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      14.04.2001 19:31
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      loved Goldeneye. I don't mean I slept with it, I mean I played it to death. I had dreams about this game, which only happens with a truely exeptional game. Apart from Goldeneye, the only others have been Zelda and Donkey Kong 64. So you understand, I loved Goldeneye. But then came the unthinkable. Rare dropped the Bond licence, opting to use thier own ideas for a game. Tommorow Never Dies came out on Playstation, and I had to scream at people to tell them that this was not the Goldeneye sequal. No-one believed me, because all my friends are Sony fanboys. Perfect Dark came out, and I loved it (as any sane gamesplayer would), but it didn't have Bond. Rare took Bond out, and put in a woman called Joanna. Out went Trevelian, in comes Cassandra. Out with Oddjob, in with Elvis. No more Jaws, just some bloke called Mr. Blonde. So, Perfect Dark didn't have that extra 007 magic that made Goldeneye special. But then, from no-where, The World Is Not Enough peeked its head round the corner, and tried to start where goldeneye left off. In a way, Eurocom didn't have a chance from the outstart. Theres no way to follow up Goldeneye. So from this point on, I will forget Goldeneye existed, and will focus on TWINES good points rather than the things Goldeneye did better. I'll take a deep breath... GRAPHICS The first thing you notice in any game is the graphics. If it looks like the rear end of a sumo-wrestler like , your against it from the start. If it looks like the rear end of a female WWF wrestler, the shallow people amoung us will love it. People will tell you that graphics isn't everything, but when you see TWINE for the first time you will have to agree that graphics do matter. The game is equipped with a high-res mode for those blessed with the expansion pak, and, unlike Perfect Darks hi-res, there is no slowdown. The character models leave a lot to be desired, but the textures on the levels and guns is very good. SINGLE PLAYER
      This is where I would comment on TWINES inferiority to Goldeneye, but as i'm not doing that I won't say anything. TWINES single player is more like Doom than Rares masterpieces. There is none of the picking hapless gaurds with a Sniper Rifle. There is no ... damn it, compareing again. TWINE has a reasonable single player mode, if a little lacking in finesse. That said, there are some stonking levels where you are not allowed to kill a single gaurd. The thing is, once you've finished Agent, the difficulty level jumps up with no warning. I've finished secret agent, but I just don't have the willpower to try 00 agent, whereas on a certain other game you can't get enough of the hardest diffeculty (which may or may not be called Perfect Agent). The main problem with the single player is that it is too fast. MULTIPLAYER The make or break of a game. The multiplayer is where I expected to find the best laughs, and I wasn't wrong. You have a choice of 8 well-designed arenas to begin with, and you can unlock another 4. The best thing about the TWINE multiplayer is the continueous action. Theres no hanging around, or getting killed trying to find a weapon. You spawn somewhere on the arena with a gun capeable of at least doing some damage, instead of just your hands. You can have great matches with first time TWINE players, but you don't get the tense standoffs of other games. For a party, this game is superb. THE CHEATS Like its predesessor, TWINE has a bunch of hidden items that you get by completeing levels in certain times. Unlike its predesessor, all of the items are for multiplayer. The hidden items come in 4 flavors: New Maps, New weapon sets, New multiplayer skins, and New game modes on multiplayer. This is all fine and dandy, but where is the All Guns cheat? Or infinate ammo? And, to top it all off, the majority of the cheats are earned on agent setting, and are far too easy. OVERALL This game cannot li
      ve up to Goldeneye, but hey, what can? The single player is too fast, but if you like it that way, buy this game. The multiplayer is great for first-timers, but the lack of tactical oppertunity gives it no long-term depth. A good game, but overshadowed by its big brother. 4/5

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        24.03.2001 22:32
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        Goldeneye is one of my favourite ever games. Aside from Perfect Dark and Zelda, no other game has inspired me the way Goldeneye did. So when Rare dropped the Bond license, you can imagine the way I felt. Deprived. Rare attempted a 'sequel' to Goldeneye, in Perfect Dark, but A female ahent called Joanna lacks the finesse of Bond. I felt even more deprived when Tommorow Never dies came out on PSX, as I am an N64 fan. And nothing appeared on it. And then finally, my thirst for Bond on Nintendo looked to be fullfilled, with eurocoms The World Is Not Enough(TWINE) just around the corner. But was it fullfilled? Can TWINE live up to Goldeneye. To put it bluntly -no. When Eurocom first began making the game, it was clear that it would never live up to the name of Goldeneye. So instead of comparing the two, I'll leave Goldeneye out Graphics Now, a lot of people will tell you that graphics don't matter, only the gameplay. This is not true. And thankfully, Eurocom have taken this into account. The Graphics are good. No more, just good. The character models do leave a lot to be desired, but the design on the levels and weapons is above average. The game also uses the expansion pack, but thankfully there is no slowdown, unlike PDark. Single Player This mode is very good, but lacks difficulty. Anyone that has completed even Goldeneye's (oops) Agent will wizz through TWINE. But aside from that the gameplay is smooth, and the plot follows the amazing film. It lacks tension too, The guards are far too easy to kill, Eurocom going for quantity of enemies over quality. There are less actual objectives than in similar gfames, and resembles Doom in that you just seem to fight through hordes of bad guys. Not bad though. Multiplayer The be all and end all of a good game. And luckily, it is good. 8 well-designed arenas are available at first, with 4 new ones available later. The weapons selections and modes are quite
        good and varied. Unfortunately, the way it is designed means that running around with all guns blazing is the only way to win. There is no technical fighting or sniping oppurtunities. Cheats Like in goldeneye, cheats are earnable by completing levels in certain times, but only on agent. And unlike Goldeneye, they are only for multiplayer - new weapons selections, modes, skins, and arenas. Where is the all gun cheat, or ivisibility, or even paintball mode? Sorry, they're not here. A bit of a dissapointment in this field. Overall Fairly good graphics, OK single and multi-players, a great plot, and Average cheats add together to make an average game. Nothing special, die-hard Bond fans may find it worth buying, others should just give it a rent. 3/5

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