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Reviewed: GoldenEye 007 and Blood Stone
Author: Michael Ahlf       Date: January 27th, 2011
Page: 2

Final Breakdown

Gameplay: /

GoldenEye gets dinged a bit for some AI flaws and for wresting control from the player a bit too often; Blood Stone is downright uninspired.

Graphics: /

GoldenEye still has the edge - everything looks right. Blood Stone has a lot to work with and just doesn't get the job done.

Sound and Music: /

Both do a good job; GoldenEye covers the score of the original well, while Blood Stone has an interesting title theme that's very much in the vein of Bond titles.

Difficulty: /

Neither is really tremendously difficult - in fact, Blood Stone's so easy that the "extra" killing modes, the hand-to-hand combat and Focus Aim credits, are easy enough to forget entirely.

Controls and Interface: /

The options for GoldenEye, with multiple controllers and schemes for each, work wonderfully. Blood Stone has a bit of a problem with some buttons using one too many functions, and with being able to "snap in" and "snap out" of wall-hugging cleanly.

Overall: /

GoldenEye is one of those titles you can enjoy solo, and pull players together for a party where everyone takes a turn and swaps controllers as needed. Blood Stone is a title you finish, get a bit disappointed in, and then stick on the shelf and forget about. Grab GoldenEye and hang on to it, rent Blood Stone for a weekend at best.


Added:  Thursday, January 27, 2011
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Page: 2/2

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