Ever since the success of Nintendo and Rare’s take on the James Bond film GoldenEye, the world’s most famous secret agent has been cast in first-person shooter after first-person shooter. It seems as though Electronic Arts has been trying, with varying degrees of success, to recapture the magic of Rare’s classic Nintendo 64 game. But for an agent as versatile as James Bond, casting him into a shooter has always felt a little limiting. There’s certainly much, much more to the character than just running around with a gun. Electronic Arts has finally come to this conclusion, it seems. Its latest Bond game, Everything or Nothing, is a third-person action game that blends shooting, driving, and other types of action together in a seamless fashion, delivering an awesome experience that puts you in 007′s shoes better than any game to come before it.
Though Everything or Nothing isn’t based directly on a James Bond movie, the way the story is presented makes it feel every bit as authentic as one of the films. For the first time, actor Pierce Brosnan lends his voice to a Bond game, which lends additional authenticity to Everything or Nothing. In addition, the cast of the game includes John Cleese, Dame Judi Dench, Richard Kiel, Willem Dafoe, Shannon Elizabeth, Heidi Klum, and singer Mya, who both performs the game’s main theme and appears in the game as an NSA agent. While using Hollywood talent in games is nothing new, EA has actually based the looks of the characters on their real-life counterparts. So, for instance, Q has not only John Cleese’s voice, but also his likeness. All of this combines to make the game feel like a very big production that exceeds what’s been done in past Bond games.
The storyline also matches up with the Bond legacy quite well. Willem Dafoe plays the heavy in the story, an ex-KGB agent named Nikolai Diavolo. To tie him in to the Bond franchise, Diavolo is said to have worked with former Bond supervillain Max Zorin, whom fans of the films will remember as the bad guy played by Christopher Walken in A View to a Kill
. Further tying the game to past Bond activities is the appearance of Jaws, the metal-mouthed tough guy from Bond’s past. The plot of the game centers on nanobot technology–Diavolo wants to use microscopic machines for evil, and it’s up to 007 to stop him. Along the way, you’ll save the girl, give a massage, break the necks of some henchmen, and blow up as many things as you possibly can.
- Size after decompression: 3.5 GB
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