Is Goldeneye worth getting when I have Black Ops?

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  1. KinGamer7
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    I've been thinking about this for a while now. I have Black Ops (on the Xbox 360) and play most of it purely for the multiplayer. From what I've seen from gameplay videos (and even read in some reviews and discussions), the Wii remake of Goldeneye plays very similarly to Call of Duty. I still have the N64 version under my bed should I ever want to play that, so I can still get my fix in that regard. Does Goldeneye on the Wii offer anything particularly unique, gameplay wise, that warrants a purchase?
     
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    GoldenEye is far better than Black Ops. I have the PC version of BO and I prefer GoldenEye any day.

    GoldenEye is pretty much an all new game and to be honest I prefer it over the so called n64 "classic", sure its CoD with a Bond skin but its got a lot of character, the levels are well done , good enough story (well compared to CoD) and it does look a lot better if you want to talk about looks.

    Also I find the single player re-playability to be a lot better, apart from the first CoD I find the series to be boring second time round where with GoldenEye I have had fun approaching the levels with a different method.
     
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    i think its a great game and the multiplayer is really addictive. in my opinion its definitely worth getting it...the controls with wiimote and nunchuk are so much smoother than with 360 pad!
     
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    A lot of people have bitched about the motion controls for GoldenEye but I found them to be really well done. I guess some people are bad at games.
     
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    motion control is only used for "punching" (nunchuk shaking) which needs getting used to a little and this could be bitched about but i think its ok.
    the only thing to complain for me is that running and picking up a weapon are both on a-button. sometimes i pick up a weapon when i try to run...i think you cant change the button configuration for that.
     
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    Having played both games extensively, if I had to choose, I'd choose GoldenEye. The online multiplayer is pretty much a bust, but the single-player and local multiplayer are excellent. I never played the N64 version of GoldenEye, so I can't compare. But I know a good game, and GoldenEye is a really great adventure. Don't get me wrong, the story mode of Black Ops is fun, but it's a by-the-numbers CoD game. There's some good dialogue, but it's otherwise unremarkable. The mutliplayer system of Black Ops is tons better than GoldenEye, but unfortunately, the performance is really no better than GoldenEye.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies!

    The Call of Duty formula is really running dry, but Black Ops is still a really solid game. Online multiplayer is its main strength, and the only thing putting me off Goldeneye is if both games will feel 'samey'. Obviously the engine is nearly identical, and I'm not expecting the Wii remake to top the N64 version in terms of impact. I guess my only main concern is if Goldeneye (particularly the local multiplayer) really stands out on its own without being CoD with a Bond skin (as Gaydrian put quite nicely). Decisions, decisions..[​IMG]
     
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    It does. The insane amount of modifications and tweaks you can make causes it to be potentially different every time..

    Also, different objectives for each difficulty. Can't remember of CoD does that but it makes every playthrough fresh
     
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    in nutshell my 2cnts

    multiplayer: cod
    solo: goldeneye
     
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    GoldenEye's single player is extremely impressive and well designed, especially if you want to play stealthy. Really fun, and much tighter and more inventive than Call of Duty, for most part.

    Multiplayer, however, is a huge let down. Online is basically a Call of Duty clone without the tight design and worse netcode. Its possible to have fun, and others seem to like it, but its nowhere near as good as it should have been, and if you really like that style of play its best to stick with CoD.

    However, as said, if you dig single player do make sure you try out GoldenEye. I had heaps of fun.
     
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    GoldenEye 007, for me, fully lives up to the original. Yeah, I'll admit the multiplayer could have used a bit more, but all in all I love it so much. Buy it, don't pirate it, support the company.
     
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    Not sure what you're referring to with that statement, but if you're comparing the visual quality of Black Ops and GoldenEye, Black Ops looks like total shit compared to Golden Eye. Screenshots don't do GoldenEye justice at all. It's not gonna wow you, but you also likely won't be stopped in your tracks by anything outright ugly like you will with Black Ops. I'm not criticizing Activision for their choice to offer a low-res version of the HD games, but it just doesn't work. I think they're trying to appease the younger Wii audience that wants so desperately to feel like part of a bigger social phenomenon, but in the end you just end up with a much more inferior game. Would have loved to see a Black Ops built for Wii. I think it would have fared better.
     
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    I had the same problem until I realized that in order to run, you don't have to keep the A button pressed, you just walk forward and quickly press the A button and Bond will start to run until he runs out of breath.
    In order to pick up a weapon, you need to KEEP the A button pressed for a second or two.
    So what happens is , most people keep the A button pressed to run, and when they run over a weapon they pick it up.
    It doesn't have to be that way, and no need to change the button layout, if you use it properly.

    To return to the OT, the game IS worth getting, it is just so fun.
    Every time you play a mission, you know that you can do it better and better, so there is fun and high replay value IMO.
    Non to mention that the game is mostly focused on stealth (which is FUN! ) while with CoD you mostly run trough enemies lines with lots of constant explosions non stop around you and can be really boring ( been ther, done that ).
    With GE also there is a lot more satisfaction when you kill enemies, you hear the deft sound bullets hitting them when properly aimed, wich again is a ton of fun !
    Also you are Bond ! Not just some soldier................!
     
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    I agree, black ops is just a cash game for activision...
     
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    For clarification, I own the 360 version of Black Ops. When I mentioned the engine similarities, I was talking gameplay-wise instead of the graphical capabilities. I honestly have no issues with the graphics at all with Goldeneye, and frankly I think it will reflect some of the charm of the N64 game. Like I said, the CoD formula is running stale, but the online multiplayer is still a blast to play. The campaign in Goldeneye definitely sounds a lot more enjoyable; the online I could care less about considering it sounds like a carbon copy of CoD's online, which I have on an HD console with a far superior online service. Only thing left to know is how good the local multiplayer is, which is what made the original Goldeneye so memorable. How good is it, honestly? Does it play in a similar fashion to CoD's multiplayer, or lean more favourably to the N64 gem?

    Thanks for the responses, by the way. You're all doing a damn good job in convincing me to get this. Keep 'em coming! [​IMG]
     
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    local multi-player has modifiers like
    -sticky grenades
    -bouncy grenades
    -revenge, where the person that dies a lot gets stronger
    -paint ball
    -when two people touch, they explode
    -some one stops walking they die
    -every one is tiny

    oddjob can throw his hat instead of grenades
     
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    revenge is real fun

    the local multiplayer is a blast to play with friend!!!

    the single player campaign is awesome!

    The best fps on wii

    and don't forget, the controls are pretty good
     
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    Local multiplayer is guaranteed to be better than Black Ops, but I'm still on the ropes about this. [​IMG]

    £50 is nothing to shake a stick at (if I do plan on getting Goldeneye, I'll go for the collector's edition, seeing as I need a Classic Controller Pro anyway). I just don't want to pick it up, play it, then realise that I'm playing Call of Duty: Daniel Craig edition.
     
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    FIXED.

    GoldenEye RULES.
     

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