0096: Nearly Civilized
3rd July 2021
How did 20-year-old games succeed in capturing the essence of Bond?
By MI6 Staff
How did the two games Agent Under Fire and NightFire succeed in capturing the essence of Bond?
In this episode, we revisit two of the best-loved James Bond games ever as they come up on 20 years since release. We uncover some strange development history and explore the overlap between the two games that were released in the shadow of GoldenEye but still found a huge audience away from the spotlight of Halo. Along the way, we discover jiggly boobs, a Neighbours connection, how the Moonraker novel was adapted twice the same year, and find the most obscure James Bond Jr reference. As mentioned in the podcast, the online PC NightFire community is alive and well at nightfirepc.com, and the recommended PS2 emulator to play both games can be downloaded from pcsx2.net
The recording took place on June 17th, 2021 in the USA and UK.
Kim Justice makes documentaries about old computer and video games, mostly with a European slant, at youtube.com/KimbleJustice
Calvin Dyson Reviews Bond channel can be enjoyed at youtube.com/calvindyson
Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger
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