Reviews and Problems with James Bond: Quantum of Solace
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Quantum of Solace
25 November 2009
Excerpt: When Activision announced that there would be a game based on the new Bond film, Quantum of Solace I thought to myself "Well, it has been a long time since we had a 007 game. I hope this one turns out ok." Well, Activision and Treyarch did deliver on one thing. This is a James Bond game. This isn't the second coming of Goldeneye by any means. If I were to sum it up eloquently, Quantum of Solace is full of squandered potential.
Excerpt: Bond, James Bond. That phrase - those three words - are enough to send a tingle up the spine of almost any self-respecting action movie fan. It brings to mind an enduring action hero. It brings to mind advanced gadgets and beautiful, dangerous women. It triggers images of super-rich megalomaniacs with plans on world domination. It conjures up memories of over-the-top action.
Excerpt: Bond. James Bond. An agent known for arming himself with assault rifles and grenades and mowing down hundreds of mercenaries, troops, and henchman at a time in massive firefights. Wait a minute, that's not Bond. And yet that's what playing Bond is like in Quantum of Solace. Maybe it's because the game is built on the Call of Duty engine and just can't help thrusting you into firefights.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is James Bond… the name has become synonymous with action-packed movies in the same way it has with disappointing games. After Golden Eye, a legend in the FPS genre, every game has promised to build upon this solid foundation and bring an even better experience to the table, and it is for this very reason that every Bond game fails as it is compared, sometimes unfairly, to its great ancestor.
Summary: The James Bond license has taken its share of beatings during its long lifespan. Out of the dozen or so games that have graced major consoles since 1983, only a handful were any good. Out of that handful, only one — Goldeneye — succeeded in creating a compelling and incredibly popular first-person shooter experience.
Excerpt: If there's one publisher that has the ability to craft some of the best first person shooters, it's definitely Activision. Housing the amazing next-generation Call of Duty engine, Activision can provide all of their developers an opportunity to avoid unnecessary tweaking and fine tuning, and allow them to concentrate on the adventure at hand.
Excerpt: Activision is the latest company responsible for the current James Bond epic to shoot its way into the gaming world in James Bond Quantum of Solace. Based on the current James Bond movie and the previous installment Casino Royale that stars Daniel Craig as this British secret agent, the title is quite refreshing when compared to other previous games.
Excerpt: James Bond used to take his Martinis shaken, not stirred. Since Daniel Craig took on the role of the world's greatest secret agent, we're not entirely sure he isn't a little of both. So, with the release of Quantum of Solace, it's time to step into the shoes of a more grizzled Bond. As well as delving into the action of Quantum of Solace, the game picks up Casino Royale, too. It's the first next-gen Bond game, why not go big...