bits we'd have laughed at it-truly it wasn't the rosy trip down memory lane we'd been looking forwards to at all. Even the level design, which I recalled being brilliant was pretty banal. I think PD will fare a lot better and the slight overhaul, if anything, will help it all round and I'm loking forwards to having a go at it but I fear FPS and shooters in general have moved on so damn far and so damn fast that even the very bsest of yesteryear don't stack up to even crappy modern shooters on home consoles without a little magic slap put on 'em. It was a very sad night for me and my three compadres, to be honest, and I know i'll get hated on for feeling the way I do but an untoushed VC/XBLA release of G'eye wouldn't play very well and would disappoint some older gamers while p[uzzling younger ones who were only told how great the game is/was. Sure, modern shooters owe it a lot but it just hasn't stood up to father time very well and is, imo, best left in our glossy, flattering memories where it can remain in a time where it was still at the peak of it's genre rather than playing, today, like a murky, slightly fugly, museum piece. Maybe on a handheld or iPhone a version could be gfreat but to work on a modern home console some cosmetic work needs to be done and the best way I could think for it to reemerge would be with, perhaps, Wii or Natal controls where it's otherwise simple gameplay would again be fresh and relevant-given a bit of graphical freshening that could really work-however, a straight rerelease wuld do it's legacy no good at all and is the probable reasoning behind the upscaling of it's sister game, PD, on XBLA. I understand that folk wwon't want to hear me saying bad things about a classic like Goldeneye(and believe me I never thought I would be doing so til we got it back in the N64!)but, honestly, I've rarely felt as flat as I did the day we played it through again. The FPS world is just so different now to how it was then that it's near impossible for a game as old as G'eye to remain relevant-no matter what it gave the genre at the time. Looking forward to playing PD again , though, and from what I've seen they've done a really intelligent job of fixing the old girl up and smoothing a few of the rougher edges visually and gameplay wise. I really hope so, anyway, as I'd hate for another classic to lose it's lustre in my eyes. It's a shame that pioneering shooters run this risk when games in other genres don't have the worry but it's just one of those things-not as stark but in a way it's like comparing the latest Vitua Tennis with Pong-if you get my drift-life just isn;'t always fair to the games that made todays possible.
Same here, day 1 purchase..cannot go wrong for $10 and multiplayer! Speaking of which my gamertag is plbelanger add me so we can have some matches ;]
So gotta get this! I hope the exclusive reveal in OXM is Golden Eye 360. Something tells me MS is listening and will at some point reveal Killer instinct 360.
but i would jizz in my pants if it was conkers bad fur day 2. greatest n64 game i have ever played. PLEASE MAKE ME ANOTHER ONE!!!!!!
I was expecting at least 1200 MSP so I was happy to hear 10 dollars, it was already a secured purchase anyways. Interested to see what Rare is working on though, guess we'll find out at E3.
I will stick to project64 still i think. Its nice for those who havent discovered emulation, but even with the online im not so worried about it. Goldeneye multi was better really, thats what i might actually pay for again to play online, but goldeneye source exists. I occasionally play this though single player, along with OOT and pilot wings. Goldeneye source is good for online. But then i emulate the original game on Pc very easily, with a configured pad. Its your opinion Murderdolls it doesnt feel 'right' but its basically the same game with enhanced visuals and still using a pad if you so desire....I use the 360 pad but then you can use pretty much any pad you want even an N64 clone with these emulators. Im sorry but i had to laugh when i saw your reason that it doesnt feel 'right' Murderdolls. If you own the original game then who cares? Its perfectly legal. Check out what you can do to N64 games with a couple simple plugins and custom texture packs: http://www.racketboy.com/re... some look amazing like Macphisto’s Hi-Res Banjo-Kazooie! lol
Goldeneye Source is terrible, and emulation just doesn't feel right. It's like playing a pirated copy of a game, playing an actual copy just feels better.
LOL playing n64 games on an emulator... Real gamers know and feel the difference. Its just not the same.
and one little one.
i'm surprised the n64 version looks way way better!
i'll look at ebay for the n64 version and will try to play it.
Tell me any PS1 ramake coming to PSN can match this game in terms of graphics inprovement, 60FPS, and online play. XBLA always have better games than PSN.
Ever played Super Stardust HD?
Still the fps to date.
$10 dollars..... Can you say EMULATOR glad I own a PC. I get all those same features for FREE. Goldeneye 007 online is a blast to play.
framerate is probably bad.i rather get it officially and it's only $10 anyways.
It had great graphics for the time. I'll get this for sure, online will be fun playing with friends.
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