The World Is Not Enough Preview
Last November when Tomorrow Never Dies was released, the game was bombarded with negative feedback. I frankly enjoyed the game, though it didn't last long because it was just a decent title. The most disappointing thing about TND was that it was nothing like GoldenEye 007. They released it in 3rd person view instead of the preferred first person shooter. Over a month and a half after The World is Not Enough was released in movie theatres, EA decided that it would give the Bond license another try. What no one knew about Bond's next title, was that it was going to be available not only for PS2 and PC, but for the original Playstation as well. We have first screens of TWINE in action, and this game is already making our pants wet.
The gameplay is now as you all wanted, 1st person in the style of GoldenEye. The engine looks a lot like the Quake 2 engine but it isn't, in-fact it is actually a highly modified version of TND. Now that the title is in 1st person, there is no detail attention needed for Bond (except for the hands). The environments look like they received the most attention, currently the game is at an extremely early stage, so the graphics should look much more cleaner than this. The enemies as you can see are already getting much detail, surprisingly they actually have faces complete with eyes, a nose and a mouth. Not much more can be said on the visuals, but as we get closer and closer to the release of TWINE we will surely update this preview with more screens.
Halelujah! There will be a multi-player mode of some sort in all versions of TWINE. The PC version will feature network play, the PS2 will hopefully have a 4 player mode and if possible an internet play mode as well, and the PS will most likely have a two player mode. If you ask me I suggest using the PSX engine of Quake 2 for TWINE, it will be easier to make a four-player mode since Quake 2 already supports a four-player Deathmatch mode via multi-tap. TWINE will have over 20 weapons to choose from and 10 missions to kill on. Now what leaves me hanging on whether or not we will have a chance to drive the new BMW or Bond's boat through the London Thames River.
The World Is Not Enough is expected to be released late 2000. The game so far looks promising but it looks like we may have to wait awhile for it in order to know the game's full potential.