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Edited by thatdutchguy

Diamonds are for six weeks is the best bond movie ,lol

Posted by simkas

@Hef said:

@simkas: Dude come on. This is not a James Bond game by any standards. There are more gun attachments than actual gadgets.

By what standards are you basing that on then? Nightfire was a pretty basic FPS and that's considered by most as one of the best Bond games.

Posted by VargasPrime

@Godzilla_Sushi said:

James Pond: Legends?

WOULD BUY

Posted by jayspadez

this game should be called JAMES BOND:THE DIAMOND THAT ONCE WAS FOREVER TIL ACTIVISION GOT THE GOLDEN EYE AND WOULDNT LIVE AND LET DIE

Posted by Godzilla_Sushi

Here's something crazy actually....

A good "spy" type game was Mission: Impossible for the N64. Quality aside, it definitely wasn't all about shootin'.

Edited by Hef

@simkas: But that game had a stun gun, tranquilizers, night vision, a remote controlled shaver that fucking exploded, a sweet briefcase turret and grappling hook. Not just a phone and a laser you use outside of combat. This game is clearly focused more on the gun attachments and shooting your way through everything. You can't even move bodies, and it's a modern FPS. At least that would have made the stealth more viable.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

Holy crap, 80 minutes?! Thank you Vinny and Jeff.

Posted by fargofallout

Holy hour plus. Can't wait.

Posted by thatdutchguy

@Godzilla_Sushi: yep that was one of my favourite games on the N64, that game had some amazing missions.

Edited by LarryDavis

@Hef said:

There are totally 3rd person james bond games.

...Tomorrow never dies on the PS1 and...you know, others.

Everything Or Nothing on PS2/Xbox, which is probably still the best Bond game.

e: Oh they mention that in the vid. There's also From Russia With Love, notable for actually having Connery's likeness.

Posted by Rabbykayn

An hour and 19 minutes for bond? wow LOL

Edited by gormers

@simkas said:

@Hef said:

@simkas: Dude come on. This is not a James Bond game by any standards. There are more gun attachments than actual gadgets.

By what standards are you basing that on then? Nightfire was a pretty basic FPS and that's considered by most as one of the best Bond games.

It was an fps but it was of a different kind. It had some futuristic weapons, grappling hooks, different ways to infiltrate areas in some of the levels (go underwater and find grates to crawl in, jump on trucks, sneak around windows). At its core it was a shooter yeah, but this here seems more like, well like the terrible Goldeneye rogue agent by EA. Or maybe not that bad, more like Call of Duty. The gameplay seems very similar.

Posted by Vonocourt

@simkas said:

Yeah Jeff is misremembering 007 games quite badly, I'd say there are as many third person bond games as there are first person bond games.

I can think of three third-person bond games from the past decade, but I can think of three first-person games from this generation alone.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

I agree with Jeff. So far as I'm concerned, Everything or Nothing is by far the best Bond game, and the only one I ever enjoyed. Never cared for any of the first person ones (from what little I've played).

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Posted by simkas

@Vonocourt said:

@simkas said:

Yeah Jeff is misremembering 007 games quite badly, I'd say there are as many third person bond games as there are first person bond games.

I can think of three third-person bond games from the past decade, but I can think of three first-person games from this generation alone.

First person - Goldeneye, The world is not enough, Agent under fire, Nightfire, Goldeneye remake and now Legends

Third person - Tomorrow never dies, Everything or Nothing, From russia with love and Blood stone

And Quantum of Solace was really both a first and third person shooter.

So that's 6 against 4, not as many but pretty close.

Edited by gormers

@zombie2011 said:

On the other hand, Bloodstone came out and Jeff shits on it hard during the QL even though the game isn't that bad. That game went back to the 3rd person style games with great chase sequences, just like Everything or Nothing.

Never played it. EoE wasnt just chase sequences, it had you do a lot of different things throughout the game, but yeah Bloodstone didnt seem too bad. The review of that game didnt seem *that* negative btw.

Posted by Phatmac

Is anyone at the GB offices a James Bond fan?

Edited by FuzzYLemoN

The reason they've been sticking to FPS is because that's what popular in gaming.

I think this game looks neat. Can't say I've fought my way through a fighter jet factory or Fort Knox before.

Posted by DjDonFrancisco

I remember 007: Everything Or Nothing for being awesome. Need more Bond games like that.

Posted by Dberg

Uh? This game/quicklook is spoiling Skyfall for me, isn't it? :(

Posted by glyn

JAMES BOND DON'T CARE

Edited by deerokus

the juxtaposition of levels from movies in the 60s and modern tech is really... odd. It makes it seem even more cynical. Also, literally all of the attachments are from CoD :D

Posted by Bones8677

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.

Posted by triviaman09

Activision clearly is never going to do anything with this license.

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Posted by joshthebear

Man, this game looks extremely average/boring.

Posted by BurningStickMan

@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..."

Posted by MEATBALL

An hour and 20 minutes!? Awesome (provided it's not boring, of course, but I always love me some looongform Giant Bomb content.)

Posted by DukesT3

Larry Bond is the best Bond imho.

Posted by Animasta

strange occupation is my favorite bond character

Posted by das9000

Why was bonds car parked right outside of goldfingers complex? Also, just tell Vinny there will be gold at the end and you'll have yourself the next endurance run.

Edited by fox01313

Something about a melee kill in this where you give them the old left/right combo, guess that the assault rifle you were holding is floating or tossed up in the air for a second to pull off that move. As a fan of the earlier Bond films before the remake with Daniel Craig this just doesn't quite work for me compared to some of the other Bond games in how it's more of a mixup of other Bond things into a new game since they couldn't just make a game based on the new movie coming out.

Between the lack of subtitles & Vinny's plan of a Grand Slam is just making this a fun QL to enjoy compared to playing the game.

Posted by Abendlaender

The modern Bond movies really aren't about gadgets (and fun if you ask me), more a good but generic action movie. So I guess a generic game is a perfect fit.

Posted by jesterroyal

Wow.. That was long.

Posted by firecracker22

@MediumDave: Greatest James Bond game ever made.

Posted by rebgav

Alpha Protocol is still the best Bond game.

Posted by thatdutchguy

amazing quick looks this week.

Posted by Tha36thchamber

I will say this for the game, it has really great bad guy movie deaths. Watch how they die when they get shot.

Posted by Catarrhal

"Pussy! Who taught you judo?"

No way that Daniel Craig could deliver that line like Connery did…

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Posted by Putemonsteret

Actually, a proper James Bond game should be made in the style of Mass Effect.

Posted by budgietheii

No Mr Bond, I expect you to listen to my awful Goldfinger impression.

Was that really the best reading they could get of that line?

Posted by Zaccheus

I had to blink a few times to believe the timecode. Epic QL.

Posted by Jimbo_N

Vinny and Jeff Quick Looks that is over an hour is good enough video content to be premium content. Without a doubt the only duo you can watch for that amount of time without ever loosing interest.

Posted by mikbal

green gold?

Posted by lumberingjackal

It appears Mr. Bond is attempting reentry.

Posted by Haze

Damn it they should have just gone with the original eras and likenesses of the original actors, give the James Bond is an amnesiac Time Lord theorists something to chew on.

Edited by Spike_Kojima

I was with this game till they were mass producing Harrier jump jets in the same timeline as smart phones . The last Harrier was produced in 2003... but these guys are evil bad guy types so they may have stolen the Harrier blueprints from McDonnell Douglas or British Aerospace . Or it may not even be a Harrier per se , it may be a Hawker p.1127 or Hawker Siddeley Kestrel fga1 . Boy , has this game got some s'plaining to do.

Posted by Getz

Way up in the tree, he look like a leprechaun to me.

Posted by AWalczak08

I am so glad that Jeff mentioned Everything or Nothing. I think it's the best Bond game outside of Goldeneye, and it actually stands up pretty well even today. I would love to see them go back to doing a game in that style.

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Posted by Sogeman

First gameplay, tell me you wouldn't mistake that shit for a COD game... )/)&()/&(=/&)?/

Posted by Unequivocable

I never realized Vinny was a grizzled 1890s prospector.

"Gold! Gold! I need to see the Gold!"

*does a merry jig*