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. Heavily story-based, this first person shooter involves as much stealth as it does shooting various thugs.
Pros: Quirky sense of humor, Varied gameplay
Cons: Dated graphics, Flawed save system, Long load times between levels, No multiplayer
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. Oddly, the controls are setup too so that a lot of commands are at your finger tips for a twitch FPS, but they could have been tucked into a pause menu, allowing for more fine tuning of the...
Excerpt: Monolith and Sierra's 60's spy spoof is a darn good, albeit mortally crippled, PC shooter that manages to move to consoles without most of the usual compromises. Over the last few years, first-person shooters have emerged as one of the most effective means of telling an immersive narrative possible in a video game.
Excerpt: The Operative: No One Lives Forever received a great deal of praise when it was originally released for the PC in November of 2000. The game featured terrific AI, humorous dialogue, and a great mix of first-person action and stealth. Naturally, the long-awaited PlayStation 2 version of the game includes just about all the same elements that made the PC version a hit, except the quick save feature.