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  • Summary: In Law & Order: Legacies players will take on the roles of both investigator and district attorney as they hit the streets to gather evidence and then enter the court room to prosecute the case. As in every episode of the Law & Order series, choice and morality are key factors and every decision made throughout Law & Order: Legacies will affect the outcome and can lead to multiple endings for each case. Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Mar 19, 2012
    83
    I actually enjoyed the game. It's not meant to be a fast-paced action game, but a game to make you pay attention to what's going on around you, and to think about what you're doing and what kind of impact it'll have on the outcome. The major misstep was giving to option to replay any scenario in an episode, as it pretty much kills the replay value, but other than that, I really enjoyed this game.
  2. Jan 31, 2012
    75
    Ultimately, Law & Order is a well-paced and enjoyable experience for fans. The combination of hand-drawn backgrounds and cel-shaded character art is a nice blend, marred only by some odd shadow effects. I didn't experience any glitches with the game other than the odd audio crackle, even with the in-game audio settings turned down.
  3. Feb 8, 2012
    67
    Overall, I didn't particularly enjoy the first episode of Law & Order: Legacies. I tried for a while to get a perfect score, so I kept replaying conversations until I got them right, but even so the episode only took me about two hours to complete, and the case wasn't exactly fascinating. Worse, the graphics are a little too much on the cartoony side, which works better for funny adventures than it does for serious games, and the voice actors all had a tough time impersonating the characters from the show (although otherwise they performed their lines well enough).
  4. Feb 8, 2012
    50
    Three episodes in, Legacies offers a highly scaled-back version of the familiar cops-and-lawyers formula that doesn't do the intriguing storylines full justice.
  5. Feb 8, 2012
    50
    Law & Order: Legacies is not about making you the detective or the prosecutor. It's about making you the most basic trainee; the one who sits in a small room watching recordings of professionals at work and answering rudimentary viewing comprehension questions. There is some vicarious pleasure in being carried along on a wave of correct answers, but seeing that wave continue undeterred despite your missteps is a disheartening reminder that you are an insignificant part of the proceedings.
  6. Feb 13, 2012
    45
    In the end, Law & Order: Legacies just feels like you're watching a slightly interactive episode of the TV show.
  7. Apr 18, 2012
    30
    From gameplay that boils down to memory quizzes to poor production values to bland stories, there is no reason you should play this game, no matter how big a fan of adventure games or Law & Order you are.

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  1. Aug 10, 2013
    10
    Un juego del que esperaba mucho menos, y me dio mucho mas. Extremadamente divertido, y mucho mas si uno es fanático de la serie. Muy buena historia en todos los casos por resolver. Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2012
    8
    Definitely not a bad game. It delivers what it promised: a highly interactive Law & Order detective game in which you make the choices while you're trying to solve a case. The game looks and feels like you're in the Law & Order world and you'll find yourself interrogating many people, searching clues, intimidating (with the typical 'smart ass' talking) and making deals (if you want) with the suspect and of course you'll defend your case in the courtroom. After finishing a part of the episode you'll get a detective score to see how well you did and get a chance to re-do it all for the perfect score and when you finish the courtroom part the episode is done just as the Law & Order series would end. Are there no flaws? Well, I can think of two but they are not game breaking. First would be the voice acting. While not bad, the quality could have been better. Its like they used cheap microphones and thats not good. Other thing is that an episode will be difficult to complete if you don't do it in one sitting. Each part in the episode gives you clues you have to remember for the next parts until the episode is finished and stopping in the middle of it will make it hard to go on. Besides those minor flaws this is a very decent game that won't disappoint fans (like myself) of the series. Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2012
    7
    Let's start by setting the record straight: this isn't so much a game as it is an interactive episode of Law & Order. The "game" is entirely on rails. Where you go, when, and to whom you talk are entirely scripted. Your only interactions with the game are multiple choice selections for dialogs or objections in court, and object-finding in a crime scene. The main "challenge", and I use the term loosely, is to remember details that you saw or heard earlier because they will be needed to justify your decisions. If I were rating this purely for the game aspects, I couldn't honestly give it more than a 2.However, as I said, this is really an interactive episode of Law & Order and as an episode (7 episodes, actually), it really works. Telltale managed to recapture the mood of the TV show very well and fans of the show will find themselves unconsciously filling in any gaps because everything else fits so well. The result, as a fan of the show, is a very enjoyable experience. A big plus is that Telltale did not make use of their usual irritating and immersion-killing timed actions. One thing to consider is that "Law & Order: Legacies" is approachable even by people who aren't usually gamers and who may not enjoy more frenetic computer games, so you could finally draw in your grandmother to play computer games with you. Expand