James Bond Quantum of Solace
Activision is the latest company
responsible for the current James Bond epic to shoot its way into the
gaming world in James Bond Quantum of Solace. Based on the current James Bond movie
and the previous installment Casino Royale that stars Daniel Craig as
this British secret agent, the title is quite refreshing when compared
to other previous games.
That is in terms of freedom, the game is
considerably more dynamic which gives the gamer a variety of ways in
completing the title. Even though the storyline is quite linear at times, the
gameplay is quite interactive as you use a variety of gadgets and
weaponry to achieve your goal.
combat in the game is quite enjoying and diverse as your character now
interacts fully with the gaming environment, whether he is ducking
behind crates or climbing ladders, the game has a real James Bond feel
with all the interaction and action happening around your character.
Without spoiling the latest movie, the game mirrors both films quite
well and for instance, there is a great scene from Casino Royale where
Le Chiffe poisons bond and you need to struggle with the effects of the
poison as well as the environment. Very cool!
game is not just all about action as it contains some great steal
aspects where you need to avoid confrontation and at times has elements
of the Tom Clancy Splinter Cell series.
What sets this game apart from
its predecessors and some other games of similar style at present is the
AI that can be quite aggressive and realistic at times. This assists in
getting your adrenaline pumping and assists in the overall Bond
The control system of the title is sturdy, however at times it will
become frustratingly annoying, especially when you are trying to sneak
around on narrow edges and one wrong slip and you will plummet to your
It would have been nice if there was some prevention for this to
happen so be warned, you may be spending a good majority of your time
repeating these areas time and time again. The combat control system is
good as you have access to a wide range of weapons with my favourite
weapon that of the sniper rifles which is almost as fun as the original
Unreal Tournament sniper rifle was. Best of all, each of the weapons
Graphically, the title is visually impressive on the PS3 with detailed
gaming environments and characters. The main character even looks like
Daniel Craig and moves with a catlike grace at times. Match that with
some great Hollywood style explosions and the like and this is as close
as to any of us will get to starring in a James Bond movie. Musically,
the title contains the great Bond score which assists in the atmosphere
plus a variety of realistic sound effects that compliment the gameplay.
At the end of the day, Quantum of Solace is a sturdy action game with
elements of first person and third person shooters. Match that with
great graphics and sound effects and this title will draw you in from
the very start to the finish. My only gripe are some of the frustrating
narrow edges that you must navigate and the sometimes fiddle some camera
angles. Add in online play for the PS3 and you'll be Bonding
for quite some time!