Mace: The Dark Age (Nintendo 64)

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Game Play 64
Conclusion, Mace n'est pas excellent mais propose de bonnes idées, vu le nombre de jeux potables en matière de baston, on ne crachera pas dessus, on l'achètera !
GamePro (US)
If you're a N64 owner who's been waiting to smack fools upside the head with a stick or slice up suckas with a sword, Mace is the game for you. It's bloody, it's fun and it's the best fighting game the N64 has to offer.
Consoles Plus
Disons-le haut et fort : Mace est le meilleur jeu de baston de la Nintendo 64. Mais c'est plutôt une victoire par défaut que par KO.
Total! (Germany)
Mace: The Dark Age ist ein gutes Prügelspiel, das Euch länger beschäftigen wird, denn die Gegner machen es einem auch auf dem niedrigsten der vier Schwierigkeitsgrade nicht gerade leicht. Insgesamt bietet Midways jüngster Release zwar nicht die gleiche Spieltiefe wie die vielen Titel aus Capcoms berühmter Straßenkämpfer-Serie, als 3D-Prügelspiel für das Nintendo64 kann er sich jedoch eindeutig vor der Konkurrenz plazieren.
Electric Playground
This game is a looker and it has made some creative attempts to use 3D space and provide interactivity with the fighting environment, for these reasons it deserves credit. I feel there are some issues with the control but it is certainly very playable.
Game Informer Magazine
But regardless, Mace has aged better than many early 3D fighters, and once can see a similarity between it and the recent 3D Mortal Kombat titles. You certainly have no reason to play Mace instead of those games, but revisiting Midway's earlier forays into 3D fighting has some historical interest if nothing else.
Video Games
Trotz der imposanten Waffenkollektion kommt der Prügelspaß nie so recht aus den Startlöchern. Abwechslungsreiche Gegner, wuchtige Weapon/Magic-Moves und schön gestaltete 3-D-Kulissen heben das Motivationsbarometer trotzdem über das Mittelmaß hinweg. Alles in allem ist Mace: The Dark Age ein spaßiger Genrevertreter, der durchaus einen gewissen Unterhaltungswert aufweist. Eingefleischte Hau-Drauf-Experten sollten trotzdem ein Auge riskieren - die ansprechende Präsentation ist es wert.
Nintendo Power Magazine
It's more of the same tournament fighter stuff with a few twists. The characters are cool, but maybe not cool enough to stop the yawns for long.
All in all, Mace is a depressing game. It looks so good that you really want to like it, but it just isn't very much fun to play at all. It falls squarely between Dark Rift and War Gods in the realm of 3D fighting on the N64. Hopefully, someone will eventually do a worthwhile N64 fighting game.