September 25, 2010

The Names Bond, James Bond

It appears bond is set to return in a remake of ever pop­u­lar Gold­en­eye 64.   This is great news indeed for those wait­ing for a new bond game and those wait­ing for a shoot­er for the WII.   The pletho­ra of James Bond games since Gold­en­eye 64 have been dis­ap­point­ing at best so one might won­der what one should expect for this WII exclu­sive release
Unlike the it’s pre­de­ces­sor it will not be devel­oped by Rare and Nin­ten­do instead it is being devel­oped by a Euro­com and Activi­sion.  Hav­ing Activi­sion involved in the mix may scare some peo­ple but this should­n’t auto­mat­i­cal­ly dis­cred­it the game.  Activi­son and Euro­com can and do make good games. 
It appears all the orig­i­nal weapons are set to return includ­ing the Klobb which has appar­ent­ly now been renamed as the Klebb and the game is sup­posed to con­tain most if not all of the orig­i­nal lev­els that it’s predaces­sor had.   While it is sup­posed to have all the orig­i­nal lev­els the devel­op­er has said that the lev­els will not be rehash­es of the orig­i­nals and that sev­er­al changes have been made.
Mul­ti­play­er is pre­sent­ed in four-play­er splitscreen or eight-play­er online, with an expe­ri­ence points sys­tem that unlocks perks and this tends to be con­sis­tent with how Activi­son cre­ates mul­ti­play­er games now days. Maps will be drawn from famil­iar loca­tions, but the lay­outs will be changed from the way they were in the Nin­ten­do 64 ver­sion.  You will be able to use both the motion sen­sor to play the game or you can play the old fash­ioned way.
This remake has me intrigued but I have the uneasy feel­ing that this game is going to be a sim­ple rehash of the orig­i­nal  with a few changes that make it dif­fer­ent enough jus­ti­fy it but sim­i­lar enough that it won’t require much in the way of cre­ative process.  How­ev­er, I have been wrong before and I hope I am in this case as Gold­en­eye 64 and the James Bond Fran­chise are one of my old time favorites.  Here’s to hop­ing that Gold­en­eye WII is a remake the does the orig­i­nal Jus­tice. 

1 comment

  1. ScrotusKilmystr - September 30, 2010 9:27 pm

    i just can’t get past the fact that it sim­ply looks like they port­ed the orginal n64 game graph­ics and had daniel craig do some voice overs for it.
    I know the WII is very weak on the pow­er but could­n’t they have at least tried to update the look besides some new skins for the char­ac­ters?


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