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Reviewer: Brady Date: Jul 24, 2009
Perfect Dark is the name, but is it perfect? Not really.

Graphics: 9
Perfect Dark has very good graphics for the type of game it is in my opinion. It makes you feel like you are there yourself to a point.

Sound: 8
Perfect Dark has great sound. The music sound is loud by default, but it can be turned down. It has great music and sound effects.

Gameplay: 2
I hate to comment on the horrible game play from Perfect Dark. But the control design is the worst feature in this game. The control styles most people like do not exist in the game. It should have allowed players to customize the buttons and such within reason of where it could. In addition, the pipe level is difficult and allows the player to fall off too much such I thought showed as very bad feature. I wonder why they work so hard on the other features of the game and forget to fix one of the important ones, the controls.

Overall: 5
Aside from the bad controls perfect dark is good game. It is full of good graphics and sound, but its controls are so horrible that I had to give it a below average score. I have to say that perfect dark is a good game, but I want to say that I do not recommend it for the ones that are like me and want the great controls.

Perfect Dark is the name, but is it perfect? Not really. It is a shoot them up type mission game with a female instead of a male similar to other mission impossible type games, but it lacks good controls and so do some of the others that's my main point.

 

Reviewer: Thomas Gebert Date: May 3, 2009
What an amazing game. The sound, the graphics, the story, it's all there. Sure, there may not be any prerendered full motion video there, or Oscar winning performances, but this game is darn good, and I have a blast playing it every time.

Graphics: 10
This game really pushed the N64 to it's limits, the graphics are extremely detailed and pretty. The characters all look like people, and the guns look like guns, but no one looks pixelated like in Doom.

The reason the graphics were so good was because of the expansion pak, which I think Rare really liked to use. It added some much-needed extra RAM and made the graphics far more detailed.

Sound: 9
The sound is pretty good, but it does sound a little compressed, and sometimes it seems a little off during the cinematic scenes (though it's hard to tell because their lips don't move). The soundtrack is pretty nice though, and I found it really does help the mood of the game.

Gameplay: 9
The gameplay is pretty much identical to GoldenEye, but it is actually better I think. All the guns have 2 modes, they are easy to swap out, and the control feels very fluid. The only complaint I have is that sometimes, though not often, I was a little confused on where I had to go.

Overall: 10
Perfect is in the name for goodness sakes, and this really does show N64 perfection. This game is a blast to play and definitely should be in everyone's collection.

This may be the best first-person-shooter for the N64, rivaling against quake and Goldeneye. I really think that the genre would not be where it is today if they game hadn't revised the engine dramatically. The cinematics are pretty fun to watch, the worlds all seem pretty interactive, and there are plenty of levels.

 

Reviewer: Brady Date: Apr 14, 2009
Perfect Dark is the name, but is it perfect? Not really.

Graphics: 9
Perfect Dark has very good graphics for the type of game it is in my opinion. It makes you feel like you are there yourself to a point.

Sound: 8
Perfect Dark has great sound. The music sound is loud by default, but it can be turned down. It has great music and sound effects.

Gameplay: 2
I hate to comment on the horrible game play from Perfect Dark. But the control design is the worst feature in this game. The control styles most people like do not exist in the game. It should have allowed players to customize the buttons and such within reason of where it could. In addition, the pipe level is difficult and allows the player to fall off too much such I thought showed as very bad feature. I wonder why they work so hard on the other features of the game and forget to fix one of the important ones, the controls.

Overall: 5
Aside from the bad controls perfect dark is good game. It is full of good graphics and sound, but its controls are so horrible that I had to give it a below average score. I have to say that perfect dark is a good game, but I want to say that I do not recommend it for the ones that are like me and want the great controls.

Perfect Dark is the name, but is it perfect? Not really. It is a shoot them up type mission game with a female instead of a male similar to other mission impossible type games, but it lacks good controls and so do some of the others that's my main point.