Excerpt: I am the first to admit that I am a sucker for a good spy yarn, especially of the super spy variety. I have loved them as a kid and still cannot resist a James Bond film on late night television to this day. There is something wonderfully escapist about the girls, the gadgets, the explosions, and of course, the villains and their ludicrous plans to rule the world. I have also enjoyed the Austin Powers movies that poke fun at all the conventions of this genre.
Excerpt: In all my reviews, I like to usually start with the graphics, Why you ask? because the first impression lays within the eyes.... You look at the game and then get that "I'm gonna like this game" kind of feel.
Excerpt: The name’s Phreak. Linkphreak. Okay, so it isn’t as cool as James Bond, or anywhere near as established in common vernacular. Yet while the opportunity to walk into a European casino dressed to the nines in a tux with exotic women and professional killers eludes 99.99% of us, the imagined thrill of international espionage appeals to the thrill-seeker in everyone. Maybe it’s the whirlwind travel from country to country that beckons an inborn wanderlust.
Excerpt: Graphics & Sound:
Mmm. The Lithtech engine has definitely grown up, and No One Lives Forever looks very, very sweet. The character models are detailed and realistic, and the facial movements are really nice to see. It doesn't hurt that they're generally synched to the speech, too. When you see an enemy roll along the ground to get out of your range of fire, or do a classic fall-over-the-rail when you shoot a bad guy, you'll know the level of detail that was put into the...
Excerpt: No One Lives Forever (NOLF) looks to be most the most surprising 1st person shooter in last years. Simply this game is VERY GOOD (surely better than immortal Half-Life). Well, a bit about the NOLF story. In the game you play the role of Cate Archer, a supersexy secret agent (see the real life model Mitzi Martin ) on her first field assignment for UNITY. As the game starts, H.A.R.M.
Excerpt: Publisher: Fox Interactive Developer: Monolith Minimum System Requirements: Microsoft® Windows® 95/98/2000/ME Pentium® || 300 MHz 64Mb RAM 400MB free hard drive space 4x CD-ROM 8 MB 3D accelerator card with Direct3D support; DirectX® 7.0 or higher. DirectX® compatible 16-bit sound card 56k modem or LAN for multiplayer only Genre: 3D Shooter ESRB Rating: Teen Da Introduction: Back in the days when the swingers were still swinging' and being a super secret spy was the only...
Summary: If you are a fan of first person shooters, No One Lives Forever is for you. It's been a while since we've had a story-driven, smart, funny, and engaging shoot-em-up. The standard FPS gameplay is enhanced by realistic weapons, fun gadgets, high-quality AI, and an overall fun atmosphere. The advancing storyline will draw you in, and you can't turn back after you enter the world of Cate Archer. Not that you would ever want to.
Excerpt: In case adventure fans are wondering about that sound right behind them, it’s the hard charging footsteps of the first person shooter (FPS) genre catching up as a storytelling medium. Yes, for those of us that went to the Brog school of puzzle solving, yet still like an absorbing story to sink our teeth into, our time has come!
Summary: Just when it seemed as if first-person shooters had run out of ideas, along comes No One Lives Forever to reinvigorate the genre. Two years after the release of Half-Life, a first-person shooter has finally arrived that's so stylish, so ingenious, so well written, so well acted, and otherwise so great that this review won't have to include the expression "it's no Half-Life" - except for right there.