Winter!: Prepare for holiday gaming!
It's not for nothing that this new James Bond game is, for the most part, a first-person shooter. The good memories of 1997's GoldenEye 007 -- an FPS based on the movie of the same name -- are still fresh in gamers' minds, as evidenced by the hubbub earlier this year when rumors circulated that it might be re-released. But since first-person shooters work even less on Nintendo's two-faced portable than they do on the Nintendo Wii, the hubbub surrounding the DS version of Quantum of Solace is pretty muted for good reason. That's because this is instead a top-down, third-person shooter with some stealth combat and melee attacks -- and not a very good one. The game has some serious control issues, and no, we're not talking about the kind your mother has. It's played with the DS on its side, held like a book, with all the action on the right screen and a map on the left. Touching the stylus on the screen makes Bond move around; clicking on the circle around Bond's feet makes him crouch for...
What's Hot: Well, it hasn't been shown to cause testicular cancer in lab rats. Yet.
What's Not: Wonky controls make you feel like you've been shaken, stirred, drugged, and then slapped around by Dame Judy Dench.