GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

I have had the Playstation 2 game GoldenEye for some time now. I think it was released at the end of 2004. I just looked up something about it online, and was surprised that a lot of game reviewers gave it “passable ratings”. In fact, ign.com rated it 6.5 out of 10. Personally, I’d give it more credit.

Here’s why. I love first-person shooters, mainly. And I really enjoyed the old GoldenEye game that was made for the Nintendo 64, long ago. So I had high hopes for how fun this would be. This game for the PS2 is online, which is the main reason that I bought it. My only complaint in this area is that trying to wade through the options of hosting your own game are too complicated and choosing and managing the map rotation is not implemented in an easy way.

Other than some technical things like the above, the game is a lot of fun to play. It is very addictive. The things that happen while everybody is gunning each other down is often hilarious. Some of the weapons will make your enemy fly through the air when they get hit, which makes me laugh every time. It has a great set of weapons and objects to collect in the arenas. In fact, a great thing about the game is that you can use the arenas themselves to kill other players, though traps and stuff. That is something I have grown to love that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

I have played this game a lot since I got it, which was probably a year ago. I don’t get tired of it. I am not sure why some other people disagree. Actually, I play this game more than any other of mine at the moment. My review here is primarily based on how much I play the online mode. I have not played the single player walkthrough mode nearly as much. I reached a certain point, and the game got repetitive and impossible.

I wish more people would be online to play with. I think the reason that finding a host is spotty is due to the silly, complicated way they made it work for someone trying to create a host. Some of the default settings, like ending the match after only 10 kills, are stupid. And it defaults to using the same map over and over. I think this is why there isn’t a good deal of choice when searching for a game to join.

In the end, if you like this kind of game, I’d recommend playing it. I dare say that I like playing it more than Medal of Honor when it comes to comparing just the online modes. And that is saying a lot.

Author: Craig Tisinger

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