Back in the day I played a little of the original Goldeneye 007 at a friend's house, but only in multiplayer. I never touched the campaign. My buddy was way better than me in the multiplayer since it was his game. That, coupled with the fact that I've never been a fan of James Bond movies means the game never really had any nostalgia for me.
I remember back in 2010 when the remake was first announced, my wife and I were sitting in Red Robin eating lunch. We had walked over after going into Game Stop so I had a flyer of some sort with me and the waitress saw it and commented on how excited she was about the Wii reboot. I just kind of shrugged and smiled.
Nine years later, it's a pretty great time to pick up Wii games. I'm finding all kinds of cult favorites for under $5 randomly at yard sales and the like. So somehow I obtained a copy of Goldeneye 007 and figured, "why not?"
Now unfortunately my time for console gaming is fairly limited these days. It's much easier to play things in small bursts on a portable with a small baby in the house. But sometimes when she's napping on the weekend, I can sneak off to the game room and play a little bit on an actual TV. And that's what I did.
As I said, I have no memory of the original game, so I don't know how closely the plot of the campaign follows in this remake. But... I'm enjoying it either way. It's a totally linear experience, and honestly, it just reminds me a lot of Call Of Duty's gameplay. But that's fine. It's definitely fun.
It was cool to get through that first mission and then see the game launch the intro credits reminiscent of an actual Bond movie. That was well done.
My one complaint so far is that in spots, the game is super dark. Like, I had trouble making out where doors were in a couple of darker rooms. I even turned the brightness all the way up in the options menu but it didn't help. Oh well. It's not game breaking, but it can be annoying.
Anyway, I haven't played much yet, but I feel like I'll want to get back to this one when I have some more time to spend in the game room.