Quantum of Solace Review


Bond.  James Bond.  Spanning several generations, seven actors, fourteen directors, twenty two movies, and taking in over eleven BILLION dollars at the box office, Ian Fleming

Granted access to the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare engine by the folks at Infinity Ward, Treyarch was able to immediately go to work in the VoCap booths to bring some of the talent from the movie to life in their game.  Daniel Craig lent his voice and likeness as James Bond to the game, as did Dame Judi Dench as M, Mathieu Amalric as Dominic Green, and Olga Kurylenko as the new Bond girl, Camille.  The capture work is rock solid and the in-game likeness is uncanny.  Craig

The game GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64 was widely regarded as one of the best Bond games ever made.  The other Bond titles had far less success (GoldenEye sold over 8 million copies) but if there was one critical flaw in all of those games, it was one thing

If you are familiar with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, you know exactly what to expect here.  The controls are almost exactly the same between the two games, due to the shared engine.  The left trigger pulls in for precise aim, and the right trigger pulls

James Bond is never quite the controlled

You can complete Quantum of Solace in roughly 5 hours of gameplay, so we have to turn to multiplayer to extend the life of the title.  There are three multiplayer modes that lends 12 player System Link and online multiplayer support to the title. Bond Versus mode has one player as Bond and the rest as members of the Organization.  Bond has to eliminate the members of the Organization, and disarm explosives that they are guarding.  The whole thing rotates and someone else is chosen to play as Bond when the round ends, and the player with the most points at the end wins.  The second game mode is called Bond Evasion.  Once again, one player plays as Bond and the rest of the players are split between MI-6 and the Organization.  Bond is the V.I.P. and the MI-6 players are there to defend him.  Just like V.I.P. mode in GTA4, if Bond escapes then good prevails.  Once again, Bond is randomly chosen at the start of each round.  Golden Gun mode gives one player the fabled Golden Gun (this legendary Bond prop has recently gone missing in real life, by the way

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).
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