At first, I found the handling to be very loose. Bond was running all over the screen and that's a bad thing. Over time, I did become more accustomed to it, although the game would have scored much higher had the handling been tighter. I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that some missions required stealth and others a Quake style free-for-all. Brush up on your shooting, sneaking, driving and skiing skills, because you are going to need them. As for weapons, whatever you need for the job, Bond has it. Gotta cap a bad guy from a long ways off? Pull out your trusty sniper rifle. Running around at night, trying to meet up with Q? How about a handy-dandy infrared scope. You name it, he's got it. Even down to glass cutting cufflinks. Thanks Q. :)
Despite this game's control issues, the developers put so much thought into the different missions and Bond's abilities, that it is still definitely a game to check out. If you are a Bond fan or 3rd person action/adventure lover, do yourself a favor and rent it. If the control works for you, buy it.