The Coming Darkness

My free time of late has been somewhat limited and what free time I've had has been spent playing the hell out of Perfect Dark for XBLA.  Those of you who remember the glory days of the N64 with Goldeneye and Perfect Dark have no excuse not to pick this one up.  Come on, 800 MSP ($10) is definitely worth the (visually updated) fun to be had with one of the best classic FPSs now available on the Xbox Live Aracade.  For more classics, I recommend Doom and Duke Nukem 3D (just not Marathon -  that was a mistake).

That being said, I'll be sure to have a review for Perfect Dark out by the weekend.  In fact, I've started writing it as I write this very post (multi-tasking!).  I probably won't go in-depth about the game, just how this version compares to the N64.  Sorry to those uninitiated in the ways of Perfect Dark-ness -- you'll just have to take a leap of faith.

From what reviews of it that I have read, almost all of them complain about how the game is old or outdated.  The game came out 10 years ago!  I would certainly hope FPSs have gotten better since then!  Sadly, some of them haven't in a lot of aspects...  I won't name names, but a lot of the reviewers have no idea what they're talking about.  For example, one of them said that Perfect Dark Zero was a sequel to Perfect Dark (hint: it's NOT, as if the "Zero" didn't give it away).  Just goes to show that reviews aren't an infallible source - they're largely loose facts slathered in opinions.  End rant.

1 comment:

  1. You pointed out earlier today that The Escapist frankensteined a review together from the N64 version. The part about blurry graphics gives it away. As for those other complaints, some people can't see the forest for the trees.


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