Summary: This game really is pretty cool.
It has some neat aspects and some annoying ones. The targeting system
takes a while to get used to, but once you do you will find yourself being
sucked in by the game. It really just suffers from a lack of polish.
Pros: Tons of weapons and gadgets, cool levels, good voice acting, hilarious conversations by non-player characters, and the story is really fun.
Cons: No mouse support, the auto aim sucks nuts, the graphics are lacking, and the story segments are....i n c .r e d i b l y....... s.....l.....o......w.............
Excerpt: No One Lives Forever is lookin' good on the PS2. Crisp levels filled with detail are what awaits the FPS fan who picks up this gem. The characters look good and are really over the top in appearance and attitude, but what shines so brightly about No One Lives Forever is the sound.
Excerpt: The female game heroine really does have it tough these days. Show too much boob and not enough brains, and she gets derided for being nothing but a bimbo who exists to fulfil male gamers' fantasies.
Excerpt: No One Lives Forever is a port of the PC FPS that came out a few years ago. You play at the operative Cate Archer in a fleshed-out world that takes heavily from both James Bond and Austin Powers, playing up a hip '60's motif.
Pros: Quirky sense of humor, Varied gameplay
Cons: Dated graphics, Flawed save system, Long load times between levels, No multiplayer
Excerpt: Sierra brings its classic FPS franchise to the PS2, and all we can say is that Cate deserved better. No One Lives Forever is a disappointing console port, right along the lines of Half Life for the PS2. You can't beat the story and some of the gameplay in NOLF, but it is severely flawed. Click here.
Pros: ups: Great story; great level design; excellent sense of humor; very nice sound.
Cons: downs: Graphics are dated; control is difficult; auto-aim is absurd; AI is bad.
Excerpt: In video games a FPS (first-person shooter) is a game that is viewed from the perpective of the shooter. Well, thanks to the folks at Sierra (the company that brought us one of the best-ever FPS in Half-life) we now have a new kind of FPS.
Excerpt: First-person shooters seem to be a dime a dozen on the PC platform. For every Half-Life there seems to be about ten variations of Deer Hunter. Decent single-player, first-person shooters don't come out very often but, thankfully, Fox Interactive has given us one more reason to have faith in the...
Conclusion: lather, rinse, repeat. It’s a very frustrating string of events. Complicating this further is that if you get killed mid way through a long mission, you still have to start from the beginning to the scene you were on when you died since there is no quick save option while in play.