So, Activision have released the first gameplay video from the upcoming Bond tie-in game set to release alongside the new film in November. Entitled Quantum of Solace, it actually ties in with the first film of the Craig era as well, with the game containing numerous levels based on Casino Royale. Notably, the exciting parkour chase sequence through the construction site at the beginning of the film will be included.
That said, the video looks kind of disappointing to me – characters look like plastic figurines, and the animation for Bond shooting looks pretty wooden – completely unlike Gears, Rainbow Six Vegas, or even the recently released The Bourne Conspiracy, all of which feature a cover system. Finally, it’s kind of a letdown to see a next-gen game without any facial animation whatsoever. Maybe they can sort out all these issues before launching, since I would love a decent Bond game. The last good one was GoldenEye on the N64, way back in the halcyon days of the ’90s.
Methinks they have some polishing to do.
Last Updated: July 11, 2008