NightFire: James Bond 007
NightFire: James Bond 007
by Electronic Arts
ESRB Rating: Teen
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• Infiltrate towering skyscrapers
• Take on treacherous underwater missions
• Drive your Aston Martin V12 Vanquish through Tokyo
• Upgradeable gadgets and weapons
• For one player
Amazon.com Product Description: The ultimate secret agent is back in his most dangerous adventure yet in James Bond 007: NightFire. Explore new heights and depths like never before--infiltrate towering skyscrapers, take on treacherous underwater missions, and maneuver your sleek Aston Martin V12 Vanquish through the streets of Tokyo, while turning on the Bond charm with glamorous (and sometimes deadly) Bond women. New state-of-the-art upgradeable gadgets and weapons and original missions including zero-gravity assignments will leave you shaken... and stirred.
Amazon.co.uk Preview: James Bond is back--in cinemas in Die Another Day and on consoles in NightFire--and ready to endorse a bottle of vodka near you. But games companies are weird. It’s the 40th anniversary of the first James Bond movie this year, and Die Another Day, the 20th film to feature the lovable old womanizing drunk, is out at Christmas. So what does EA, proud bearer of the 007 games license, do? They make a game based on an amalgamation of all the Bond movies, with their own "original" storyline, then go and stick Pierce Brosnan’s face and a bunch of clips from Die Another Day in it. Whaaaa?
Bizarre marketing decisions aside, this looks like it could finally be the game to come out from behind the shadow of the seminal N64 classic GoldenEye. Which means, of course, that this is a stealthy first-person shooter (with a few car-racing levels thrown in for good measure) bolted onto a cracking multiplayer mode. Following GoldenEye is a bit like being asked to make Citizen Kane 2, but EA has sensibly gone back to the spirit of the original, and NightFire is much more strategic than their last attempt, the rather shallow Agent Under Fire. Once again you can learn a pathological hatred of security cameras as you use an even wider array of Q gadgetry to kill people without them even noticing.
The multiplayer mode is also looking good, with some much meatier weapons than last time, including a particularly fun remote-control missile launcher. People are always crooning about nobody doing it better than Bond, but in the gaming world that’s not always been true; with this game, though, it looks like he’s taken the ejector seat straight to the top of the first-person shooting pile. --David Jenkins
This better be good, November 12, 2002
Reviewer: andyonastick from USA
I plan to buy this when it comes out, just like the other guy said, if it is anything like agent under fire I will never buy another bond game again. They could have atleast made a multiplayer mode.
Last chance, November 7, 2002
Reviewer: Peter from NY
I'm sick of these wack sequels to Goldeneye. I'm going to buy this game when it comes out-but if it's just like Agent Under Fire or TWINE i'll never buy another bond game as long as i live. so i'll give it the benefit of the doubt for now.