That being said, the gameplay has survived the transition, and the camera system is actually better than it was on the N64. Tight spots can still be a pain to navigate, and you'll end up looking at the back of Conker's head more than you would like, but it's still easy to find the best view. The smooth control is intuitive enough that the mandatory tutorial at the beginning of the game isn't even necessary.
Beyond what the original 2001 release offered, Live & Reloaded also boasts online multiplayer for up to sixteen players. As either the Squirrels or the evil Tediz, you can choose from several classes to unleash waves of carnage upon your foes. Each class has its own weapons and abilities, but creating a well-balanced team often takes a back seat to the time-tested need to blow things up. For example, most of the people I played with chose to be demolitionists, which were quite slow despite their nasty rocket launcher. They were easy prey for my sniper (until they found me, that is. You try dodging six rockets at once!). The map variations are pretty standard fare, and there probably isn't anything here you haven't played before, save for the killing of furry animals. Still, the online play is a nice touch that helps breathe life into a title that unfortunately may not attract some people on its single player merits alone.
Chances are, if you played Conker's Bad Fur Day back in 2001, you won't be too excited about Live & Reloaded, and that would be a shame. Even though the new multiplayer aspect is a great addition, the single-player game benefits immensely from its next gen facelift. True, some of the humor may seem petty and even dated at times, but the overall charm and great gameplay that made the original such a hit is still here. Rare may not be the most prolific developer out there, but they can still make a mean platformer, and a naughty, drunken, and foul-mouthed platformer at that.