Ohh Perfect Dark, how I have longed to play you since the days of the N64. Well now thanks to magic of technology I have the chance to relive some of the memories I had with the original. You could say Perfect Dark was one of the original FPS games that along with Goldeneye but If you haven’t played the original Perfect Dark, don’t worry because the story line and gameplay hasn’t been touched and remains the same. The only difference between the XBLA version and the N64 is the updated graphics and Xbox Live support. And let me tell you there beautiful, compared to the N64 version it just knocks it out of the park.
Obviously the main thing and the best thing about this re-launch of the original game is the graphics. In the original they were very pixelated, but that was understandable because the original was running on the N64. The new XBLA version has very polished graphics compared to the original. You can see a massive difference and it’s definitely on the same wave length when it come’s to graphics with most of the XBLA games out there. I wouldn’t go as far and say it’s amazing because there are better looking XBLA games out there; Toy Soldiers, but you can see the improvements made and it certainly makes the game more enjoyable. and is a pleasure on the eyes.
I was glad to see Rare re-launch Perfect Dark again with the updated graphics. It’s a throwback title and will bring you down memory lane if you played the original. When I heard about this game I thought don’t make it 1200MSP simply for the fact that I wouldn’t spend $15 on a game that was released over 10 years and only has updated graphics and Xbox live support, but when I seen it was going to be 800MSP you could only imagine my excitement to play this game. I would recommend this for people who played the original and for people who didn’t.