Gamers Temple Review: Quantum of Solace

Gamers Temple: "Bond. James Bond. An agent known for arming himself with assault rifles and grenades and mowing down hundreds of mercenaries, troops, and henchman at a time in massive firefights. Wait a minute, that's not Bond. And yet that's what playing Bond is like in Quantum of Solace. Maybe it's because the game is built on the Call of Duty engine and just can't help thrusting you into firefights. Or perhaps it's to keep you tied up in extended shooting matches so you don't notice how short the game really is. Or it could even be that the game's designers just don't get James Bond. Whatever the reason, Quantum of Solace is a game in which you play as Bond, but you don't feel like you're playing as Bond.

Quantum of Solace is based on the movie of the same name, but if you haven't seen the film then you'll have a hard time following the game's story. The game includes some sequences that weren't in the film, replaces some movie scenes with cell phone dialog or skips them altogether, and makes its own changes to some parts of the film. If you have seen the movie you'll be able to keep track of where you are in the story, but otherwise good luck keeping up. Basically an international conspiracy of the rich and powerful are working to corner the market on the world's most scarce resource (it's not what you think), and Bond gets in their way. My advice to you is to just follow the objectives for each level and don't worry about the story."

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