Since it is apparently going to be a while till we get a new Bond game (and NO World of Espionage doesn't count) what do you feel over all Activision did right they are usually the but of a lot of jokes but I feel out of the 5 bond games (I count Quantum of Solace for the ps2 to be a different game entirely) they did some great things over all.
1. The mi6 Trials in Goldeneye Reloaded. Much Like the challenge maps in the Arkham Series I felt as an Idea this added a lot of replayablitiy and honestly was an Idea I would of loved to see grow (perhaps with Maps based on classic Bond locations) perhaps a future developer (rocksteady.. Ubisoft..) Could expand on this
2. Some great stealth based moments. Is bond ever going to top Splinter Cell (or MGS depending on your view) no probably not however the Facility Level in Goldeneye Moments of Blood Stone the opera sequence in Quantum and the Haiti level of PS2QOS were all fun stealthy moments that I feel were better then the stealth levels in the EA games
3. Trying to react to what the perceived the fans wanted. 007 legends was horrible however they were at least attempting to do something similar to what they perceived fans wanted
4. great driving levels in Blood Stone and 007 legends: the driving levels in both games are fun. whether you are behind the DBS the DB5 it's fun and quite enjoyable even the Tank level in Goldeneye was fun.
5. Action packed levels. Ok sure some of the shootouts got repetive but overall I feel there was some great action sequences the Runway level in Goldeneye is a Stand out for me The Pool Scene in Casino Royale etc
6. Trying a different kind of level. Ok so they only did it once (though apparently the PSP versions you could play holdem poker as 007. They did try a non action story based level with the Casino Royale Poison scene.
So that is a summary of what I felt were positive elements of the Activison era.
In terms of rank over all it's Hard as I rarely replay the EA games sadly due to no working PS2 but based on memory I would put it Second behind EA (but that is not a dis at all)