Great point, 'Raiser. There's some real gems in the N64 library, but I'm not sure I'd put too many of them ahead of GoldenEye. The game having a C+, implying that it's just about average when compared to the rest of the N64 library, seems almost criminal. But the user score is about the same, so who's to say? I do look forward to seeing if the grade changes after The Critic's recent play sessions.
Side note: I honestly prefer GoldenEye over Perfect Dark. Yeah, I said it!! People like to give PD praise for its expanded multiplayer, but I think GE's single-player level designs are much tighter, and I think the Bond license is a great asset to the game versus whatever the heck Rare was thinking with PD's characters, storytelling, and settings. PD's single-player levels were expansive, but I thought they were pretty boring and largely a chore to navigate and re-play.
Plus, the Expansion Pak was required for single-player. And the game had an even worse, choppier frame rate than its predecessor. Meanwhile, EA's The World Is Not Enough worked just fine without the Expansion Pak, and ran pretty smoothly on its own. I'd honestly put it above Perfect Dark in my own personal rankings - but again, just my opinion.
DrLitch wrote:My nephew of 16 years old told me it is one of the worst games he has ever played. Nephew proceeds for a mindless bit of Warzone online, a game I consider one of the worst of all time. Such is life...
My Nephew is 13, Litch, and can I ever relate to this! He plays Overwatch and Fortnite for hours on end. I'm not sure he's ever tried GoldenEye, but I know we had some fun when he was much younger playing the WCW / NWO games for the N64, as well as Mario Kart. I don't know how much his tastes have changed or if he'd be able to appreciate the N64 crop of shooters or not, but now I'm curious. The next time we meet up, maybe I'll break out the N64 and see what he thinks.
I do get a laugh out of people online dubbing certain classic titles "the worst game ever." When I first started posting on here again, there was a thread about Genesis reviews on the site, and how no game (at that point) had been given an A+. While I suggested that Road Rash earn that honor, another user posted a story about a YouTuber they watch, who recently did a Road Rash playthrough and called it - you guessed it - the worst game they have ever played.
And, yes, they complained about the framerate. And graphics. A lot. Going off of your musical suggestion, it reminds me of that Bruce Hornsby tune, myself. That's just the way it is...