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Play an N64 game...; Tell us what N64 games you've been playing!
Topic Started: Apr 4 2008, 03:54 PM (36,875 Views)
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Started F-Zero X for the first time. I practiced hard at GX and eventually 100%-ed that many years ago, so I had most of the gameplay mechanics for X down and was able to breeze through most of the cups and difficulties quickly, but I just unlocked Master difficulty and it's been kicking my butt. Though I'm gradually getting better. Especially using Bio-Rex.
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Started Mission: Impossible. Only beaten the first level so far but it's not bad. Biggest issues so far are the unintuitive inventory system and the terrible camera. Nice to see the N64 attempting an MGS-style game but so far it doesn't hold a candle to that and I'd like to give Winback a go soon for comparison.

My favorite thing so far is definitely Ethan Hunt's ridiculous run cycle. He runs like a toddler and I can't watch it for too long without laughing.
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Finally ordered a cheap copy of Goldeneye. So pumped. It was one of my all-time favorite games but I haven't played it in 10 years. I still remember so much about it like it was yesterday and I've still got my Gameshark (which exponentially increased the replay value of that game, possibly more than any other on the system) so I'm all set to play that thing for a week straight and never leave my room. Ah, if only
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I need to get RE2. I liked REmake on the Gamecube alright but it got a little too hard/stressful to deal with having to burn all the corpses or else most likely get your :donkey: kicked later on, so I never finished it.

Got my $3 copies of Jet Force Gemini and Shadow Man in the mail. I played both of these as a kid but don't remember much aside from thinking they were too hard and eventually trading them in because of it. So I'm looking forward to checking them out now as an adult.
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I beat Earthworm Jim 3-D just now. I don't think it's as terrible as people say but it still has generic bad game sydrome. It's okay but it's so bland and boring that it honestly feels worse than games like Starshot which are also full of problems but at least feel like unique anomalies. This is one of those games that requires you to beat it 100% to see the ending which I never like in 3D platformers, and the boss fights are some of the least fun ever all because of the pacing and controls of them being so unintuitive. The normal stages aren't much better with a camera that gets caught on walls and rotate so slow that aiming at targets is annoying. I'm also not a fan of the "try to be as wacky as possible" sense of humor. Probably the only parts of this game that I liked was a scene that reminded me of the original Resident Evil and that one of the skyboxes looks like an old Earthworm Jim level. That and the final boss is your transsexual self.

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I think this game could have been better if the shooting was more Jet force Gemini-esque where you could carry all your weapons with you and they had vastly different properties and uses instead of here where each level has one special weapon and they are all basically the same. Either that or the game could have just stayed 2d. The worst part of the game is just how empty the levels are and how slow you move with no way to control your own pace.
Agree on all this. Huge fan of the original games and while I don't think 3D is terrible, it's such a huge letdown in the gameplay, design, and humor departments. I wish they'd kept it 2D and just built on the first/second games' styles. It's the equivalent of taking a fully-completed ship in a bottle, saying you think it could be improved with some modifications, then hurling it against a wall. They also wasted their license to the awesome cartoon that started around the time of the second game. Getting the voice actors and character designs from the show was nice but following that a bit more would have improved the game too. The whole thing got pushed out the door unfinished and I just wish the developers had let someone more competent take charge of it.
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Having the show's voice actor, Dan Castellaneta, play him in the game was a big selling point at the time, at least in part because he's also Homer Simpson. He's really great in the show but yeah, they didn't give him or any of the villains much of anything interesting to say.

Highly recommend the show btw if you like the humor of the first few games. Easily the best video game-based cartoon out there in my opinion. That's another issue the game's production had; it uses stuff from the show and was meant to come out around the same time, but because the game fell into its development hell of jumping to different devs and getting revised and rebuilt from the ground up constantly, the show had been dead and gone for years by the time this game came out - and it's still unfinished.

Anyhoo, on some No Mercy now. I liked Wrestlemania 2000 but this is better in pretty much every way so far. Love the branching stories with the ridiculous cutscenes full of that over-the-top Attitude Era dialogue.

"What you think? I wipe a monkey's :donkey: with what you think!"
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Been playing NFL Blitz. I know practically nothing about football and have very little interest in sports games but the simplified arcade gameplay here is really addicting. Started Perfect Dark too (only ever played the 360 remake that a lot of people seem to dislike) but my 3rd-party memory card decided to corrupt and refuse to create files for 'new' games (only load old ones) even though it isn't full, so I have to wait to get my new 'real' memory pak in the mail before I start for real.
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Any other references anyone else can think of on the N64? The only one off the top of my head is the little "d'oh!" in Blast Corps.
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