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(E3 2010) Goldeneye 007 – Hands-On First Impressions

(E3 2010) Goldeneye 007 – Hands-On First Impressions

by Steve CullumJune 21, 2010

E3 2010 Hands-On First Impressions with hattrick

Game: Goldeneye 007
System: Wii

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.

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Steve is a Senior Editor for NintendoFuse. He has been a Nintendo fan since the NES and Game Boy. His favorite types of games are action platformers, multiplayer “party” games, and any game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours. Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since 2008.
  • Yousuke Fullbuster Uzumaki
    June 22, 2010 at 12:04 am

    One of the games where the graphics are horrible but where the multiplayer value outweights it. Its a shame activison doesnt ever pump into the graphics capability of the wii for their shooters like other companies do for the Wii.

  • Anon
    August 27, 2010 at 8:00 am

    I don’t get the hype. It may have been the defining shooter on consoles, but it was no more than a mediocre shooter compared to pc shooters of the time

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