Reviews and Problems with Law & Order: Legacies
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Law & Order: Legacies by Becky
10 June 2012
Excerpt: Comprising seven episodes, each lasting roughly an hour and a half, Law & Order: Legacies features familiar characters from the long-running Law & Order television series. As in the original series, the stories unfold in New York City and are sometimes inspired by notorious, real life crimes. About half of each episode dwells on the investigation, and the remainder focuses on the prosecutors as they bring the case to trial.
Excerpt: Law & Order: Legacies is the latest episodic game franchise from Telltale Games. In it, you control a group of all-stars from the "Law & Order" television series, and you use them to solve seven murders. The good news is that Legacies does a nice job of mimicking the show, and so it feels like you're experiencing an episode right from the comfort of your computer.
Excerpt: Prosperity breeds complacency, or so they say. The breadth of content possible in this generation of devices, consoles and computers seems dwarfed only by the reluctance of the money managers to allow developers to take full advantage of it. Hence, Modern Combat Shooter No.243 will hit the shelves this year, perhaps contrasted nicely with LEGO [insert fat cash cow movie licence here] .
Conclusion: My issues with having to reinstall Legacies repeatedly notwithstanding, Legacies is not particularly broken. It functions as a piece of software should. That said, it is one of the most unpleasant gaming experiences I’ve had in a long time. There’s a reason it took me three months to review it. I hate being this hard on a game; you never know what conditions a developer was under to release a game or the type of resources they had available.
Summary: While I have a few nitpicks with not using any of the actual actors from the shows themselves as the voice cast, the unique visuals coupled with an interesting courtroom game mechanic, as well as interviewing beforehand give Law & Order Legacies a definite gritty cop show feel. You do feel like you’ve taken over and are playing through one of the episodes as you go, and each episode is a pretty decent length.
Review: Law & Order Legacies - Episodes 4 and 5 (PC)
1 April 2012
Summary: My nitpicks the first go around still stand over the voice acting, but I do love the mechanics of bringing the crime scene and the courtroom to life that give Law & Order Legacies a definite gritty cop show feel. It still feels like an episode of the show as you play and rewards you for showing attention to detail, something crucial on a case.
Excerpt: Based on the TV series, Law & Order: Legacies is an episodic series of investigative adventures developed by Telltale Games. There are seven episodes in total, with three having already been released at the time of writing this review. All seven are included in your initial purchase, to download as they become available.
Conclusion: What can I say, if you are a fan of procedurals in general, and Law and Order in particular, then you’ll like this game. Telltale once again illustrates that it can be trusted with a well-respected license.
Excerpt: Law & Order: Legacies is the latest episodic game series from Telltale Games. As with Back to the Future: The Game and Jurassic Park: The Game , it shows that Telltale Games is trying to branch away from funny adventures. Unfortunately, the transition has been less than smooth. Back to the Future worked out pretty well (it was basically another funny adventure), but Jurassic Park was more fun to watch than it was to play, and now Law & Order seems kind of dull and...