Ive had Goldeneye Wii since Christmas Day and Ive found it completely addictive. I cant recommend this game enough especially since its had a recent price drop.
You start off on a mini training session which shows you how to crouch fire reload and move (which can take some getting used to if youre using the Wii Zapper which I do!) and gives you a little practice stage to do it all on. But once you get used to it all its completely worth it! You can always personalise your shooting control from the options anyway.
The enemies really interact with the environments & you cant get away with shooting someone when theres someone else a few metres away because theyll find you and fire back. They hear you coming if you shoot through glass and call to each other for help so youve got to try and use the silencer whenever you can.
When I was crawling in the vent on the Facility level with the soldier below me on the toilet I wasnt able to look down at him because my Wii Remote had gone off the limit so I wasnt able to play that iconic moment of the N64 game. Thats probably the only positive thing about using a normal controller. Ive also experienced lag on the third level when tons of explosions were going off. The screen literally froze for 2 seconds as though it was on pause. But thats not a major deal.
The sound and graphics are top notch for the wii. Its really atmospheric and use of Bonds POV in some cut scenes literally puts you in his shoes.
Online is completely addictive and what I play more of. Im kind of a casual gamer but my first match online with Goldeneye lasted 3 hours!! Then the next day I went on for 2 hours. And the next 3 hours again! Its really addictive especially with mates as you txt each other between games to get vengeance on people who killed you both! lol
Youve got tons of modes like Team Conflict (team vs team) Conflict (every man for himself) Golden Gun and various other modes (some of which need unlocking). You gain XP Points for every kill match win and head shots and these help you to unlock new weapons and game modes which keeps spurring you on to play online. The more points you earn the higher your level becomes.
You can add friends and join their matches but sometimes it can be slow to put you into a game. I left it for 5 minutes and still had nothing. Sometimes I keep having to come out of it and try again about 4 times before I finally get into a match.
There is only 1 time Ive experienced lag but I think thats because American internet is much faster than the UK (you can tell because just as you start a match, theyre already running a few metres ahead and sometimes you can get killed from out of nowhere because they see you first). Im changing my region setting to stop this from happening though. One other gripe I have is that sometimes the teams arent really fair because Ive been on a team of novices like me who are on Level 8 and been up against pros on Levels 35!! This can be really frustrating at times. They should put you in a group relevant to your experience like on Mario Kart.
Overall this is an amazing game and I would say its better than the original! Even when you complete the single player mode there are more objectives added which you have to do and you will keep coming back to the online games so youll never get bored. Definite buy for any Wii owner! I would have given it 5/5 but decided on 4 because of the technical glitches.