Legacy: Dark Shadows PC

Metascore
41

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
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  1. A good, solid, first up Sci-Fi adventure game that shows that Razbor Studios have a lot of potential and I hope that they create more games. I also hope that we may see Ren again in a sequel sometime soon.
  2. It is specifically, in my humble opinion, for adventure purists who have patience to sit through bad NPC dialogue because the main character is endearing and in a bit of a jam.
  3. My advice: Set aside a larger budget for voice acting, and make sure the environments are as interactive toward the end as they are in the beginning. For players, don't expect a classic, because you won't find this game fulfilling that need. But as long as you set your expectations a bit lower, you should be entertained.
  4. Gameplay is linear, but refreshing in its use of locales and inventory. It is on the easy side so there is little frustration in playing.
  5. Legacy: Dark Shadows isn't a bad game, and there definitely appeared to be a better game lurking somewhere just on the outer boundaries.
  6. The game installs completely to your hard drive so there is no need to put a CD in once the game is installed, I wish more games did this.
  7. Legacy is sloppy and silly, it doesn’t try to tell a coherent story or develop its characters, and its puzzles aren’t even close to being entertaining enough to make up for the rest of the deficiencies.
  8. Oh, the story. It promises so much, yet delivers so little.
  9. Legacy: Dark Shadows just isn’t fun. It tries so hard to mimic great adventure games like that of The Longest Journey but, sadly, only does so graphically which isn’t a good thing.
  10. Playing the game can be a numbing experience. Antiquated graphics, horrible voice-overs, clumsy storytelling, boring characters, derivative settings, pixel hunts, simplistic puzzles, and severe bugs have a way of doing that. If Legacy can do something wrong, it does.
  11. The content isn't even worth a laugh, and the story is so full of holes (is this based on a Croatian comic or show? It seems to expect you to know the cast in advance) and clichés that it has no value unless you're a die-hard fan of Eastern European culture.
  12. Computer Gaming World
    30
    The only thing Legacy leaves you with is a feeling of relief when it's over. [Apr 2005, p.88]
  13. PC Gamer
    27
    Making matters far, far worse is the game's tendency to randomly crash to the desktop when you enter new areas. If you must play this game (and I emphasize the word "if"), remember to save often. [Apr 2005, p.73]
  14. If you loved the immersive game play of titles like "Syberia" or "The Longest Journey"... go play those games again, and don’t waste your time with this weak B-grade stinker.
  15. Pelit (Finland)
    16
    Takes adventure games to a new level. With new, I mean "my God, I have never seen anything this bad" and with level, I mean a crappy bottomless pit. [May 05]
  16. PC Format
    4
    A truly spectacular failure. Long may it live in infamy. [May 2005, p.105]
User Score
3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DenisK.
    Feb 21, 2005
    8
    Solid detective game!
  2. [Anonymous]
    Dec 14, 2004
    10
    Very good, like the music.