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.
Excerpt: The whole experience of GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is decidedly James Bond. From the likenesses of the characters, to the comments you hear following online missions, to the background music, you will definitely know that you are stepping into the shoes of the world famous spy. This is a game, based on a previous game, based on a movie.
Excerpt: GoldenEye for the Nintendo 64 set a high bar for console shooters with an excellent single player campaign and multiplayer that kept players coming back for years. Fans have clamored for a re-release of Rare's classic, but a cocktail of troublesome licensing issues have worked to confine to its cartridge. Now, Activision, the current holder of the Bond license, aims to satisfy fans with a newly-envisioned GoldeneEye for the Wii.
Conclusion: So in all a fantastic package that rewards older players with nostalgia (even though Brosnan is dropped in favour of Craig, it isn’t as debilitating as I thought it would be. But that’s a debate for another day) and allows younger players a chance to see what all the fuss is about and why GoldenEye 64 still tops the charts in Multiplayer “best of” polls. Now if you excuse me, I have a Russian guard to surprise whilst he’s sitting on the can.
Pros: Multiplayer as good as you hoped. Excellent remake of a remake.
Cons: No Brosnan. QTE events are out of place. Single player is NOT the same story.
Summary: Eurocom y Activision han traído en Goldeneye para Wii una propuesta muy arriesgada por inspirarse en un clásico insuperable como la versión de Nintendo 64, considerada el tercer mejor juego del sistema. Al final han tomado la decisión correcta de no realizar un remake directo y sí una nueva reinterpretación de aquel título con ideas actuales y sabiendo explotar los nuevos elementos que ha introducido el género en la última década.
Pros: - La vuelta de un clásico con nuevas ideas., - El modo historia sorprende de principio a fin., - El multijugador local y online., - La banda sonora.
Cons: - Visualmente es mejorable., - Quizás se ha alejado demasiado de la propia película., - Los actores originales han desaparecido.