It is awesome in how the FMVs are integrated, and it has a good mix of bang-bang, sneaking, and humor.
I highly reccommend this game to anyone that likes computer games. One warning, it is kinda violent, so if you don't lke that, stay away. And also, it has a bit of adult humor in places, but it is tactfulyl done and can be canceled at any time.
This game rocks! It's the best fps I've played and that means better than Half-Life! Oh yeah! Hey, this game has it all - great gameplay, great enemy AI, great story and cinematics, great graphics, great writing and sound. It's hilarious, too. Actually, there's nothing bad about - nothing. I mean really - nothing. Spose I shoulda given it a 5.0, eh? Oh well.
THE GOOD: Gameplay, atmosphere, graphics, difficulty, sound/music, theme, etc. Oh, and Cate's a babe, too!
THE BAD: Some cut scene conversations get a little lengthy, but you can always hit the spacebar... Dying is a bit of a pain cuz you go to the mission end screen each time. Unfortunately hitting the quick load doesn't relieve you from this. But these are the only bad things. Could be worse....
SUMMARY: This is the best first person shooter ever. Bar none. I've played most all of them from Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Duke 3D, Hexen 2, Quake series, UT, SoF, Half-Life, Voyager Elite Force, etc. and this is the best of them all. Period.
It's not just fun, well balanced, and beautiful, it's also funny and requires a good combination of shooting and stealth skills. In short ya gotta think some.
The load times aren't bad, especially the quick load is really fast (I've got a PIII 800, though) and framerates are fine on my machine.
I'm almost done - it's a long game - been playing for a c...
NOLF is guaranteed game-play, game-play, game-play! I would rate it a perfect 5 was it not for the poor marketing by Fox
The look-n-feel is fun, the writing is top-notch, the characters are robust and did i forget to mention the game-play? AMAZING! Better than Half-Life!!!! And that's no joke. Because of this game the Lithtech engine has become a major player in my opinion - somewhere between the optimized performance of QIII and the gratuitous bells and whistles of Unreal. The outdoor terrain is simply the BEST of any FPS engine.