I thought Eurocom was going to bring some quality back to 007 games after the awesome job they did with GoldenEye a couple of years ago, but they've disappointed me.
I start up the campaign and the first thing I notice is how ugly the game looks. It looks barely above last gen quality. Not a deal breaker though because I've played many ugly games that were still fun. This wasn't fun though, and its problems go far beyond the graphics.
Like with GoldenEye '10 you can expect this to play like James Bond meets Call of Duty. You will reach certain points of levels where you can either play stealthily, or play the opposite and just blow stuff up. You won't wanna blow up too much though because the explosions all look kinda weak. And I'm finding that the enemy AI is just stupid, which I don't think was a problem with GoldenEye.
Checkpoints also feel just a little too far apart. There are a few frustrating parts where it feels like the enemies just never stop spawning, so when you finally pass that part you'd expect a checkpoint right after but there isn't always and if you die you'll have to do it again.
Yet another issue I had with the game were the controls. No matter how much I adjust the sensitivity it just never feels right. And speaking of the controls, the Pro Controller is supported in multiplayer mode only (and there is no support for Wii Remote/Nunchuck at all). For campaign they force the GamePad on you even though they fail to make any good use of the touch screen, so why bother making it mandatory? One of the worst things they added are the first-person fist fights where it's just a QTE where you're prompted to move the analog sticks to throw punches.
After getting bored with the campaign (which I was unable to force myself to complete) I did try the multiplayer mode but there aren't many people playing it, and the ones who do always seem to prefer team deathmatch over all the other modes, so don't expect more than an hour or two of fun there.
posted by Stinger1988 (BEAVERCREEK, OH) Jan 9, 2013
Member since Dec 2012
I was sad to see that there is no online split screen multiplayer so if a friend comes over all we can do is play 1v1 and the multiplayer maps are huge so you spend most of your time looking for each other for a 1 sec kill. Also the game only supports the gamepad and pro controllers. Missions seemed kinda dull. I will say that the one good thing about multiplayer is you have a TON of options for guns and equipment to suit up with.