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I still stand by EoN as one of the finest action games out there. I imagine the follow up to that is currently in development in time for next Christmas, hopefully that will repair some of the damage.

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Imagine all you like. Goldeneye:Rogue Agent is the follow up to EoN. What are you on about man? <_<

And what I played of EoN was just poor. I got about 5 levels in, having been recommended it by someone who should know better. I didn't like it at all. There still hasn't been a Bond game to touch Goldeneye and that was, what, 7 or 8 years ago now? That's a bit pathetic really, isn't it? :o

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Great review, I love how it says 'Get yours from SimplyGames' after damning the game. I was under no illusion that this game would be decent, but, it will sell, EA know this and exploit it and because it sells EA do it more and more, it has to stop.

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Official XBOX Magazine - 8.0 / 10.0

This is so wrong!!

I downloaded it, played it for 5 mins, took the DVD out of my XBOX and threw it in the bin! After my 5 mins of play I would give it a 1/10, I'm sure it might have gotten better but it was so painful to play I couldn't have carried on any longer. I then placed HALO 2 back in my XBOX and a smile instantly came back to my face. A massive world of difference between the two games!

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Imagine all you like. Goldeneye:Rogue Agent is the follow up to EoN. What are you on about man? ;)

And what I played of EoN was just poor. I got about 5 levels in, having been recommended it by someone who should know better. I didn't like it at all. There still hasn't been a Bond game to touch Goldeneye and that was, what, 7 or 8 years ago now? That's a bit pathetic really, isn't it? ;)

I believe EA have envisaged a new franchise from the Goldeneye name, making it a separate franchise from the Bond one. I suppose the sales of RA will dictate the future of that plan. However, EoN received generally positive reviews, and I believe EA even set up a feedback meeting with gamers, who they asked what they'd like to see from the next Bond game.

RA is not the successor to EoN, EA will announce that sometime in March, as they did with GE: RA this year.

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy EoN, but don't be hard on your friend, it's not his fault he has supremely superior taste ;)

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I like the way the comments thread under the review rapidly devolved into an argument with the staff as to how they found the time to review Rogue Agent but not Metroid Prime 2. ;)

One of the posters summed it up nicely by saying that he'd rather be warned that a game is utter crap than reassured that another game (which was pretty much a dead cert to be good anyway) was really great. ;)

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you forgot the GamesTM score Robo.

i am really tempted to download this just to see what the fuss is about but then i wouldn't be able to play Halo 2 online.

Apparently the LOTR PC strategy game is total wank, too. So that makes The Third Age, Goldeneye: RA, and LOTR: BFMA - three of EA's biggest games this year - totally awful.

Are you sure that's not War of The Ring that's rubbish? The sierra published RTS. Battle for Middle Earth looks very tasty and is done by the C&C Generals crew.

Well, War of the Ring is rubbish too.

It's definitely Battle For Middle-Earth that I mean.

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I tell you who should care... the owners of the Bond IP, crap like this constantly being churned out damages their brand. Maybe Warner have the right idea with that 'cash for quality' scheme they were thinking about.

I don't like Warner's idea one bit. Who are they to say how good a game is? Does it work in reverse if they make a shit film and the game therefore bombs?

Warner have churned out more than their fair share of crap films, and are hardly the role model for greatness. Look at Catwoman. Crap game, but an utter dire film.

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[Anonymous] gave it a 10:

Single player mode beats Halo 2 hands down. The game is solid, people seem to judge this game too harsh because of the name. The story is solid! MP is average, but fun! The dual wealding is the best I have seen yet. Just remember that Goldeneye on N64 was only good because it was solid as this game was AND because it was the largest jump in terms of console gameplay that has been seen. If you can name another jump like that let me know... everything has been gradual... that's my thought.

I hope this person is taking the piss, but I have a sneaky suspicion that he/she is being deeadly serious.

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So Edge gave this a 5/10 did they? Isn't a 5 supposed to be OK/average? The review on Eurogamer and the views of the people of here think it is plain awful so is the Edge review/score correct do you think? Was Eurogamer being a bit too harsh?

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So Edge gave this a 5/10 did they? Isn't a 5 supposed to be OK/average? The review on Eurogamer and the views of the people of here think it is plain awful so is the Edge review/score correct do you think? Was Eurogamer being a bit too harsh?

I've been wondering this since the Eurogamer and GamesTM reviews began to surface. I certainly wouldn't put it past Eurogamer to mark it down a point to gain kudos from the vocal EA haters, however, Edge have scored every Bond game 5/10, so there is also the possibility that a bot reviews Bond games for Edge!

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I've always found Eurogamer to be pretty spot on. But reading the first paragraph of their review they seem to say that if EA are going to sell the game on the success of Goldeneye1 then it wil be judged on that basis.

It could be that all the reviews that rated it 5 and above were being completely detached from the fact that it's an EA game, that it has Goldeneye in the title, and they are just trying to review the game with a clear mind.

Does anybody think it's any good?

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Warners suggestion is a load of cobblers. It's easy to get good liscenced videogames. You give the liscences to the developer with a good track record rather than the one that'll give you the most money.

It's not that complicated. Sega, Capcom, Namco, Sega, Nintendo etc. all used do lots of liscenced games in the 80's and many of them were fantastic.

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RA is fucking rubbish. It feels like they played Halo once and then tried to recreate it from memory.

You have depletable armour, but health that recharges after a short time.

You can only carry your default sidearm indefinitely.

You can't throw grenades if you're using a two-handed weapon or dual-wielding.

The "AI" never evolves beyond "Run towards enemy and stand still". The weapons are shit.

Your "Golden Eye" offers powers like seeing through walls (acceptable), generating a shield (getting weirder) and eventually throwing enemies around (wtf).

It's just really, really awful.

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You can't throw grenades if you're using a two-handed weapon or dual-wielding.

The two-handed weapon, you should be able to to take your hand off the gun and chuck a grenade. With the dual weapons, surely that's the price you pay for having two guns out? How are you meant to throw a grenade with no free hands?

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"The worst thing about the game is when you beat it on hard and part of the DVD decomposes into anthrax spores that explode out when you open the CD tray. Everyone within 3m of the console actually dies. For me this is a typical EA touch, and a clear omen that the company's recent stellar quality is about to take a dive."

ATTENTION: EA never was quality. The game is shatteringly average in that typical EA sixmonth development window kind of way. What is offensive and deserving the negative hyperbole is the use of the 'goldeneye' label. That is awful. That is like 'army men' calling itself 'command and conquer: sarges deja vu green dream'. That is 1/10.

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Imagine all you like. Goldeneye:Rogue Agent is the follow up to EoN. What are you on about man? :huh:

And what I played of EoN was just poor. I got about 5 levels in, having been recommended it by someone who should know better. I didn't like it at all. There still hasn't been a Bond game to touch Goldeneye and that was, what, 7 or 8 years ago now? That's a bit pathetic really, isn't it? :(

Actually no...Rogue Agent is only as much as sequel to EoN as in its has a tenuous Bond connection, infact its about as much as sequel to EoN as it is to Goldeneye.

Very different game, genre etc etc amen.

I for one also enjoyed EoN - typical EA style and panache and good fun, shame the driving sections were irritating.

TBH however I doubt there will be a sequel in a similar style...it sold fairly mediocre amounts for a Bond game and with the current confusion over who the next Bond will be I suspect we'll be stuck in first personland for a while with the licence.

Oh and only The Two Towers was by Stormfront (to the earlier poster who I forget), Return of the King was internal EA.

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Holy crap, what's wrong with that MI6 forum?

You'd expect fans of Bond to be dead set against this game just from the concept but they are so far in denial they're in the crocodiles nest.

My favourite is the one which claims Microsoft paid for the game to get bad reviews so Halo 2 (which is shit by the way) would sell more.

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There's a WW1 mod for HL called The Trenches that has very cool grenade throwing. Holds rifle and grenade in the the left hand, unscrews the top with the right, then swaps it over to the right and throws it.

If the player put both guns in one hand (like they reload in The Specialists, another HL mod) when they threw the grenade that would also be more believable.

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Are you sure that's not War of The Ring that's rubbish? The sierra published RTS. Battle for Middle Earth looks very tasty and is done by the C&C Generals crew.

Well, War of the Ring is rubbish too.

It's definitely Battle For Middle-Earth that I mean.

Really? PC Zone went mad for it, and barring a few slip-ups I find them generally quite reliable.

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I had no idea EA were doing Goldeneye as an 'offshoot' franchise.

That's fucking awful. Talk about milking a barren cow to death.

I'd love a good Bond game, but there hasn't been one since Goldeneye. Fact remains that in 8 years EA haven't managed to make anything remotely as good as Rare's game, which is just an awful track record. How many attempts have they had now? :huh:

There's no excuse; Goldeneye is pretty much de-riguer study material for any Games Designer. It isn't that hard to dissect the title and learn the lessons it has to teach.

EA can keep throwing cash at the license and buying in voice talent, big name Bond Girls (don't get me started on how fucking stupid that is), flashy title sequences and so on and so forth, but a turd is a turd no matter how shiny. They ain't fooling me.

:P

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I'd love a good Bond game, but there hasn't been one since Goldeneye. Fact remains that in 8 years EA haven't managed to make anything remotely as good as Rare's game, which is just an awful track record. How many attempts have they had now?  :P

Horses for courses and all that, but I do think EoN is the best Bond game to date. Not as monumental or as important a game as Goldeneye for sure, but in terms of putting you in Bond's shoes for a few hours, EoN is the new king.

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so, is this as bad as rising sun?, bearing in mind that i felt like i was robbed after gettin a copy!

That game really was a complete turd. I was virtually given the game by a friend, and I traded it after two levels. Just utterly atrocious, I can't imagine it being worse than that...ughhhhh, it's not is it :P

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The two-handed weapon, you should be able to to take your hand off the gun and chuck a grenade. With the dual weapons, surely that's the price you pay for having two guns out? How are you meant to throw a grenade with no free hands?

Yeah it was the two-handed weapon thing that got my back up.

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