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I like it better than Battlefield 3...
on November 1, 2011
I am thoroughly enjoying Goldeneye Reloaded--even more so than I did Battlefield 3. Granted, I'm much more of a campaign player as opposed to a Multiplayer fan. I don't know about you guys, but Goldeneye 64 was one of the best games of all time when it was released. I'm not much of a Bond fan, but I AM a fan of a quality FPS. This game has good graphics, solid voice acting, a modernized, coherent story (featuring Russians, of course), and a nostalgic feel. The controls are tight and mostly responsive and the guns are meaty and fun to shoot. The AI is inconsistent (dumb at times, smart at others), and I've seen better visuals, but nonetheless, this is a high quality, worthy remake of a remake of a game which was based upon a previously-released movie.
For some reason, it seems that this game isn't making much of a splash in terms of sales or popularity, which is a shame. I suppose we could attribute that partially to last week's release of Battlefield 3 and this week's release of Uncharted 3. Battlefield 3 is a quality game for shooter fans, no doubt, but I appreciate the fact that Goldeneye: Reloaded has a lengthier campaign with no cheap deaths. I sincerely hope this game doesn't get lost in the shuffle. I haven't dabbled into Multiplayer much but from what I can tell it has a good variety of maps with some nice unlockables. Obviously, the Mutiplayer component isn't as comprehensive as that in a game like Battlefield 3, but there are some Multiplayer modes that you haven't played to death in other games, some of which seem to be exclusive to this game entirely--i.e. Golden Gun and Heroes mode. If you're a Multiplayer fan, I think there is some merit in this title in that you will have some exciting game types other than the obligatory Team Deathmatch and Free for All. Classic Bond villains also make appearances in MP, which is a nice little touch for all of you Bond historians. (I ain't one.) Four-player split-screen can be played two ways: locally or online, the former's inclusion being somewhat tributary to the N64 classic. MI6 ops is a new gameplay mode which is very much comparable to "Spec Ops" in MW2, minus the ability to play with a friend. These side missions supplement the main action provided by Goldeneye's campaign and the Multiplayer action. And for all you fellow Campaign players, I have some good news: unless your a beast, after seven hours of gameplay, you'll still probably have a few missions left to complete!
It's my understanding that this game was originally released on the Wii about a year ago. I don't own a Wii, so I can't compare this version to that one. But if you have a PS3 or an Xbox 360, or if you are doing Holiday shopping for your household shooter fan, I highly recommend this game even for those who care little for the Bond franchise in general. For parents, you may be pleased to learn that this game features less vulgar language, although it does have the intense action sequences that us shooter fans demand. If you're not old enough to buy M-rated games, you can't go wrong with this title. I would at least recommend this game as a rental. Keep in mind that, because of its Teen rating, the action isn't quite as brutal as you may have come to expect. For me, Goldeneye 007: Reloaded was worth the price of admission.