Conclusion: Eurocom was responsible for the well-received Goldeneye 007: Reloaded , which is now regarded as one of the best Bond games in a long time. If Goldeneye and its remake are to be considered the best of the franchise, consider 007 Legends more like Austin Powers; it takes what you know about the James Bond franchise and makes it look silly.
Excerpt: James Bond should be the perfect gaming protagonist. He’s a gun-slinging action hero, with a pre-built character who can do plenty more than just run and gun. He can visit casinos, drink Martinis, get off with women and drive bombastically fancy cars. Unfortunately, in the many iterations of Britain’s top secret agent, he never seems to be done quite right.
Excerpt: James Bond is back and in 007 Legends, you’re charged to revisit some of the franchise’s most iconic moments. You find yourself in such Bond adventures as Goldfinger, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Moonraker, Die Another Day, and License to Kill. But instead of the original Bonds, you step into the shoes of current Bond Daniel Craig, which is sure to disappoint some.
Conclusion: 007 Legends is rushed, short, frustrating, and wastes several interesting scenarios. It’s at best slightly above average (several bits in Moonraker ), but largely painfully average or excruciatingly below average. And then it ends with a sudden stop and a blast of late DLC. No thanks, I’ve got a new film to watch for the third time.
Summary: " 007 Legends " isn’t a total failure, but it’s a sad return to the mediocrity so long associated with the Bond games. There’s clearly something rotten at the core of the whole relationship between the movie and game studios, and it’s unclear if this can even ever be resolved. With a wooden stand-in for Daniel Craig, poorly thought out updates to classic films, and an over-reliance on CoD gameplay, but with graphics, sounds, scripting and mechanics that lag 2-3 years...
Excerpt: Happy birthday, James! The James Bond film franchise turns half a ton this year. With Skyfall taking in over one hundred million dollars in box office sales so far, the five decades don’t seem to have slowed the genre-defining spy movie series down at all and given the that our favourite British Spy has enjoyed over three generations of avid fans it it is absolutely fitting for Activision to want to create a game to commemorate some of James Bond’s most memorable action...
Excerpt: 007 Legends flew far under the radar until its release, and I was excited to play it, considering the fact that it comes to us from the folks who delivered last year's Goldeneye 007: Reloaded . A great 007 title, and a great game in its own right. If the advertising is to be believed, 007 Legends takes a handful of earlier Bond adventures and gives them the same treatment. So it has to be good, right? Well, no. Not so much.