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The industry has had enough COD, we don't want COD Bond!,
This review is from: 007 Legends - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
Before I start the review, have you seen the awful box-art? That is hands down the worst box-art I have ever seen from a game, Zombie 8-bit Craig followed by print-screened images from the movies, that will set the tone for this review.
I think we can all agree there has been some great Bond games, Goldeneye 64, Nightfire, Everything Or Nothing etc, these games were all published by EA (except Goldeneye 64), but sadly EA sold the rights to the franchise to Activision. Since then what 007 games have we got? Quantum Of Solace (COD clone), Goldeneye Wii (terrible remake of the amazing Nintendo 64 classic and COD clone), Goldeneye Reloaded (same as the former except 60fps, wow!) Bloodstone (decent, but of course Activision closed the developer as soon as it was released, they love to kill good games!) and now 007 Legends. Lets just say that the WHOLE experience is Goldeneye Reloaded, that was already ridiculously linear, made even more-so. The story has been completely retold in order for it to make sense for a game that will take you an hour or so to finish, I am a die-hard Bond fan and seen as this is Bonds 50th anniversary this is a complete insult. Also It's worth noting that I despise the Call Of Duty games, as if Activision didn't churn out enough COD **** with no effort put into development at all, they have to inject this IP with it's terrible gameplay. Also, even though Activision said that Daniel Craig would voice act as Bond, he doesn't, the actor they have got to replace him sounds absolutely nothing like Mr Craig, and is cringe-worthy at times. Bond's catchphrase has been ruined in the game, "Sorry, I didn't catch your name Mr...", to which bond replies "James Bond", IT'S "Bond, James Bond", get it right!
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Initial post: Oct 19, 2012 11:49:33 PM PDT
Joel Cigan says:
BloodStone was the best game because it was a third-person shooter. Goldeneye Reloaded was pure crap! They need to go back to the third person with martial arts melee...
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 5:07:00 PM PST
Bobby Peru says:
Goldeneye Reloaded was awesome! Blood Stone was decent at best. You, JoelCDCiganPharm.D, know nothing of what you speak.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 1, 2013 8:02:40 AM PST
third person is for babys , no offence
Posted on Feb 27, 2013 10:38:49 AM PST
Kristopherm3, you do know Electronic Arts announced in 2006 a game based on then-upcoming Casino Royale, but it ended up being cancelled, because it would not be ready by the film's release in November. This fact, which would lead MGM to lose millions in licensing fees, along with EA's commitment to move away from movie franchise games and focus more on internal IPs, led the company to abandon the Bond franchise in May 2006. Shortly after Electronic Arts abandoned the license, in May 2006, Activision acquired non-exclusive rights to develop and publish James Bond games, which were to become exclusive in 2007. Activision's first game was a tie-in to Quantum of Solace. Quantum of Solace: The Game, which also included elements from Casino Royale, was released on 31 October 2008.
EA never sold the rights for the franchise to Activision, they basically abandoned it in May of 2006. That's when Activision bought non-exclusive rights to develop and publish James Bond games. Hell, on February 20, 2013, Activision confirmed that in 2013 it would be backing away from licensed games in a statement though not confirmed, the 007 game license may have been revoked - The statement reads "Like any successful business, Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues-this is an ongoing process. In 2013, we expect to release fewer games based on license properties and as a result are realigning our structure to better reflect the market opportunities and our slate. Approximately, 30 full-time employees have been impacted globally, which represents approximately one half of one percent of Activision Blizzard's employee population. We are offering those employees who are impacted outplacement counseling services."
And that is from Tomorrow Never Dies (1999) was the first by EA to From Russia With Love (2005) then Quantum of Solace (2008) to 007 Legends (2012) by Acitvion Blizzard. But before GoldenEye for the N64, you had James Bond 007 (1983), A View To Kill (1985), Goldfinger and I believe The Living Day Lights were both out in 1986. Live And Let Die (1988), License To Kill (1989), The Spy Who Loved Me and The Stealth Affair I believe both came in 1990. James Bond Jr (1992) and James Bond 007: The Dual in 1993. 1997 saw Nintendo 64 GoldenEye and 1998 was James Bond 007 for GameBoy. Hope this helps any confusion on if EA sold the rights, because it never happened. They abandoned it, so another company picked the rights up. Simple as that.
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