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The World is Not Enough
Score: 95%
ESRB: Teen
Publisher: EA Games
Developer: Black Ops Entertainment
Media: CD/1
Players: 1
Genre: Action/ First Person Shooter

Graphics & Sound:
Before I sat down to play The World is Not Enough, I hadn't even seen the movie yet. That didn't even seem to matter however, since the graphics were top notch with character models and scenario backgrounds, all of which having impressive detail. The graphics are similar to the Nintendo 64 version of Golden Eye. An added bonus to the game is the inserted clips of the actual movie in between your missions. I was so intrigued by this that I had to go out and buy the DVD (very cool by the way).

The sounds are just as impressive with character voices and realistic arsenal effects. The music doesn't disappoint with the theme song and so much more. All in all, this category is a plus.

I apologize now for the cheesy lines you are about to read. You are Bond, James Bond. And he is back with a vengeance... because from what I heard, Tomorrow Never Dies was a game to be missed. Well believe me, The World is Not Enough will blow you away. With a gun in one hand, and a martini in the other, you go through ten different missions, all playing off from the movie. Whether it is skiing down a hill, or traveling beneath the sea in a submarine, you have to be suave, smart, and lethal... in other words, Bond.

The gameplay for each level is completely different from the previous. You are always in a first-person mode, but sometimes you are the aggressor, and sometimes not. For example, one level is completely based on how well you can play Blackjack, and then in another, you have to shoot everybody in sight. The levels play off and relate to the movie very well. Regardless, some weren't actual scenes. Each level has a degree of difficulty that keeps you coming back for more. And every piece of arsenal that you get to use is of utmost importance... especially the fun little gadgets provided by Q.

Like I just previously mentioned, the difficulty increases in each level, but only to the point of not driving you away. You can play The World is Not Enough either as an Agent or as 007, but neither are a cakewalk. And the computer's AI is anything but easy. Numerous times I was snuck up upon from behind, which says a lot about my lack of stealth. And if you are ever in a new scenario, Bond receives a little message explaining how to handle the situation.

Game Mechanics:
The World is Not Enough has control functions like the previously mentioned Golden Eye. Auto aim is in effect, but manual aim is always welcomed when trying to get an efficient kill. I found controlling Bond to be completely easy. The other good thing is that your memory card won't be overwhelmed with information to save or load: only one memory block. And speaking of loading, no time what so ever.

PS2: I didn't find too much of a difference in the graphics, but there was a slight amount as to be expected. Whether you play it on PlayStation One or Two, fun shall be had at all costs.

For the holiday season, The World is Not Enough is a definite must have, because if you pass this up, you can assume your brain has been "Shaken, not stirred."

-Red Dawg, GameVortex Communications
AKA Alex Redmann

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