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Title: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on March 06, 2018, 02:57:15 PM
(http://images.nintendolife.com/news/2012/12/conkers_bad_fur_day_creator_wants_to_make_wii_u_eshop_games/attachment/0/large.jpg)

Who's feeling squirrely??  It's been quite a while since we have played an N64 title, so we are really happy to dive into this one.  Available on N64, Xbox (as Conker Live & Reloaded), and on Xbox One as a part of the Rare Replay compilation.

PARTICIPANTS:
singlebanana (host)
GrayGhost81
boshamp
Wempster
douglie007
Link41
OatBob
MetalFRO??
shaggy??
Effinae

Since this game has a sort of on the fly saving mechanic, the checkpoints will reflect more of the same. I don't think there's too much to really spoil in this game (as in most platformers), so feel free to discuss freely. Checkpoints are more for gauging your progress in the game.

CHECKPOINTS:
Week 1: (April 1st - 8th) - THIS GAME IS A BUNCH OF BULLS@$TS - Escape the Dung Beetles' Lair
Week 2: (April 9th -16th) - GOLDEN SHOWERS SAVE YOUR FLOWER - Enter the Rock Solid Club & Meet The Boss
Week 3: (April 17th - 24th) - YIPPEE KI YAY PLUSHY F&#KERS - Take Down the Evil Teddy Bear Lab
Week 4: (April 25th - 30th) - GAME OVER MANNNNN, GAME OVER! - Finish the Game....NO S#$T SHERLOCK!



Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - ???
Post by: Addicted on March 06, 2018, 03:16:52 PM
It's that time again isn't it? It's time to play Syberia 2.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - ???
Post by: singlebanana on March 06, 2018, 03:36:38 PM
It's that time again isn't it? It's time to play Syberia 2.

YES!!!


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - ???
Post by: Addicted on March 06, 2018, 04:26:47 PM
It must be Conkerís bad fur day.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - ???
Post by: shaggy on March 07, 2018, 07:15:10 AM
The Nut Job. :laugh:


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - ???
Post by: Wempster on March 07, 2018, 07:16:02 AM
It must be Conkerís bad fur day.
If it is I'm in.  I bought the game a couple of months ago from a game store going out of business.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - ???
Post by: MetalFRO on March 07, 2018, 10:32:43 AM
Oh man, if it's Conker's Bad Fur Day, I just might have to track down a copy.  I've been curious about that game for a long time.  Maybe the Xbox version...


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - ???
Post by: Boshamp on March 07, 2018, 12:27:35 PM
Getting "Rare Replay" on the XBOne would be so much cheaper than getting an actual N64 copy. Last I checked, CBFD was still around $65 loose while RR was less than $10. Plus, you get everything else on the compilation disc. I would definitely make time for my first playthrough of CBFD with you all if it is April's game to play.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - ???
Post by: singlebanana on March 07, 2018, 12:55:54 PM
Game announcement (along with other exciting news) coming up on the front page tomorrow. Be sure to check it out!


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on March 08, 2018, 12:59:01 PM
Looks like you guys were on to us!  Check in and let us know who's playing with us.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: MetalFRO on March 08, 2018, 03:14:18 PM
Getting "Rare Replay" on the XBOne would be so much cheaper than getting an actual N64 copy. Last I checked, CBFD was still around $65 loose while RR was less than $10. Plus, you get everything else on the compilation disc. I would definitely make time for my first playthrough of CBFD with you all if it is April's game to play.

I just bought a PS4, so also getting the Xbone isn't in the cards for the moment.  Looks like it's a bit pricey on eBay, either for the N64 original, or Live and Reloaded on Xbox.  I'd like to join, but I'll need to marinate on this a bit, and see if I want to spend the money...


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Boshamp on March 08, 2018, 07:35:03 PM
I'm in for this one.

I had always thought Live and Reloaded was a sequel, not a remake. After looking into it and learning not only that it was a remake, but also that the remake was censored beyond the N64 version, I have questions as to how censored the Rare Replay version is compared to the other two. I had always thought it was pretty much a direct port of the N64 original, but now I am not so sure what to expect.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: douglie007 on March 08, 2018, 07:49:07 PM
I'll be in too, I will play my n64 version.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Link41 on March 17, 2018, 12:10:24 AM
I will also finally join in for my first community play on rfg. I'll be giving the N64 version some loving.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: OatBob on March 17, 2018, 12:46:41 PM
Live and Reloaded is censored with bleeps instead of blanks.  I think it adds significantly to the comedic dialogue.  Otherwise the graphical update is all that would be noticed.  I think it is the superior version, but as a collector it's hard to beat the original of anything.

The other feature of LIVE and Reloaded is the online play.  It's a 3rd person shooter with a capture-the-flag mechanic.  You can play it offline with bots, but there really isn't anything to be accomplished... especially since the online component has expired.

td;dr

N64 good. Xbox good.  This guy might be playing the PS4 version.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: shaggy on March 19, 2018, 12:17:22 PM
I still have this from my original purchase back in the day, CIB.  You know the drill, I will have to see if I can find it.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on March 20, 2018, 03:31:54 PM
Pretty pumped about this upcoming playthrough. Will try and get some checkpoints up within the next week. Sign up if you haven't already and want to play.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on March 27, 2018, 07:18:34 AM
First checkpoint is up for those who want to get an early start on April.  :)


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on March 27, 2018, 07:19:16 AM
Also, I'm curious as to how many of you will get the movie reference in the very beginning.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Boshamp on March 27, 2018, 12:14:06 PM
I am pretty sure I already know the reference, and I haven't ever touched this game or seen any part of the movie it is referencing, so I hope everyone gets it. Ha ha ha


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Effinae on March 27, 2018, 02:16:54 PM
I will be joining for my first community play-through. 

I was a huge fan of the N64 and owned most of Rare's games for the system when they were current.  However, Conker's was a game that was always on my wish-list back then, but had never picked up - and I'm not sure why.  Of course these days it is a bit pricey and I haven't been able to find one in the wild.  Luckily - I have Rare Replay for Xbox One so that is what I will be using.

This will also be my first time playing the game so I'm really excited for it.

Cheers!

- ps -  I couldn't get an avatar pictured uploaded.  Made sure it was 110x110.  Maybe there is a minimum amount of posts needed before you can upload an image? 


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on March 27, 2018, 02:37:14 PM
I will be joining for my first community play-through. 

I was a huge fan of the N64 and owned most of Rare's games for the system when they were current.  However, Conker's was a game that was always on my wish-list back then, but had never picked up - and I'm not sure why.  Of course these days it is a bit pricey and I haven't been able to find one in the wild.  Luckily - I have Rare Replay for Xbox One so that is what I will be using.

This will also be my first time playing the game so I'm really excited for it.

Cheers!

- ps -  I couldn't get an avatar pictured uploaded.  Made sure it was 110x110.  Maybe there is a minimum amount of posts needed before you can upload an image? 

Awesome!  So happy to have a new participant in our playthrough!  I can check on that avatar issue for you. 😁


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on April 04, 2018, 01:45:21 PM
Anyone started yet?  Curious to hear everyone's thoughts. :)


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: douglie007 on April 04, 2018, 07:03:39 PM
I started I made it to the area with the paint can and brush.  I'm enjoying it, the repay version I can feel some lag, but besides that the game is good times, the humer is right up my alley.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: MetalFRO on April 07, 2018, 04:18:45 PM
Iím not sure if I will make this month or not. The game store that ordered me a copy of Conner Live and Reloaded thought I would be happy to pay $40 for a copy sans manual and with outer art in absolutely trashed condition. They were wrong. So, theyíre going to see if the other copy they have in circulation is in any better shape. Sigh.


Title: Re: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: douglie007 on April 07, 2018, 04:50:21 PM
Iím not sure if I will make this month or not. The game store that ordered me a copy of Conner Live and Reloaded thought I would be happy to pay $40 for a copy sans manual and with outer art in absolutely trashed condition. They were wrong. So, theyíre going to see if the other copy they have in circulation is in any better shape. Sigh.
I would let you borrow my Xbox Conkers, just send it back when your done if you want.  I also still have that Dark Savior on Saturn sitting around waiting for you.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: MetalFRO on April 09, 2018, 08:11:22 AM
Iím not sure if I will make this month or not. The game store that ordered me a copy of Conner Live and Reloaded thought I would be happy to pay $40 for a copy sans manual and with outer art in absolutely trashed condition. They were wrong. So, theyíre going to see if the other copy they have in circulation is in any better shape. Sigh.
I would let you borrow my Xbox Conkers, just send it back when your done if you want.  I also still have that Dark Savior on Saturn sitting around waiting for you.

I'll wait to see if the store comes up with a better copy or not.  I'm not too worried about it.  Also, yes, I need to get that done.  I'll PM you about it.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Link41 on April 09, 2018, 10:56:54 AM
I just made it to the barn with the hay piles, the scene that opens here is just hilarious.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on April 09, 2018, 11:10:38 AM
I just made it to the barn with the hay piles, the scene that opens here is just hilarious.

While I find that part pretty humorous, I'm not very fond of the scene following that battle. I can understand and appreciate juvenile humor, but the part I'm referring to is very, very off-putting. I don't want to say too much about that here, as I'm saving my impressions for the podcast, but anyone can feel free to DM me if you want to discuss or don't happen to know what I'm talking about.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Link41 on April 09, 2018, 01:31:41 PM
I just made it to the barn with the hay piles, the scene that opens here is just hilarious.

While I find that part pretty humorous, I'm not very fond of the scene following that battle. I can understand and appreciate juvenile humor, but the part I'm referring to is very, very off-putting. I don't want to say too much about that here, as I'm saving my impressions for the podcast, but anyone can feel free to DM me if you want to discuss or don't happen to know what I'm talking about.
Indeed, the opening cutscene was much better then that shocking follow up cutscene was...


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Pam on April 11, 2018, 08:36:21 AM
I will give this game a go this month. Hopefully I do better at sticking with it than I did with Transformers.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on April 11, 2018, 09:14:17 AM
I will give this game a go this month. Hopefully I do better at sticking with it than I did with Transformers.

Good luck Pam! We'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Pam on April 12, 2018, 06:33:37 PM
First impressions are not good. Iím playing the Rare Replay version and am finding the controls laggy and frustrating. All the camera controls are backwards for me and I dont see any way to change them.

The cutscenes so far are kind of dull. And numerous.


Title: Re: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: douglie007 on April 13, 2018, 02:20:31 AM
First impressions are not good. Iím playing the Rare Replay version and am finding the controls laggy and frustrating. All the camera controls are backwards for me and I dont see any way to change them.

The cutscenes so far are kind of dull. And numerous.
I had to turn my tv to game mode, it help with some of the lag. But the camera does suck, I died a few times because of the bad cams.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Pam on April 14, 2018, 03:47:33 PM
If I miss one more easy jump I will put my controller through the tv. I think I've got to bow out of this one.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: douglie007 on April 15, 2018, 09:57:54 AM
So I can't get in to the wasp nest or get to roll the barrel I never have enough money... I wonder if I messed something up by killing the poo monster first before going back and talking to the queen bee


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Link41 on April 16, 2018, 09:57:47 AM
Riding a t-rex is all kinds of fun. Although that lava race was a major pain in the rear.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Pam on April 17, 2018, 08:51:59 PM
Since Live and Reloaded was just added to XB1 backwards compatibility, I decided to give that version a go. It looks and plays so much better than the Rare Replay version. No inversion of the x axis, no lag. That said... I still donít really like it. There are so many cutscenes and the voice acting is kind of obnoxious. Also it seems like Conkerís accent changes every time he talks? Sometimes he sounds British, sometimes American, sometimes like heís got a mouth full of marbles.

I at least got past the intro level with this version of the game, but itís still not really for me.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: douglie007 on April 18, 2018, 07:56:12 AM
The aiming on the zombie level on the reply version was crap, I had to stand on a grave to kill them


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on April 18, 2018, 11:28:54 AM
The aiming on the zombie level on the reply version was crap, I had to stand on a grave to kill them

I think that all the aiming on this game is crap. Would some sort of cross-hair system have killed them? Geez!


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on April 18, 2018, 03:21:27 PM
Alright, I was finally able to dig my heels into this game the other day.  I have to say that my impressions of the game are a little better now...but not much.  One positive of the game is that I really like the non-linear nature of it.  It seems that one area acts as sort of a central hub to the game.  You can choose from a few paths several times and you keep returning to this central area to take a different path and clear out other areas of the game. The point as I can tell (haven't finished) is to collect enough money to get past a certain area of the game. I think I've collected like $1110 right now and not sure how much more I need.  I actually think this is a big pro for the game as it lets you choose your path and backtrack a little if you get stuck.  I like how the game areas play back on themselves, though I will steer clear of using the term "Metroidvania." Oh s@$t....does that count?

Another great part of the game is the save states. I don't think the reset is too bad for the most part, especially with the crappy platforming and multiple areas that can be super frustrating at times.  It's not on the fly saving, but it's pretty good and keeps you from falling too far back when you die.  Anyway, kudos for that Rare.

Like I said, the early 3-D platforming is not the greatest here. However, knowing what I was getting into, I can't be too disappointed.  I know a lot of people love the N64, but from the various games I've played on this system and the PS1, I gotta say, "IMHO, Sony did it better."  

Another thing I knew I was getting into with this game was the crude humor, but it's hard to ignore the harshness of certain scenes. I know that Link41 and I have already discussed one of these parts (though not in full detail...must...save...for...podcast), but I was really put-off by the cogs' scene as well.  I don't mind when a game tows the line and I can certainly handle some potty humor (have you met my wife and three kids?), but when it crosses the line and gets down right offensive towards certain groups of people, it really bothers me.  A more ignorant (as in unknowing) pre-teen me would have probably gotten some laughs out of this game, but older, more worldly experienced me feels more uncomfortable.  Just me, and certainly not judging if this is something some of you find funny.

I am going to try and finish this game for sure, but I can't promise it will be before our recording, or at all if it gets too frustrating (did I mention the crappy camera and blind jumps? ughhhhhh). Just some of my thoughts, but so far I have to agree with Pam, this game is really not for me.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Link41 on April 20, 2018, 07:02:00 AM
I just finished this last night, it has aged okish I guess. Not really my fav N64 game, but it was just ok. I've heard multiplayer was good back in the day, but I'm not exposing my kids to this anytime soon, so I'll just have to wait and see one day.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on April 20, 2018, 10:09:42 AM
I just finished this last night, it has aged okish I guess. Not really my fav N64 game, but it was just ok. I've heard multiplayer was good back in the day, but I'm not exposing my kids to this anytime soon, so I'll just have to wait and see one day.

Congrats on finishing!  I made it up to the lava racing sequence last night. Gave it a few failed runs before calling it a night.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on April 26, 2018, 06:15:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dBiAP8K.jpg)

I ended up playing the game this month in small spurts. I finally finished today.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: douglie007 on April 26, 2018, 08:09:40 PM
I'm stuck in the vampire castle


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Boshamp on April 27, 2018, 02:12:32 AM
Just played through the Matrix reference and thought to myself that there was no way this game came out after that movie...but it did, and now I feel old. Ha ha


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on April 27, 2018, 07:10:35 AM
Just played through the Matrix reference and thought to myself that there was no way this game came out after that movie...but it did, and now I feel old. Ha ha

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing about the Saving Private Ryan stuff. And dude, you are at the end if you are that far.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on April 27, 2018, 07:12:26 AM
I'm stuck in the vampire castle

Are you on the bat quest or the key quest?


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Boshamp on April 27, 2018, 05:05:32 PM
Just played through the Matrix reference and thought to myself that there was no way this game came out after that movie...but it did, and now I feel old. Ha ha

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing about the Saving Private Ryan stuff. And dude, you are at the end if you are that far.

Yeah, I finally decided to take one night away from playing Gears of War 4 with my little brother to start it up since I had been putting it off for so long and I ended up getting pretty far in the four and a half hours I have put into it so far. This was MUCH shorter than I thought it would be.

I also ended up watching the making of videos about Conker on Rare Replay and really love the story behind the game, even though I learned they ended up scraping a lot of extra worlds and stuff to finish the game on schedule.


Title: Re: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: douglie007 on April 28, 2018, 09:21:38 AM
I'm stuck in the vampire castle

Are you on the bat quest or the key quest?
I'm on the key quest, the zombies make it quite difficult. The aiming with the Xbone remote, even with the site, is not an easy task


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: singlebanana on April 28, 2018, 09:43:10 AM
I'm stuck in the vampire castle

Are you on the bat quest or the key quest?
I'm on the key quest, the zombies make it quite difficult. The aiming with the Xbone remote, even with the site, is not an easy task

Yeah, I had a rough go there too. Easiest way is to take your time and take out all of the zombies one at a time. Good news, they are always in the same place and reset if you run far enough from them. Also, they do not respawn.


Title: Re: April 2018 Playthrough - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Post by: Boshamp on April 28, 2018, 12:24:24 PM
I just don't get it with this game. Conker came out after Banjo 1-2 and yet the experience in almost every way is borderline horrible by comparison. (I feel every N64 adventure is poor compared to SM64, which should be the opposite circumstance, but that is another discussion for another forum topic. Ha ha). I know they rushed at the end of its production, but the small things that probably would have been tuned with some more testing add up and create significant frustration. When I started the game, I fell three or four times getting used to the lag on the jumping when obtaining the frying pan and the inverted X-axis mentioned above also took some getting used to. I never played Conker on the N64, but the controls have not been helped by having a second joystick like it did for Jet Force Gemini on the Rare Replay compilation. The humor is definitely up my alley though, and while I understand the "Adults-only" rating, I don't feel it is THAT bad. A few cuss words and some adult humor are really all we are looking at since graphically the visual situations leave a lot to your own understanding and imagination.