|What would James Bond do? That’s the question players will answer in every dramatic moment of James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, as the world’s greatest secret agent returns in his fifth interactive adventure under the EA GAMES™ brand. First, you will think like Bond, using espionage, tactical skills, and gadgets from the Q-Lab to analyze your situation. Then you will act like Bond, using his stylish physical skills, clever subterfuge, and bold personality to once again save the world. Finally, you will see every Bond moment from the new third person perspective that shows the Hollywood cast playing out a real-time cinematic action adventure that could only come from the world of James Bond.
Returning as James Bond is Pierce Brosnan, who will lend his cyberscanned likeness and voice to the character. The rest of the cast will include new Bond girls as well as old and new Bond villains. The original script will take players through exciting locales in four continents including the Valley of the Kings in Egypt and the French Quarter in New Orleans.
To play out the challenge of thinking and acting like Bond, players will make choices ranging from direct confrontation to subtle misdirection when interacting with enemies. When it comes time for combat, Bond can engage in hand-to-hand fighting, using objects from game environments as weapons, as well as accessing a guns and gadgets. The discerning player, however, may find a multitude of different options ranging from disguise to distracting guards to using cover -- and using these Bond-style tactics to outsmart the bad guys will reward the player with special enhancements including Q-Lab gadgetry.
Other new features include two-player co-op missions and four-player multiplayer arena modes, all set in third person views and featuring multiple playable characters.
An extraordinary Bond experience7/15/2008
Easily the greatest Bond game next to Goldeneye (N64), Everything or Nothing has it all: A Hollywood cast that rivals many big-budget movies, excellent graphics, and refined gameplay/controls. The creators at EA certainly put forth an outstanding effort. The game is in third person, something new to the Bond franchise. Although new, the system works very well. The lock-on aiming system is crucial and functions well. The wall cover system is also a great gameplay mechanic and is one you'll find very useful in almost every level. The levels are diverse and challenging. Even on operative, certain levels will take more than one try to complete. There are a substantial amount of driving levels as well. Bond's vehicles include two luxury cars and a motorcycle. There's even a level where you fly a helicopter. On top of the excellent gameplay and level variation, Everything or Nothing feels like a movie almost as much as a game. There are many cut scenes to help tell the story with great voice acting and beautiful visuals. As a movie, it ranks above at least two of Pierce Brosnan's Bond outings (in the author's opinion). Bond fans aren't the only ones that can appreciate this game. The production value is near insane. The gameplay is top-notch. I finished certain levels feeling breathless. The reasons go on and on. If you're a self-respecting gamer, buy this game if you can find it.