Friday, January 21, 2011

FPS Friday - GoldenEye 007 Report

Coffee Beans:
     What is "FPS Friday"?  Well, it's a new feature I'm going to try and stick with, where I report at least one Wii FPS' game-play hours every Friday, and/or provide general thoughts on any FPS I may have recently played....starting today!
     For this first "FPS Friday" feature, I'll be doing a game-play data report, as well as including a multi-player game-play video, for GoldenEye 007 on the Wii.
     We last looked at GoldenEye 007's reported game-play hours, as they were recorded on December 20, 2010; just 5 days before Christmas.

     How much has GoldenEye 007 been played in the weeks since the Christmas and New Year's holidays?  Let's take a look!

Hours shown are for the United States of America, not world-wide
Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     GoldenEye 007 now has 30,975 Wii owners reporting their game-play hours through the Wii's Nintendo Channel.

Reported Player Increase:
     How many more players have reported play-time data for GoldenEye since the Christmas and New Year's holidays?
     GoldenEye 007 has seen an increase of about 15,924 more gamers reporting game-play data, since the hours from December 20.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     GoldenEye 007 now has 496,450 Total Hours of game-play reported, an increase of 259,452 Total Hours in the last 4 weeks.
     The average play-time for GoldenEye 007 has increased to 16 Hours 1 Minute "Per person" reporting data, which is an increase of 16 minutes over the last report.
     GoldenEye 007's average play-time per session has decreased slightly and is now just over 2 Hours 17 Minutes.

Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
     GoldenEye 007's sale rank is #249, and is currently selling for $39.96.
     (Sale rank and price recorded around 10:30PM, on 1-21-11)

Review Score Averages:
     GoldenEye 007's "professional" review score average is now 84.19%, based on 57 reviews on

     GoldenEye 007, the software version only, has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on, based on 78 customer reviews.
     The Golden Classic Controller Pro bundle also has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on, but it's based on 47 customer reviews.
     GoldenEye 007's software only version and the Classic Controller Pro bundle have review score averages of 76.92% and 80.85% respectively, when converted to a 100% review scale.  You can see the customer review scores in the image below:
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     (Review score averages recorded around 10:30PM, on 1-21-11)

Filtered Thoughts:
     I have shown a few of the multi-player levels in GoldenEye 007 for the Wii, through different game-play videos.  Here's a multi-player video of a Team Conflict match that I played on GoldenEye 007's map, Outpost:

     On the reported data, I think the overall number of players reporting data is good so far for GoldenEye 007, though I think it's going to be interesting seeing how fast it increases over the next few months, now that the holidays have passed.
     The "Total Hours" reported are pretty good, but are actually lower than I expected them to be at this time.  I thought they would have crossed at least 500,000 right around/after Christmas, considering how much Activision talked about this game before it released; but that should happen this next week instead.
     GoldenEye 007's sale rank is also lower than I thought it would be at this point after its release, especially when compared to some other Wii games released in the last few months.

     If any of you are still playing GoldenEye 007's online multi-player on a regular basis, please add my friend code 2043-7355-3797 to your list, and leave a comment or email me your code.
     I would love to hop online with some fellow CoffeewithGames readers, and play a few rounds online, and perhaps a few different modes as well.

     Have any of you been playing GoldenEye 007 in the last few weeks, and if you received the game over the holidays, have you completed its single-player campaign?
     If you have been playing the game's online multi-player, what is your Level/Rank so far?  I think I'm around Level 19...I have a long way to go!

If any of you are interested in GoldenEye 007 for the Wii, you can see prices for the game listed and linked on below:


  1. Already swapped codes. And I haven't played in a while since I've been out of the country. But I'm excited to get back in now that I'm back. Level 15 or something now.

    Also, I'm very pleased to see this game isn't rampant with cheaters yet, at least none that I've seen.

  2. I completed the game on Operative difficulty (hey, I was a beginner and it said it was for beginners!) and I didn't enjoy the game too much.

    I don't really like competitive FPS so I requested this XMas gift for it's 1P campaign (fyi, I've only played one 10-minute online match... so I'm LVL01 at the moment =P )

    Once I beat the game I decided to play through again on Agent difficulty because I didn't realize that Operative difficulty removed mission objectives. The objectives were one of the reasons I thought the 1P campaign would be different/more interesting than the usual FPS fare.

    Boy what a difference that made! I'm reeeeally enjoying the game now. I've figured out how to embrace the game's stealth mechanics (I love stealth games!) and the added objectives have fleshed out the experience soooo much... I'm discovering rooms and pathways that I missed completely on my first run!!

    So, yea, very happy with this game at this point ^_^

    Anyone know how it sold??

  3. @Travis Hendricks:
    Black Box is the only mode I've noticed what I think is a major glitch in...and it was only the first night I played it.

    I started on Operative as well, just to run through it before hopping online.
    I'm now half-way through on Agent, and I think the increase in difficulty is pretty significant for one jump...and I can't wait to try it on the next ones.

    As of how it has sold, I haven't seen any "official" numbers on I'm not sure.

    Thank you both for the comments/feedback! Anybody else been playing it recently?

  4. I've been playing nothing but GoldenEye since it came out. According to the Nintendo Channel, I've clocked over 60 hours on it already. The challenge of playing the levels with stealth gives it a fresh twist that most other FPSes lack.

    Currently playing through on 007 difficulty, though I'm torn between continuing the campaign or going online instead. It's easily the best FPS of 2010 for nay system, Wii or otherwise, and I hope more people eventually discover it.

  5. @Robert:
    I have been enjoying the stealth mechanic a lot more on my second play-through of the game.
    It's made me see how the developers spent time making different paths, some of which allow you to sneak up behind enemies and take them out quietly, or if you prefer to "run-and-gun" you can do that also.

    I haven't made it past "Agent" difficulty, but if the other difficulty settings increase as Agent did over Operative, I can only imagine how many hours/lives it will take me to complete!

    Thanks for the feedback and your thoughts on the game! Feel free to let me know when you start playing online, and perhaps we can play some matches together.

  6. Oh nice, thanks for your information!


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