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Bond: Nightfire and Dead to Rights PS2 reviews on IGN...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by paul h, Nov 18, 2002.

  1. paul h

    paul h Supporting Actor

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    Anyone care to post the scores...
     
  2. Romier S

    Romier S Producer

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    PS version:
    Presentation
    As befits a Bond game, the cinematic presentation is slick and pervasive. Plenty of cutscenes to move things forward, and good control customization options. 8.0
    Graphics
    Some areas are a little Spartan, and in others the effects are a bit lacking, but on the whole it's a solid package. The animation is a definite highlight. 8.0
    Sound
    A low-key soundtrack enlivened by the classic themes and solid surround effects. 7.5
    Gameplay
    A solid, if fairly straightforward single-player game and versatile multiplayer to round things out. 8.2
    Lasting Appeal
    Shortish, but the multiplayer game is strong, and there are plenty of unlockable extras for it. 7.0
    OVERALL SCORE (not an average) 8.1
    The Gamecube version:
    Presentation
    The best usage of the Bond license to date, from all the gadgets and guns to the many worlds and play styles, FMVs and music -- very well done. Interface is simple, but adequate. 9.0
    Graphics
    Amazing FPS engine draws beautiful worlds with exquisite detail and effects with no drop in framerate. Driving levels are less impressive. 8.0
    Sound
    Awesome. Screams Bond all around. Excellent voice work, FMV audio, music and sound effects, all in surround sound. 9.0
    Gameplay
    As a straight FPS, one of the better ones. Tight controls, smart level design, stealth and action elements, lots of weapons and gadgets. A bit easy. Driving levels less impressive. 8.0
    Lasting Appeal
    A solid single-player experience goes fast, but the multiplayer mode is strong enough to keep you coming back for more, and there are hidden unlockables to worry about too. 8.0
    OVERALL SCORE (not an average) 8.5
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    Dead to Rights PS2 and GC review (cut and paste job):
    Presentation
    It's all about a good cop in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the directors have captured this ideal with near perfection. 8.0
    Graphics
    The lighting is awesome and the CG sublime, but the framerate, animation, and blocky characters should have been tuned. 7.0
    Sound
    Dead to Rights has a great movie-style soundtrack and sound effects to match. The voice acting doesn't fare as well. 7.5
    Gameplay
    Plenty of cool things for you to do and shoot with the intuitive targeting system. I was quite disappointed in the juvenile difficulty and idiotic A.I though. 8.5
    Lasting Appeal
    It'll probably only take you five or six hours to beat, but there's plenty of room for another try. Unlock all the disarms and mini-games if you dare! 7.5
    OVERALL SCORE (not an average) 8.1
    (ie..Namco reduced the difficulty heavily for the PS2 and GC porst[​IMG])
     
  3. Dave Bennett

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    I'm curious as to why the scores varied so much for Nighfire. I planned on getting the cube version anyway but it seems odd that they scored so differently in areas you'd think would be indenticle(replay value, presentation, etc).
     

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