As a devoted (more likely to be called a Bond Geek!) Bond fan, I happily admit that I would buy anything with the 007 logo on it and being a gamer, means when the two come together= Good times.
I liked the QoS game and could immediately see that Activision wanted to be true to Bond this time, this is not just a Bond game, it is Daniel Craigs Bond game. It has the modern, fast moving and gritty pace that the films reboot have adapted to.
Obviously having key characters reprising their movie roles in game also adds to the authenticity.
You can steamroller through, performing bone snapping, face breaking takedowns with bullets spraying everywhere, or take a more stealthy approach with silenced pistol taking precision shots. Either way, a real sense of actually playing as James Bond is achieved by the game makers.
The driving sequences are action packed and the cars are responsive, although this was your basic get from A to B fodder, crashes or wrong turns do not really hinder you getting to the goal. (if you want a challenge, gain the trophies).
The music, storyline, baddies and gadgets are all here, everything you want from a Bond experience.
Why this game loses a star in my opinion is for two reasons; James Bond cannot crouch! How hard can this basic manoeuvre be for the developers, when going for stealth it is frustrating that you do so well, only to be seen by a guard/henchman simply because you could not crouch! And secondly, the graphics, it seems that it was decided a bit of cell shading will cover over the cracks/lack of detail. The gameplay appears to be more detailed than the cutscenes. Although it is not so ugly that it will affect the game, it is obvious that the full power of the PS3 is not being used. This would probably have looked just as good on the Playstation 2 at the end of its glorious run.
All in all 007: Blood Stone is a great game and bridges the gap while we patiently wait for Bond 23. (Hopefully!).