007 Legends reveals two more movie-inspired missions
Activision has revealed two more missions for its upcoming 007 Legends with a new trailer unveiled at Gamescom. Having already included missions based on the Roger Moore era and the George Lazenby era (is it really an era if it was just one movie?) Activision now reveals that License to Kill will be the movie used from the Dalton set of films and Die Another Day will be used for the Bronson era inspired mission.
Personally, the more Activision reveals about this game, the less excited I become for it. I'm a huge 007 fan but it’s pretty clear at this point that Activision is simply picking the most over the top and insane movies in the franchise to ensure a continuous firefight throughout the whole game. I have nothing against Call of Duty style shooting segments but the Bond universe is much richer than that. I would have much preferred to see Activision try to explore more of the espionage side of things like Bloodstone tried (but failed to do) than insist on aping the Goldeneye formula from the N64 days.
But that's just my opinion. What do you guys think? Any g1s still excited for this game or were you hoping for something different?
I see your point about stealth not usually being good trailer material but I remember the stealth aspects of the Goldeneye remake being touted in a lot of trailers, especially focusing on the remake of the Severnaya mission. My problem with the way they've promoted this game so far is that they seem to only be going for scenes and movies with massive firefights and ridiculous set-ups. the tamest one of the bunch is Licence to Kill and they still went for the big climax of the movie instead of the rogue agent plot that's the focus of the movie. What I would really love to see is a game that takes the nightclub scene from the Goldeneye remake and takes it a step further. I want a game that lets the player be Bond, not one that simply lets you experience his superior marksmanship.
I don't necessarily think it's going to be more action than stealth... it's just that stealth gameplay doesn't necessarily translate too well to trailers. I haven't played much of any of the recent CoDs but I did thoroughly enjoy the GoldenEye remake on the Wii and if this can improve on some of it's weaker areas, such as enemy AI and disappearing bodies (though give us a way to move the dead bodies too), I think there should be a good time to be had for all.
I'm surprised they went with Die Another Day, mind. I think Tomorrow Never Dies would have been a better film choice, but with this, every Broson bond film has been commited to game format.
Action games are fine and I get espionage is not everyone's cup of tea, but I think that a good adaptation of the Bond franchise should have a good balance of stealth and action. Bloodstone, I thought, was heading in the right direction. It was just undone by terrible game design and worse writing.
Did I hear a sentry destruction sound at the end?
I'm glad its gonna be more action than espionage. I absolutely hate stealth based games, and don't like to have to be stealthy in most other games. I like big explosions and lots of fast paced gunfire.
Damn I was going to blog about this lol, though what's interesting is the plot for the game states that James is recalling of his past missions within these 50 years. Where James is struggling to survive.
Think it is kind of cool to revisit different bonds or different eras in a Shattered Dimensions sort of way. It is not going to be Goldeneye, but if you can get over that it looks like a fun game.