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hsrob said:
Mr Puggsly said:
hsrob said:
At least they have the good sense to know that the simply no longer house the talent to do anything other than sully the good names of their great franchises.

At Puggsly: Did you actually play those games during that gen? I ask this because if you have only played them on XBL it's hardly a fair, the first gen of 3D games have aged very poorly, much worse I feel than SNES-gen games. If Rare's best N64 games don't qualify as great then nothing in that gen was.

We do agree on one thing though, Rayman 2 was awesome, the equal of any other platformer that gen and a much overlooked game.

Rare's "best" N64 games were released around 1997 - 2001. There were a ton of great games outside of what Rare was releasing.

On the N64 I mostly played the wrestling games and some of the Mario games. But I primarily played my Saturn and PS1 games.

In 1999 I began playing like Half Life, Quake 3, Unreal Tournament, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Phantasy Star Online, Shenmue 1, Shenmue 2, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Jet Grind Radio, Skies of Arcadia, Grandia 2, etc.

Perhaps I wasn't impressed by the Rare games because I was playing even more cutting edge titles.

Sounds like you were well invested into the N64 library.

I usually wouldn't mind too much if you just came across as someone who has radically different game tastes from me but considering you rate Half Life, Shenmue, Rayman 2 etc that doesn't appear to be the case at least in some genres.  I really have to question how much and how many Rare games you actually played in the day.  I could understand you not rating all of them but given the fairly diverse nature of their releases and their widespread critical acclaim I'm left feeling you either just don't like Rare for some reason or really haven't played many of their games.

If I am wrong then I apologise and I revert back to my original suggestion that we just have radically different tastes but I think many people would disagree with the suggestion that the N64's best games have aged more poorly than the PS1's.

I'm sure I played all the N64 games you would consider great. God knows there weren't that many. But only a few really grabbed my attention.

Most gamers I know don't care for Rare games either. If I didn't have the interweb I would have never known Rare games are so praised. It boggles my mind!

Anyway, I'm just bothered people say Rare doesn't make quality games anymore. Frankly, I never thought they did since the SNES days.

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I don't understand why people are so negative to Rare these days I mean yeah they haven't made any AAA games this gen but they've made 5 critically well received games, and most of those were pretty good. I mean yeah they're no Goldeneye but most of the people complaining don't even own a 360 so why does it matter to you?

Can't blame people for clowning Rare.

To be fair the last great game they made was either Golden Eye or Perfect Dark on N64.
Rare was shining in the 90's. Post Nintendo, Rare fell off the map(imo) obviously due to lack of creativeness.

It's quite simple. Give the gamers what they want.

I am WEEzY. You can suck my Nintendo loving BALLS!



RaRe can GTFO then ... i dont need Natal games.

Rare should change thier name to Rarely.

Like, we Rarely make good games.

Ok I made up my mind. From this day forth Rare shall be known as Rarely.

I am WEEzY. You can suck my Nintendo loving BALLS!