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Submitted by TheSanchezDavid 1379d ago | opinion piece

Conker's Bad Fur Day - Does it hold up?

GameZone's David Sanchez writes: "Is this M-rated cult classic still worthy of the praise it received when it launched for the N64?" (Conker: Live & Reloaded, Retro)

TheSuperior  +   1379d ago
I miss the good ol' days when games like Conkers bad fur day took over. You just dont see stiff like that anymore. My favorite part about that game had to be the heist multiplayer mode, of course the story was good too and funny haha
TheSanchezDavid  +   1379d ago
Yup. I miss the 3D platformers of old. Such a great genre that really took over the N64/PS1 era.
TheSuperior  +   1379d ago
Yeah i know. I think the biggest problem as to why we dont see games like these more often is because microsoft bought out rare. Rare was one of my favorites before the buyout :/
TheSanchezDavid  +   1379d ago
Yeah, Rare was really the king of 3D platformer games.
SaiyanFury  +   1379d ago
@ TheSuperior

Actually the reason Rare was sold to MS was because Nintendo refused to publish Conker's Bad Fur Day, and Rare went ahead and published it themselves. Nintendo, in their typical spite, sold Rare to Microsoft, where it is now a shadow of it's former self. If I'm honest, I to this day, believe Rare was Nintendo's best developer, whose games were best targeted at the Nintendo audience (pardon me if that sounds like an insult, it's not). I'd love to see them recapture their former glory, sadly I think it's not to be.
ChunkyLover53  +   1379d ago
@SaiyanFury
Nintendo owned Rare, if they didn't want Conker released, it wouldn't have been released.
Rare has been a solid developer this generation as far as I'm concerned. Kameo, Viva Pinata, Perfect Dark Zero, Banjo Kazooie Nuts And Bolts and the first Kinect Sports games are all pretty awesome.

Its easy to look back at things and say, I miss this or that, if there were a true fan calling for some of these franchises I'm sure we'd see them in some form. After all, its all about making money.

I would love to see Killer Instinct or a new Banjo game, just not sure there is money to be made from it.

Also, Peter M was running Rare and wasn't exactly a visionary when it came to putting some games out. I'm interested to see what Rare has been up to. Its easy to say they are busy with Kinect, but Big Park actually handled most of Kinect Sports Season 2, which means Rare could easily be up to something else.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1379d ago
Agreed with both your statements here. RIP Rare :(
SCW1982  +   1379d ago
I must have a true successor to Banjo Kazooie!
Uncharted2Vet  +   1379d ago
agreed
KrimsonKody  +   1379d ago
I think Conker held up well.
It's still better than a few of the more recent platformers. I played it in its heyday, but I seen it recently in hi-res & such & it looked fairly decent.
Not to mention the hilarious story & memorable characters. & I will never forget the mountain of poo...what other game has an mountain made of poo? & the way the stench fumes levitated off the surface, I could swear that I smelled it!
Also, the gameplay was challenging & unforgiving, but it was well worth the grind, just for the story alone.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1379d ago
Haha why are all the best games from the last gen? Seriously, i remember playing Conker: Live and Reloaded back on the original XBOX and that game was just awesome.
mamotte  +   1379d ago
Sadly, the halo-like multiplayer for the Xbox version sucks. I suggest you to find and play the multiplayer version from the N64, it was made of pure win. Just for this, I say the N64 version is way better. Oh, and, oh-the-irony, uncensored.

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