Developed by Activision and using the Call of Duty 4 game engine, Quantum of Solace is a fairly bog standard Bond FPS. The game got panned by pretty much every critic upon its release - although the backlash was a little harsh. True, it’s by no means a revolutionary first person shooter like Goldeneye, but still, it’s a decent enough addition to the shooter game genre all the same.
Currently the Quantum of Solace is going for just £9.93 at The Hut - a great bargain given that the next cheapest copy will set you back £13.49 from Coolshop.
It seems a little harsh for IGN to lay into Quantum of Solace by accusing it of being a bit clichéd. I mean this is Bond! And how could there not be a level where you fight your way through a speeding train or have some huge fire fight in a museum. But overall, IGN’s main problem with Quantum of Solace was that, although it tried to be innovative and dynamic, it simply didn’t go far enough.
The game uses a cover system which the reviewers felt was cumbersome and didn’t work well within the environments. The mini games like hacking and the quick time melee events were repetitive and quickly became tiresome. The reviewer said that although the developers were trying to give the game a bit more flare and variety with these features, they just weren’t good enough – although ‘none of them were bad’ (?).
However many people have bought this game expecting it to be totally rubbish and instead, have been pleasantly surprised. By all accounts it’s a lot of fun, not exactly COD, but still entertaining and well worth a go.
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