This is definitely a good Gamefly game. Far too short to be worth buying, but definitely worth a spin. You could easily beat this game in 2 or 3 days.
The missions are engaging, the weapons upgrade system is OK, the gunfighting is pretty standard. My biggest complaint is staring at a very boring loading screen for two minutes at a time. This can become especially frustrating when you have to restart the same mission several times when you're not very far into it.
Also, there should be the option to add bots on local multi player. I tried playing with a buddy, and we turned it off after five minutes of circling the map and not finding each other. Very boring.
All in all, a good rent. Especially if you're a fan of previous Bond games.
posted by PandaCow64 (CANNON FALLS, MN) Dec 31, 2012
Member since May 2011
I am a HUGE James Bond fan. So, obviously, when I heard a game was coming that remade classic bond movies, I completely geeked out. When I bought it, it actually met my expectations, but technically it leaves much to be desired.
The game starts off with a scene from "Skyfall" where James bond is fighting Patrice on the top of the train, when he is accidently shot by Eve, and falls off the train. Then, while he is drowning underwater, you get to relive some of his past missions through flashbacks. The missions are: (in order) Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, License To Kill, Die Another Day (Seriously?), and Moonraker. While each mission in the game brought back a lot of nostalgia, especially Moonraker, I do have some problems with the overall game.
First off, this game stars Daniel Craig as bond. Sort of. He isn't actually voiced by Daniel Craig, but rather Timothy Watson, and made to look and sound like Daniel Craig. That concept is a little weird. Gameplay wise, It was fairly solid, although on the whole it felt way too much like call of duty. Other people are saying it's a call of duty clone, but I don't think so. I mean, it's hard to think "Man, this sure feels like call of duty" when you are having laser battles in space or knocking out guards with tranquilizer darts shot from a pen, but it certainly has similarities. Although, it should be noted that only the all-out action sequences feel like call of duty; the stealth sequences actually feel a lot more like splinter cell. The graphics are good, not great. particularly any jungle environments looked really terrible. Multiplayer is functional, but nothing special. It's basically call of duty but james bond themed.
In summary, This game is great for any James Bond fan, and the gameplay is okay, but overall, it feels really unpolished, jumbled, unfinished and unoriginal.