While I did get some enjoyment out of this game, it's overall hardly worth even a rental. I'm a major James Bond buff, but even with those credentials I found it hard to have any sort of fun while playing.
The gameplay itself is standard third-person, cover-based shooting fare with repetitive mission types. It's worth mentioning that the controls are abhorrent, with downright peculiar button mapping. A lot of the functions in the game are mapped to one button, which seems to be an annoying modern day trope in video games. Still, there is no originalty to be found in the gameplay that hasn't already been done in far better third-person shooters.
I had heard tall-tale of the chase scenes, but even those are merely pseudo-fun, at least, until you realize how scripted they actually are. The driving controls feel off, and sometimes your car will fly through the air whenever hitting a minor road bump.
Narratively speaking, this game is no On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Heck, it doesn't even rank near the film adaptation of Moonraker. It's a very boring experience. Overall, it has a very lack luster story with little to no actual spying or espionage included, which is very strange indeed considering that this is a James Bond game. I love the reboot Bond films, but the vocal performances by Daniel Craig and Judi Dench are so phoned in, I think they registered long distance charges.
All this, and not to mention the fact that the amount of glitches I encountered throughout the experience was astronomically high.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a horrid game. It functions correctly, and it accomplishes exactly what it set out to do, it's just that it's so ridiculously boring, something I didn't even think was possible with a licensed James Bond game. Skip this game, and rent something like GoldenEye 007 on Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360, or if you really want a good third person James Bond experience, then rent Everything Or Nothing, or From Russia with Love on GC, PS2