Review: GoldenEye 007

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Greg Tito:
Review: GoldenEye 007

The James Bond remake offers the best multiplayer on the Wii and an updated campaign.

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Can I play the game with a normal Gamecube controller, or do I really need to pick up the Classic Controller Pro?

Glad to hear good things, but that multiplayer gameplay looked beyond clunky...

PlasticTree:

Greg Tito:
Review: GoldenEye 007

The James Bond remake offers the best multiplayer on the Wii and an updated campaign.

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Can I play the game with a normal Gamecube controller, or do I really need to pick up the Classic Controller Pro?

Yeah, you can use Gamecube Controller, but I'd imagine that the C-stick won't be the most comfortable out of all the control choices.

Siuki:

Arkhangelsk:

ProfessorLayton:

omega247:
Looks like I'll be bringing the Wii out of retirement

Same here... I've been waiting for a good Wii game to come out and this looks like the game I've been waiting for.

Same here. This, and Kirby's Epic Yarn will resurrect the dusty old corpse that is my Wii.

My words exactly. Problem is, which one should you get first...

OT: Still deciding whether to get it or not. I'm tempted by the free multi-player a little, but remembering SSBB, I have my doubts. In single player, I'm almost sold. I just can't get how you would position a pinpoint shot into someone's face. It's easy on the PC, somewhat less controlable on the console, and "dependent on your surgeon hands" for the Wii.

For me it's not that hard, since Kirby isn't coming to Europe until March next year! D:< *cries in a corner*

CaptainCrunch:
you will only turn when the cross hairs hit the extreme right or left of the screen.

WHAT.

Did they really not learn the lesson that Red Steel taught every single FPS that has been made for the Wii since its release?

Metroid Prime got it right. The Conduit got it right. Medal of Honor (Heroes 2) got it right. GoldenEye didn't?

JediMB:

CaptainCrunch:
you will only turn when the cross hairs hit the extreme right or left of the screen.

WHAT.

Did they really not learn the lesson that Red Steel taught every single FPS that has been made for the Wii since its release?

Metroid Prime got it right. The Conduit got it right. Medal of Honor (Heroes 2) got it right. GoldenEye didn't?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we didn't have a whole lot of time to screw around with bounding boxes and other control settings when we captured the video. It's possible that they included these features, but running mulitplayer 'out of the box' was clunky at best.

CaptainCrunch:

JediMB:

CaptainCrunch:
you will only turn when the cross hairs hit the extreme right or left of the screen.

WHAT.

Did they really not learn the lesson that Red Steel taught every single FPS that has been made for the Wii since its release?

Metroid Prime got it right. The Conduit got it right. Medal of Honor (Heroes 2) got it right. GoldenEye didn't?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we didn't have a whole lot of time to screw around with bounding boxes and other control settings when we captured the video. It's possible that they included these features, but running mulitplayer 'out of the box' was clunky at best.

Alright. Yeah, I just found out on my own that the game does have sensitivity settings:

SzFatalxp @ GameSpot:
Khan button layout (shake chuck to reload, Dpad-Down melee, etc)
Minimum Dead Zone
Maximum Turn Box at Full height and width of screen
Cursor sensitivity at half the bar's length
Horizontal turn speed at 60% of the bar
Vertial turn speed at 10% of the bar

With this you should be able to turn on-a-dime and kill an enemy behind you in under 1 second.

Sitting closer to the sensor bar helps sometimes too.

When the phrase "It's comparable to modern day first person shooters" is in the review can't take it seriously. It is a modern day first person shooter!!! Come one, seriously, when you compare it to MW2 or other FPS's on other consoles it just can't stand on it's own merit. Every single aspect that you pointed out can be found elsewhere, done better. Granted, it's a Bond game, meaning it has a unique story; albeit one that was already written 13 years ago. I will most likely end up picking it up because I want to have something to play when I visit my girlfriend, but I'll stick to my 360 and my PS3, where my games don't have to come with clarifications that say that they are modern day shooters.

I want to play this just because deadmau5 & Kaskade was playing in the nightclub!!

TrogzTheTroll:
HD hand-to-hand Slap fights INCOMING.

The Wii is not HD

Just thought I'd tell ya :)

OT: I played the original and really hated the N64 controller.
Also, im not a Wii owner

Why the fuck I come in here then?...................

looks neat indeed :D

Thanks but no thanks, for me buying this would mean wasting my money.

The N64 version was truly a step forward in gaming, this isn't at all.

I didn't see any 4 player split screen... hmm

KEM10:
NO BORIS?!?!?!

But he is invincible!

This.
Also, I heard some Deadmau5.
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

I somehow doubt this game will have all the extra characters and stuff for multiplayer, if anyone can remember the unlockable "Scientist" skins and "Moonraker Henchmen" and things? :P

This game is pretty fun, but it could be better. It's got a charming simplicity, gorgeous graphics by Wii standards, and great level design, but it still feels kinda dated. I'd still rather play this than Halo.

P.S. Thanks

Greg Tito:
Snip

Who are you fighting against?

Whoever it is, they have the twitchiest aim I have ever seen.

Reskinned CoD.

I just wanna start off by saying I'm glad Nintendo got exclusivity for this game, they deserve it.(I grew up with Nintendo and Sony, so pardon the fanboyism.)
I think we're forgetting that most games today are reskinned CoD games, which come on, is it that surprising? Its fracking Activision for christ sakes, thats the only kind of FPS they know how to do, but I digress, its either a reskinned CoD clone or a reskinned Halo clones these days, which in all honesty, Halo: Combat Evolved was a step in the right direction for console shooters after GoldenEye on N64, Call of Duty... Not so much. Everything after 2001 for first person shooters pretty much became trash in terms of story for campaign, but this would be Call of Duty: Done Right Edition, since the story is actually extremely good in single player, especially for a Bond game these days, and all they did for online multi was copy and paste CoD Multi with Bond characters.

somacruz500:
I just wanna start off by saying I'm glad Nintendo got exclusivity for this game, they deserve it.(I grew up with Nintendo and Sony, so pardon the fanboyism.)

I think we're forgetting that most games today are reskinned CoD games, which come on, is it that surprising? Its fracking Activision for christ sakes, thats the only kind of FPS they know how to do, but I digress, its either a reskinned CoD clone or a reskinned Halo clones these days, which in all honesty, Halo: Combat Evolved was a step in the right direction for console shooters after GoldenEye on N64, Call of Duty... Not so much. Everything after 2001 for first person shooters pretty much became trash in terms of story for campaign.

Im sorry but no. The Wii, with one of the most poorly impeleneted online systems in history, is not the right place to put a great online componant. "Best multiplayer for a Wii game" is kind of like the award for "Fastest 100 metres in the obesity clinic" since you are crippled with freind codes, paradoxically an online implementation a step backwards from IP adresses we saw go over 15 years ago.

Also Things have been just swell since 2001 for shooters. This is one of the things that REALLY annoys me when people spout it and it's quite a widespread false beleif. Shooters have actually been getting better, much better, and much more unique and distinct from eachother in the past decade. allow me to create a segement callled "A list of games that shows you have no idea what you are on about". I coouldn't think of a snappier title.

Half life 2
Half life 2; episode 1
Half Life 2; esposide 2
TimeSplitters 2
Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (the only 2 im going to assume you are familiar with)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut
Far Cry
Doom 3
F.E.A.R.
BioShock
BioShock 2
Fallout 3
STALKER; Shadow of chernobyl
STALKER; Clear Sky
STALKER; Call of pripyat.
Metro 2033 (thus ends the Ukrainian section)
Resistance
Resistance 2
Tne Darkness (who dosen't like having demon arms?)
Crysis

All great games that are nothing like CoD or Halo and feature a VERY strong singleplayer campaign.

shogunblade:
I certainly have to say, I can remember a lot about Goldeneye (But not like everybody else, I was afraid of First Person Shooters).

Although, now that I am older, and can play an FPS and enjoy it, the hardest thing for me is finding a copy of the original for the N64, and while I am not a big fan of the Wii, I just might consider picking one up for the very small amount of games that look like a lot of fun, one of them being Goldeneye.

Awesome review.

Plus you'd have Epic Mickey to look forward to.

Scrumpmonkey:

somacruz500:
I just wanna start off by saying I'm glad Nintendo got exclusivity for this game, they deserve it.(I grew up with Nintendo and Sony, so pardon the fanboyism.)

I think we're forgetting that most games today are reskinned CoD games, which come on, is it that surprising? Its fracking Activision for christ sakes, thats the only kind of FPS they know how to do, but I digress, its either a reskinned CoD clone or a reskinned Halo clones these days, which in all honesty, Halo: Combat Evolved was a step in the right direction for console shooters after GoldenEye on N64, Call of Duty... Not so much. Everything after 2001 for first person shooters pretty much became trash in terms of story for campaign.

Im sorry but no. The Wii, with one of the most poorly impeleneted online systems in history, is not the right place to put a great online componant. "Best multiplayer for a Wii game" is kind of like the award for "Fastest 100 metres in the obesity clinic" since you are crippled with freind codes, paradoxically an online implementation a step backwards from IP adresses we saw go over 15 years ago.

Also Things have been just swell since 2001 for shooters. This is one of the things that REALLY annoys me when people spout it and it's quite a widespread false beleif. Shooters have actually been getting better, much better, and much more unique and distinct from eachother in the past decade. allow me to create a segement callled "A list of games that shows you have no idea what you are on about". I coouldn't think of a snappier title.

Half life 2
Half life 2; episode 1
Half Life 2; esposide 2
TimeSplitters 2
Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (the only 2 im going to assume you are familiar with)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut
Far Cry
Doom 3
F.E.A.R.
BioShock
BioShock 2
Fallout 3
STALKER; Shadow of chernobyl
STALKER; Clear Sky
STALKER; Call of pripyat.
Metro 2033 (thus ends the Ukrainian section)
Resistance
Resistance 2
Tne Darkness (who dosen't like having demon arms?)
Crysis

All great games that are nothing like CoD or Halo and feature a VERY strong singleplayer campaign.

I agree with you on that, except Resistance 1. People only thought it was good because it was the first halfway decent FPS on PS3, which at the time was like saying "best multiplayer for a Wii game" =-) Seriously though, Resistance was barely a step above a rail shooter and the story was predictable.

I don't mind Daniel Craig being Bond in this. It's not so much to really complain about since before we only got Brosnan's face(Not even that good of a representation, you could substitute George Lazenby in that with ease). I am actually more sad that Sean Bean wasn't able to return to be Alec. But getting Judi Dench as M(um) is always music to my ears.
All things aside it looks as if everything that was loved about the N64 Goldeneye has returned with a bit more glitter....except one thing:


If they somehow worked an homage to that piece of nostalgia in there, I would be shocked, pleased, and giggly.

Scrumpmonkey:

somacruz500:
I just wanna start off by saying I'm glad Nintendo got exclusivity for this game, they deserve it.(I grew up with Nintendo and Sony, so pardon the fanboyism.)

I think we're forgetting that most games today are reskinned CoD games, which come on, is it that surprising? Its fracking Activision for christ sakes, thats the only kind of FPS they know how to do, but I digress, its either a reskinned CoD clone or a reskinned Halo clones these days, which in all honesty, Halo: Combat Evolved was a step in the right direction for console shooters after GoldenEye on N64, Call of Duty... Not so much. Everything after 2001 for first person shooters pretty much became trash in terms of story for campaign.

Im sorry but no. The Wii, with one of the most poorly impeleneted online systems in history, is not the right place to put a great online componant. "Best multiplayer for a Wii game" is kind of like the award for "Fastest 100 metres in the obesity clinic" since you are crippled with freind codes, paradoxically an online implementation a step backwards from IP adresses we saw go over 15 years ago.

Also Things have been just swell since 2001 for shooters. This is one of the things that REALLY annoys me when people spout it and it's quite a widespread false beleif. Shooters have actually been getting better, much better, and much more unique and distinct from eachother in the past decade. allow me to create a segement callled "A list of games that shows you have no idea what you are on about". I coouldn't think of a snappier title.

Half life 2
Half life 2; episode 1
Half Life 2; esposide 2
TimeSplitters 2
Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (the only 2 im going to assume you are familiar with)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut
Far Cry
Doom 3
F.E.A.R.
BioShock
BioShock 2
Fallout 3
STALKER; Shadow of chernobyl
STALKER; Clear Sky
STALKER; Call of pripyat.
Metro 2033 (thus ends the Ukrainian section)
Resistance
Resistance 2
Tne Darkness (who dosen't like having demon arms?)
Crysis

All great games that are nothing like CoD or Halo and feature a VERY strong singleplayer campaign.

First off, where have you been, the story for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 was absolute shit, not to mention extremely predictable, also, I was talking about console shooters, so Half Life 2 gets ruled out since its usually a PC only played game and is absolute crap on a console. Fallout 3 has the option of being first or third person, but if you're going to put it on there you have to include Morrowind and Oblivion in that list since they're presented in first person format as well, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is PC only, so that rules those out pretty quickly since we're only talking about Console shooters, Escape from Butcher Bay... Come on do we really need to talk about that game, if you're going to use that one at least make it the version that came with Assault on Dark Athena, that was vastly superior to the original or Directors Cut, and actually bearable to look at too, not to mention, did we really need a prequel story to Riddick? Crysis, yeap, PC game, that gets booted off the list next, not to mention they put graphics before everything else in that game, your list is starting to dwindle dude... Hmmmmmm... Lets see... Ah yes, DooM 3... If you honestly believe the story in that was good... Theres something wrong with you, they might as well have called it DooM: The Lights don't Work edition. F.E.A.R., don't make me laugh, that failed as both a FPS and a Horror game, especially with the controls. Next up, Bioshock 2, what is there to say other than they were trying to capitalize on the Big Daddies to sell this game, not to mention the original team that worked on Bioshock had no involvement on it at all, and the storyline did have the same kind of impact as the last one, and I actually enjoyed ripping the ADAM out of the little girls in the sequel, the morality of your actions wasn't clear in that one like it was in the first, not to mention, "OH YOU CAN DUAL WIELD?" well that hasn't been anything new since Halo 2. I think I'll rip The Darkness up next, oh what can I say about this one that hasn't already been said, from the horrible controls to the shitty story, this game was craptacular and shitastic, bit of advice, you want to a game with a character that has a Demon arm, play Devil May Cry 4. The Resistance games... Ah I would have loved them had it not been for them being a simple copy and paste of every other sci-fi first person shooter, basic plot summary: Single american war hero joins up with brits to combat a genetic alien virus that was spawned in... Oh Russia? You guys again? Silly ruskies, always causing trouble for the world. Metro 2033? So now we're talking about the Russian equivalent of Fallout, basic plot summary: Nuclear war with another country causes people to live underground in the Russian equivalent of a Vault dew to mutants and fallout from the bombs. You know I actually liked that game too, but the more I played it the more I realized it was basically Fallout 3: Russian Edition. So I pretty much shot down all but Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes(and I've played and beaten the third one), Far Cry, Bioshock, and Fallout 3.
Also, don't talk to me about multiplayer, because my response to that is going to be the exact same as Yhatzee's, if you're going to sell a game at full price it needs to be able to stand up on single player alone because there are problems with the multiplayer that the game itself can't help.

somacruz500:

Scrumpmonkey:

somacruz500:
I just wanna start off by saying I'm glad Nintendo got exclusivity for this game, they deserve it.(I grew up with Nintendo and Sony, so pardon the fanboyism.)

I think we're forgetting that most games today are reskinned CoD games, which come on, is it that surprising? Its fracking Activision for christ sakes, thats the only kind of FPS they know how to do, but I digress, its either a reskinned CoD clone or a reskinned Halo clones these days, which in all honesty, Halo: Combat Evolved was a step in the right direction for console shooters after GoldenEye on N64, Call of Duty... Not so much. Everything after 2001 for first person shooters pretty much became trash in terms of story for campaign.

All great games that are nothing like CoD or Halo and feature a VERY strong singleplayer campaign.

**Massive wall of text that barely makes sense attacking every game on that list** .

Wow, nice formatting there. I would debate it but we've all been knocked dead by your wall of text. Honestly every piont you made there borders on the limits of what is reasonable or even sane. Peice of advace; if you want to defend blanket statements like "FPS has been shit since 2001" don't just go on a wall of text rant basically screaming "Teh game is usually on teh PC!!11!!11! It no count!!!11!!!" or "That game is teh suck!!!" it makes you look like a fool.

Scrumpmonkey:

somacruz500:

Scrumpmonkey:

All great games that are nothing like CoD or Halo and feature a VERY strong singleplayer campaign.

**Massive wall of text that barely makes sense attacking every game on that list** .

Wow, nice formatting there. I would debate it but we've all been knocked dead by your wall of text. Honestly every piont you made there borders on the limits of what is reasonable or even sane. Peice of advace; if you want to defend blanket statements like "FPS has been shit since 2001" don't just go on a wall of text rant basically screaming "Teh game is usually on teh PC!!11!!11! It no count!!!11!!!" or "That game is teh suck!!!" it makes you look like a fool.

Awh thats cute, is that really all you could come back with, elementary grade insults? Awh I'm hurt deep down, really I am, WOUNDED even O____O, how will I ever get over it? Also congrats on misspelling *PIECE* and *ADVICE* two of the probably easiest words to spell in the English language. Either way it just seems you're all pissy now because I shot down nearly all of, what is *IN YOUR OPINION* good shooters, when they are in all actuality mediocre at best, barring the two Metroid Prime games of course, especially since a majority of the games you listed really did nothing for First Person Shooters as a genre at all and are all as generic as the genre they are in.

It's the game we thought couldn't exist, by completely throwing away the one unique feature of the Wii and going back to a standard controller?

somacruz500:

Awh thats cute, is that really all you could come back with, elementary grade insults? Awh I'm hurt deep down, really I am, WOUNDED even O____O, how will I ever get over it? Also congrats on misspelling *PIECE* and *ADVICE* two of the probably easiest words to spell in the English language. Either way it just seems you're all pissy now because I shot down nearly all of, what is *IN YOUR OPINION* good shooters, when they are in all actuality mediocre at best, barring the two Metroid Prime games of course, especially since a majority of the games you listed really did nothing for First Person Shooters as a genre at all and are all as generic as the genre they are in.

You want to talk about spelling? Really?

somacruz500:
"Russian equivalent of a Vault dew to mutants and fallout from the bombs"

"Single american war hero joins up with brits to combat a genetic alien virus that was spawned in"

"Realize"

Yes i occasionally mis-type. im in a forum and im also doing other tings so i type fast and don't bother checking as it would just slow the process down a lot. I don't be a smug litte dick and try and undermine people because they didn't spell somthing right. So next time, don't be a hypocrite

but all this distracts from the fact that you essentially think everything not on a ninendo platform is "medicore" and clearly just like going on rants bout how all these really great FPs games suck.

Speaking as somebody who's seen the film more than fifty times, I have to say how pleased I am that they've taken even more liberties with the script and settings than they did with the N64 version. >_>

Eh, I'll probably pick it up at some point, despite looking pretty much like Call Of Duty 12: Russians And A Sneaky English Bloke Edition.

Your Goldeneye was my Medal of Honor.

Mr. Fister:
Yeah, you can use Gamecube Controller, but I'd imagine that the C-stick won't be the most comfortable out of all the control choices.

I was king and master of James Bond: Nightfire with my wavebird, so that won't be much of a problem. Thanks for the answer, anyway. ;)

two things, one less inportant than the other:

1) Did he say Daniel Crag?

2) Notice how inaccurate both players are due to their Wii controllers... a point blank firefight took at lease 20 seconds and that was only because they resorted to Melee. Not looking good when the game requires you to buy the special controller just to make it play correctly.

If its as good as they are saying it is then this game and Kirby's Epic yarn are the only Wii games I buying this year. I own an xbox my bro has the Wii but he'll understand why brothers playing the Wii for days on end when he brings Goldeneye home.

KEM10:
NO BORIS?!?!?!

But he is invincible!

But he was my favorite character! :(

Greg Tito:
Review: GoldenEye 007

The James Bond remake offers the best multiplayer on the Wii and an updated campaign.

Read Full Article

It does look pretty good, I know someone who has a Wii so if he gets it I'll give it a shot. Plus I never played the original so I guess I may be able to give an opinion that wont be distorted by nostalgia.

Also, nice touch having licensed music in the club scene.

Pirate Yoda Online:
two things, one less inportant than the other:

1) Did he say Daniel Crag?

2) Notice how inaccurate both players are due to their Wii controllers... a point blank firefight took at lease 20 seconds and that was only because they resorted to Melee. Not looking good when the game requires you to buy the special controller just to make it play correctly.

Considering they both have admitted they don't play shooters with the Wii remote, it just shows that there is a learning curve. I woudln't expect Halo players to pick up a Mouse and Keyboard and 10 kill streak in CS:S (or maybe the other way round would a better example). Plus the settings can be tweaked.

To be honest I would have liked to see someone use those controls who has experience with pointer control, but that's what YouTube is for.

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