I agree. This does not deserve a 9 out of 10. The graphics should be better for a Wii game, and I would've preferred that they didn't change the game so much from the original. The maps kinda suck. I give it about a 7. Decent, but nothing great. I'd rather have the original N64 game with the same maps and characters, but with a graphical upgrade... I remember hearing that it was being worked on for the xbox live arcade, but they couldn't get the rights to release it. Would have probably been a much more fun experience than this Wii version.
Ah well, looks like I'll go back to the xbox live arcade version of Perfect Dark if I want something similiar to the N64 golden eye game.
IGN also gave 007 Bloodstone a 5.0, which to me says a game is broken, since IGN generally scores from 6-10, but having played Bloodstone, that game is easily a solid 8 imo. IGN has lost it, I'm done reading their reviews. I'll probably get Goldeneye eventually though for nostalgia and the ability to not be *forced* to use the Wiimote.
I think this game is deserving of a 9.0. Especially considering that the Wii lacks serious shooters like this, and the online multiplayer component adds plenty of value. Sure, a lot of the score is due to the nostalgia factor, but it's a solid game that surpasses anything in the genre that is available on the Wii today.
Plus, IGN isn't the only outlet to think highly of GoldenEye. According to Metacritic:
- Game Chronicles: 92 - Gaming Nexus: 91 - Cheat Code Central: 90 - Game Trailers: 86 - Nintendo World Report: 85 - 1UP: 83 - Joystiq: 80