cute, fluffy squirrel won't be the only one with potty
in case you don't know, is not a game for young children
despite the rather innocuous look of the cartoonish
cast that looks like it would be home in a Disney
studio - okay, maybe Pixar. But Conker has more in
common with Andrew Dice Clay than Chip and Dale or
is a foul-mouthed mammal that revels in his adult
content to good effect. The original game, Bad Fur
Day, had a lot more to offer than just the novelty
of a swearing squirrel. The gameplay was fun and diverse.
In fact it practically rivals the GTA series for diversity.
Live and Reloaded attempts to recapture that vibe
and take the title to new heights with online play.
to the old game the new one is different. Some parts
are easier, the graphics are improved, some levels
and situations are missing, while some new content
has been added. Overall the gameplay seems a little
bit more serious this time around. Some parts are
really tough and are guaranteed to have you swearing
right along with Conker.
gameplay is more difficult than it should be and it's
not due to lack of skill, you just don't get enough
information on what to do and where to go. There are
times when the entire game comes to a complete stop
because you're unsure of what's going on. There is
no map to guide you, the puzzles are arbitrarily presented;
half the time you don't even know if you're involved
in a puzzle or just totally lost and you can't find
your way out. Dealing with weapons and skills in the
multi-player mode is too deep for most gamers. You
have to level your character up in RPG fashion. Just
switching weapons can be a complex affair.
as a game, has been made much more personal. You really
have to spend some time with it to get used to the
control system and all of the options, especially
in the multi-player mode. There is a single-player
mode that replicates the multi-player mode. You will
interact with bots. It's actually less stressful and
more fun than playing against real people online.
More on that later.
liked showing people how crazy this game is but there's
little chance of letting them have a go at it since
it's not geared to pick up and play. People can't
believe some of the things that they see in this game
such as putting out a fire by drinking beer and pissing
on it. There are lots of crazy characters to control
and interact with including a vampire bat that has
to drop feces on the villagers down below. The overall
tone of the game is rude. It's funny and shocking
at the same time. The combat is a real war scene complete
with gruesome bloodbaths.
play is hit or miss. If the game is full with eight
players, the action is on. It's full tilt all the
way. Things are flying all over the place. If you
only have a few players, the pace slows down considerably
to the point where I lost interest in less than fifteen
minutes. Using Deathmatch as a base the gameplay tends
to get complicated with class systems that allow you
to use specific weapons and vehicles. You can change
your class but you have to do it when you're respawning
and it leaves you open to attack.
takes a lot of patience to upgrade your character.
At first you'll have to beg for scraps of weapons
that dead enemies leave behind. The only way you'll
get ahead is to gain experience and upgrade your character
so that you can use a better class of weapons and
you acquire better weapons you'll have to cycle through
a whole host of menus just to change them. Remember
this game is in real time and you don't have the luxury
of perusing the interface like you're ordering dinner
at Denny's. This system is too deep and frustrating.
There's no excuse why this shouldn't have been simplified.
Another complaint that I have is that even with the
improved weapons it takes numerous shots to kill an
enemy and that include head shots which as far as
I remember should always be one-hit kills. Someone
changed the rules and didn't bother to tell me. #&*!
of the game looks amazing. It's got great detail and
depth but some of the character models suffer. The
cutscenes are worth the price of admission. I would
be first in line to see the Conker movie should that
ever come about. Until such time I'll just have to
enjoy what I've got of the little bastard and his
friends. I would advise you to do likewise. You won't
make it to first base if you rent this game. You've
got to set aside some serious time if you want to
explore all the aspects of the game. If you don't
put the time in, chances are you're going to hate
it and that would be a f*#%-ing shame.
ON: Conker's Bad Fur Day shook the sugarcoated
image that Nintendo created. Let's face it: the game
may have featured a cute looking squirrel, however,
Conker was not the usual Nintendo character. He was
crude, rude and fans of the game loved it. Some parents
on the other hand bought this game not looking at the
rating or even reading the back of the box and were
shocked to find the little furry guy to be a foul-mouthed
character. He had attitude and even a little "Randy".
Oh hell, the little guy was always looking for action
and let's just leave it at that. Fans know the story.
The game was a hit but created a stir and if you were
to ask me it was exactly what Nintendo needed. I have
to say it came a little too late though. Well, Rare
left Nintendo's happy family and the little guy is coming
to the Xbox in his own "Live" enabled action
also wondered if Rare would make Conker a little less
outrageous. Well, I placed the disc in and soon I
found out that Rare actually managed to find a way
to make the little guy even more controversial. It's
nothing you have not heard or played before but there
is something about hearing and seeing the actions
coming from this little cute squirrel that is shocking
as well as hilarious and I dare say stunning! Okay,
not to ruin the whole story, it's a play on the Terminator
movies. Hey if Arnold can now be the Governor of California,
then Conker can be the next John Connors so to speak.
The animation is bright and fantastic at the same
time very realistic and a little disturbing. You see
Conker on a troop plane dazed and confused, dressed
in military gear. He has no idea of how he wound up
there. Before he can shake the cobwebs out of his
head, he witnesses the slaughter of the elite army
of his fellow squirrels by the hands of the Teddies.
They are like machines and hell bent on taking over.
Our little guy is suddenly the last hope for the future
of his race. Man are they in deep s&*t!
find yourself armed with only a frying pan and limited
rations of chocolate. This acts as his health meter.
Now Conker must have learned a few new moves since
the last time I played his other game. He can crawl
and jump and even hover for a short time by spinning
his tale. He needs to get out of the line of fire
and find a better weapon before he can go nay further.
The controls are responsive and fairly easy to learn.
You will see the damage he takes from the blood appearing
on the screen. After learning the controls, it took
awhile to learn where to go and stop from dying. It
only took a short time to learn the way the game works.
While you're moving, the camera followed well and
the angle was almost perfect although there were a
few places where the camera could have been placed
at a better angle. I know in the final release this
will be fixed. The game is part action and part platformer.
The demo was impressive but at times a bit frustrating
because of the fact you have to find a way out of
the line of fire on your own. It is not that tough
but they could have given more help in the form of
a clue or visual to help know what to do. The voice
talents are great and even though the demo was censored
it gave me a very good idea of what the final game
will be like. It's going to be rude and crude and
Conker Live And Reloaded be a hit for the Xbox? I
am betting it will! The animation and movements are
great the game is certainly adult natured and the
violence, even in cartoon form, is a little intense.
While the demo I had did not have an online version,
the game play seemed solid. It seemed a little unpolished,
but again this is an early demo. If you were a fan
of the first game, this one will have you looking
twice and asking is this for real? Conker has the
same quick comebacks and will even yell at the gamer
who is controlling him. I know Vaughn hates when I
say this but this will not be a game for the whole
family to enjoy. Some of the images are graphic although
done great. It makes the action stick out even more
and I think that was Rare's intent. I personally can't
wait to play this online and see what other features
are in the final release. It may not be suited for
everyone but this one has the potential to be a huge
hit with Xbox owners.
and Nintendo shocked many when Conker's Bad Fur Day
was released for the N64 system. Normally when people
think of a Nintendo game they think of the lovable
Mario or the other cast of family friendly characters.
So when the commercials started to air showing a horny
little squirrel and a few sexual innuendos. It caused
a lot of buzz. Granted, the game was geared for the
older players. However, you have to love a game that
had a song about poo! Of course the game was meant
to shed some of the sugar off of Nintendo's rep. Thanks
to the talented folks at Rare the game was not only
fun to play, but it had some great jokes and loaded
with bad taste.
left the happy family of Nintendo and now the little
furry troublemaker is back and on the Xbox. Excuse
the pun but the game is looking to really be loaded
with several modes including the original game included
that started it all. Conker was shown off at E3 and
everyone said the game was looking good. Now Microsoft
has released some screen shots and details of the
game. The early screen shots look great and the game
looks to have some great graphics and effects. The
game will focus on the online play and of course the
tasteless humor will be a big part of the game. Players
will rage war in six different ways and the game will
feature several modes including a story based missions
and plenty of options.
had hoped to have the game ready for a December release
but it now looks like the game won't make it until
2005. Fans of the old N64 game are already waiting
to get a chance to play this one. Take a look at the
screen shots and the known game modes and features
so far. We will certainly write an updated preview
if any more modes are announced.
squad action: Players choose from six character
classes, including Skyjockey, Long Ranger, Grunt,
Demolisher, Thermophile, and Sneaker, each with
its own signature weapons and abilities. In Conker:
Live and Reloaded, team composition has strategic
and tactical advantages and implications.
Live gameplay: Team-based gameplay, innovative campaign
story lines, and distinctive humor all make for
a great experience on Xbox Live. Online players
strategize, cooperate, and communicate as a team
in Campaign mode, or venture out solo against buddies
in Deathmatch. Players can earn war medals, rise
through the ranks, secure unlockables, and download
arsenal for maximum carnage: Devastating weapons
include camera-guided rockets, an acid thrower,
and loads of grenade types. Operate five types of
vehicles including Sky Steed, Mule Bomber, R-Hog,
Toad Jeep, and Tankus and various types of equipment
such as anti-infantry sentries, medi-guns, and a
snoop camera. Special abilities allow players to
disguise themselves or feign death and sneak up
on unsuspecting foes to unload a demoralizing array
and irreverent world of Conker: Over-the-top humor,
characters, and gameplay dominate in every way with
rude wit, lewd innuendoes, and ridiculous violence.
The juxtaposition of the characters, Squirrels and
Tediz, and their world is at the heart of the humor.
The expressions, exclamations, and special effects
bring out the true Conker flavor.
bizarre single-player adventure: The critically
acclaimed single-player game Conker's Bad Fur Day
is now on Xbox, fully recreated with amazing graphics
and enhanced profanity. The game is full of hilarious
situations, movie pastiches, off-the-wall puzzles,
and crazy characters in an offbeat world, including
horny bees, voluptuous sunflowers, singing piles
of poo, and even Death himself.
Release: Mar 2005
Players: 1 - ? Online
Preview by Chris
(OUT OF 5)