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May 31, 2017

Cartridge Club #45 - Perfect Dark

This month we played the Rare N64 FPS Perfect Dark.

Panel

Rob

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Musty

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Brandon

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Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music

Ser Flash

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Will Pruitt

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Level 1  00:05:46

P2(Mark) gives a quick overview of Perfect Dark and panel discusses their memories of the game and first impressions.

 

  • Developer: Rare (Battletoads, DKC, GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Pinata)

 

    • Publisher: Rare

 

  • Director: Martin Hollis (GoldenEye, left 14 months into Perfect Dark development to work as a consultant on GCN)
  • Composer: Grant Kirkhope (GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie, Kingdoms of Amalur, Yooka-Laylee)
  • Series: Perfect Dark
  • Platform(s): N64, Xbox360 Live arcade
  • Release Date: 22 May 2000, 17 March 2010
  • Genre: First Person Shooter

 

 

 

Level 2 00:15:58

Discuss story of the game: 00:15:58

  • Perfect Dark is set in 2023 against the backdrop of an interstellar war between two races: the Maians, who resemble the archetypal grey alien, and the Skedar, reptile-like extraterrestrials who use a holographic disguise to appear as Scandinavian humans. On Earth there is an ongoing rivalry between The Carrington Institute, a research and development center founded by Daniel Carrington that secretly operates an espionage group in league with the Maians; and dataDyne, a defence contractor corporation headed by Cassandra De Vries that secretly maintains a deal with the Skedar.

 

You play as Joanna Dark, a Carrington Institute agent who has earned the code name Perfect Dark by being the only agent to score perfect during the training. From here you follow a series of missions that include rescuing a floating laptop AI, a Maian alien named Elvis, rescuing your boss Daniel Carrington and being a bad enough dudette to save the President.

 

Characters

Carrington Institute

  • Joanna Dark
  • Jonathan Steinberg
  • Daniel Carrington

dataDyne

  • Cassandra De Vries
  • Trent Easton

Maians

  • Elvis

Skedar

  • Mr. Blonde
  • Skedar King

Others

  • Dr. Caroll
  • The U.S. President

 

Discuss gameplay mechanics: 00:39:02

  • Auto Aim
  • Favorite weapons
  • Lack of waypoint markings on map
  • Difficulty
  • Co-operative Mode
  • Counter-operative Mode
  • Multiplayer
  • HD Remake
  • Better than GoldenEye?

 

Discuss sound: 01:26:25

  • Favourite tracks
  • Discuss sound effects
  • Memorable or forgettable

 

Discuss graphics: 01:33:44

  • Very bright and colorful
  • Favorite stages
  • Favourite enemy/boss design

 

Level 3 01:47:51

Lasting Impressions, overall rating and final thoughts. Did this make you want to play it again and if not, what would need to be changed? Would you suggest it to friends?

 

Level 4 01:52:35

3 Word Review #CC3WR from Twitter first followed by panel

 

Level 5

Outro (thank panel and plug)

Announce the game for next month (Final Fantasy 4)

 

Panel

Rob

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BonusBarrel | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQnJN0t7-fIH1S2obV_fXIg | Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/bonus-barrel

Musty

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MustyHobbit | YouTube: www.youtube.com/mustyhobbit

Brandon

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrailerJones | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/easyallies | Website: www.easyallies.com | Patreon: www.patreon.com/easyallies

 

Cartridge Club Intro/Outro Music

Ser Flash

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Serraxor | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/serraxor | Website: https://smpmusicproductions.bandcamp.com | Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/serraxor | vidme: https://vid.me/serraxor

 

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Will Pruitt

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