|Version Reviewed: Nintendo 64
Oh boy. Now this is a game that I wasn’t expecting, and the fact that it was released on the Nintendo 64 makes it even stranger. Here is a game that, at the time, pushed video gaming boundaries to the absolute limit. Filled with blood, violence, vulgar language, very crude humor, and sexual situations, this is definitely not a game that soccer moms will appreciate. However…
Who cares! This game has given me the most fun gaming I have experienced in a long, long time. To go along with the huge level of crudeness this game has is almost everything a gamer could want. Players will be very pleased with the smooth gameplay offered, and the sound (especially the voice acting) is absolutely fantastic. Only at a few times in the game did the gameplay start getting a bit frustrating. The characters and story are no letdown either, as they are both downright hilarious, and had me laughing all the way through. Parodies and toilet jokes abound, this game is anything but boring.
When it comes to multiplayer, though, Conker’s BFD could use some work in a few of the many multiplayer games it provides. Truth be told, I found that some of them were more fun when played by myself instead of with other people, “Beach” being one of them. However, the ones in which you shoot around (“Beach” excluded) with or against a buddy, are marvelous. Remember that Conker’s BFD was done by Rare, the same company that did the legendary GoldenEye 007. It’s a good thing that most of the multiplayer is above average and so fun, because that’s what I found myself playing mostly once I was done with the too-short-for-comfort story mode.
This is probably the game’s biggest flaw. The main story mode only lasts little more than 10-12 hours, and even though there’s a library where you could go back and do any level you choose (after you’ve beaten it), it only helps a bit. Once you’re done with the story mode, you’re done with the story mode, unless there were a few levels you loved so much that you have to play them again (this happened to me; fighting the Great Mighty Poo was just that fun).
Still, it’s a great game nonetheless, and easily makes itself one of the best games for the Nintendo 64. Ah, heck, it’s one of the best games on any system. Period.