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General => EverDrive 64 => Topic started by: Kerr Avon on February 17, 2020, 11:23 PM

Title: I didn't know that a new Conker game was released in 2015.
Post by: Kerr Avon on February 17, 2020, 11:23 PM
I've just found out that Conker's Big Reunion, a follow up to the N64 classic Conker's Bad Fur Day, was released in 2015 for the XBox One, and was also apparently playable on the PC. But Microsoft then withdrew it from sale, so you can no longer get it.


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Oh, and to judge from it's appearance and the comments of people who've played it, it's not good at all. And, amazingly, if you watch this video of it being played through, and compare it to Conker: Live and Reloaded on the original XBox, you'll notice that the game from the original XBox  (two console generations ago!) looks better than this game does:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5xb-gJJnMk




Alright, so this was a game apparently made by a game making program on the XBox One, but how does that excuse the game looking worse than one from more than a decade prior? And the new game seemes distinctly lacking in humour, clever touches, and imagination, especially when you consider how amazing the original game was.

And granted I don't have an XBox One, so I'm mostly ignorant of it's games, but I'm a PC gamer and this can apparently be run on the PC, so I'd have expected to hear about this on PC forums, but no. Did Microsoft not publicise this on the PC websites and forums?



 


Quote "Conker's Big Reunion was a third person platform game released as a digital add-on for Microsoft's Project Spark. The Game takes place 10 years after the events of Conker's Bad Fur Day. It expands upon the world and features familiar places.

The game was released on April 23, 2015 worldwide and cost $4.99 on its own. It was also released with the Conker Creation Pack, a pack that lets you create your own levels using Conker, for $9.99. However, Project Spark, and therefore Conker's pack, became completely free on October 5, 2015.

On May 13, 2016 Microsoft announced that Project Spark would no longer be available for download and that online services would no longer be available as of August 12, 2016. DLC content is no longer accessible, including all Conker based content (unless previously downloaded), and all further Conker's Big Reunion episodic content has been cancelled.
"

Source: https://conker.fandom.com/wiki/Conker%27s_Big_Reunion


Doesn't look like we missed much, though...
Title: Re: I didn't know that a new Conker game was released in 2015.
Post by: jonesalmighty on February 18, 2020, 11:43 AM
Project spark was an add on for a 3d game engine, I cannot remember which one, that allowed you to use assets from conker to create your own levels. It also had some pre created ones to play through. I remember downloading it and attempting to play, but my PC was not up to muster...
Title: Re: I didn't know that a new Conker game was released in 2015.
Post by: MockyLock on February 18, 2020, 03:23 PM
Damn !!
Thank you Kerr Avon, i did know either !
It's a shame it can't be download now (even if it's that bad).
When i tell you that Digital content is a bad thing...
Title: Re: I didn't know that a new Conker game was released in 2015.
Post by: supersign on February 18, 2020, 05:15 PM
I feel like this should be in the Off Topic board then here.
Title: Re: I didn't know that a new Conker game was released in 2015.
Post by: Kerr Avon on February 18, 2020, 08:17 PM
I feel like this should be in the Off Topic board then here.

But it wouldn't be of interest to anyone who doesn't have or like the N64 (or the original XBox remake), so this is the place where it's most likely to be appreciated.






Damn !!
Thank you Kerr Avon, i did know either !
It's a shame it can't be download now (even if it's that bad).
When i tell you that Digital content is a bad thing...

Yes. Digital downloads have lots of good points, but there IS ALWAYS a risk of a digital download becoming forever un-downloadable, despite the way digital download fanatics refuse to believe it. When XBox Live stops supporting the XBox 360, or PSN stops supporting the PS3, then I won't be able to re-download any of the paid DLC or the XBLA/PSN games that I, in theory, own forever.

Even worse, really, is that when XBox Live/PSN stop supporting those consoles, then every time I install a game from the discs that I own, the game will be installed without the patches that were written post-release for the games, since the 360/PS3 won't be able to download the patches any more. Pirates will be able to download the patches from pirate servers, or webpages, or even download pre-patched versions of the games (maybe, I don't know), but those of us who don't have cracked/modded consoles, and who paid good money for the games? We have to play those games without the bug-fixes and enhancements that the patches were designed to provide.