GoldenEye 007: Reloaded re-imagines a classic game that compelled gamers to host all-night parties where we would attempt to slap polygonal versions of classic James Bond characters to death. It's that warm nostalgia that has Eurocom working hard to create a GoldenEye game that is worthy of the memory of the original.
While the multiplayer facets of GoldenEye 007: Reloaded have been covered in a previous trailer, the single-player campaign has not yet been covered. What better way to re-familiarize yourself with the single-player part GoldenEye than with a walkthrough of two familiar levels, in two different play styles?
One walkthrough focuses on the heavy run and gunning, the other on utilizing a bit more finesse - both attributes that James Bond, is capable of.
The stealth walkthrough takes place in the Facility level of the game. Players might remember attempting to speed-run their way through this level on 007 difficulty in order to get access the Invincibility cheat. However, the game has completely redesigned with a much more contemporary feel, and is a bit more like an actual James Bond set piece, rather than the almost generic look that the original had. Take a look below and see the sneaky side of Bond.
There's a lot to be said about what Eurocom is adding to ensure that GoldenEye 007: Reloaded isn't just another remake, but rather an almost brand-new game they're building from the ground up, with the fans in mind. It's nice to see the "Bond touch" when it comes to certain things. Unarmed takedowns are brutal and to the point, as was established by Daniel Craig's Bond in Casino Royale.
The gameplay doesn't punish you for attempting situations in a stealth fashion that could degrade into a fire-fight; it's still a first-person shooter, after all. When stealth and finesse fail, James Bond is still a highly trained assassin and pretty good with a gun. This second walkthrough, features on the combat and gun play of the game.
The gun play does look fun - with a few exceptions. There's virtually no recoil on the AK-47, which is pretty unrealistic. It IS Bond, but even Bond is human. The A.I. didn't seem too engaging - the bad guys just stood there and shot at Bond while waiting to be killed. It would have been nice to see a combat roll or something every once in a while. Here's hoping Eurocom will make some final changes before the game releases next month.
In the mean time, check out a trailer for the MI6 Ops game mode, which is the Goldeneye equivalent of Spec Ops mode in Modern Warfare 2. Also read up on the goodies you get should you purchase your copy of GoldenEye on PlayStation 3.
GoldenEye 007: Reloaded releases November 1, 2011 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
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