E3 2010 Hands-On First Impressions with hattrick
Game: Goldeneye 007
I was a huge fan of the original Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo64. In fact, I remember spending hours playing with both friends and family. It excited me when Goldeneye made a return as Rogue Agent, but it fill that place the original once did. When I heard they were making a remake on the Wii, I was initially both excited and skeptical. While the Wii does need more shooters, would Goldeneye have the same audience it once did? Will the game that many consider a key element in the FPS genre stand up against modern evolutions? After some hands-on with multiplayer at E3, I am still wondering about the same things. While it felt good, especially playing with the Classic Controller Plus (by the way, this controller is great!), it did not seem like it would hold its own against a game like Conduit 2 or COD: Black Ops. Nonetheless, the nostalgia is definitely there. While Pierce Brosnan takes a back-seat to Daniel Craig, the game looks exactly how I would expect; although, I do think they can do more. I kept thinking I was actually playing the N64 version with just a few new additions. I am not sure if that is a good thing. If they are able to improve the visuals, create a robust online experience (or as robust as possible on the Wii), and draw in the many fans of the original, they might have a great title on their hands. If they cannot, I see this perhaps being a flop just like Rogue Agent.