Excerpt: It all started with Donkey Kong in the arcades. A simple game: you are Jumpman-- later to be named ''Mario''-- and your job is to save your girlfriend from, you guessed it, Donkey Kong. Many people enjoyed the classic title, which I have also seen on the Game Boy, and I believe it was on several other consoles, also. And then, for the Super NES, Rare developed a game known as Donkey Kong Country.
Summary: Donkey Kong 64 is a great 3D adventure game, but it just isn't the same as playing Super Mario 64 for the first time. But otherwise it's a great game and it's a good deal because it includes the N64 Expansion Pak almost for free.
Excerpt: It's been many years since Donkey Kong established Nintendo as a video game company. Now, years since the launch of the Nintendo 64 console, Nintendo's quit monkeying around and finally delivered an update to a classic series. Though lacking in innovation, Donkey Kong 64 is a remarkable game sure to sell well this holiday season.
Excerpt: Rare is one of the best developers in the industry and with each release, they further establish this reputation of theirs. However, none of their titles ever seem to get all the respect they deserve. Their games have a pattern of being haunted by previous benchmark titles of the genre.
Excerpt: In the early days of gaming on the NES, the technological limitations of the hardware prevented developers from accurately recreating real world activities like skiing or hiking. Hence, the act of collecting coins and such was used in videogames as a metaphor and substitute for the absence of those activities. However, times have changed and current technology has, to a degree, caught up with reality.
Summary: Agréable à regarder, mais aussi agréable à écouter, ce Donkey Kong 64 est une merveilleuse surprise pour des possesseurs de Nintendo 64 qui auraient sans doute bien voulu qu'on leur propose un RAMpack un peu plus tôt !
Conclusion: Annoncé comme le plus gros jeu de plate-forme sur Nintendo 64, Rareware s'est trop écarté du principal, à savoir réaliser un jeu fun et divertissant. Car proposer une immense durée de vie dans un jeu trop linéaire et lassant ne sert à rien. Techniquement très contestable et très banal, Donkey Kong 64 est, certes, un bon jeu mais reste une déception pour les fans. Il doit cependant mériter toute votre attention mais pas forcément toute votre passion.