Excerpt: Bond, James Bond. Shaken, not stirred. These classic James Bond lines were meant to be spoken by Sean Connery. To borrow from a Bond theme song from a different era, nobody does it better. It’s a shame that Connery played Bond in an era when Pong was but a distant dream on the horizon of tomorrow because video gamers have been denied the chance to play Bond as he was played by the actor who to many people is James Bond. Until now, that is.
Excerpt: 007: From Russia With Love is a movie that thinks it's a game, the game that plays like a movie. Games inspired by movies usually end up with a few cut-scenes and some action that takes place in locales from the film. From Russia With Love takes an entire movie - with scenes intact - and shows you most of it, but lets you play the other the parts. The thrill of being in the movie is recreated here more purely than in any game I can remember.
Excerpt: From Russia With Love, EA's interpretation of the classic Bond film starring the original 007 Sean Connery (who authorised his likeness and voice to the project) makes its way onto the PSP. Now you can experience what it is like to fight for Her Majesty's Secret Service whenever and wherever you want. From Russia With Love for the PSP is more or less a direct port of the home-console games released in November 2005.
Summary: Electronic Arts quickly ports this disappointing console game to the PSP. And guess what? From Russia With Love is a disappointing PSP game that is hurt by poor controls, a lazy camera, and some strange editing decisions! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games.
Excerpt: You hold the “L” button and watch as the auto-aim hairs pinpoint him. Once they do, you can hold the ‘square’ button, which lets you use the analogue stick to aim with more precision. You can use this cool trick to score head shots or to fire around crates, pillars and shields your adversaries might use to aid in their defense. It conserves ammunition, but there’s a more important reason to aim manually: it’s fun!
Excerpt: From Russia With Love is based on the 1960's Bond film of the same name. Bond is sent to Istanbul to recover an encryption machine from a Russian agent who is defecting. It turns out that this is a trap set by the crime organization SPECTRE, who wants to avenge the death of Dr. No. The game doesn't follow the exact plot of the movie, which is a shame, because the new stuff isn't that great, and there really wasn't anything wrong with the source material.
Conclusion: This is an example of taking a PC port to the Xbox and not making it work. The single player mode is an utter mess, and the multiplayer can barely hold on its own. I would recommend looking else where for a good FPS because you are not going to find much in this one.
Conclusion: From Russia With Love is een leuk spelletje zonder meer. Alles is (te) makkelijk verteerbaar, er is niks aan stuk, maar ook niks is helemaal perfect en enkel de graphics en het geluid (op Sean na) konden ons overtuigen. Jammer ook dat het spel ontsierd wordt door de weinig geslaagde aanpassingen aan het verhaal, de opvulsecties, de ondanks wat afwisseling weinig uitdagende gameplay en het gebrek aan originaliteit.