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An open letter to anyone considering making a James Bond video game

With Skyfall's release on DVD, The National Post's game columnist argues that it's time to reimagine what a video game Bond should be.

"...We’re drawn to James Bond because of the man he is. But how has nearly every major Bond-branded game released in recent memory treated this fascinating fictional fellow?

As an arm with a gun."

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Root1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

I don't think you'll ever get a good Bond game especialy with Activision holding the rights to it now

However

With NaughtyDog focusing on cinematic like games I would like their next game to be a James Bond type game, like what Uncharted was to Indiana Jones.

The Main hero - James Bond
The boss - M
Female companions - Bond girls

It could work if they did it right and the best part about it is if they started with a young talented singer, ND could do their own "Bond Themes" for the games. If it becomes popular enough by the third game they could get a well known singer to sing the third games theme.

Just saying it would be a great idea in my opinion, you might not get a good James Bond game but least we'll get the next best thing.

Gr811256d ago

They did a good job with Goldeneye on the Wii.

But the thing is, dev companies, from EA to Activision felt that Goldeneye on the N64 sold because of the Bond license; It didn't it sold because it was a great game, that happened to have the Bond license..Big difference.

Many devs fall into this trap. The license is always secondary, dependent upon the quality of the game.

Root1256d ago

See I just saw the Wii Goldeneye as a cash in, taking something popular and trying to sell a game by using nostalgia.

It didn't feel like Goldeneye, it never even came close to feeling what I do when I play it on my N64. I mean Daniel Craig was the Bond for starters

Anyway hopefully someone will do a Spy type game...I hope it will be NaughtyDog though

Gr811256d ago

Actually play the game? I can see how it may be viewed that way, but honestly it was a quality game. I appreciated it because it WASN'T trying to be a remake of a classic N64 game, but a totally new and fresh take on it.

Root1256d ago

Yeah I played it and was turned off from it

You don't take a classic game like Goldeneye and try to do your own thing to it. It's a slap to the face

Whats the point calling it Goldeneye when it isn't Goldeneye

InMyOpinion1256d ago

007: Bloodstone was very good. Give it a go if you haven't already. Hidden gem imo.

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RuperttheBear1256d ago

'I mean Daniel Craig was the Bond for starters '

Yes, he's Bond for the next several years. Only an idiot would think they wouldn't make a James Bond game with anyone else but Daniel Craig as Bond.

Oh sorry, it's Root talking. Forget I was here Root. Carry on.

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Root1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

Who cares when he became Bond, it means that Pierce Brosnan would of been Bond back then.....so why didn't they use him then

Oh yeah didn't think about that did you

@Mike

LOL you can talk I said the same thing to you on another article because you do exactly the same

MikeMyers...AKA The N4G hypocrite

RuperttheBear1256d ago

'Who cares when he became Bond'

The people making the films, and who own the ip.

In other words, not you.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1256d ago

Naughty Dog could do it justice I think.

tigertron1256d ago

I'd quite like a game like EON, although Bloodstone was a pretty decent game, it didn't feel as polished or as good as EON.

I would love an EON version of Goldeneye with Pierce Brosnan. Obviously not an FPS, because we already have that on the N64, and an insult in the form of Goldeneye Reloaded with Daniel Craig...

ChocolateGiddyUp1256d ago (Edited 1256d ago )

Agreed muchly, except for the Timothy Dalton thing. An RPG-ish Bond game sounds amazing.

I just wish these people adapting the movies into games would actually watch the damn movies first. From Russia With Love was an okay game, but it was glorious for a James Bond nerd when they stayed close to the film. When Red Grant stepped off the train alive, I got pissed off and quit playing.

007 Legends just looked depressing.

stage881256d ago

Naughty Dog doing a bond game would so incredible!
Sony make this happen!

Swiggins1256d ago

Yeah, that's not gonna happen...ever....at all....

stage881255d ago

Calm down, Debbie Downer. Just because your console wouldn't get a look in...

Plagasx1256d ago

I wish we could get another game like Everything or Nothing and Nightfire :(