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Topic: Goldeneye Wii

Hello all,

I thought it would nice to have a thread devoted to all of the news related to the upcoming Goldeneye remake coming to the Wii.   Below is a link to a recent press event to promote both Goldeneye and Bloodstone's release in London.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bJiwJQ0Lso

Their are six other parts to this video, including an interview with Joss Stone about working on Bloodstone. I am really excited to see Goldeneye remade. I don't mind that Daniel Craig is playing James Bond in the game, instead of Pierce Brosnan. The gameplay looks good, I hope that like the Nintendo 64 original, their is more than just gun play.  For me Quantum of Solace, was okay as a video game, thought it could have been better planed and used more time in development prior to going to retail.

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I think this is just another cash in. Activision is following the same path of EA by abusing the Goldeneye 007 name. Remember that gem of a game, Goldeneye: Rogue Agent? The fact that they are using Daniel Craig instead of Pierce is an obvious indicator of a cash in. I believe that it will be the best FPS game on the Wii but it definitely will not be as great and iconic as Goldeneye 007 for the N64.

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http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/11/ … w-roundup/

Looks like GE: Wii is definetly being seen more than a cash in.

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As I no longer have a Wii, I cannot try this game out but to be honest, hearing that Craig's likeness would replace Brosnan's really irked me and turned me off to the game completely.

I know that it's just a game and that the actual gameplay is somewhat different from the original but the switch in likenesses strikes me as a creatively wrong decision nonetheless. It would be akin to making a game based on Goldfinger but not retaining Connery's likeness as part of some misguided attempt to appease the licenseholders or cater to young gamers who may not be familar with the original actor.

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TonyDP wrote:

As I no longer have a Wii, I cannot try this game out but to be honest, hearing that Craig's likeness would replace Brosnan's really irked me and turned me off to the game completely.

I know that it's just a game and that the actual gameplay is somewhat different from the original but the switch in likenesses strikes me as a creatively wrong decision nonetheless. It would be akin to making a game based on Goldfinger but not retaining Connery's likeness as part of some misguided attempt to appease the licenseholders or cater to young gamers who may not be familar with the original actor.

Activision would have to have payed not only Brosnan but Sean Bean and Gottfried John to use their likeness.  That is why no one looks like the original actors from the game or the movie. It's much cheaper to replace those images and have a current Bond under contract who would be no position to ask an extraordinary sum of money. 

Even when an actor is dead, the estate of said actor has to be contacted to use their likeness, image, or voice or else you have a lawsuit on your hands.

Last edited by Ricardo C. (4th Nov 2010 18:26)

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Personally, I really think it's EON not wanting anyone but Craig to be the face of Bond right now, especially after the messy split after Die Another Day. They applied that sort of pressure before, forcing Electronic Arts to cancel a game they were developing that used Brosnan's likeness (this was probably between the Rogue Agent and From Russia With Love games).

Besides, I very much doubt Brosnan would have asked for a king's ransom to license his likeness for the game; something tells me he would have enjoyed making a return engagement during Craig's tenure, even if it were only for a game.

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TonyDP wrote:

Personally, I really think it's EON not wanting anyone but Craig to be the face of Bond right now, especially after the messy split after Die Another Day. They applied that sort of pressure before, forcing Electronic Arts to cancel a game they were developing that used Brosnan's likeness (this was probably between the Rogue Agent and From Russia With Love games).

Besides, I very much doubt Brosnan would have asked for a king's ransom to license his likeness for the game; something tells me he would have enjoyed making a return engagement during Craig's tenure, even if it were only for a game.


You really think so ? After that nasty split, I am sure Brosnan would have asked for a lot money for a one shot deal. He may have enjoyed the role but he wouldn't be so sentimental that he wouldn't ask for a big pay check. Also I do agree that EON wants to promote Craig and Craig only as Bond now and I can't blame them because it's been  three years since the last Bond film. They have to keep that image of Craig as 007 fresh in everyone's minds. However at the end of the day, it all came down to cutting costs. Hell, they don't even have Tina Turner singing the main theme.

Last edited by Ricardo C. (4th Nov 2010 19:57)

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I think it's a lot simpler. It's more about continuity, the current Bond is Craig and with this game being bought by a new generation of gamers it would probably have been seen as confusing as to why the current Bond isn't used on a new game (yes an updated version but still new). Plus, as has been mentioned already, by using different likenesses for the other Characters it avoids having to pay out to the Actors who originally played those roles.

It would have been even more of a mess if they had Brosnan's likeness as Bond and new people playing the other roles.

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The other day, I played the game on the Goldeneye classic setting. It was great seeing the health and armor icons again.
Also having the extra objectives relating to gathering information for MI6 really made me feel like I was James Bond.
Bravo to Eurocom for a job well done.

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I just took a look at a few youtube play videos and the game looks really good. I don't like the Quantum graphic displays but I guess they had to do it. The nightclub level looks and sounds cool. I still want to wait for the price drop but I really want to play the game from what I've seen. It seems like they even made the opening singer sound like Tina Turner as well.

"Better late than never."

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Anyone seen any screen caps of Scaramanga? None of the other characters look like the actor, but I'm holding out hope for this one.

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Google's my friend!


http://s4.postimage.org/UyLyS.jpg

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

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Shame Brosnan got replaced, but at least Blofeld is in it!

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I tried it out the new GoldenEye last week, and so far have somewhat of a mixed reaction (although keep in mind I didn't play it for very long)...

There are definitely some pros and cons. The pros? Great level of interactivity and atmosphere; seeing the old maps and locations rendered with greater attention to detail is very exciting. Sure we don't get to see Pierce Brosnan and Sean Bean (sadly), but the voice work is still great and I was really impressed by what I saw. It's also a lot of fun. Like the original, I found it addictive and soon after putting it down I felt the urge to play it again.

The cons? The control scheme. The "recommended" method (nunchuk and wiimote combo) was frustrating; sure it's a lot smoother than other Wii shooters -- and the concentrated aiming system helps a ton -- but when the motion sensors wandered off-screen for a moment I would find myself occasionally stuck. Keep in mind I'm not a regular Wii gamer, but this should still be considered a viable flaw. Plus holding up the remotes for a long period of time was a bit of a strain.

I'll try the "classic" playing method sometime in the near future, but I've heard rumours that it's also frustrating...?

"The secret agent. The man who was only a silhouette..." -- Ian Fleming, Moonraker

1) The Spy Who Loved Me 2) On Her Majesty's Secret Service 3) GoldenEye 4) Casino Royale 5) Goldfinger

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AdamOmega wrote:

I'll try the "classic" playing method sometime in the near future, but I've heard rumours that it's also frustrating...?

I've heard relying on the traditional method would keep you at a disadvantage.

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Ricardo C. wrote:
AdamOmega wrote:

I'll try the "classic" playing method sometime in the near future, but I've heard rumours that it's also frustrating...?

I've heard relying on the traditional method would keep you at a disadvantage.

Yeah I heard something like that as well; IGN says, for instance, that you can't do the "peek around corners" action with the analogue controller. Also, I wonder if it makes turning left and right slower? Even with the nunchuk/wiimote, it's practically impossible to do a rapid left-right scan like Pierce Brosnan does at the beginning of the movie.

"The secret agent. The man who was only a silhouette..." -- Ian Fleming, Moonraker

1) The Spy Who Loved Me 2) On Her Majesty's Secret Service 3) GoldenEye 4) Casino Royale 5) Goldfinger

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Got this for Christmas -and although the levels seem a lot smaller than the 64 version -I am enjoying this updated version - Using the "gold" controller makes it a much more enjoyable experience than I expected. Multiplayer is still a laugh -  The intercut scenes are inkeeping and the essence of the original GE is definitely there. I just think the ability to roam in the levels should be a bit wider - Still Its definitel entertaining. Just need to get an xbox though as I really do want to enjoy bloodstone.

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Cool! I was tempted to buy a Wii just to play GoldenEye. But sanity prevailed, and I consoled myself with the fact that Bloodstone was coming out. I haven't got Bloodstone yet, so I can't give any opinions on it at the moment.

The great thing about GoldenEye, and even Rogue Agent and From Russia with Love, were the 'homage' levels that let you revisit the environments from the classic films. I would like to see that trend continue.

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darenhat wrote:

Cool! I was tempted to buy a Wii just to play GoldenEye. But sanity prevailed, and I consoled myself with the fact that Bloodstone was coming out. I haven't got Bloodstone yet, so I can't give any opinions on it at the moment.

The great thing about GoldenEye, and even Rogue Agent and From Russia with Love, were the 'homage' levels that let you revisit the environments from the classic films. I would like to see that trend continue.

Goldeneye is good, but it's not good enough to warrant getting a wii just to play it unless you could get the console dirt cheap.

By all accounts Bloodstone is an absolute stinker, I am yet to read anything positive about it so I'd recommend downloading the demo if there is one before buying it. I was excited about it myself, but after seeing the critical reception it got, I have given it a miss.  I might pick it up when the price drops

1- Casino Royale   2- On Her Majesty's Secret Service   3- Licence To Kill   4- Goldeneye   5- From Russia With Love

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Jamesbondjr wrote:
darenhat wrote:

Cool! I was tempted to buy a Wii just to play GoldenEye. But sanity prevailed, and I consoled myself with the fact that Bloodstone was coming out. I haven't got Bloodstone yet, so I can't give any opinions on it at the moment.

The great thing about GoldenEye, and even Rogue Agent and From Russia with Love, were the 'homage' levels that let you revisit the environments from the classic films. I would like to see that trend continue.

Goldeneye is good, but it's not good enough to warrant getting a wii just to play it unless you could get the console dirt cheap.

By all accounts Bloodstone is an absolute stinker, I am yet to read anything positive about it so I'd recommend downloading the demo if there is one before buying it. I was excited about it myself, but after seeing the critical reception it got, I have given it a miss.  I might pick it up when the price drops

Yeah, I've heard lackluster Bloodstone reviews myself, but the QOS game fell a little flat with reviewers also, and I still enjoyed it. Even the worst of the Bond shooters (probably TWINE in my opinion) have given me some level of entertainment.

Like you, though, I'm hoping to see a fast drop in price before committing.

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darenhat wrote:

Yeah, I've heard lackluster Bloodstone reviews myself, but the QOS game fell a little flat with reviewers also, and I still enjoyed it. Even the worst of the Bond shooters (probably TWINE in my opinion) have given me some level of entertainment.

Like you, though, I'm hoping to see a fast drop in price before committing.

Thats true, I quite enjoyed QoS myself, and it is Bond I guess ajb007/smile

1- Casino Royale   2- On Her Majesty's Secret Service   3- Licence To Kill   4- Goldeneye   5- From Russia With Love