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Bond producer 'not super impressed' with The Bourne Conspiracy

Quantum of Solace's Senior Producer, Garrett Young, tells OXM that he was 'not super impressed' with The Bourne Conspiracy videogame.

Young also mentions that it's tough to make a movie videogame without being able to use the lead character, as Quantum of Solace does.

ape0075824d ago

not super impressed?

does that mean,he's impressed??

I;LL see if I get super impressed with Quantum of Solace

time will tell

make good use of cod 4's engine

kingme715824d ago

Not super impressed is a nice way of saying they hated it.

cinematicmatt5824d ago (Edited 5824d ago )

haha, very true

i just got bourne and i mean, it is one of the better 3rd person shooters i've played (not the best, one of the better)

but yea, quantum is going to be rather stellar i have a feeling

...hmmmm

morganfell5824d ago

He was attempting that combination of tact and honesty. The problem is that utilizing tact begins with curving natural impulses and opinions - honesty. It rarely works out and if one is not careful it comes off as either dishonest or sarcastic.

What he should have said was, "The Bourne Conspiracy as a game was an abortion. The game mechanics were idiocy in motion. The fact that the character could look over a 3 foot box but not jump over it and instead had to travel hundreds of meters out of his way directly into danger was moronic at best. After all it is Bourne. Compared to some other things he did that were cinematic, not to let the player hop a box is just stupid.

The fighting controls were severely and cheaply limited and all for the purposes of unimaginative gameplay. The game ads kept saying you are Bourne but for the coolest moves in the game...you are NOT Bourne. Here is a lesson. Never let the AI do something the player can't do - unless of course the AI is superman. Letting AI fighters use combos impossible for the player is ripping the player off. Games should be fun and challenging, not an exercise in frustration.

Timed button presses? Please. Is this the Kratos Conspiracy? Even worse than the fighting. And the reload times when said button press is missed is inexcusable. There is a reason the Estate yanked the game rights and the game itself just stinks. Quantum of Solace will avoid the amateur mistakes made in building the Bourne game."

That is what he should have said.

Sitdown5824d ago

What exactly do you mean by that statement?

morganfell5824d ago (Edited 5824d ago )

During certain 'Action Moments" You have to hit a particular key (it changes every time) at just the precise moment. There is no warning this is going to happen. If you miss that key the game ends and has to reload. The fact is in GOW the game doesn't end until your health is gone which makes for a better and less frustrating experience.

Sitdown5824d ago

The reason I ask is because I first seen this in Resident Evil 4 for the gamecube......I am not sure if it was in games before that, but my first experience was with Resident Evil 4...and it came out before the first GOW. Which would mean that The Bourne Conspiracy followed that game.....cause if you missed a button press you would also die.

DA_SHREDDER5824d ago

Quantum Solace is gonna be one of the best games out this year.

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The Bourne Conspiracy Retrospective

TGC: There was a time when games based on movies were actually pretty good, and The Bourne Conspiracy stands out as one of the better attempts.

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ZwVw795d ago

Solid movie licensed game indeed. Its unfortunately another High Moon Studios release (i.e. Transformers & Deadpool) with little hopes of a re-release or remaster happening anytime soon, due to expiring license.

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Six Activision Games I’d Like to See Revived Under Microsoft

As the world reels from the shockwaves of the seismic news that Microsoft is acquiring the proverbial swamp of the video-game landscape, Activision Blizzard King, it only seems natural that our minds should now shift towards what the fallout will be for presumably years if not decades to come.

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MadLad914d ago

Another Prototype would be awesome.

As for Singularity, I don't necessarily need a sequel, I just want to see Raven be able to flex their creative muscle again; not just be relegated to assisting with CoD. A lot of the old guard is still with the company.

That's part of what I'm hoping to see come from this acquisition. Revive teams like Vicarious Visions and Ravem to actually allow them to work on their own new projects again.

Crows90913d ago

As great as that would be the deal wont finalize until end of fiscal year 2023. Until after that date MS wont really have a say as to where resources will be spent. So we wont realistically see anything until perhaps 2026 or later.

LWOGaming912d ago

I think that’s a point that so many people are missing. Things will not change this year or next year at all. Maybe some changes might be apparent in 2024 but 2025/2026 is a good estimate of when things will really start happening. And I don’t think we will see as big a set of changes as some are suggesting.

TallDarknWavy913d ago

Those teams having not worked on anything, the employees find jobs at other companies, they don't just remain unemployed till someone at the publisher decides to revive the team, they need to eat lol

That said, this list of games makes me unexcited for anything outside of CoD that Activision has to offer. All games are in stale genres, like Guitar Hero, Simpsons Hit and Run, these are long surpassed genres that are going to be difficult to revive.

gamer7804913d ago

I want to see new IPs. Not a bunch of forced renovations of old franchises.

Gamer75913d ago

Why not a combination of both

gamer7804913d ago

@gamer75 if it is a combination it has to have my seal of approval. Such as a new Warcraft game or a new Warcraft mmo, or an action game based off the night elves orcs and humans if it’s a new IP. I’ll let you know after I talk with Microsoft

King_Noctis913d ago

Man I’ve been waiting for Protoype since the last one. Protoype could seriously be MS’ answer to Infamous (freaking loved that game as well, hope Sony make a new one soon).

porkChop913d ago

I'd love to see Raven take another crack at Heretic and Hexen.

MadLad913d ago

That's one I see being tossed around a lot to bring back, even if not from Raven themselves.

Put so many hours into those games over the years.

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Knightofelemia913d ago

I'd like to see Activision get the Transformers license again and continue the War and Fall of Cybertron games. the movie games were crap and the game that combined both movie and Fall and War of Cybertron sucked a new Prototype would also be good as well.

jaymacx913d ago

You deserve a 1000 likes haha 😂. It’s a shame High Moon didn’t get to continue making Transformers. If they got a decent budget i think most of us TF fans would be excited.

wolf581912d ago (Edited 912d ago )

Ms bought Activision and everybody dancing for what? For cod? Ms want to atleast earn some money Back from those 70 billion dollars.... The only thing they count on is more gamepass subscribers via Activision cod, diablo and over watch 2 1st Day free at gamepass. If they decide to make them exclusive to xbox they Will lose profit from ps4 and 5 sales. As For a New ip or an existing ip like over watch 3,diablo 5 or anything else like a New transformers Dont you think that developers need at least 3 years to Do something decent?
Anyway my opinion is that ms want to make videogaming Just a subscription a la netflix and that ps5 will beat xboxsx in sales like ps4 beat xbox and xbox one x..... All the money ms spending It Will defentily make more gamepass subscribers as for games we all must wait at least 3 more years... And thats why ps5 will get ahead in sales they have more AAA in the pipeline already plus lets see their answer for gamepass... P. S i Dont support subscriptions from neither company and i didnt buy switch plus for n64. If they give me the option to buy n64 games then yes i Will buy them but i am not paying for a rental.

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rlow1913d ago (Edited 913d ago )

Re-imagining of River Raid and the original adventurer Pitfall. Oh Zork is also a great game.