Summary: After it turned out that the new GoldenEye game didn't suck and Activision simultaneously published a new third-person Bond adventure in the form of Blood Stone (seriously flawed, but showed promise) I actually had the audacity to hope that the publisher was doing something interesting with the license. When 007 Legends was announced I foolishly perked up.
Summary: 007 Legends attempts to capture all the classic moments from the last 50 years of Bond. Instead, it does so in the most boring and broken way possible, accounting for one of the worst Bond games to date.
Pros: They chose the right moments from Bond history to put into 007 Legends., Vehicle sequences are fun, as were Moonraker's space sequences.
Cons: Dozens of glitches and bugs, A large number of objects are just textures and aren't actual objects., Combat sequences are boring and predictable, There are no real objectives.
Excerpt: Despite cinematic dissimilarities, I was still in awe when I started 007 Legends and experienced the iconic scene from Goldfinger . It was satisfying to witness it again, depicting Shirley Eaton's deceased character covered in gold paint, even if it was through a different medium. Right as I thought that I would enjoy my stay with the game, a cell phone rang next to the woman's body.
Excerpt: 007 Legends is a fresh approach at a James Bond game. This isn’t a movie tie-in to the latest film, or even a rehash of an older game like GoldenEye . Instead, Legends touches on Bond’s older films and lets the player tackle some of the agent’s more iconic adventures. Unfortunately, the biggest problem with 007 Legends is that instead of going deeply into any one plot, it skims five different ones and each story tends to lose a lot of punch.
Excerpt: As a lifelong James Bond fan, the prospect of a game that took you through some of the long-running series' most memorable moments was pretty exciting. And 007 Legends managed to completely kill that excitement long before I finished the game's opening chapter drawn from the Goldfinger film. First there's the game's narrative, or rather complete lack of one.
Conclusion: You know what they say about movie games... seriously though, 007 Legends, while a neat idea, doesn't capitalize on the potential. Instead, it's an unpolished shooter that most gamers can safely look over this holiday.
Conclusion: There is a tiny hope every time I get my hands on a licensed game that it will be as good as Batman: Arkham Asylum, probably the best licensed game of all time (with the possible exception of its sequel). Usually these hopes are dashed to pieces scant minutes after starting the game.
Pros: Judi Dench, Decent weapon customization
Cons: The gameplay is derivative and has not one single redeeming quality, Poor visuals, The license offers such a wonderful opportunity
Excerpt: 007 Legends is the newest work from developer Eurocom and publisher Activision, who is known for their work with the Call of Duty series. While the new Bond video game may not show the polish of Activision's bigger titles, it's still a nice trip down memory lane as you explore missions based loosely on the missions of James Bond cinematic history.
Excerpt: Fifty years. It's hard to believe that the world's greatest spy has been around that long on the silver screen. Beginning with Sean Connery's debut in the role in 1962's Dr. No , James Bond has become an indelible experience for every man coming of age. It is a series that transcends generation, race and nationality.