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I'd like to propose that Perfect Dark (soundtrack) be merged into this article as a separate "Soundtrack" section. This merge would basically be a straight copypaste here with nothing lost with the possible exception of the album cover, depending if the WP:NFCC is still satisfied with its inclusion. Basically, the Perfect Dark article is not terribly large, and I think it would benefit readers better if we kept all information about the game, including the soundtrack, in one place as opposed to all over. –MuZemike 18:14, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Personally, I don't agree with the merge. I think there should be one article per entity, and Perfect Dark Original Soundtrack has its own distinct existence since it's a product that was separately released after the N64 game. Actually, I also don't like the fact that the XBLA remake is merged with this article and the fact that Zero's soundtrack is included in the Perfect Dark Zero article. If we are going to include the album here, why don't we include the GBC game? Niwi3 (talk) 01:27, 15 July 2010 (CET)
Disagree, but not vehemently. Despite not having much in the way of details by itself, I feel that the album article is still meaningful enough in terms of quantity (at least considering the amount of tracks) to warrant it being separate from the main Perfect Dark article—similar to Ocarina of Time. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 18:31, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
Reasons why I think there needs to be a separate article for the remake:
The Perfect Dark article is structured in a rather funky way that is, in one word, unclear. Why is the "Xbox Live Arcade" subsection buried in the "Release and Sales" section, when it talks about development and gameplay features? This kind of information should be with development and gameplay respectively, and establishing context earlier.
Most sections only provide information about the N64 game and some are even exclusive to it, such as Game engine.
The reception section is decent but the XBLA version should have its own Template:VG Reviews template.
The XBLA version has its own box art and should be hosted to illustrate the product.
The remake is different: the gameplay is slightly different (control of stylus, online features, achievements...), it should also have its own development section as it was not developed by Rare, there's even a patch that fixes some things.
There are a lot of issues with this article, and I don't think that it would even pass Good article criteria with current standards. I'm bringing this to the talk page first (as this was my first FAR, I was unaware this was necessary and must have missed reading it in the instructions). Issues listed below
I'll be following this for a week to see if there are any responses and repairs made. If none are, I will then reinstated the FAR. --Teancum (talk) 02:46, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
I will try and fix up the article when I can. I'll primary focus on sourcing improvements. This might be useful: IGN: Perfect Dark Articles. By the way, if anyone wants to jump in and do it, feel free. --Niwi3 (talk) 16:41, 29 November 2010 (CET)
I've marked completed issues. The Reception section still has small paragraphs, but I'm assuming those'll be taken care of when it is reorganized. --Teancum (talk) 19:09, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
Would it be a good idea to remove the screenshot of Elvis in the Plot section? In my opinion, it does not provide useful info and messes up the article. --Niwi3 (talk) 13:15, 01 December 2010 (CET)
Yep - it does nothing for the article. I'd move the new image up to its spot to comply with WP:MOSIMAGES. --Teancum (talk) 13:13, 1 December 2010 (UTC)
I've updated the issues listed above, there are still two major issues remaining that unless fixed will send this to FAR. The first is the sourcing: There are several unreliable, or dubioiusly reliable sources, and the reference format is all over the place for this article. The second is that the fair use rationale needs beefing up on everything but the game cover. See File:Halo3odst-campaign.png for an example. I'll give another week before taking this to FAR. I've done some work, but I just don't have time to clean up all the references. --Teancum (talk) 13:01, 6 December 2010 (UTC)
I'll try to fix the references tonight --Niwi3 (talk) 15:46, 06 December 2010 (CET)
I've looked over the article again. Not much left - the detStar and CheatCodesGuides.com references can simply be replaced by citing the video game (see above). Just that and another runthrough to cleanup the reference formatting several refs is needed (publishers missing, authors missing, incorrect titles, and inconsistent date format). Given that this is being worked on, I'll give it another three weeks before going to FAR. I know we're all busy. --Teancum (talk) 06:26, 10 December 2010 (UTC)
I will fix the remaining references next week as I have time. I'm very busy this week. --Niwi3 (talk) 00:15, 13 December 2010 (CET)
Fixed references in Marketing and Sales section. --Niwi3 (talk) 01:09, 21 December 2010 (CET)
Fixed references in Gameplay section. --Niwi3 (talk) 23:52, 11 January 2011 (CET)
Fixed references in Game Engine section. --Niwi3 (talk) 23:16, 13 January 2011 (CET)
I think I've fixed all the issues listed. However, if there are still more, let me know.<--Niwi3 (talk) 00:53, 15 January 2011 (CET)