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Posted by NeoGamer

Everything or Nothing was a damn good game.

Posted by Scribbly

Glad to see some people share my love for Everything or Nothing... All my friends hate that game.

Posted by YukoAsho

@BurningStickMan said:

@Venatio said:

Dude wow, an hour and 19 minutes of Jeff and Vinny, did not expect that for this QL

No kidding. I was expecting, at max, about 16 minutes of Jeff saying "fuck this, this game is fucking awful, just, fuckin... ugh..."

Instead, we have an hour and 20 of Jeff being dismissive.

It's pretty obvious that the game was dismissed before the Quick Look started. Not that it looks like an amazing game, mind, but it seems a well-constructed FPS with a decent attempt at breaking things up.

I've said this before and it bears repeating - if they don't wanna play a certain game, they shouldn't make themselves do so. I'd rather have no coverage of a game than coverage where the people looking at the game are half-assed about it.

Shame too, because he's spot-on about how little actual spy shit you do in these games. I was hoping for more insight after that, but no, it's just Jeff hating video games as per usual.

Posted by Quantical

Looks more interesting than Borberblands.

Edited by ChosenOne

I click play, look down to see 0:00 / 1:19:21 and my day instantly gets a hell of a lot better.

Posted by djames216

@Soviet666 said:

I can't get the videos to work lately. It's just the advertisement and then blank, black screen. Sometimes videos on main page work better, sometimes I just have to try million times. Cleared cache and stuff, nothing works :(.

Have you tried this? It's a post I made to do with problems using ustream or justin.tv. It may also work for you as it deals directly with settings for Flash Player which the Giant Bomb Player also uses.

Posted by budgietheii

They knew they couldn't render the splendour of all that gold so had to cut the lights.

Edited by zaglis

WAIT. There is a no-pussyregen-health mode? I am suddenly very interested in this game.

Also, how Jeff picks regen health but then snarks about how the game defaults to easy mode - that was really fucking low, man.

Edited by WJist

There may not be gold in Fort Knox, but there's certainly gold in this Quick Look! (Not really.) Man, those COD objective markers appearing in shooter games kinda bum me out :(

Also, on the subject of spy games, whatever happened to the Syphon Filter franchise? I feel like the PS1-PS2 era Bond games were aping that more than chasing the dragon of Goldeneye.

Posted by Wiseblood

I thought Felix was a black guy in the Craig Bonds?

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Posted by Sarumarine

I am always interested in the potential of this James Bond movie crossover these games keep trying to capture by making Daniel Craig go through old Bond movies redone with more modern style. But the results never deliver. Hopefully it would involve more than shooting dudes, but whatever.

Great commentary with Jeff and Vinny though.

Posted by ShaggE

I was fully expecting Bond to say "Tango down in Sector Alpha" at one point.

Posted by Tha36thchamber

@YukoAsho: @YukoAsho said:

@BurningStickMan said:

@Venatio said:

Dude wow, an hour and 19 minutes of Jeff and Vinny, did not expect that for this QL

No kidding. I was expecting, at max, about 16 minutes of Jeff saying "fuck this, this game is fucking awful, just, fuckin... ugh..."

Instead, we have an hour and 20 of Jeff being dismissive.

It's pretty obvious that the game was dismissed before the Quick Look started. Not that it looks like an amazing game, mind, but it seems a well-constructed FPS with a decent attempt at breaking things up.

I've said this before and it bears repeating - if they don't wanna play a certain game, they shouldn't make themselves do so. I'd rather have no coverage of a game than coverage where the people looking at the game are half-assed about it.

Shame too, because he's spot-on about how little actual spy shit you do in these games. I was hoping for more insight after that, but no, it's just Jeff hating video games as per usual.

What you seem to want is a video review. I like the format of the Quick Look in that it's just a few people playing a game and commenting as they go, instead of a critique of what the game is and isn't doing.

On second thought, maybe an on-the-fly critique is whats happening. Maybe it's just your preference over mine, in which case have what you will, sir.

Posted by BasketSnake

@Quantical said:

Looks more interesting than Borberblands.

Borberblands is more radical than quantical. Take that you.

Posted by MEATBALL

That was a pretty great Quick Look, hooray for Jeff and Vinny. Lost my shit at the melee barking.

Posted by toots

super grip, kung fu eyes

Posted by Death_Burnout

I usually give a big frowney face to people who say stuff like this, but: Jeff and Vinny QL's from here on out. Let's make it happen.

Posted by firecracker22

You know, I'm a huge fan of 007. And I can say that even though Jeff isn't, he certainly sounds like one. Alot of the points he makes in the quicklook are things I feel, and I think most 007 fans, about the misdirection of the license. Jeff's right, they're still chasing down this mythical unicorn that was like lightning in a bottle. Goldeneye 007 was awesome for it's time, but even with it's legendary status...it's still not the best 007 game ever made. I'd easily hand that to Everything Or Nothing, and would even throw Blood Stone in second place. Jeff might not be a big 007 fan, but even he understands that James Bond shooting dudes in the face isn't even half of the appeal of the character.

I would love to see something like Alpha Protocol attempted with the 007 license. It'd be perfect in setting up this concept of playing like any of the 007's, and kinda fitting in a Daniel Craig skill set build, or a Sean Connery skill set build, or Pierce Brosnan, etc.

But, that'd take time. Effort. And just a lot of patience and talented people behind the scenes. And, I don't think Activision is even willing to do that, because a yearly or bi-yearly FPS is probably easy enough for them to crank out and make easy money on the back of the James Bond license. I had hoped that they'd take another crack at making the direction they had started with Blood Stone, to maybe build upon that. But, it just looks like they're not even going to try.

Posted by adamfedoruk

The flags at 56:35! So crazy.

Edited by paulunga

Come back tomorrow for part 2 of the 007 Legends Endurance Run!

Posted by Mister_V

wow long QL... this must be good

Posted by JayCee

LOOOONG Look, amirite?

Posted by EveretteScott

"Strange Occupation". Oh Vinny, yoooou.

Posted by Smokey_Earhole

@Soviet666 said:

I can't get the videos to work lately. It's just the advertisement and then blank, black screen. Sometimes videos on main page work better, sometimes I just have to try million times. Cleared cache and stuff, nothing works :(.

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Posted by RetroVirus

007 Nightfire for the gamecube was pretty awesome.

Posted by Romination

@Bones8677 said:

As a Bond fan ( I own all the movies on DVD and now Blu Ray) this is rather disheartening. The Hitman series would actually make for a good starting point for a true Bond experience. I don't like the idea of making these missions take place in modern times.

I'd say something like Alpha Protocol would be better for the basis. Maybe that game skewed a little grittier than a lot of Bond things, but it's got that "be a suave motherfucker and only ghost dudes when it's gone real rotten" aspect to it.

Also, when he's on the laser table, where was his head at the end? Wasn't he supposed to be strapped down? It was like his head was just on his chest.

Posted by GorillaMoPena

When's the part where you play through the Woody Allen Casino Royale movie?

Edited by R3DT1D3

This is like the culmination of lazy FPS techniques. No recoil, hyper sensitive auto-aim, nonexistant enemy AI, defend the guy opening the door, shallow stealth mechanic, tons of unnecessary unlocks, and gunfights into cutscenes into hold interact key to move on. Heck, even the crosshairs from the hip are taken exactly from Call of Duty.

Posted by Vigorousjammer

Man, Jeff is right.

I remember playing Tomorrow Never Dies on the PS1 and really liking it.

007: Everything or Nothing went back to a similar vein, but I didn't think it was as good...

More games need to go down that path, though.

I didn't play the Quantam of Solace game, but from watching some of it, it seemed much better than any of these first-person shooters.

Posted by DharmaBum

@GorillaMoPena: Woody Allen made a Bond movie? I did not know this!

Posted by Krystal_Sackful

Garbage. Rusty junk out of a butt.

Edited by Terranova

@Wiseblood said:

I thought Felix was a black guy in the Craig Bonds?

yes he is but although your playing as craig bond your not playing the craig era but past bonds in which Felix was a white dude at least I would guess that's the reason or maybe they just didn't have the licence to have the black dude as Felix i dunno.

Posted by BrianP

I like how they show the trail of nerve gas and then the cutscene makes bond kneel directly in it.

Posted by MagusMaleficus

I'm a Timothy Dalton guy. Yep.

Edited by GorillaMoPena

@DharmaBum said:

@GorillaMoPena: Woody Allen made a Bond movie? I did not know this!

A few other people too

It is the most 60s thing. I think it is on Netflix Instant.

Posted by super2j

i bought everything or nothing years after i rented it (after playing the demo over and over again). Even as recently as last year i would catch my 10yr old sister playing coop with various people. Thats how great that game is, i then played that super stylized russia one, also great! I was never a fan of fps 007.

Posted by brassmarsh

Best Bond movie, and I'm British and my name's James so I know dammit!

Posted by BlatantNinja23

so is there where I come out and say I don't get the bond love?

Posted by Wendschlag

Is this call of duty?

Posted by simkas

@Vigorousjammer said:

Man, Jeff is right.

I remember playing Tomorrow Never Dies on the PS1 and really liking it.

007: Everything or Nothing went back to a similar vein, but I didn't think it was as good...

More games need to go down that path, though.

I didn't play the Quantam of Solace game, but from watching some of it, it seemed much better than any of these first-person shooters.

The Quantum of Solace game was pretty much exactly like this, but with a third person cover system and a shitload of quicktime events, but it was kinda decent. The story was just a mess and was impossible to follow without having seen the movies first.

If you want a good third person James Bond game, play Blood Stone, it has some decent third person cover shooting, some decent SC Conviction - like stealth and some pretty cool, though linear, driving sequences.

Posted by hagridore

I'm a James Bond fan & this is disgusting.

Posted by The_Ruiner

why would you need evidence if you've already blown the place up and killed everyone?

Posted by Vigorousjammer

@simkas said:

@Vigorousjammer said:

Man, Jeff is right.

I remember playing Tomorrow Never Dies on the PS1 and really liking it.

007: Everything or Nothing went back to a similar vein, but I didn't think it was as good...

More games need to go down that path, though.

I didn't play the Quantam of Solace game, but from watching some of it, it seemed much better than any of these first-person shooters.

The Quantum of Solace game was pretty much exactly like this, but with a third person cover system and a shitload of quicktime events, but it was kinda decent. The story was just a mess and was impossible to follow without having seen the movies first.

If you want a good third person James Bond game, play Blood Stone, it has some decent third person cover shooting, some decent SC Conviction - like stealth and some pretty cool, though linear, driving sequences.

You know what, I was totally talking about Blood Stone, and for some reason I just thought to call it Quantam of Solace.

That Blood Stone Quick Look from a while ago seemed pretty neat.

Posted by ZedsDeadBaby

Instant classic quick look.

Posted by simkas

@Vigorousjammer said:

@simkas said:

@Vigorousjammer said:

Man, Jeff is right.

I remember playing Tomorrow Never Dies on the PS1 and really liking it.

007: Everything or Nothing went back to a similar vein, but I didn't think it was as good...

More games need to go down that path, though.

I didn't play the Quantam of Solace game, but from watching some of it, it seemed much better than any of these first-person shooters.

The Quantum of Solace game was pretty much exactly like this, but with a third person cover system and a shitload of quicktime events, but it was kinda decent. The story was just a mess and was impossible to follow without having seen the movies first.

If you want a good third person James Bond game, play Blood Stone, it has some decent third person cover shooting, some decent SC Conviction - like stealth and some pretty cool, though linear, driving sequences.

You know what, I was totally talking about Blood Stone, and for some reason I just thought to call it Quantam of Solace.

That Blood Stone Quick Look from a while ago seemed pretty neat.

Then yes, you should totally try it out.

Posted by Fappo

CGI Daniel Craig looks a lot like Putin.

Posted by Nux

GOLD!!!!

Posted by nickux

It's weird to see how low-budget this package seems. From the cover art to the graphics in-game, the whole thing looks kinda B or C tier. But graphics aside, hey maybe it plays great. Getting into this QL now...

Edited by AjayRaz

Everything or Nothing was fantastic. i enjoyed the hell out of that, and Nightfire during the last gen. this doesn't look nearly as appealing as i thought it would, or at least as far as the gameplay is concerned. the shooting doesn't seem very fun.

also, i love how drew just pops in at random intervals