Warning! Danger! BloodStone Sorta Sucks!
Posted by DukeSkath on Friday, 10th December, 2010
On our most recent podcast, I cheered for the latest James Bond game 007 BloodStone. I had only played half the game, but I’d found it fun and thrilling and exciting and fun.
Well, I’ve since played more (I’m nearly done), and I must admit that the game takes a sharp turn toward SUCKING after the halfway mark.
Suddenly you’re driving on some frozen river and a tiny slip of the wheel sends you hurtling into the frozen water. So you start from the checkpoint and then it happens again. And again. And again. And again.
Then you’re firing a really inaccurate gun at a helicopter that is shooting missiles at you. You need to shoot the missiles and the helicopter at the same time. Then you’re chasing a guy in a dump truck while you’re in a tow truck. No, I’m not making this up.
So it’s not a horrible game; if you like Quantum of Solace, you’ll probably like this. (Although I somehow forgot to mention on the show that BloodStone is 3rd person, whereas QoS was 1st.) But please be warned that some parts of the game are really stupid and annoying.