Summary: It's hard to think of a version of 007 LEGENDS that would be more disappointing than the one that was released. It's a complete waste of a decent concept, squandering the 007 license at every turn. The films that 007 LEGENDS draws on offer so many fascinating possibilities for a video game. Alas, 007 LEGENDS adapts the Bond films with practically no imagination. Even worse, 007 LEGENDS doesn't even succeed as a passable CALL OF DUTY clone.
Summary: This game really ticked me off. I've played nearly all of the James Bond video games ever since James Bond: The Stealth Affair proved how generic these games can be. No matter how bad the game was, I always had that thought in my mind that I'm playing James Bond and found a way to enjoy myself. Then, I bought this game.
Summary: I won't even bother getting into all the bad points about this game. I'll just detail the one glitch I encountered that made me give up and stop playing this game. So playing the game campaign mode on 007 level (hardest) I completed the first mission and then got to some little scene where I was supposed to fight some dude in an elevator, unarmed. So it's punch-punch-duck-weave-punch. I tried 10 times and got killed every time. Restart from lack checkpoint.
Summary: The game is certainly not worth the $60. I see that Amazon reduced the price to $54. Still not worth it. Frame rate issues, PS2 graphics, and the multiplayer isn't even fun. Don't waste your money, but if you want to try it, rent it first. EDIT: I played through the entire game on Agent difficulty with the Modern health system. The game plays like a rushed Call of Duty, the load times are terrible.
Summary: Where are the subtitles? This is the 50th anniversary of 007. How could you not have subtitles option? I brought this as a gift for my Nephew, Eliot, who is deaf and a 007 collector. He said the game is good, but where are the subtitles? October is Disability Month. 4 stars because the game has no subtitles option. 007 Legends UPDATE: After two days of trying to play the game and get the full effect without subtitles, my Nephew Eliot is highly disappointed.
The industry has had enough COD, we don't want COD Bond!
27 September 2012
Summary: Before I start the review, have you seen the awful box-art? That is hands down the worst box-art I have ever seen from a game, Zombie 8-bit Craig followed by print-screened images from the movies, that will set the tone for this review. I think we can all agree there has been some great Bond games, Goldeneye 64, Nightfire, Everything Or Nothing etc, these games were all published by EA (except Goldeneye 64), but sadly EA sold the rights to the franchise to Activision.