Finally the James Bond games have done what the films shouldve done years ago: theyve gone back to the 60s. From Russia with Love doesnt seem to have all that much to do with the film of the same name (it seems an odd choice anyway since it was the least gadget heavy of all the movies and even vaguely realistic in parts) but it is highly evocative of Connery era Bond in general. Even ignoring the 60s angle, the fact that the game is obviously trying to distance itself from the risible GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is another obvious boon. Its a third person adventure much more in keeping with Everything or Nothing, with a similar mix of on foot and vehicle combat, with particular emphasis seeming to be given to the jetpack from Thunderball. Although Bond looks and sounds (thanks to newly recorded dialogue by the man himself) like Sean Connery the game also has a role-playing element where you can customise your character according to your preferred style of play. Theres also an online and split screen multiplayer mode for you to compare these settings with friends. Alas there doesnt yet seem to be any sign of a mini-game allowing you to ferret out bad guys according to their incorrect choice of wine at the dinner table, but in all other respects this is shaping up to be the ultimate retro Bond game. --Harrison DentThis preview is based on an incomplete version of the game; features or problems mentioned above may not appear in the finished game.
- Build your own Bond, based on Sean Connery, in a retro, 1960s Cold War era setting -- complete with classic cars, architecture, fashion, and exotic locations
- Innovative gameplay, wider variety, non-linear missions, introduction of new focus/zoom function
- RPG elements - Invest in your character by equipping, upgrading, scoring and rewards
- Intense action, driving, jetpack and stealth missions
- Features movie-based missions as well as original, action-intensive sequences