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Worth waiting for?
on 12 July 2008
It proudly states on the rear of the box that"..Every FPS fan will be taking a week off work..or words to that effect,what from,shock?
I've never played any of the other games and only got this as a 'free' gift for joining Special Reserve at the time,its'....okay.
Graphically it's all over the place,one nice water effect is seemingly at the expense of some ropey dinosaur skin or some plastic looking leaves,fairly good,at the time,Slegs mean rubber toy like alligators it goes on,bland textureless rocks,dodgy looking tunnels and then you meet the woman with the pteranodon or whatever it was!,I never had an N64 but I imagine she would look pretty similar,if not better!,on that.
The flying bits,Oh God! don't get me started,the controls aren't bad,but the meerest scrape against something sees you explode,it's like that bit in Top Secret when the slow moving Jeeps touch,I admit I had to skip a later flying section,one involving 'crystals' poking from the walls of a particularly narrow tunnel after 6 or more attempts.
I did persevere with it and did finish it albeit using the in-built cheats,it gets a bit hard later on as the checkpoints get sparse,and despite it's faults I do on ocassion fire it up to play the 'Mountain Ascent'level which is actually very good but on the whole it's disappointing,it's so obvious it WAS an N64 game and in my mind it still is one.