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.
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.
Excerpt: The James Bond film series has, as of this year, been around for 50 years. Like the films, games featuring the famous fictional spy have had their highs and lows, with the N64’s GoldenEye being the one to beat in the eyes of many.
Excerpt: When an errant sniper bullet leaves James Bond underwater and bleeding, his dazed mind sends him on a fragmented first-person-shooting trip through 50 years of cinematic history. Ever wonder what On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and other flicks would be like with Daniel Craig in the lead?
Pros: + Exciting collection of multiplayer modes, maps, weapons, and characters makes up for a lot.
Excerpt: Bond… James Bond… 50 years and that still sounds cool! I have very little shame in admitting that I own all of the James Bond films, a pretty good selection of the games, a couple of the Ian Fleming novels, and even the ‘007 edition’ of the board game Scene-it.
Pros: Covers a fairly wide range of Bond adventures, A fairly solid FPS at its core, Does contain some varied gameplay elements
Cons: Some odd production choices make the game feel inconsistent with the films it’s based on, A lot of repetition, Ends very abruptly
Excerpt: Früher. Früher war James Bond der Hauptdarsteller im ultimativen Ego-Shooter seiner Zeit. GoldenEye auf dem Nintendo 64 hat gezeigt, wie großartig Shooter sein können, noch bevor sich der Behemoth Call of Duty seinen Weg in den Mainstream gebahnt hatte.