Product Type: Electronic Arts PS2 games
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Goldeneye: Rogue Agent
Golden Eye - Rogue Agent (PS2)
Member Name: dirtyripper
Golden Eye - Rogue Agent (PS2)
Advantages: Good plot, graphics and gameplay, many references to the films
Disadvantages: Checkpoints sometimes too far apart making it very frustrating if you die
Goldeneye: Rogue Agent is a first-person shooter game developed by EA Games for the Playstation 2 in 2004. It is a game in the James Bond series, whose plot borrows heavily from many of the films, bringing in many locations and characters from various films. You play Goldeneye, an ex-MI6 agent who has gone rogue (this may or may not be James Bond), who has been recruited by master criminal Auric Goldfinger to take down his rival Dr No. This mission takes Goldeneye across the globe from numerous locations including Hong Kong, the Hoover Dam and Jamaica.
Fans of the films series - myself included - will enjoy the many references to the James Bond films, and since the story is independent of the films and is more a homage than an adaptation, it should not be compared too heavily to the films. The plot is entertaining and although it is a somewhat typical action game story, it keeps you interested. The graphics are very good, with a wide range of different locations and a lot of intricate detail is rendered so it is clear that great care has gone into the making of the game. The gameplay is very good with controls that are easy to get to grips with and excellent combat. The dual-wield gun system which utilises both of the trigger buttons is an excellent touch,. meaning you can wield two different weapons and control them separately which is a feature I had not seen in any game before.
One drawback which I thought let the game down a little was that rather than saving the game yourself, there are checkpoints throughout the game which you go back to when you die. This is not a problem in itself as many games use this, but I found that towards the end of the game the checkpoints become further and further away so that you can have up to half an hour of gameplay from a checkpoint before dying and having to return to where you started. This gets incredibly frustrating and since the game itself is fairly challenging I don't think it's necessary to have such sparse checkpoints as the game gets harder.
However, this minor criticism aside it is a great game and one of the best in the James Bond game series. I recommend this game to anyone who has not yet played it.
Summary: An excellent action game in the James Bond series
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