Excerpt: The graphics in Donkey Kong 64 were truly stunning, with great detail, for their time. The environments were rich, yet slightly blocky. Even with this, Donkey Kong 64 had way too much funky lighting and to me it seemed like some kind of 70's disco party. This was the late 90's that we lived in Rare, not the days of groovy dance moves.
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: 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.
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.