Within the two week period that I purchased this game I also purchased COD Black Op's and Halo Reach... Now I'm not suggesting either of these games aren't great, clearly sales figures suggest that both are desirable and I have enjoyed both but the game that's kept me coming back to my Xbox 360 day after day has been Bloodstone!
I'm a Bond fan, but this game appeals to me not just on the basis of my love for Bond but also because I'm a gamer who appreciates a game that understands how to engage, how to suspend belief and how to reward. Cinematic gaming has become the norm. Every game works to tell a tale and this is no exception. The story is actually pretty strong, I could imagine it hitting the big screen (if it weren't for the fact that the movie studio which might have seen fit to do so doesn't seem to be able to balance the books). It combines established game mechanics such as a cover system seen from the 3rd person, a smart phone based 'detective mode' (think Batman AA) and occasional vehicle stages. All these gameplay elements work well, I didn't complete this game considering any to be the weak link.
This game has substance. It's been coded with the attention and presentation of a AAA title. Such a shame that it's been marginalised by bigger releases. I can honestly say that I've enjoy this game more than either Reach or Black Op's and I would encourage anyone/everyone to buy this and enjoy not just as a Bond release but as a quality title!