Excerpt: You and your team are walking through an old reactor building, and all of a sudden, you’re confronted by armed security guards. What will you do? Fortunately you have the advantage with your mutant abilities. Will you freeze your foes? Electrocute your enemies? Barbecue the bad guys? All sound like great options, so you use all three powers at once. This is one of the possible scenes from Activision’s latest take on X-Men.
Excerpt: X-Men Legends is now only a month away! As the game’s development progresses more information has been revealed and new features have been added. Fans of the X-Men and of RPGs can look forward to an exciting RPG experience this September!
Excerpt: As a big comic book fan, I've been looking forward to X-Men Legends since before I even knew the game was in development. An X-Men RPG? Woohoo! Finally, Raven Software is bringing everyone's favorite comic book heroes to the consoles in their very first RPG.
Excerpt: In X-Men Legends , the X-Men made their first appearance in an RPG. In the game, you’re able to take the role of 15 different characters as you battle against the Brotherhood and Magneto, Sentinels, the Morlocks, and anti-mutant supporters. Being the first RPG under the X-Men name, one must ask, does it do justice to everyone’s favorite band of mutants? The story in X-Men Legends largely revolves around a young girl named Allison Crestmere... better known as Magma.
Excerpt: I've never been too fond of playing video games based on comics, but something about an X-Men RPG just drew me to it. So upon finding the game (and getting it on bargain), I was thrilled with the game, and glad I made the decision to buy it.
Pros: + Pros-Patrick Stewart voice acting, what more could you want?
Cons: - Cons-Wasn't too fond of the difficulty of the levels
Excerpt: It seems that now that comic books are finally getting some respect in the videogame world, it was about time someone revisited one of the more popular comicbook teams and gave them a full-fledged game all their own. In Legends , players are presented an X-Men world that takes liberties in it's story and history. To be fair, though, Raven Software had to do wonders to build a story without completely tossing out years of convoluted backstory.
Pros: Fun team-based action RPG gameplay, Lots of environmental interaction, Plenty of X-Men to use, Co-op is both a challenge and fun
Cons: Minor clipping issues, Character models could be more detailed, Getting some of your favorite X-Men near the end of the game is a downer
Excerpt: For as long as I can recall, I've loved comic books. Some of the finest memories of my childhood are the days I spent sitting on the couch with a copy of The Amazing Spider-Man learning to read—yes, that's right…comics were a key item in teaching me to read. Unlike most parents, who seem to go out of their way to encourage their kids to read anything but comics, my mother saw them as an invaluable tool in inspiring in me a love for the written word.
Excerpt: The X-Men have always been a comic fan favorite. The comic’s complex themes of uniqueness and diversity in the face of alienation, fear, and prejudice seem to strike a chord with many readers. Unfortunately the X-Men have suffered a similar fate to many comic heroes that make the leap to console games – i.e., the games have been pretty darn bad. Thankfully X-Men Legends finally bucks that trend and will certainly please the legions of X-Men fans out there.
Excerpt: One of the plusses of the games industry growing exponentially is that games or even entire genres that used to be nothing more than stockpiles of hastily rushed, low budget schlock are slowly getting life breathed into them. The superhero genre wasn't exactly hurting for decent titles, but it wasn't the kind of showcase that racing or role-playing games were for flashy graphics and polished gamely either until games like Perhaps appropriately, Activision's ties with...