James Bond 007: Nightfire Description
Reviews By Kevin Ascolillo : Date November 17, 2002
Despite the review above which states that EA can’t make FPS, this new Bond adventure for the PC will possibly be the best Bond game since our beloved “Goldeneye”. Remember those days? I do, boy that game was amazing. I’ve downloaded the PC Demo for Nightfire and I was shocked.
*Amazing graphics-Gearbox has really gone beyond expectations. The models are perfect, clear, crisp, and just plain sexy. The enviroments are incredible, lighting is perfect, and shades of color are not too bright or too dark.
*Gameplay-so much fun! It’s like “Goldeneye” gone insane, if you thought “Goldeneye” was awesome then you’ll die (hopefully another day!) when you play this! Gunfights are are so much fun and damage done by enemies is reasonable.
*Weapons-I used a variety of weapons in the demo. Plus I found a secrete one, DESERT EAGLE. They all have secondary fire modes and fire rate is reasonable. All weapon models are perfect and rounded, no sharp edges or bland color.
*Missions-Hard but damn fun! I love that in computer games. It’s somewhat hard but the game is so much fun that you just want to keep trying again. You don’t end up throwing your PC out the window.
*AI-Enimies are programed to kill, and they will. They don’t roll over and play dead so easily so get ready to fight! So much fun!
*Gadgets-Fun to use and can save your life! The dart pen was fun to use!
*Saving-Save anywhere. THANK YOU GOD!!!!!! this is my favorite aspect of the game!
*Loading times are insane and long. What the hell were they thinking when deciding to put loading times for almost every damn room you enter in the game? That really made me mad.
*If you carry too many weapons you tend to go a lot slower. You have to drop some weapons to go fatser. I guess this is good if you like realism, but this is Bond damn it not “Ghost Recon”.
*Mouse sensitivity-You can adjust it to go a lot smoother but you tend to make the game more glitchy that way. I used an “Alienware Area51 PC” with the new “Geforce-4 titanium graphics card” and the game still got a little glitchy.
*No blood. Hey “Goldeneye” had blood but what’s up with this? Would have made the game a lot more real. Plugging a guy in the head and not seeing a spray of scarlet is lame.
Nightfire recieves a (4.5/5)
Despite the Cons (Which are really small in the game) this game is a lot more fun and better looking than the outdated “Goldeneye” It’s time to move on people, Bond is back and better than ever! Buy this game when it comes out for PC! (the only way to enjoy a game is using a PC)
NOTE: I played the DEMO version of Nightfire for the PC so it may be a lot different and some of the glitches may have been changed when the game is released.
Reviews By L. Blasiman : Date February 12, 2004
Someone once said that there is a far greater difference between "good" and "great" than "good" and "bad". Nightfire fits squarely in this definition. Some parts are good or at least tolerable, others are inexcusably bad. All together they made a decent, but not note worthy game.
The first thing the player will see is a neat little intro movie that evokes the colorful Bond openings. I actually think this is one of the better parts of the game, which isn’t saying much about the game. Once you actually get in to the levels its first flaw is the engine. Nightfire uses the Half life engine, which is in it self a rebuilt Quake II engine. The HL engine was in its prime six years ago. To their credit the developers squeeze all they can from it. The characters and world objects are well defined with lots of polygons and generally look fairly good. Each level’s detail is on par with the most other games out now. The water effects, shiny surfaces, and crisp textures are well done. However the tell tail signs of age are evident. The game lacks many of the modern bells and whistles players have come to expect. Character animations aren’t smooth enough and no rag doll physics to speak of. The lighting, shadow, and weapon effects still look like they did in 1998. Clearly the devs polished up the engine but its undoubtly underpowered by today’s standards. Obsolete may be another word.
Reviews By Chris : Date January 8, 2003
Online all I see is people attacking this game for being simplistic and a disgrace to the bond games. Personally, I think the game is great. While the loading times for some levels (especially the Japan one in the demo) are absurd, for the most part the game is fast-moving and exciting. It has all the women, gadgets, and stealth you would expect from a bond movie as well as great graphics. It also has some truly unique sections – for example, in one level you must suction-cup up the side of a building without being seen. Buy if you’re a bond fan at all.