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Do you have what it takes to be Bond?
on 14 December 2002
This game has everything you would expect from a James Bond first person shooter. The gadgets are quite neat, including a lock busting laser watch and x-ray sunglasses for looking through doors and anything else! There are lots of bad guys, some handy weapons to shoot them with, and a liberal smattering of Bond girls.
I counted 9 missions with environments ranging from a castle in Austria in winter, a Japanese pagoda, a tropical island hide-out, and an orbiting space station. The levels are quite diverse, each level has secrets to discover and you get extra points for using special 'Bond Moves'. Along with seeing off plenty of bad guys you have to solve various secret agent type problems. Some missions involve a bit of hostage rescue, others involve sneaking past security cameras 'Metal Gear Solid' style. The cut scenes and the games' sound track deserve a mention as they are particularly well done.
I thought the game was good but I can't honestly say it is the best Bond game ever or the best game of its type. I have played 'Golden Eye' on the N64 and 'The World is not enough' on the Playstation and I would have to say that I still think 'Golden Eye' has the edge. Nightfire is visually far better than any previous Bond game however there is just something about the game play in Golden Eye which is missing from this game. At several points in Nightfire I thought the missions were getting a bit predictable and you really got the impression that you were being led by the nose through the game.
The game installed and worked fine. It was interesting enough to enjoy playing but I think there are better games out there.