If you have yet to play Activision’s re-imagining of Goldeneye on this generation’s round of hardware, you’re in luck. Sort of.
Though the original was a certifiable classic, Goldeneye 007 Reloaded wasn’t held in such a high regard. It is a good, solid shooter and isn’t a bad game in any way- it’s just not that easy of a task to update a true great of the genre. Tough spot to be in as a developer to be sure.
Anyhoo, if you missed out on it the first time around (or would that be the second?) and would like the chance to play out the classic Bond adventure as Craig-Bond, the game is now up for purchase and subsequent download on the Playstation Network. The catch? It’s priced at $59.99 USD. While that wouldn’t be so much of a big deal if the game were only a few months old, Reloaded currently has 6 months plus on the shelf and can be had for as little as $34.00 (USD) used at Gamestop. Even ‘new’, the game is only forty bones- pretty big difference.
If Sony (and Microsoft for that matter) wants to start getting serious about the whole ‘games on demand’ thing, they might want to consider instituting a new price regulation system. Pricing downloadable versions of games below what the physical copies are selling for would be a huge incentive for players to go digital. I know, it’s a novel thought (sarcasm!), but it’s the only way short of forcing the situation that any sort of real changeover will come to the medium.