Ugh. So edgy.
I'll just say it: Rare has always been a mediocre developer.
You mean Mario-with-a-bear, Mario-Kart-with-a-monkey, and Goldeneye-with-a-chick?
Excepting Goldeneye, Rare has never made an even halfway original game. Even when their games are decent, you end up feeling like you're wasting your time playing an inferior version of last year's killer app. Even Donkey Kong Country was just generic platforming prettied up with impressive graphics (for its time.)
Conker here is a lot like DK Country actually, in that it's an aggressively generic gameplay experience dressed up with a distracting gimmick.
Blast Corps was completely awesome, and original. Anybody who hates smashing buildings with giant vehicles is either an android or had parents that made them spend all their free time doing educational stuff like watching "Where There's a Will, There's an A."
And Banjo-Kazooie was the last good game they made, although I will admit I didn't play Perfect Dark. Conker was just shit, though. They had been slagged as being a 'kiddie' developer for years, so this was totally the most hamfisted, juvenile backlash ever.
I always found Killer Instinct to be way overrated. On the other hand, my friends and I were total SNK whores when Killer Instinct came out.
You can't really give Goldeneye to Rare. Except for like two guys, the whole team were people just getting into the industry and the whole multiplayer mode was coded by one guy locked into a closet or something.
It was ridiculously hard and pimped by Nintendo Power...but battle toads was a pretty good for the NES...
Hey fuck you guys, Banjo-Kazooie is awesome.
I fail to understand the mindset that does not appreciate a gigantic pile of shit that sings opera
I loved this game, mostly because I was 12 at the time it was released.
|Innocent Bystander |
Anything from Rare = automatic one star. I'd rather shove rusty nails in my pee-hole then play any of their games for even a second.
Conker was pretty good. I liked both Saving Private Ryan with animated squirrels and the boss that you had to beat by smashing his testicles with bricks better personally, but the opera-singing poo was a good part, too.
|Caminante Nocturno |
Maybe I was just too used to this sort of thing when this game came out.
Eh, the music was alright.
|Princess v2.1 |
Conker was a good game and it was usually funny. The Private Ryan sequence is out of this world.
Goldeneye is the best FPS ever, but then again, I pretty much hate FPS games so...
|Dr. Lobotomy |
That was the worse part of the game, a giant shit monster inside of a shit mountain crawling with shit beatles followed by a tedious swim through sewage and death rotors...
And apparently Rare didn't thing there was enough scatological aspects to the game they went ahead and ruined the potentially cool Dracula segment by making your squirrel machine gun batshit out of his ass.
|William Burns |
Everyone who had anything to do with making Goldeneye had already left Rare by the point this game was made. I didn't play it, but it looks like I made the correct choice.
HAHAHA Its about poop HAHAHA
Wait...So he's made of poo, yet he apparently manages to have an asshole and working digestive system. Something's not right here.
Also, Rare had quite a few good games, including: Donkey Kong Country 1, 2 &3, Banjo-Kazooie, Goldeneye, and Donkey Kong 64. It wasn't until the waining years of the N64 that they started sucking.
Donkey Kong Country will forever be one of my favorite games because it's a 2-player side-scroller that worked. None of that Sonic 2 style "leave player 2 behind for half the level" stuff or sharing energy, so my brother and I actually had fun with it when we were kids. I also love Banjo-Kazooie, though I'm pretty sure that's mostly because there was never a Mario 64 sequel on the N64 and it did a good job of filling the gap.
Rare had some good ideas, but overall Conker wasn't one of them. A whole level devoted to shit, you had to pee on raving rockmonsters, there was a Minerva Mink type furry girl, a Matrix parody, and the whole game was too easy anyway.
I did like the zombie level though.
|Spit Spingola |
This song isn't very funny but I loved the multiplayer death matches in Conker.
I think people are forgetting Rare existed before the N64. Their SNES work was good, as was some of their NES work. Does no one remember RC Pro Am, Captain Skyhawk, Jetpac, and Snake Rattle and Roll?
this is dumb
Its supposed to be for adults you see
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