I didn't do much with the GoldenEye multiplayer; not only did I live in a remote area where there were few people to play it with, but I also found the frame rate and shrunken screens annoying. You're probably right about the cheating though.
No voice acting during the first 32 bit era was any good at all. At least not that I know of. Resident Evil and Symphony Of The Night have been punchlines in that regard for years. Metal Gear Solid was somewhat better but still was faintly cheesy.