EA's said that it chose From Russia With Love for its next Bond film adaptation partly because it was Sean Connery's favourite film, and partly because it had all the elements that the devs wanted.
Talking to us a while ago, producer Kate Latchford highlighted "the locations, the women, the fun scenes, the enemies".
, and we shouldn't be surprised our favourite stuff's increasingly commodified - we're encouraging them with our money because most of their games are probably just as good as anything else and have a proper licence.
And this is certainly true to that - people who simply want to be James Bond, do some shooting and hop in the occasional vehicle, searching out upgrade points to increase ammo and armour capacities and replaying levels in search of perfection and slightly contrived "Bond moments", will find From Russia With Love perfectly to their taste.
It has no more problems than the average third-person action hybrid, and it's presented with typical EA glitz.
The mechanics are reasonably well thought out and intuitive - you hold the left trigger to auto-aim, and right to fire, you can dispatch enemies with Bond-like fist skills by responding to a random button-prompt when you move in close, you can lean round walls by backing up against them and pressing Y and then sidling along, and you can roll out from behind things by pressing B.
If you get the drop on an enemy, you can go into stealth-crouch with one button and then club them on the back of the head with another. - are signposted and you press A when you're told to, and objectives are clearly highlighted on your mini-map.