Excerpt: We’ve been asking for it since the 90’s. We’ve waited and waited. We’ve reminisced about the original. And now, we finally have what we’ve been waiting for: a legitimate remake of the Nintendo 64 classic, GoldenEye 007. So was it worth the wait? Does it manage to stay faithful to the tone of the N64 experience? Yes and yes. In fact, this game may just be the best first-person-shooter on the Wii.
Excerpt: It has been thirteen years since a little game called GoldenEye hit the market on the Nintendo 64. A lot has changed since then, yet several developers have tried to re-create the magic of that game with indirect clones and even a “spiritual remake” using the same title, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, which did not have any relation whatsoever to the original game or movie.
Summary: The biggest shame about " GoldenEye 007 " is that is that it’s on the Wii. Graphically, it looks great, and wouldn’t take too much to upgrade it to the more powerful consoles. But the control schemes are poor, the online is let down by the hardware, and in general, you feel that the game is held back by the hardware rather than the coding.
Excerpt: It's the Blonde Bond argument all over again. I don't think there's any doubt that one of the best four-player games of all time is GoldenEye 007 for N64. It had just about everything you could want in an early shooter: tight controls, a plethora of weapons, plenty of maps to play, and even the one-kit-kill legendary Golden Gun (and, hidden deeper, a Golden PP7 with multiple shots to take out an opponent). On top of that, it honestly felt like playing through the movie.
Pros: Voice-acting is top-notch, Gorgeous (for the Wii), Motion controls are abysmal, Environments are hit or miss, Doesn't capture the feel of the original
Summary: GoldenEye 007 gives players the chance to use the lethal, gritty style of Daniel Craig's James Bond to outwit, outmaneuver and overtake an arms syndicate that threatens the world in an innovative, modern take on the legendary GoldenEye movie adventure.
Excerpt: N64 legend GoldenEye 007 did so much for both console shooters and the FPS in general, so much so that, over ten years later, it’s still regarded as the best Bond game ever made and echoes of its design can be seen in numerous games that have featured 007 over the years. Even its name has been reused in a cheeky marketing ploy by EA (in case you’re wondering, the game wasn’t very good) but until now it’s never been remade.