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.
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.