Believe what you want, but I honestly consider this the greatest console FPS in existance. My high school buddies and I probably, no lie, spent 500 hours shooting the crap out of each other (Now, now, don't make fun - just play and you'll understand). We even organized a tournament (OK, now you can make fun). It appears kind of clunky to control at first, but once you get the the control scheme you like you start to pick up on the nuances of this, the perfect console FPS (Hah, Halo?! Please). The first time you communicate to your teammate that you'll be there to help fend off the other team's ambush in "ETA, 10 seconds", run up the stairs at the Stacks, grap the Grenade Launcher, and unleash the holy mother of firey hell upon those unsuspecting players below, you'll get it.
No, I'm not a Nintendo Fanboy. I'm not loyal to any next-gen console or company. In fact, I think games have lost most of their soul in the last 5 or so years, no matter the polygon count of your new fighting game. However, GoldenEye is sheer brillance. You need to spend the time with it, true believers. Get some friends hooked. Dust off that old N64, or march on down to your local GameSpot and buy a used one.
And while you're there, pick up the second-best 4-player console game ever created: Super Smash Bros.