NOLF 2 once again stars 1960's era secret agent Cate Archer, who works for the anti-terrorist organization UNITY. Her job description involves stopping the evil group H.A.R.M. as they try to unleash their nefarious plans on an unsuspecting world. This time the scheme involves a top-secret Soviet project that could launch World War III.No One Lives Forever 2 will be shipping from the IMG Store in the next few days. Be sure to place your pre-order today.
To defeat H.A.R.M., Cate must make her way through 40 levels of battles against female ninjas with attitudes, Pierre the Mime King, and The Director, whose mother doesn't understand why he won't call more often. As in the first game, NOLF 2 sports a generous amount of humor to complement the action.
"I'd say this is the funniest game I've played in a long time," says MacPlay Director of Sales and Marketing Henry Price. "I encourage players to stop and listen to the bad guys' conversations before doing away with them. Some of the dialogue is hysterical."
Stealth is key to success in NOLF 2, and Cate has access to a variety of gadgets and traps in addition to her usual complement of weaponry. Her new gadgets include a mascara stun gun, a banana that trips up pursuers, and an exploding robotic kitty that no bad guy can resist. Players must master the art of sneaking past security cameras, listening to guards' discussions for clues, and effectively using their gadgets if they want to succeed.
Developer Monolith Productions also introduced more life-like graphics to this sequel, thanks to its Jupiter engine. Players visit such exotic locales as Japan, Antarctica, an underwater H.A.R.M. base, and Akron, Ohio (remember, humor is important), all rendered in rich detail. Movie-like cut scenes propel the story along, action-packed missions get players' hearts racing, and 60's style music sets the light-hearted tone.
No first-person shooter is complete without a variety of multiplayer modes, and Monolith Productions provided some twists on old favorites for NOLF 2, in addition to the usual deathmatch and team deathmatch games. Up to four players can participate in a four-level campaign in which they must cooperate to complete certain tasks, such as moving an unconscious Cate to a safe zone. There's also a doomsday mode in which two teams race to assemble a bomb.