Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gamers Shaken & Stirred; QUANTUM OF SOLACE Platform: Xbox 360 Price: Pounds 49.99 ***

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gamers Shaken & Stirred; QUANTUM OF SOLACE Platform: Xbox 360 Price: Pounds 49.99 ***

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EVERY Bond game will always cast a gamer's mind back to the seminal Goldeneye that blew everyone's mind on the N64.

Quantum Of Solace harks back to a much more recent shooter, drawing upon Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for its game engine and environments.

It's no bad thing as the graphics and gameplay are equally crisp and engaging, and the single player story packs the punch of Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace bundled together.

It certainly feels like a gritty Bond adventure, in keeping with the current movie style, although hardcore Call of Duty generals may feel it's a little too close to being just additional multiplayer maps when you take the action online. However, gamers simply looking for a next-gen 007 fix will love it.

Introducing a more lethal and cunningly efficient Bond, the game blends intense first-person action with a unique third-person cover combat system.

It allows players to truly feel what it is like to be the ultimate secret agent as they use their stealth, precision shooting and lethal combat skills to progress through missions. …

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