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What were they thinking?,
This review is from: James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace - PC (Video Game)
I picked this up because I heard it kept with the basic FPS controls and didn't try to reinvent the genre. YES, it keeps the controls simple and straight forward.
There's a target system when you are in close combat which was easy to pick up even though there was no tutorial. There will be a crosshair on the enemy and you have to move your crosshair to match his and click (or shoot). You will then counter his move or make your strike.
Weapons: You have 2 weapons slots. One for a large calibre weapon and one for a sidearm. It doesn't tell you that you can carry 2 sidearms and by pressing "2" a second time, you can use the alt pistol you picked up along the way.
Movement: Every time you are near a wall or cover, the popup to let you know you can take cover shows up in the center of the screen and is more annoying than helpfull.
Not cutting edge but not bad by far. I had no problems with getting stuck in the environments, no clipping problems and the characters didn't give you that, "I've killed the same guy 100 times!" feel.
Environments looked well designed and it was pretty easy to find where you needed to go to complete the missions.
There is NO save system. I played up until the first sniper scenario in the opera house and had to quit to rest. I pressed escape and there was no choice to save! Even though along the way, after multiple cut scenes loading new areas and "objectives met", it didn't save my progress. It said since I wasn't using Windows LIVE it won't save my progress!!?? YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE AN ENTIRE LEVEL or it won't save the progress. I DO NOT plan to go back and restart every time I log off.
This is enough in my book to warrent the 2 stars for gameplay but any game that has no save system gets me 1 star since it's a well known fact that gamers ALWAYS want a save point of checkpoint system.
Wait for the bargain bin on this.
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Initial post: Dec 11, 2008 3:11:09 PM PST
You can sign in with just a generic "Player 1" profile without having to setup any account and it will do checkpoint saves that way.
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