God damnit Vinny, NOLF is NOT like Austin god damn Powers

Vinny needs to go replay NOLF and NOLF2. Yes they are goofy, but they are not straight up goofball. I fucking hate the Austin Powers movies, and NOLF are some of my favorite games ever made. Since when did colors, globetrotting, gadgets and fake british accents go out of style Vinny? Tell me!

I hope to dear god Monolith revive NOLF at some point. Been playing Gotham City Impostors a lot lately, and that game proves just how damn good that studio can be when they loosen up a bit and have some fun.

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Posted by Sunjammer

Vinny needs to go replay NOLF and NOLF2. Yes they are goofy, but they are not straight up goofball. I fucking hate the Austin Powers movies, and NOLF are some of my favorite games ever made. Since when did colors, globetrotting, gadgets and fake british accents go out of style Vinny? Tell me!

I hope to dear god Monolith revive NOLF at some point. Been playing Gotham City Impostors a lot lately, and that game proves just how damn good that studio can be when they loosen up a bit and have some fun.

Posted by MariachiMacabre

Calm down. Everything will be okay. Life isn't over.

Posted by Grissefar

God damnit Vinny, Sunjammer IS a giant dick.

Posted by BisonHero

I think Deus Ex, NOLF and XIII are all from that brief era of games where you could try weird, crazy spy stuff in a first-person shooter, and publishers would actually believe you when you told them people would buy it.

The closest thing recently is Alpha Protocol, which is like a weird combination of Deus Ex and Mass Effect that was interesting but tragically flawed, in terms of bugs and the fact that every gun other than the pistol is total garbage. And Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which is actually pretty alright.

I think publishers are generally just afraid of any FPS that isn't all action and explosions all the time, given that even Deus Ex: HR, which was both well made and a sequel, only did modest sales, compared to the big actiony Halos and Modern Warfares of today.

Posted by RIDEBIRD

NOLF 2 is a brilliant, brilliant game. Absolutely loved it. Like NOLF as well, just not as much.

Posted by President_Barackbar

NOLF is my favorite game of all time, but I can totally see why he would say that. It's not that NOLF is exactly like Austin Powers, but it was a comedic 60's spy game, much like Austin Powers was a comedic tribute to 60's spy film.

Posted by Jimbo

DAMMIT, Vinny!

Posted by duggshammer

Posted by Village_Guy

I like the Austin Powers movies but they got nothing on NOLF, the first one is the best damn game I ever played, I fucking love that game! Where the hell is No One Lives Forever 3?! Give me more Cate Archer!

Posted by Akyho

@Sunjammer said:

Vinny needs to go replay NOLF and NOLF2. Yes they are goofy, but they are not straight up goofball. I fucking hate the Austin Powers movies, and NOLF are some of my favorite games ever made. Since when did colors, globetrotting, gadgets and fake british accents go out of style Vinny? Tell me!

I hope to dear god Monolith revive NOLF at some point. Been playing Gotham City Impostors a lot lately, and that game proves just how damn good that studio can be when they loosen up a bit and have some fun.

On the simplest kind of description its very true to say its like Austin Powers. Once you get away from the initial its a goofy 60s spy bond spoof. Its not so much...most people drop Austin Powers into describing NOLF. So calm down.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

U mad, baby?

Posted by AhmadMetallic
@duggshammer said:

IN YOUR FACE
Posted by AndrewB

Where the heck does one buy this game these days? How is it not already on GoG?... Wait... don't tell me. Licensing issues?

Posted by Arker101
I guess you want Vinny to... throw you a bone?
Posted by Nentisys

NOLF is a great series, I would love to see this rebooted or get a third game.

Posted by dekkadekkadekka

@AndrewB: I believe Activision hold the publishing rights after swallowing up Sierra.

Posted by OldGuy
@Ertard said:

NOLF 2 is a brilliant, brilliant game. Absolutely loved it. Like NOLF as well, just not as much.

I'm right with you there... the fight in a house in a tornado? Wow. :-)
 
It annoys me that I can't find a legitimate download site to buy these games again... which means I'm going to have to dig in my giant game pile to try to find them to play again (which I now feel a need for)...
Edited by RIDEBIRD

@OldGuy: My favorite sequence as well..

Edited by Fobwashed

Did someone say they're making an Austin Powers NOLF game?

Edit * Craig Hubbard, game designer of No One Lives Forever * context. I needed it.

Regarding comparisons between the game and the Austin Powers film series, Hubbard pointed out on several occasions that, unlike Austin Powers, No One Lives Forever is not a parody of the spy genre. Contrasting the source of the humor in the two series, Hubbard noted that "Sure, [NOLF is] campy and silly, but the underlying premise borders on apocalyptic. That dichotomy in tone results in a very different style of humor from a parody, where everything is in good fun and nobody, including the characters, takes anything very seriously."

I think if he has to point it out on several occasions, it's similar enough that it's cool to make that comparison. Whatever the case may be, I'll always side with Vinnie. Always.

Posted by uniform

I want another Cate Archer game more than any other.

Posted by Sunjammer

Bah. I just hate the idea that NOLF is something like Duke Nukem where "that time has passed". It's such a dark sentiment about the whole industry if that's the case. Color, variety and a unique sense of humor? BAH, those days are over baby!

Posted by Alexandruxx

It's amusing to see how people get worked up over such insignificant things.

Posted by Masha2932

@OldGuy: I'm not sure about where you can get NOLF 2 legally but you can purchase NOLF if you have a PS2(or backwards compatible PS3)

Posted by jjnen

I'M ANGRY!

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Posted by MasturbatingestBear

@Grissefar said:

God damnit Vinny, Sunjammer IS a giant dick.

Oh most definitely!

Posted by EuanDewar

Just listened to the podcast and Vinny isn't even the one who says it. Its Patrick.

Posted by OldGuy
@Masha2932: hrmmm... no,  I'd rather dig out my copy for PC (looks better, controls better, that sort of thing)...
Posted by dagas

@uniform said:

I want another Cate Archer game more than any other.

Same here. Much like the era she is from she has more style than anything today.

Posted by Sunjammer

I like the weird up-in-arms state this community can get into when you mention a crew member by name. The coolest thing in town is to either viciously defend or viciously attack, or to use one to troll for the other. Why am I a dick again?

Fine, whatever, Vinny, Patrick, whoever, the argument that "the time has passed for NOLF" is what I'm protesting.

Posted by N7

LOVE IS OVER.

Posted by Cube

Calm your shit.

Posted by JasonR86

@Sunjammer: Yell it out buddy! ARHRHGHGHRHRHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ShaggE

@Sunjammer said:

I like the weird up-in-arms state this community can get into when you mention a crew member by name. The coolest thing in town is to either viciously defend or viciously attack, or to use one to troll for the other. Why am I a dick again?

Fine, whatever, Vinny, Patrick, whoever, the argument that "the time has passed for NOLF" is what I'm protesting.

Yep, THAT'S what makes this ridiculous, not you taking a throwaway comment far, far too seriously and personally.

Posted by Sunjammer

Haha dudes.. YOU calm down. I'm calm as the night.

I just miss NOLF. Those games were hell of good.

Posted by fisk0

@Ertard said:

@OldGuy: My favorite sequence as well..

Man, I just picked up a copy of the first NOLF for PS2. Looks like modern games could use a hint from 2002 in how to make fascinating set pieces.