Thursday, 16 August 2012

Looking Back...: 007 Quantum of Solace

When I was younger, I didn't get much money to spend on weekends due to a meagre £5 a week in pocket money from my parents. Because of this, I couldn't buy the newest games for my new Xbox 360 due to being quite impatient and saving up two months of money didn't see like a good investment. Because of this, I bought my games from Virgin/Zavvi/Head, or whatever it's called these days, and they consisted of small, unpopular titles that didn't sell well in the market. One of the first games I bought from this little selection of games was James Bond's Quantum of Solace.

Following the non-release of a Casino Royale game, the makers decided to put both of the Daniel Craig films into one game and just name it after the second film. It's result is a great story (obviously :S), Gears of War-esque cover shooting and the awesomeness that comes with being 007. It was ranked as a 12 by the BBFC and you can see why with no gore and takedowns that results in just being punched in the face... Still, at the time I was captivated by the gameplay, gadgets and just shooting people, to be honest, and it certainly laid a path for my love for other shooters such as Halo and BF/BF2/BF3 etc.

All in all, it was one of the first "proper" games I played that wasn't football (soccer if you're American/foreign) and I'm glad I did as it set the tone for the rest of my gaming "career"... But it's not as good as Skyrim :P


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