Many fans, myself included, share this opinion. When I think about it, it's certainly better than some of Brosnan's films (Bar GoldenEye of course!) and it's got more variety than most of the Bond games where they would just have Bond continuously shoot people. Only weak point I find with it is that the game had no Moneypenny scenes. Maybe Samantha Bond had a busy schedule at the time? Does anyone else on here think of the game being canon with the series?
No. EoN is a great game, certainly my favorite so far among the Bond games, but it is still a game, not a movie. Although it has a great cast,
beautiful graphics and movie quality production values, it is still a game. In a game, the player is in control. There are obstacles for the player to overcome, sequences that need to be replayed if failed, different routes one can take and no set time limit.
As Bond the player can be "Killed" any number of times, come back, try again. You can set your difficulty levels, improve your scores, etc., etc., etc.
In EoN Brosnan's Bond references AVTAK and Max Zorin and we get to see the return of the Jaws character. So while this game certainly ties in to the movie series, it has, for me, a completely different feel.
We watch movies. We play games. EoN is part of the game series. The Quantum of Solace and Goldeneye and World is not Enough games are movie tie-ins but not movies. Perhaps one day someone will combine the genres effectively. Until then, they will, for me, remain seperate animals.