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3.6 out of 5 stars
Platform: Nintendo DS|Change
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on 3 November 2008
Some thought has gone into this game, just not enough. It is different from other Bond games in that you can't just pick it up and enjoy yourself shooting the villains or blowing things up. No, you first have to endure a laborious tutorial to learn all of the pinickity controls which will make the game impossible to play whilst on a train or bus or anywhere else you can't give the damn thing at least 100% of your attention. You will run out of ammo far too quickly and not be able to find any other supplies, but instead keep finding poker chips or playing cards, which are no use when you keep getting pounced on by villains you can't see until you have managed to position the mini Bond in just the right place to make the buildings which time you are dead and have to start all over again! Sienna (I only know it is sienna, because that is the name of the level) has been demolished and replaced with something akin to the roof tops of New York, all flat with lots of doors leading into identical stair wells. What happened to the crumbling medieval, orange tiled roof tops from the film?...very lazy. If you enjoy being frustrated beyond belief (I nearly threw it under a train the second day I had it), then this is the game for you. Personally I'd recommend Lego Batman or Indy, at least they make you laugh. I can only assume the developers ran out of time and didn't finish the job..there is no other excuse!
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on 14 December 2009
Good game once you are into it. Great graphics but only 3 levels. might want to give this a miss
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on 3 January 2009
First of all - ignor the pictures currently on amazon- they are from the xbox version (I wish the DS had graphics like that!!)

This game has taken a lot of stick on many review sites, with one reviewer going so far as to label Quantum of Solace "the worst game of all time". Ridiculous.

For anyone who has ever played a 007 game before the format is simple and familiar enough, the main difference being almost total use of the stylus. You touch the screen, 007 walks to that point, etc. In fact, throughout the entire game you will only use one button and the stylus. You hold the DS "portrait" (like a book), the left hand screen used as a map and the right hand screen (the touch screen) used to see what you are doing.

The stylus use may take a little getting used too, but you should pick it up quickly enough. Once you have completed the game (if you get that far), there is nothing left to do apart from retry the old levels - but the game lets you stipulate extra conditions to make them harder (e.g. "you must complete the level in under 10mins" or "you must complete the level without firing a gun" etc).

All in all a pretty enjoyable game- not the best but certainlty not the worst. Considering the current price on amazon it's well worth it.
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on 8 November 2008
OK...I admit it! I was suckered in and bought this game purely based on the movie tie-in !! I admit I was a bit skeptical, (as licensed products are commonly victim to short development cycles and a lack of overall effort) and while this isn't quite the "must have" title I'd hoped for, it's an interesting design with some great ideas. The execution, however, never quite pans out as you would hope.

The developers went with a book design for Bond, so you'll turn your DS on its side, and have the option to use any face button, d-pad direction, or shoulder tap as the game's main action key. Everything else is touch-based, and since the game follows a somewhat close camera of Bond as he runs around 3D environments in a simpler, similar, Metal Gear type design, that includes everything from running, fighting, shooting, jumping, sneaking, and quick close-quarter combat on unsuspecting enemies.

From the design standpoint, the game seems to all be there, and general mobility in the game is decent, with a simple "drag to move" mechanic in place similar to Phantom Hourglass, but there's a fundamental issue with all-touch gameplay, and it centers around one key area; combat!. During combat the camera zooms in behind Bond, and you are required to make line & circle drawings for different attacks which are very unreliable, with the biggest offender being the "hold the stylus on the far left or right of the screen to block" concept. Since you're drawing all your punches and grabs on the screen, a tap and hold doesn't always register (sometimes the game thinks you're starting a line), so Bond can often get his butt kicked in a fist fight. The concept is there, as you've got some neat animations and a unique fighting mechanic worked in, but it doesn't translate as well as it could have into the game.

If you can get into the main gameplay though, Bond is a great overall package that pushes DS interface and depth in a big way. The Bond feel really comes across in the menus, front end, and even the game's 2nd screen is filled with a very 007-inspired map and icon system that animates and moves in a very sleek, fluid way. Quantum of Solace isn't a bad little action game on DS, but it is not as clever & sleek as it thinks it is!
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on 22 January 2016
This game is fantastic quality for the price and just what I had been searching for. My son has road tested it and thinks it is a great game, good enough to keep him entertained for hours on end and the perfect christmas present.
The case had one or two scuff marks but that is to be expected for previously used items, the game itself was in perfect condition with no marks or damage and contained securely in the case..
Delivery was very quick indeed as the packaging was small enough to fit through the letterbox. The product was packaged well and no damage to the case in transit.
Overall, a fantastic product at an even better price from a perfect seller!
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on 2 July 2009
Have not played on it alot, controls are a little weird at first, but surprisingly work well. The game itself does not really grab my attention.
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on 13 March 2014
A class game. I cannot put it down. I love James Bond games and I love the hitman games too.
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on 25 December 2012
Graphics are dated. Control using stylus is awkward, opponents take ages to die, by this time you have lost interest
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on 29 November 2015
Very satisfied
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on 3 February 2016
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