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GoldenEye 007 or Perfect Dark?

GoldenEye 007.
49% (170 votes)
Perfect Dark.
32% (111 votes)
Can't Decide.
6% (19 votes)
Neither.
13% (44 votes)
Total votes: 344
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Platform(s): Nintendo 64  
Series: Perfect Dark   GoldenEye 007  
Articles: Polls  

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I'm sad to see how poorly

I'm sad to see how poorly Perfect Dark is doing. PD multiplayer was sweet. Secondary fire added so much to the game.

Also? The first level, when the lights go out? One of the best moments in N64 history.

I purchased Goldeneye 2

I purchased Goldeneye 2 years ago at a Goodwill and I can't get into it at all.

I like Perfect Dark a lot.

How 'bout both?

I enjoy both games, but I voted for Goldeneye. There are few games as well put together as this classic. In fact, until recently I owned two copies (don't ask why). The multiplayer is still a blast to play and the simple, classic weapons trump all other shooters.

Still have a copy of Perfect Dark as well. Began playing through it again two summers ago, but only completed about half of it. Favorite gun has to be the laptop gun.

Interesting to see this poll up. Any reason? Just for nostalgia?

abfackeln wrote: I

abfackeln wrote:

I purchased Goldeneye 2 years ago at a Goodwill and I can't get into it at all.

I like Perfect Dark a lot.

FYI GoldenEye 2 is a vastly different game than part 1. Completely different design teams and direction.

I voted for GoldenEye. I like Perfect Dark a lot, but the generic sci-fi story/art direction puts it a notch below GoldenEye for me.

Never wondered?

frogofdeath wrote:

Interesting to see this poll up. Any reason? Just for nostalgia?

Somewhere on the website, whether it was the forums or the comments section to someone's blog or review, someone said that they preferred Perfect Dark to GoldenEye. This was blasphemy in my eyes, but I got to thinking that others might also hold similar preference of the "follow-up" to the "original". They are of course wrong, but that doesn't change the fact that they would believe what they believe. Hence this poll.

Gladly, GoldenEye still leads the way despite a late push from Perfect Dark fans.

Golden Eye

Golden Eye is an eye tat is golden.

Dale, I was the one that

Dale, I was the one that said Perfect Dark was better than Goldeneye in my last blog post. In a nutshell, I thought it was better mechanically as well as just being a better looking game overall. Really it can be thought of as Goldeneye's true sequel-Rare used essentially the same engine for it with a few improvements here and there.

Not surprised since you preferred Majora's Mask

It hurts more knowing that one of your own could share such radical beliefs.

Perfect Dark for me was a chance for Rare to get out from under Nintendo and GoldenEye and try to make a real game on its own. I recall having high hopes for a unique game from Rare given its proficiency with GoldenEye. I dug the idea of a female lead, I liked the aliens thing and I really liked how great it looked with the Expansion Pak. Nintendo needed a game like that and I thought it would be a no-brainer.

But the result is pretty much what you have been getting from Rare ever since--Star Fox Adventures, Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo, Conker's Bad Whatever, you name it--technically impressive, sometimes whitty but bland experiences. I can't recall Perfect Dark's story at all. I barely remember levels. I do remember the multiplayer and I recall that was what sent the game over the top for me (and Chi I think).

Misunderstanding

Chi Kong Lui wrote:
abfackeln wrote:

I purchased Goldeneye 2 years ago at a Goodwill and I can't get into it at all.

I like Perfect Dark a lot.

FYI GoldenEye 2 is a vastly different game than part 1. Completely different design teams and direction.

I voted for GoldenEye. I like Perfect Dark a lot, but the generic sci-fi story/art direction puts it a notch below GoldenEye for me.

You misread my post. I bought Goldeneye (the Rare N64 game) 2 years ago (2007).

I know the multiplayer is what made this game so great back in the day, but to be a true classic the game has to still be fun today. Goldeneye for me is not.

It is not because it is old. I played Duke Nukem 3D for the first time last year and liked it. Counter Strike is still fun.

abfackeln wrote: You

abfackeln wrote:

You misread my post. I bought Goldeneye (the Rare N64 game) 2 years ago (2007).

I know the multiplayer is what made this game so great back in the day, but to be a true classic the game has to still be fun today. Goldeneye for me is not.

It is not because it is old. I played Duke Nukem 3D for the first time last year and liked it. Counter Strike is still fun.

The single-player mission design and layout in GoldenEye set the standard that many scripted games like Modern Warfare still follow. Games like Duke Nukem follows the the Doom School of design where stages are completely contrived environments that serve as pure obstacles or arenas for gamers to blow stuff up. GoldenEye not only broke the Doom mold with incredibly believable mission objectives, but the environments/stage design had a foot in reality and while not entirely realistic, it still felt pretty close to reality and gave FPS a completely different direction. I probably would still enjoy revisiting some of those stages today.

Radical, eh? Am I classified

Radical, eh? Am I classified as an insurgent within the staff now ? :P

I actually feel the opposite in regards to the levels-the Perfect Dark ones were a lot more memorable than in Goldeneye. Plus the game just looked better as a whole-much more vibrant and varied settings. There was also a much broader selection of weapons. The story was rather silly, but it was coherent at the very least, and PD isn't the kind of game that's carried by its story anyway.

Now if you want to have the Majora's Mask debate, that would take more space than a comment box would allow :)

Rich--glad to hear it about

Rich--glad to hear it about Majora's Mask! You, me and Stephen Totilo can start a club now =P

weren't the multiplayer

weren't the multiplayer arena modes on PD just way better though? And included alot of unlockables from 007!

Perfect Dark coming to XBLA

For you Perfect Dark fans, you are getting a chance to replay the original game on the Xbox 360 soon, according to Major Nelson's Twitter post:

"@majornelson For those asking: Perfect Dark will be coming to Arcade in a few months. That's all the info I have."

Er

Duke nukem didnt have those kind of levels, it was set in simulated urban environment apart from the space episode. Remember the first level is the porno theatre and its laid out like a theatre, prison level like a prison, etc. 007 was one of the first FPS with proper objectives as i recall. I guess you could say doom has objectives as much as "find the red key", but 007 was the first one where you could totally flunk a level and have to start again

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