New Releases: What upcoming games are you looking forward to?
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 on the Nintendo 64, which was 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 while Quantum of Solace isn't GoldenEye, it's not all that bad, either. Despite what the name suggests, Solace is actually based both on the new Bond film and the previous one, 2006's "Casino Royale." But the game doesn't just cover the action scenes of the two films; it expands upon them, making the gunfights bigger and longer. For most of these scenes, the game is a cover-based first-person shooter, as you can run and gun if you like, or you can duck behind a barrier à la Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas or Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway, with the perspective changing to the third-person. However, you'll actually do more of the latter...
What's Hot: This is a decent Bond shooter.
What's Not: But there are better shooters out there. Somewhere.