I think it would be fairly safe to say that James Bond is not only a popular film character, but an amazing spy to boot. Channeling this collection of awesomeness, the last game that I was shown in my grand tour of Gameloft Grand Central Station at E3 was the espionage inspired Silent Ops. Though this was the game that was furthest from being released, it easily shared the most promise of any of their games at the show. Well, that will remain true as long as they can clean up on the rough build they had on display at the show.
This unique third person action game is very much inspired by the high tech, fast paced spy world of 007. Players will have the opportunity to choose from any one of three different operatives, all with their own specific skills and specialties. Each of these operatives are a member of a super-secret organization that’s sole directive is to protect the world from evil masterminds all around the globe. Are you up to the task?
What we were able to play, while in dire need of play testing, showed true glimmers of what could an outstanding undercover thriller. Much of the demo centered around infiltrating a high tech facility, using Splinter Cell style tactics that would bring a smile to Sam Fisher’s face. The problem was that much of the mechanics needed to be tweaked, in order to make the mission objectives more straight foward.
Issues aside the core game present was still enough to get me excited to see where the game would be going. If they can manage to meet even a quarter of my expectations for a spy centric game world, I would be more than thrilled. I guess all of us will have to sit back and see what information on the project is released as the game inches closer to release later this year.