Summary: Last year, James Bond returned to videogames in both GoldenEye 007 for the Wii and Blood Stone for the PS3 and 360. In a change from the standard outcome when a franchise hits multiple platforms, the Wii game was the one that was more polished and more fun to play. Even more surprising is the fact that GoldenEye 007 was a perfectly satisfactory follow-up to its namesake and by far one of the best FPS experiences on the Wii.
Excerpt: The GoldenEye games based on the James Bond movie have had quite a run. The original title was one of the best reasons to purchase a Nintendo 64 back in the day. Then when the game was originally re-made, it came out for the Wii to great reviews and fan popularity. The game then came out on disk for the 360 and PS3, and now is remade once again as GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, which can be downloaded via the PS3 network.
Conclusion: GoldenEye 007 has a surprisingly impressive single-player campaign that remains true to its roots despite deliberately rewriting the script. The multiplayer doesn't break any barriers and it's weighed down by performance issues, but it's still fun for a few rounds in the living room or online.
Excerpt: 007 in HD. Nobody does it better and this game series can only get better as James Bond continues his recently successful gaming assault. This latest installment was developed from scratch, so it contains scenarios familiar to game series veterans set in different scenery. The sharp graphics and color scheme impress though the minor, but familiar ‘object going through another object’ clipping issue occasionally arises reducing the entertaining escapism factor.
Pros: Varied action, HD visuals, high replay value, option to skip cutscenes, multiplayer modes (offline and online), additional single player content, challenging bosses and difficulty levels
Cons: No AI “bots” in offline multiplayer mode, occasional clipping
Conclusion: Goldeneye that fell completely flat and last year Activision released GR for the Wii which won critical acclaim. Activision has brought GR to the PS3, but will it make you forget about the original? Read On GR single player campaign is based loosely on the original game, but has been updated to include a more modern storyline with Daniel Craig as James Bond. The story revolves around a Russian madman whose trying to steal a special helicopter.
Conclusion: Altogether, I was pleased with the game. It immediately jumps to the top of the Move pile and all of the small features add up into an impressive amount of content. It could have used a bit more polish but if you're a fan of 007 you can't do much better.
Conclusion: The main problem with GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is that it does not actually need to exist. Purists, those who have played the original Rare production, will dust off their Nintendo 64 and play the game on the original platform if they can or they will settle for their memories of the experience.