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
Buy On
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Computer Gaming World
    30
    The only thing Legacy leaves you with is a feeling of relief when it's over. [Apr 2005, p.88]
  5. 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]
  6. 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.
  7. 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]
  8. PC Format
    4
    A truly spectacular failure. Long may it live in infamy. [May 2005, p.105]
User Score
4.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 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.