With MGM's dire finance woes preventing the 007 series from completing their 'Craig' trilogy, why not relive the Quantum of Solace portable tie-in on DS, available now from ShopTo for just £5.85?
Averaging a 65 on MetaCritic, Quantum of Solace on the DS enjoyed the same sort of reception as the film. It's not bad, by any means. Most critics agree this is a fairly well put together game. But, considering the potential in the subject material, it's disappointing to see such a by-the-numbers result.
I haven't played Quantum of Solace on the DS. I can see that particular Nintendo portable device sitting on my coffee table, gathering a fine coat of dust on its lacquered black shell, a Gameboy Advance version of Pokemon Emerald wedged in its bottom. However, I have seen the film, which sees Bond on the trail of the elusive members of Quantum, a clandestine cabal plotting all manner of devious mischief. It's essentially a chase film, the story an excuse to fill the empty spaces between action scenes with something more than thin air. But the set-pieces are something special, and if the DS version is anything like the film on a portable level, then it might be quite a fun little game to play whilst bored.
QoS is, mostly, an FPS, but at key moments it'll pull back so you can witness Bond kick an enemy's feet from under him and slam him bodily to the floor. The DS version utilizes the system's touch-screen to aim, although exactly how precise or well-implemented this particular mechanic is remains a mystery to me. I played QoS on the 360, and it was a fairly average experience, although it has more to atone for as replicating a film on a portable gaming device is far harder than on the relatively powerful home consoles.