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  • Summary: (Also known as "Legendary: The Box") Legendary tells the story of Charles Deckard, an art thief who is duped into stealing Pandora’s Box. When he inadvertently opens it, he releases hordes of beasts thought to be fictional – such as werewolves and gryphons – into an unprepared modern world.(Also known as "Legendary: The Box") Legendary tells the story of Charles Deckard, an art thief who is duped into stealing Pandora’s Box. When he inadvertently opens it, he releases hordes of beasts thought to be fictional – such as werewolves and gryphons – into an unprepared modern world. A full scale war between man and myth begins, and it is quickly complicated by the actions of powerful secret societies. As the person responsible for releasing this terror, Deckard’s unwittingly become the only person capable of containing it once more and saving civilization from being destroyed by the terrifying creatures. [Gamecock Media] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
  1. Despite very linear gameplay and a level-design that is just short of plagiarism, Legendary delivers action-packed fun, impressive monsters, a good atmosphere and the feeling that Spark learned from the abysmal Turning Point.
  2. The single-player campaign is only eight hours long, but full of spectacular and varied scenes. It's a lot of fun, but too linear, and the use of generic weapons, imprecise controls and inconsistent graphics show a lack of fine-tuning.
  3. Legendary isn’t the most involved or technically excellent shooter to come out this season—Left 4 Dead and Gears Of War 2 outclass it. But it’s a fun change of pace with some extremely satisfying combats.
  4. Oh, and if you’re wondering, I used the word “boring” 7 times throughout this review.
  5. This is a game that could have been much more. The game’s linearity really hampers immersion, and there are some odd animation elements that also distract from the game.
  6. 40
    Unfortunately, some good monsters and a decent multiplayer mode don’t really save the game from being mired down in its own mediocrity.
  7. 25
    Even the superior mouse and keyboard configuration can't overcome the technical issues. If you need a shooter, look elsewhere, because Legendary isn't close to what its namesake claims to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Sep 25, 2014
    10
    I'm currently playing 30 of the biggest GOG titles from the past ten years and have to say Legendary blew my socks off.

    I've only played
    I'm currently playing 30 of the biggest GOG titles from the past ten years and have to say Legendary blew my socks off.

    I've only played for one day thus far mind you, and cannot say if the reviews are right or not in the long term, but if you've not played this game yet. It perhaps has the greatest advent I've ever seen. The opening hour of play is breathtaking. The monsters are better than any other game I've ever played. And anyone who nay says this master piece is missing something wonderful.

    I am just glad I don't let game reviews think for me. And like Hard Reset, Battle Los Angeles or The Walking Dead (TV based) before this I thought for myself and played what they told me wasn't worth it because they are dead wrong here and there. "Bad games" apparently rock!!!

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  2. Jul 14, 2014
    8
    Awesome game! Lot of tension, lots of fighting, crazy humongous mythical creatures destroying cities around you, clever mana/life managementAwesome game! Lot of tension, lots of fighting, crazy humongous mythical creatures destroying cities around you, clever mana/life management for an FPS. BEST 0,74$ EVER! Don't listen to haters, they're just kids who got so formatted by COD-alike games that they can't play or enjoy anything else. I pity them. Expand
  3. Jun 11, 2011
    8
    Reviewing this game fairly, it is a brilliant storyline and there is alot to fight, there are never any slow downs and you are always doingReviewing this game fairly, it is a brilliant storyline and there is alot to fight, there are never any slow downs and you are always doing something, the type of enemy you are fighting changes often, which is very good because you never get bored. The combat system works well and there arent many bugs i have come across, the graphics are decent - nothing revolutionary but they work well and deliver whats necessary. Sounding in this game isnt an issue, as its clearly not the greatest there is nothing terrible about sound except for when a werewolf "howls", the standard howl would have made it realistic (as realistic as werewolves are). There are numerous boss battles, some of them are very annoying because of the difficulty, even playing on easy is going to annoy you against a boss as they can hit you 500 times in a second. Back to the story, its a very good story that has never been touched upon, the ideas are all there, its just a shame that a massive budget wasnt set in, if the graphics were peaked, everything perfectly designed and nothing rushed, this game would be amazing...actually amazing, i really enjoyed this game and would recommend it to anyone who doesnt care about the small things, just enjoy a great story line and alot of things to fight. Although its nothing ground breaking, you have to admire what Spark Unlimited did here and play the game for story and shooting Mythical Beasts. A very good game that needed another year in development for extra graphical improvements and better AI Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2015
    6
    This game is built upon the Unreal engine so it looks are good, though it overuses the flare effect. The weaponry is sufficient and you canThis game is built upon the Unreal engine so it looks are good, though it overuses the flare effect. The weaponry is sufficient and you can carry only two weapons. Unfortunately the game play is not that good. Most enemies require multiple shots and they come in bunches, so you end up shooting, reloading and running all the time which becomes repetitive. My biggest complain is that it is unbalanced. The majority of levels are relative easy until you get stuck with a too difficult boss (e.g. Minotaur; Kraken) or level. Since this game has the checkpoint system you will pretty much doing that over and over again. It was on steam sale for under 5 euro. For that prize you can safely pick it up and have fun with it but prepared to experience some frustration as well. The copy I got also had the elevator bug in it, which you can workaround. Expand
  5. Jul 31, 2014
    6
    Mediocore game. but the atmosphere is really great! Its a little buggy, its too scripted, very linear, and weird sometimes, but i reallyMediocore game. but the atmosphere is really great! Its a little buggy, its too scripted, very linear, and weird sometimes, but i really enjoyed Legendary on PC. I buyed on Summer Sale for .079 Euro. It was not a waste of money. Expand
  6. Aug 15, 2013
    5
    Legendary is a mixture of every average shooter ever made. Not a single weapon from the available arsenal is worthy of a mention, yet none areLegendary is a mixture of every average shooter ever made. Not a single weapon from the available arsenal is worthy of a mention, yet none are worthless. Health is regenerated from the signet on Deckers hand which also doubles as a defensive item as it can be used to daze enemies with its short range energy blast. It's just a 'run of the mill' fps that has good ideas, which are poorly executed.

    Now, there is some stand out moments which are worthy of a mention and it is to do with the levels and the enemies. The mythical creatures are of high quality and of a good variety, but again the poor execution in implementing them into the levels shows amateurish mistakes throughout. They are fun to go up against and on normal difficulty they are worthy opponents. However, they will be clipping in and out of the levels as well as appearing out of thin air as you activate the next section of the level... obviously, the immersion is lost at these poorly designed intervals. It's a shame because Legendary has been made with a lot of love and it does show. The subject material is well used and the story is well put together nonsense. I played through the game as if I was a play tester pinpointing problems and thinking up new ideas all the way until the end. I enjoyed it a lot and it pains me to say that as you have to delve deep to get the most out of it. You should play it as it is cheap but that price does reflect the quality of most of the game.... Sad face 5/10
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  7. KronTheMad
    Oct 25, 2009
    0
    Poorly designed and marred by many technical difficulties and balancing issues, this game is to be avioded. The concept is interesting but is Poorly designed and marred by many technical difficulties and balancing issues, this game is to be avioded. The concept is interesting but is so poorly implemented as to make this game worthless. I wasted my money on this so you don't have to. Don't let this sacrifice be in vain. Expand

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