Product Type: Activision Wii games
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Goldeneye 007 gives Wii owners one last reason to dust off their consoles
Goldeneye 007 (Wii)
Member Name: Ghost80
Goldeneye 007 (Wii)
Advantages: Good single and multi-player modes
Disadvantages: Misleading to name it the same as Rare's game, occasional slow down, average graphics
I have to start by saying that the original Goldeneye 007 game by Rare that came out on the N64 some 13 years ago is heralded by many (including myself) to be the best FPS of all time. It had a great single player campaign and an equally as good split-screen multiplayer, made so many innovations to the genre (eg) dual weapons, stealth, artificial intelligence, death animations, and it had a finely tuned difficulty curve that satisfied elite and novice gamers alike.
With this new version Activision have looked at what made the original so great and tried to emulate it aswell as modernise it. So staying are the 3 levels of difficulty (plus a time trial mode), some familiar levels (although they have been expanded), some weapons, objective based missions, and split-screen multiplayer. Gone is Pierce Brosnan (you play as Daniel Craig), and the short missions (most missions take about 30 mins on the first run through). Other modernisations include more cut scenes, Call Of Duty style gunplay and health regeneration, and up to 8 player WI-FI enabled multiplayer.
So is it any good?...well yes and no. On its own merits it has a satisfying single player campaign and a great multiplayer with alot of options. It has good replay value with extra difficulty levels requiring you to complete additional tasks, and a challenging time-trial mode. On the negative side, it suffers when compared to the superb original; the guns, music, sound effects, and controls were much better on the N64. I dont think the graphics push the Wii to it's limits, and there is occasional slowdown when there is alot going on onscreen.
I would certainly say it's one of the better FPS on the Wii and i dont think many people would be dissapointed in purchasing it. Just don't expect it to be a remake of Rare's original masterpiece because it doesn't come close.
Summary: Don't be fooled into thinking this is a remake, however it's still a pretty good game