It's sexy but not suave...
For a taste of what its like to play Quantum Of Solace, the reviewers friend a handy food analogy does the trick Its much like a KFC; there are no surprises, it follows a recipe thats been popular for yonks and, despite the protestations of a handful of critics, most people will love it. But for anyone searching for a 007 game to rival the N64s glorious GoldenEye, Bonds latest caper will leave you hungry for more.
Like a homage to the most successful action games of the last five years, QoS blends the balls-out blasting of Halo, sneaky subterfuge of Splinter Cell, and fast paced, Simon Says-style button sequences first seen in God Of War. Moreover, in keeping with the games slick source, the graphics and cinematic presentation are stunning, including an eerily realistic digital double of Daniel Craig that perfectly embodies the actors physical take on Ian Flemings suave spy.
For hardened gamers, though, QoS offers nothing in the way of originality or innovation, the clichéd action throwing the games failings including jarring flips from third-to first-person viewpoints, and a bewildering lack of driving challenges into sharp relief, making QoS an enjoyable, if strangely unfulfilling, experience.