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: 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.
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. Being that Bond films have been on the go for 50 years now, you’d hope that the latest game would be a memorable experience. 007 Legends is certainly a game that draws plenty from the half century that the film series has existed.
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? Consider this your big chance. Like the 007 film catalog itself, 007 Legends ’ campaign missions are a bit of a hodgepodge.
Pros: + Exciting collection of multiplayer modes, maps, weapons, and characters makes up for a lot.
Excerpt: Bond is back! Activision has released 007 Legends to the masses. This latest game to bear the 007 insignia is based on five “classic” Bond films from the 50-year history of Bond movies. Having enjoyed previous Bond games such as Quantum of Solace, Blood Stone, and last year’s GoldenEye: Reloaded, I was intrigued when Activision announced that the latest Bond game would be a ‘collection’ of sorts.
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. So based on this, you can probably deduce that I’m a pretty big fan.
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. Sogar das Remake von GoldenEye für die Wii, die PlayStation 3 und die Xbox 360 hatte noch seinen Charme, auch wenn es schon versucht hatte, sich nach modernen Shooter-Konventionen zu richten und ein bisschen zeitgemäßer...