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02 Nov, 2010

PALGN Weekly Releases - 02/11/10

PALGN Feature | Golden games.
This week is nowhere near as packed as the last, but there are still quite a few noteworthy releases. Daniel Craig’s James Bond has a number of outings this week, one of them from Project Gotham Racing alumni Bizarre Creations. James Bond 007: Bloodstone on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC features the likeness and voices of Daniel Craig as 007, Judi Dench as M and Joss Stone as the latest Bond interest. The game combines cover-based shooting, hand-to-hand combat and chase sequences in a brand new James Bond adventure. James Bond 007: Bloodstone is released on Wednesday.

The next game on the multiplatform front is Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2, which arrives on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 from Thursday. The final set of games to be released this week can only be found on a single platform. In God of War: Ghosts of Sparta on PlayStation Portable, Kratos may have defeated Ares and ascended to Olympus, but new threats continue to emerge. Featuring a new combat and weapon system, more varied gameplay than Chain of Olympus and some of the best graphics on the PSP, God of War: Ghosts of Sparta already has video game critics excited. Finally, soccer tacticians will be eager to play Football Manager 2011 on PC.

But now, strap on your parachute and rekindle some old memories with our featured game of the week.


GoldenEye 007


Platform(s): Wii
Release Date: Wednesday 3rd November
Genre: FPS
RRP: $119.95 (Classic Controller Bundle)
Demo: N/A
PALGN Links: Preview | Trailer


Many gamers will have fond memories of playing GoldenEye on the Nintendo 64. Activision has re-imagined the game on the Wii, casting Daniel Craig as James Bond in a modern take on the classic GoldenEye movie. GoldenEye 007 blends first-person shooting together with the use of cover and stealth-based gameplay. Players can choose from a number of control options, including the Wii Remote, Nunchuk, Wii Zapper and Classic Controller Pro. The game also offers competitive split-screen multiplayer and online play for up to eight people. GoldenEye 007 will be available on Wednesday bundled with a golden Classic Controller. Another version of GoldenEye 007 may also be found on Nintendo DS.


This week's checklist:

Wednesday 3rd November:

GoldenEye 007 (Wii, Nintendo DS)
James Bond 007: Bloodstone (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)

Thursday 4th November:

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
God of War: Ghosts of Sparta (PlayStation Portable)

Friday 5th November:

Football Manager 2011 (PC)


Coming next week: Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, PC).

Release dates are subject to change without notice.

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23 Comments
3 years ago
Sadly from what I've heard, the stand-alone version of Goldeneye 007 isn't coming out on the 3rd along with the Golden Controller edition, instead it's being pushed to the 17th.

Screw you Activision!
3 years ago
ooh, didn't realise the new PSP God of War was this week. sweet.
3 years ago
Is Bloodstone any good?

Had no idea it was out this early. (Probably not a good sign)
3 years ago
Phreakuency wrote
Is Bloodstone any good?

Had no idea it was out this early. (Probably not a good sign)
I've literally never even heard of it. I had no idea it even existed untill reading this list.
3 years ago
PALGN wrote
James Bond 007: Bloodstone (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)
Hrmm.. doesn't seem to be getting a lot of hype. PALGN have been running features on it for a long time now and I find it interesting that some people haven't even heard of it.

I have this baby pre-ordered from OzGameShop for $62.99AUD delivered.. so probably won't get it on release day due to the longer shipping time from the UK.. but it's certainly a game I am eager to get my hands on.
3 years ago
light487 wrote
PALGN have been running features on it for a long time now and I find it interesting that some people haven't even heard of it.
I just searched for it and the only result is this thread?
3 years ago
Benza wrote
light487 wrote
PALGN have been running features on it for a long time now and I find it interesting that some people haven't even heard of it.
I just searched for it and the only result is this thread?
IGN have churned out quite a few interesting articles on Bloodstone.

I'm personally looking forward to Goldeneye, 007: Bloodstone, Ghost of Sparta and Black Ops. A great month to be on holidays!

A shame that the standalone Goldeneye is pushed back till the 17th of November. Anything to do with the parent company's interests in making sure Black Ops sells through the roof?
3 years ago
Jaws wrote
IGN have churned out quite a few interesting articles on Bloodstone.
Man it's been a while since I've gone to IGN for gaming news, will check it out cheers.

[EDIT]
Damm, that looks really good.
3 years ago
Jaws wrote
A shame that the standalone Goldeneye is pushed back till the 17th of November. Anything to do with the parent company's interests in making sure Black Ops sells through the roof?
Maybe it's more to guarantee that they actually sell enough of the gold controller bundles icon_wink.gif
3 years ago
3 years ago
god damn it Judi Dench is in it. That means I pretty much have to buy it.
She is like the coolest lady ever.
3 years ago
I always consider myself as being pretty aware of upcoming games, but last week in the 'Weekly Releases' thread was literally the first time I've seen a mention of Blood Stone.

I expect low sales.
3 years ago
I get the feeling Activision are ignoring Blood Stone in favour of pushing GoldenEye. Except for here, where neither seems to be getting pushed.

Should be disposable. Opening clip is crap, but the song is pretty good.

3 years ago
^^ That's just the opening title credits as per any James Bond movie. No gameplay footage there.. I know you probably knew that already but it's a bit odd to call the opening credits of any game "crap".. it's just the opening credits.. hehe icon_smile.gif
3 years ago
But...that's what I was talking about. The opening credits, something iconic to Bond, are crap. I wasn't talking about the game.
3 years ago
Jarrod wrote
But...that's what I was talking about. The opening credits, something iconic to Bond, are crap. I wasn't talking about the game.
Oh.. I didn't think they were crap.. that's the misunderstanding sorted out. icon_smile.gif
3 years ago
TheAnswer wrote
Jaws wrote
A shame that the standalone Goldeneye is pushed back till the 17th of November. Anything to do with the parent company's interests in making sure Black Ops sells through the roof?
Maybe it's more to guarantee that they actually sell enough of the gold controller bundles icon_wink.gif
Ive done some digging around and it turns out that Activision were originally going to delay all versions of the game until the 17th but then something interesting happened..

Nintendo announced that the Classic Controller Pro (standalone) is going to be released on the 17th.

Hence it looks like they are releasing the Golden Controller bundles early to try and clear their stock... "lol"
3 years ago
Monopoly Street & Family Game Night 3 coming out on the 4th November aswell...
3 years ago
Well, some early verdicts are in.

Bloodstone is reportedly painfully average, having received a 5 at IGN.


Goldeneye however... is exactly what everyone was hoping for as it received a 9 at IGN!

It'll be in my sweet hands in just under half an hour icon_biggrin.gif
3 years ago
There's a guy on Youtube who has been doing a walkthrough of Blood Stone if anyone's interested.
3 years ago
Jaws wrote
Well, some early verdicts are in.

Bloodstone is reportedly painfully average, having received a 5 at IGN.


Goldeneye however... is exactly what everyone was hoping for as it received a 9 at IGN!

It'll be in my sweet hands in just under half an hour icon_biggrin.gif
ign is often unreliable with reviews. metacritic currently has about 7 for bloodstone (only got 3 reviews so far though so that'll probably change soon enough), goldeneye is on 79.
3 years ago
GameInformer seem to have given it an objective review. Certainly not a shining review (7.5/10) and they highlight some negatives but the review is a lot more objective and not comparing to other games like the IGN staff like to (constantly) do:

GameInformer Review
3 years ago
Well from someone who has been playing GoldenEye for most of the day, my consensus is that it's a worthy buy. For anyone that remembers the original, I am up to the tank level chasing Ourumov and Natalia through St Petersburg. As the plot has been reworked, it is interesting to see how old characters made the transition in addition to who hasnt made the cut / new characters introduced.

I have been using the Classic Controller Pro that came bundled with the game and it works like a charm. It also supports the Gamecube controller for anyone that's wondering. Why Nintendo didnt release it in this iterition in the first place amazes me. The original Classic Controller is a clunky POS compared to this ergonomic masterpiece.

I've not tried the Wii & Nunchuck combo but I hear it's very good.

Had a quick bout of local multiplayer with a friend and it's very enjoyable. Havent gotten online, so I can't comment on that.

All in all, a solid effort. Thumbs up to Eurocom who I wasnt awfully fond with all those years ago after I bought The World Is Not Enough on N64 (cartridge game with freakin load times!).

I won't bother with Bloodstone personally..

EDIT: Just jumped online for a few games and even playing outside of my 'region', the game is very playable. The framerate isnt 100% ofcourse but there arent any lag shots which means you can actually snipe.

A local Aussie game should be silky smooth.
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