Developers Eurocom were calling the new GoldenEye game a re-imagining of the original rather than a bog-standard remake for a reason, and that's because the new game strays away from being a successor to the original, and instead more of a tribute. Despite this, they put a hell of a lot of work into the Wii edition as well as enough new features and ideas that help make this version its own game. For starters, James Bond is played by the current Bond actor Daniel Craig rather than Piers Brosnan, who starred in the original GoldenEye film and game (something to do with legal issues). The story has also been fully re-written, taking the same sort of plot and a couple of returning levels and using them as the mould for a new GoldenEye story. The First level takes place in the Dam, and is clearly the setting inspired most by the original game. Alec Trevelyan, or agent 006, is Bond's partner for a mission to investigate a Russian base for some reason. At times, you'll be teaming up with 006 to take out enemy troops and opening doors for each other. It's one of the many clever ideas implemented into GoldenEye 007, and it makes the game a more clever and streamlined shooter than something like TimeSplitters or even the original GoldenEye, where you simply push forward and kill anyone you see.
|This level, set in a Siberian warzone, has to be one of my favourites.|