Forsaken (Nintendo 64)

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A lotta hype without much to ride on... Cormana6868 (16) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars

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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
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Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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Total! (Germany)
Nachdem der beliebte First-Person-Shooter von Rare indiziert ist, gibt es keine Konkurrenz mehr, die den verdienten Erfolg dieses Moduls schmälern könnte. So darf man also mit Recht ein Hoch auf Nintendo (für johe Qualitätsstandards), Probe (für die Spielidee), Iguana (für die Umsetzung) und Acclaim (für den Vertrieb) ausrufen – diese Kombination sorgt für Kurzweil bei den Fans.
Mega Fun
Von der perfekten Grafik (HighRes-Grafik und True-Lighsourcing), die ganz ohne Nebelschwaden auskommt und noch besser ist als die der PS-Version, bis hin zu den Techno-Sounds ist alles bestens. Die Steuerung ist schnell in Fleisch und Blut übergegangen, und lhr fliegt elegant durch die klaustrophobischen Anlagen. Auch der Mehrspieler-Modus ist jetzt sehr motivierend, nicht nur durch die beiden neuen Modi, sondern vor allem durch die Vier-Spieler-Variante. Durch die Unterstützung des Rumble-Paks weiß man sofort, ob man von einer versteckten Einheit angegriffen wird. Die 22 Levels sind nun auch ausreichend (natürlich können es nie genug sein!) und bieten darüber hinaus noch einige Secret-Areas. Wie schon bei der 32-Bit-Variante fordert Euch der Schwierigkeitsgrad ab dem dritten Level einiges ab. Wildes Umherballern und blndes Vorgehen führen unweigerlich zum Tod. Daher ist taktisches Vorgehen wieder einmal mehr die Lösung.
Forsaken est une franche réussite sur N64. Attention aux maux de tête, après deux heures de jeu !!
Consoles Plus
Forsaken 64 est un bon Descent-like. Son mode 4 joueurs est bien réalisé, mais on aurait préféré des arènes de combat moins vastes.
Game Players
The gameplay offers a good mixture of action and exploration, although it gets repetitive after awhile and it's a little too easy to get lost in the 3D worlds. But thanks to an excellent (and always fluid) four-player mode, Forsaken won't get old too quickly. A recommended title for every N64 owner who wants a bit more action than piloting monkeys through happy worlds, but everyone should heed this warning: people prone to motion-sickness should close their eyes during gameplay.
I really enjoyed this game. The fast paced action coupled with a bunch of different enemies and weapons will keep you playing for hours. The graphics are top notch and watching those explosions never gets old. I think that this game is everything that other games have tried to be but failed. All in all, if you do not suffer motion sickness, you should check this game out. I don't think that it will be for everyone, especially on the Nintendo, but if you are not sure, it is worth the price of a rental for sure.
Between the various multiplayer options and the great single-player mode, Forsaken 64 comes out a real winner. Save for Rare's Goldeneye 007, it easily defeats the other first-person shooters currently available for the N64.
If you enjoyed Descent then you're going to love Forsaken -- it's really that simple. Although it might get boring after a while, the game is interesting enough in the single player mode. But plug in a few more controllers and you get one of the most gripping shooters of the year. Rarely is there such a good combination between technology and action-packed gameplay. While the N64 version outperforms the PSX Forsaken in almost every respect, it doesn't have as much personality as the PC original.
Nintendo Power Magazine
For intense action in the one-player mode, or as a multiplayer battle or tag game, Forsaken 64 can stand with the best of them. The best multiplayer game since GoldenEye.
Power Unlimited
[Viervoudig splitscreen] komt de speelbaarheid overigens niet echt ten goede, je ziet namelijk bijna niets meer. Voor de rest blijft Forsaken een hartstikke leuke game, waarin je als futuristische premiejager naar hartelust de boel kapot kan knallen.
Game Revolution
Forsaken is a solid 3D action game for your more-talented-than-average gamer. While the story is a bit irrelevant, the impressive graphics and good single and multiplayer support should help get your money's worth.

-One last thing... The N64 version does not come with the gratuitous calendar of the Forsaken girl :(
And, once you get tired of dealing with huge swarms of annoying computer-controlled little ships and immensely powerful level bosses, you can get down to the nitty-gritty of the matter. This nitty-gritty is, of course, playing against other people. Anyone who has played online and multiplayer versions of Quake or Goldeneye knows that the real fun lies in deathmatches with your friends and acquaintances. Sure...a large TV screen is recommended for the four-player matches (is that small blip down there shooting at me? BLAM)...but the speed suffers very little on this game, even with the screen split into quarters. So try to get some buddies hooked on this one along with you, and train your skills together while you talk trash and eat junk food for hours at a time. It's heaps more exciting than playing the one-player game, though your choice of battle arenas is woefully limited.