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Jamesbond007571985 wrote:

Keep in mind 007 Legends is being done by Eurocom, every Bond game that they have done (World is Not Enough on N64, 007 Nightfire, both GE Wii and Reloaded) has been very well done. I am very confident that they will make a good game out of this. My only concern is when they plan on releasing it, before Skyfall comes out, since the end part of the game is the new film, is doesn't really make sense to release the game first and spoil the movie.

Well, Activision doesn't really avoid spoilers in the games, despite the release dates. The Amazing Spider-Man game comes out before the film and it is known to contain several spoilers about the film. So, see the film before playing the game.

The one thing that may help is that the games are rarely totally faithful to the film scenes and often have many additions, twists, or alternate storylines to try and either add more or better content, or  to have additional development time by using an original plot.

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case in point (re: release date) - Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is being release in November, which is when we can expect Legends.

Looks like Legends will suffer a similar fate as did GER.  Recall GER was release along with BF and COD in 2011.  GER did not do well at all with sales and the online multiplayer never really saw the sight of day due to no one showing playing it.

TonyDP wrote:

I really don't like this idea of revisiting classic Bond action sequences and shoe-horning Daniel Craig's visage into them. The reasoning behind it comes down to greed and an unwillingness on Activision's part to pay the former Bond actors royalties to use their likenesses. Despite making some mediocre Bond games at least Electronic Arts had enough sense to pay Connery when they adapted From Russia With Love; too bad Activision doesn't share that kind of vision.

I also don't buy this argument that since the Bond movies have rejected gadgets, the videogames must follow suit. They are two very different genres with different audiences and different expectations. The gadgets in earlier Bond games helped them to stand out from the crowd; whereas the last few games play like generic FPS games and have suffered in the sales department because of it. It also doesn't help that Activision always releases their Bond games during the holidays where they are always overshadowed by more high-profile genres.

Activision has developed a really notorious reputation for being an imaginatively bankrupt, bottom-line only company that takes its franchises and stripmines them for content, releasing new chapters every 12 months without regard for quality and shutting down studios as soon as one of their games fails to meet sales expectations . Their Bond games in particular rely too much on the license while presenting pedestrian action, unimaginative environments and subpar visuals compared to the competition. I'm sure 007 Legends will continue that trend and, like its immediate predecessors, quickly end up in the discount bin.

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Here is the official super trailer that includes the teaser for Skyfall, plus 007 Legends first mission, Moonraker.

SKYFALL - Official Super Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … zgZvg3cggE

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Hmm the Moonraker level looks quite fun however I'm always dubious of game trailers as most of them cut scenes etc and not game play

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007 Legends looks great! What are the levels we know of so far: Moonraker and Skyfall?? Is it DC the whole way? or the Bond from the respective films?

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dickiebart wrote:

007 Legends looks great! What are the levels we know of so far: Moonraker and Skyfall?? Is it DC the whole way? or the Bond from the respective films?

The official site says that you play as Daniel Craig's Bond through classic missions with 're-imagined and all new' plots, or something to that effect, either way I'm not holding out much hope, I didnt like GE:Reloaded at all, was just a generic FPS, not Bond at all, the games have been going the sameway as the films, well QoS anyway, Bloodstone was terrible too! At least EA made an effort, AuF, NightFire and EoN were great, even From Russia With Love had all the elements to make a great game even if it was slightly off the mark. Heck even TND and TWINE had more variety!

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Movies are
1. Skyfall
2. Moonraker
Any ideas on any other movies. I think they might choose out there, lavish background films, I think Goldfinger will be one,

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They might make another announcement at E3 in two weeks.

I am looking forward to this game, but I will have to wait until I see Skyfall either in theaters or when it comes out on DVD next year before I play 007 Legends. I hate to have a movie spoiled, even if it is just a small segment.

I would have thought that they would use the best movies from each of the actors but I don' t think Moonraker was very well received.

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I only ask Activision: please please don´t screw it up again. Goldeneye reloaded was the worst bond game since Agent under fire.  As someone said before on this forum, it´s clear activision don´t put the same effort on bond games like they do on modern warfare series. A Bond game with that levels of graphics, game experience and closely adapted to the movies would blow up as a new game of the decade, as goldeneye 64 did back on the 90´s. But no, las three games they have came out with a poor product, very confident were going to get it just because it has 007 on it .

Don´t get me wrong, I have always tried to focus on the postive things, I enjoyed very much Quantum of Solace game. But let´s face it: they can do better.

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Activision are only the publishers, it's Eurocom who are developing the game. They also developed Goldeneye: Reloaded which I actually enjoyed.

Modern Warfare is made by separate developer altogether (Infinity Ward first and now with Sledgehammer Games). It's true that Activision do focus more on Modern Warfare, and as Modern Warfare is their cash cow it's only natural that they put more effort into advertising that over other games they publish and distribute.

Quantum of Solace was made by Treyarch, who also developed the non Modern Warfare Call of Duty games, and used the same engine as Call of Duty.

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Seems like I'm really the only one who truly enjoyed Reloaded. It was amazing, challenging and a great retelling of the GoldenEye story.

1, GE 2, CR 3, SF 4, TWINE 5, Spectre 6, TMWTGG 7, DAD 8, LALD 9, AVTAK 10, LTK 11, Octopussy 12, Moonraker 13, TLD 14, GF 15, QOS 16, Tomorrow 17, FYEO 18. TSWLM Not seen much: Dr. No, Russia, Thunderball, Twice, Majesty.

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I thought Quantum of Solace was good if you're a fan, Blood Stone was almost as good if you're a fan, and Goldeneye: Reloaded was good if you're a fan. None of them could stand up that well if you aren't already a fan of the source.

Jamesbondjr wrote:

Activision are only the publishers, it's Eurocom who are developing the game. They also developed Goldeneye: Reloaded which I actually enjoyed.

Modern Warfare is made by separate developer altogether (Infinity Ward first and now with Sledgehammer Games). It's true that Activision do focus more on Modern Warfare, and as Modern Warfare is their cash cow it's only natural that they put more effort into advertising that over other games they publish and distribute.

Quantum of Solace was made by Treyarch, who also developed the non Modern Warfare Call of Duty games, and used the same engine as Call of Duty.

Activision gives the resources and direction for licensed games. They clearly seemed to have given the developers rights to just Craig, and using the already existing Call of Duty engine. An engine, which I despise for its dated looks, slippery animations, and overstayed welcome. It should have been replaced in 2008 or 2009 at the latest, but Activision is determined to keep it and not hold up their annual cycle of Call of Duty releases.

That engine is no longer considered one of the leading engines. It is just long overdue for an engine that pushes the technology's limits. Rather than looking like stale Call of Duty junk that could have come out in 2008 when the engine was already aging out.

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The engine is certainly looking dated now. Heck, it looked dated a few years back but as you say, Activision will keep on churning out Call of Duty games as long as they sell well. The last COD game I played was MW2 and that persuaded me not to buy another  ajb007/lol

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from what I seen on the site is look be promising but like other have said I hope to god that it not some lame excuse just to say sorry for the dull and crappy online play that came from reloaded, But there some potential in the hart as it where on thing that I would like to see is the weaponry as well as gadgets that match the film as it where like with the old bonds he used a  Walther ppk and such.

With saying that I hope the sound of the gun fire sound like the real thing as I didn't like how the Walther p99 would sound the same in Goldeneye reloaded even if you had a suppressor on or not as well as more realism when it comes to bosses fights as the 006 fight just seem lame and offered little to challenge.

but saying that I hope that what is being show it just a tip of thing to come and I hope it a more better game then  one that have come from activation that look have lost it sight on games like this.

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Jamesbond007571985 wrote:

Seems like I'm really the only one who truly enjoyed Reloaded. It was amazing, challenging and a great retelling of the GoldenEye story.

I loved it as well. The main complaints seem to be coming from people who were expecting the game to be a proper remake of the N64 game, rather than a 'reimagination' like the developers promised. So in that respect, the developers didn't fall short of what they promised at all, people just misread them.

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As for 007 Legends, I'm really looking forward to it. Combining multiple stories like this is a nice, original idea for a Bond game, and it'll give us a chance to play through some of the classic films that have never been made into games before. Of course, all the classic films included will have to be 'modernised' in a similar way to GoldenEye if they're all to support one story, but I liked how they modernised GoldenEye anyway so it's all good with me.

It's also good to see that the developers are 'going out there' a bit by including stories like Moonraker, which suggests that they won't hesitate to give the game the same level of anti-realism of the classic films.

Since we already know two of the six films to be featured in the game (Moonraker and Skyfall), some others I'd like to see, and which I can picture being in the game, are Goldfinger, Octopussy, Licence to Kill, and Tomorrow Never Dies.

The way I see it, films such as From Russia with Love and GoldenEye are less likely to be featured, GoldenEye especially, because they've already had entire games dedicated to them in the past. Tomorrow Never Dies seems plausible to me in spite of the old PS1 game, simply because that game wasn't particularly well-received. Dr. No seems unlikely because large amounts of it were the basis of the rather poor Rogue Agent, and the 'Blofeld trilogy' (You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and Diamonds are Forever) all seem unlikely because they would simply have to feature Blofeld, and you couldn't possibly feature Blofeld in the game without making him the main villain, whereas the primary antagonist will almost undoubtedly be Raoul Silva.

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If either of the Dalton films is addapted I would rather see The Living Daylights used as it had everything that Licence to Kill lacked.

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A quick interview about the game, including the information that the SkyFall level will be a free DLC release sometime after the game launches:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWa1_mla0D4

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Scrummy64 wrote:

I loved it as well. The main complaints seem to be coming from people who were expecting the game to be a proper remake of the N64 game, rather than a 'reimagination' like the developers promised. So in that respect, the developers didn't fall short of what they promised at all, people just misread them.


But see a proper remake will more than likely never happen, Rare is owned by Microsoft, Activision has the bond rights and Nintendo still owns a portion of the game. The only way that it might happen is if Nintendo can be convinced and then the PC and PS3 will be left out, not that they deserve GoldenEye in the first place, but that is beside the point.

The thing that gets me about the deal I've read was that Microsoft was going to allow the ENTIRE Rare library to be put on the Wii's Virtual Console. So games like Conker, Perfect Dark, Banjo, Jet Force Gemini and others but Nintendo turned them down.

1, GE 2, CR 3, SF 4, TWINE 5, Spectre 6, TMWTGG 7, DAD 8, LALD 9, AVTAK 10, LTK 11, Octopussy 12, Moonraker 13, TLD 14, GF 15, QOS 16, Tomorrow 17, FYEO 18. TSWLM Not seen much: Dr. No, Russia, Thunderball, Twice, Majesty.

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So the next movie in Legends was revealed, and it's OHMSS!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/28/ … et-service

I kind of figured it'd be in this game (one movie from each actor), but still cool to now know for sure.

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So that makes three films so far, Moonraker, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Sky Fall. I cannot wait to see what film is revealed next.

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A short preview trailer for the mission On Her Majesty's Secret Service has been released. The full trailer is due shortly.

007 Legends - OHMSS Teaser Preview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … cQPDN3a4eA

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Not sure if this came up but heard today that the Skyfall content will be available as free DLC after the mvoies release.

Jamesbond007571985 wrote:

Keep in mind 007 Legends is being done by Eurocom, every Bond game that they have done (World is Not Enough on N64, 007 Nightfire, both GE Wii and Reloaded) has been very well done. I am very confident that they will make a good game out of this. My only concern is when they plan on releasing it, before Skyfall comes out, since the end part of the game is the new film, is doesn't really make sense to release the game first and spoil the movie.

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That would certainly make it better if it were true.

1, GE 2, CR 3, SF 4, TWINE 5, Spectre 6, TMWTGG 7, DAD 8, LALD 9, AVTAK 10, LTK 11, Octopussy 12, Moonraker 13, TLD 14, GF 15, QOS 16, Tomorrow 17, FYEO 18. TSWLM Not seen much: Dr. No, Russia, Thunderball, Twice, Majesty.

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Here is the full trailer for On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the second mission to be featured in 007 Legends.

007 Legends: On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Official Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl … yrR5cQJos0

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