Review by J Dawg007

"Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to avoid this game at all costs."

This review will self-destruct in...erm...anyway...

Mission Impossible for Nintendo 64... I'm sure many of us thought at first that it would be a great game. Well, some of us think so, but some of us don't. I, for one, don't. The control in this game is absolutely horrible, and the graphics could've been done by Sega Saturn. (That's an insult in case you didn't know...) The music and sounds are also sub-par. I've never fully seen the movie, but from the parts I saw, the game follows it decently, which seemed to be a saving factor. One thing I didn't like was the Third person/First person mix. It just threw things into more of a confused web. Challenge? Psh, you could beat it on the hardest setting without dying the day you bring it home. There wasn't a very good variety of weapons, gadgets, etc., which hurt the game even more. To me, it seems like this whole project was a waste of money, and it should be treated as such. If you like shooters, go for Goldeneye or Perfect Dark, to like this game just seems to be Impossible.

You'd figure with Goldeneye out, being the big shooter, the best game ever, etc., that someone making another movie/shooter would try to compete even a little bit. Goldeneye at least offered a shred of challenge, and there was replay value with the cheats, and I almost forgot...multiplayer. Will you find one here? Haha, no... even if it did have a multiplayer, it would not be worth playing (i.e. the TWINE multiplayer). In the gaming industry, when you make a game this bad, kiss your game career goodbye. If the people who made this game didn't get fired, I'm overly surprised. Let's break the game down a bit (or just break it, which I'd like to do...)

Graphics: 3/10
Wow...that's a bad wow. They could've done a much better job with the graphics here, I was thoroughly unimpressed.

Sound/Music: 3/10
Eh, nothing sounded right...

Challenge: 1/10
The only reason it gets a 1 instead of a 0 is explained in the next section...

Control: 1/10
The controls in this game are simply horrific, that was the only kind of challenge I found in the game.

Overall: 3/10
Perhaps a 3 was too generous, perhaps not.

Well, I guess that's all the trashing of this game for today, just take my advice and avoid it like the plague. If for some reason you do decide to play it...I pity you...

Reviewer's Rating:   1.5 - Bad

Originally Posted: 05/09/01, Updated 05/09/01

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