From Russia with Love (GameCube)

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Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.7

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Nach dem eher ungewöhnlichen Goldeneye - Rogue Agent kann ich endlich wieder richtig Bond spielen. Wer den Film ebenso oft gesehen hat wie ich, wird den ein oder anderen Aha-Effekt haben. Die Umsetzung ist gut gelungen und wird der Filmvorlage jederzeit gerecht. Alle Bond-Fans müssen zuschlagen!
007 – Liebesgrüße aus Moskau setzt die Reihe der sehr guten James Bond-Spiele der letzten Jahre gekonnt fort. Wie schon in „Alles oder Nichts“ präsentiert sich der Geheimagent in absoluter Topform. In den abwechslungsreichen Einsätzen wird ein Actionfeuerwerk allererster Güte abgebrannt. Technisch holt das Spiel vor allem bei der Darstellung von Sean Connery als James Bond wohl das Maximum aus der aktuellen Konsolengeneration heraus. Kritikpunkte gibt es aber auch. So lässt sich das Spiel problemlos an einem Wochenende durchspielen und die an sich perfekte Steuerung versagt in den Automissionen kläglich, zudem wird letztlich nichts wirkliche Neues geboten. Doch allein das Herumfliegen mit dem Jetpack entschädigt für vieles und da der nächste Bondfilm „Casino Royal“ eher untypisch leise werden soll, führt für Fans des smarten Agenten kein Weg an den furiosen Liebesgrüßen aus Moskau vorbei.
Lässig, cool, fetzig, abwechslungsreich – all das und mehr steckt in dem Moskauer Liebesgruß-Paket. Die Parallelen zu »Alles oder Nichts« sind zwar teilweise unheimlich, machen aber das Spiel besser. Das Sixties-Gefühl ist super, die Sprüche sind trocken wie immer. Und dass Sean Connery seine eigene Rolle nach über 40 Jahren nochmal spricht, ist ein willkommener Bonus. Die strikte Linearität des Spiels kommt in Kombination mit dem generell niedrigen Schwierigkeitsgrad und der somit kurzen Durchspielzeit zwar Shooter-Einsteigern entgegen, verhindert aber langfristigen Spaß – und der sehr minimalistische Mehrspielermodus hält auch nicht ewig bei der Stange. Sei’s drum, als Bond-Fans kommt ihr an diesem Spiel nicht vorbei. Es macht Spaß, sieht gut aus, überall kracht es, überall sind schöne Frauen zu retten und hemmungslos böse Gegner zu erledigen. Nur PS2-Spieler sollten sich an immer wieder ins Bild kriechende Ruckler gewöhnen.
Als alter James Bond-Fan war ich natürlich lange gespannt darauf, wie der Liebesgrüße aus Moskau-Einsatz des MI6-Agenten wohl ausfallen wird. Glücklicherweise sind meine Erwartungen erfüllt worden, denn das neuste Bond-Abenteuer hat es richtig in sich. Die cineastische Aufmachung, die gelungene Nachbildung von Schauspieler Sean Connery, das tolle Leveldesign sowie das abwechslungsreiche Gameplay sprechen eindeutig für sich und machen klar, dass James Bond-Einsätze aus den 60er-Jahren auch heute noch ordentlich Spaß machen. Nur zu dumm, dass das Spiel linear aufgebaut ist und einen nicht allzu hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad zu bieten hat. Action-Adventure-Veteranen werden das Spiel daher, trotz gelungener gegnerischer Künstlicher Intelligenz, schnell durchgespielt haben.
Times Online
Yep, Shir Sean is back, in one of the most enjoyable 007 console games yet. Electronic Arts has left no classic Bond film unplundered in this shoot- ’em-up, in which Bond must rescue the kidnapped daughter of the British Prime Minister. Drive the Goldfinger DB5, fly the Thunderball jetpack and fight some classic baddies in challenging environments. It’s enough to make you toss your trilby on to a hat-rack in delight.
Game Critics
From Russia With Love is a great film. From Russia With Love is not a great adaptation of that film, as it seems to believe that what the source material really needed was a few more rocket launchers and gatling guns. Despite all of my problems with the game conceptually, though, I can't fault its design or playability. It's a great action game, just not a great James Bond game.
GamePro (US)
There are predictable missteps--the driving sequences are awkward and twitchy, and the camera doesn't always behave itself--but on the whole, From Russia With Love is a convincing and enjoyable ride on the sixties Bond rollercoaster.
Looking into the goldmine of the Bond legacy, Electronic Arts successfully convinced its licensors that bringing Sean Connery into the fold and re-envisioning an older movie license was a good thing. Agreed. The second Bond movie fits the British spy film formula to a tee, with its recipe of shooting action, car chases, and high-tech gadgetry. It's a license that Rare was able to flesh out well with GoldeEye 007, but one that EA has had some difficulty with over the years.
From Russia With Love is one of those games that milk a previous success before it. Why EA decided to take a step backwards with this title has us dumbfounded. Still, the game's very worthy of a rental, and non-deniable of its solid gameplay for a James Bond title.
Game Informer Magazine
Even with the man who created the 007 persona back in the starring role, this sequel just can't measure up to the standards of excellence set by the Bond films or by the action game genre in general.
Game Informer Magazine
From Russia with Love is fun, but lacks the vigor that made Brosnan's final game outing a blast.
Although it won’t take long to beat the game, there’s always the option of playing through on a higher difficulty level (as well as trying to get all of the awards). There are also three bonus missions to unlock if you receive enough awards. For fans of the classic 60s Bond movies, this is well worth checking out, despite its flaws.
Cheat Code Central
Unless I'm wrong, but I'm usually not, we are witnessing the death of the movie industry as we know it. The future generations will be amazed to learn that we used to watch movies and didn't play them. From Russia With Love may not be unique in many gameplay respects but its accessibility is certain to help shape the future of entertainment.
James Bond: From Russia With Love isn't the loving title I would have hoped for - nor is it from Russia. I don't think you should completely write off this game, because it could make a decent rental - at the end of the day, it has quite a compelling story and where else are you going to hear Sean Connery in a videogame? You should seriously think twice before going out and buying From Russia With Love though, as I can't see anybody going through this game more than once, unless you really are a die-hard Bond fan. It's certainly not worth owning for the multiplayer side of things either. Now, where did I save those TATU pictures? They really are from Russia with love!
TotalVideoGames (TVG)
After the abhorrent mess that was GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, Electronic Arts have managed to rescue the James Bond franchise with a game that might not live up to the success of Everything or Nothing, but at the very least is an average title. Going back to the roots of Bond is certainly one way that EA can harvest ideas for the franchise (let’s face it there’re enough movies left) but From Russia With Love does suffer from being a by-the-numbers release. Everything that was in EoN is back albeit with a contemporary 1960s setting including the gadgets, yet there’s something distinctly lacking that fails to bring the game close to living.
The end result is a game that tries too hard to stay out of your way. Everything or Nothing was a game that didn't try to trip you up too much, mostly for the sake of keeping its exciting ride moving at a brisk and enjoyable pace. From Russia With Love lacks much of that excitement, thus making its simplicity stick out like a sore thumb. It certainly has its periodic thrills, but they're interspersed among a lot of shooting-gallery-like combat that doesn't require an ounce of skill on your behalf. Bond fans should find a pretty solid rental in From Russia With Love--provided they're not too sensitive to the rewrites EA made to the storyline--but it's probably not worth taking the plunge as a purchase.
Let me be subtle. This game blows and my disappointment with it is limitless. Just skip it and play "Everything or Nothing" again. But invite a gypsy over to play it with you. Trust me, it will blow your mind. And for the right price, something else too.
Au final, on a quelques pincements au coeur en découvrant tant de possibilités sacrifiées on ne sait trop pourquoi. Ceux qui rêvaient d'un gameplay à la Quitte Ou Double dans une atmosphère oldie en seront pour leurs frais, car si toutes les actions sont là, une seule est utilisée : celle du tir. Un usage curieux d'une licence qui a pourtant l'habitude de faire dans le simple sans pour autant oublier le subtil.
From Russia With Love is a rather unimaginative Bond title that simply goes through the motions. What it does, it does pretty well, but when the now two-year-old Everything or Nothing boasts a better overall gaming experience, something has gone a little wrong. Fans of the movie will probably object to the butchered plot and you'll often wish for a little more variety in the gameplay, but the package is sleek enough to provide some solid entertainment throughout its short duration.