There seem to be two different ad campaigns going on out there
for Sierra and Monoliths No One Lives Forever. The recent magazine ads seem to be
promoting a slick and serious Joanna Dark look-alike assassin tale. However, anyone who
has visited the official website (http://nolf.sierra.com)
or played the PC version of the game,
know it to be a smart and sexy send-up of swinging sixties spies like James Bond and The
The story places
British super spy Cate Archer, a woman at the height of sixties fashion and hairstyle, in
a tangled web of global espionage, devious villains, powerful weapons and gadgetry. But
dont worry, she relies more on innuendo and dry wit than the over the top antics of
Austin Powers. Yeah, he works great in a movie, but can you imagine spending hours of
intense game play with him?
And hours of intense
game play are exactly what No One Lives Forever promises, boasting over sixty levels with
locales such as the French Alps, Morocco, and the Caribbean. There are over thirty
different weapons and gadgets, including silenced pistols, sniper rifles, exploding
lipstick and robotic poodles. Players will be required to sky dive, S.C.U.B.A. dive, and
fight off hungry sharks.
No One Lives Forever
Looks to have a variety of levels, settings, and mission objectives. Game play ranges from
stealthy spy tactics to all-out gun battles, even driving vehicles and plummeting toward
the earth in desperate need of a parachute. The downside is that there appear to be no
multiplayer games, which can be devastating to the replayability of a FPS. But as a single
player story, this one could be a lot of fun.