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: 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.
Excerpt: Designed to commemorate James Bond's 50th anniversary in film, 007 Legends take players through a handful of the British spy's cinematic exploits, with one slight catch: as with Activision's reboot of GoldenEye, each movie adaptation stars Daniel Craig's likeness instead of the original actors.
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
Conclusion: 007 Legends is an uninspired first person shooter devoid of the style or thrills that have been synonymous with the good Bond name for five decades. Activision’s licence to churn out these games runs out in 2014; so we can only hope they decide to give it up to a publisher willing to do James Bond justice.
Pros: Multiplayer is solid. Gameplay is broken up, making it less of a slog. Some nice visuals on occasion.
Cons: Mind-numbing QTE segments. A shameless CoD clone. When asked his name, Bond replies with just "James Bond". A travesty.
Conclusion: 007 Legends fallisce nel suo doppio scopo di omaggiare i cinquant'anni del Bond cinematografico e di far felici i fan della serie. Ci troviamo davanti ad un blando clone di CoD con IA scadente, pessimi intermezzi stealth e qualche gadget da utilizzare, ma la cosa peggiore è che la fedeltà alle pellicole originali è molto discutibile.