Conker Live Reloaded
This game tripped me
out. Imagine a game that rocked your socks back in the day on an older
system and then find it all updated with modern technology and
absolutely sensual graphics! This is what is presented to gamers with
this release and the bold move to remake Conkerís Bad Fur Day,
previously seen on the Nintendo 64.
At the time, it was about a creature who should have
been a cutesy type character, put him into a world where there is
gratuitous violence and in jokes and then let him rip with a life of his
own. The jokes were current for their time but now they are a bit dated,
but that is not to say that the game in its own right ainít the real
deal because it sure as hell is.
There is not much involving any sort of storyline,
however there is a great mix of genres for those with well rounded
tastes. Youíll begin the game in classic platforming mode with eventual
combat modes being introduced to the title. The pacing feels a bit odd
as there is a real sense of placement involved in the title so you never
get the enjoyment of really mixing it up from the get go.
Graphically this game is a absolute dream and so is
the audio with developer Rare really taking the time to bring this game
up to speed in the modern era of gaming. This is the game that people
would have been waiting for to see why the Big Green Giant paid so much
to take them off Nintendo! This game is just so much fun to play and it
is worth playing all the way through for nostalgiaís sake. New gamers
are going to love it as well though, although theyíll be shaking their
heads at some of the corny jokes that are up for grabs.
The online version of this game is tons of fun also
with a very comprehensive deathmatch. The game supports up to 16 players
on Xbox Live and the action is fast and furious. This mode is genuine
fun unlike a lot of the games that are on the Live network. Most of the
time I must confess that I purely review a game on itís single player
merits however this title is truly fun and well worth getting the Live
subscription in order to take part in some of the shenanigans that you
can get up to.
There is a slight learning curve to the controls and
I would say that about 30 minutes will have you ok with them. Take
advantage of the bots that you can practice with before bringing your
l33t skills to Live!
Iíd have to say that Conker is well worth the play
and salute Microsoft for taking this step with Rare in bringing back an
old game and making it look sweet. Now if only someone would take the
time out to port all the Quake games over to Xbox, Iíd be really
High Recommendation, you wonít regret it!