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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
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  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: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 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. 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
  5. Sep 18, 2012
    5
    Interesting take off on Greek Mythology, but what the story lacks in plot it certainly makes up in nonstop action. This seems to be a lowInteresting take off on Greek Mythology, but what the story lacks in plot it certainly makes up in nonstop action. This seems to be a low budget game, as you go through the same caves, air vents, and subway stations, and rooms numerous times. Also, I seemed to run into technical glitches and freezes with annoying frequency. If you can get it on sale Expand
  6. Dec 24, 2014
    5
    A thoroughly average game, everything about it is exactly that. About 4-5 hours of game play. People looking for non-stop action FPS may enjoyA thoroughly average game, everything about it is exactly that. About 4-5 hours of game play. People looking for non-stop action FPS may enjoy but most others will just go meh. Expand
  7. Dec 31, 2016
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Legendary is an absolutely atrocious game. The game looks bad, it plays bad, the story is bad, the voice acting is bad, and the combat is highly unsatisfying.

    The beginning of the game starts with the protagonist, Charles Deckard, finding Pandora's Box in a museum and opening it under the orders of the millionaire, Ormond LeFey. To open the box he has to stick his hand inside a contraption on the side, which subsequently pierces and brands his hand with a Signet. Upon opening the box, a beam of energy shoots out towards the ceiling destroying the museum, the city, and releasing creatures known as Aniforms.

    A tutorial then explains that Deckard is able to absorb and use "Animus", which is the life force of all Aniforms. Animus can be used to heal Deckard or to create an "Animus Pulse" in front of him, damaging and knocking back enemies and objects.

    After this Deckard is contacted by Vivian Kane, who was also hired by LeFey to assist his mission. Her main role is to shout obvious things over the radio at Deckard while he's being attacked by any and everything. She also serves as the narrator for the plot-dump cutscenes.

    Throughout the game you'll encounter four basic enemies, three "mini-bosses", and a boss. The basic enemies are used ad nauseum, making encounters increasingly more dull. Most enemies are bullet sponges too, which wastes not only the player's time but also their ammunition. That or they have to be killed in specific ways, which is neat at first, but annoying in the long run.

    There's technically another boss at one point in the game but you don't fight the boss as much as you do grind for and fill three EMP generators with Animus, one of which is constantly moved between floors by annoying fairy-like creatures called Nari.

    Eventually Deckard and Vivian learn that - surprise, surprise - LeFey wants them dead now that they've served their purpose and has sent his private security force, the Black Order, to take them out. Vivian then sends a distress signal to the Order of 98 (O98), the group responsible for concealing the Box (by hiding it in a museum?), who help fend the assailants off. Their leader, Lexington, doesn't trust Vivian since she was working for LeFey, but The O98 agrees to help the duo and give them asylum in exchange for her knowledge of LeFey and the Black Order. Lexington one-ups Vivian by not only shouting at you over the radio, but also by shouting directly in your face during cutscenes.

    Some time later Deckard finds an encrypted hard drive belonging to LeFey that contains details on a machine that can potentially use the Box to control all of the Aniforms that were released. It would also send a massive amount of energy to the Signet on Deckard's hand, killing him. The O98 also managed to get hold of the Box somehow, but it's never explained.

    In a shocking twist (that's sarcasm), it turns out that the hard drive also contained a Trojan Horse virus that shuts down the O98's power and security protocols. The Black Order swarms the base along with a bunch of Aniforms in order to retrieve the Box. The O98 then swarms the Black Order's HQ, LeFey's tower, in order to destroy The Machine. Deckard manages to overload the machine with Animus which causes it to explode, but afterwards the O98 throws him in prison while assuming Vivian was killed in the explosion. It's then implied that both of them escaped and that Deckard learned how to tame the Aniforms, setting the game up for a sequel that would never happen.

    The story is incredibly cliché and I genuinely don't understand why some people like it so much. Bad Guy hires Not Bad Guy to do Bad Thing, Bad Guy turns out to be Bad, but wait there's a force of Good who wants to stop the Bad Guy. Not Bad Guy joins the Good Guys in stopping the Bad Guy, with help from Half-Bad, Half-Good Half-Gal. There's also a recurring theme of attempting and failing to travel by helicopter because there are griffons literally everywhere.

    99% of the "environmental puzzles" come down to holding down "E" to use a valve, a fire alarm, or to shooting the Glowing Thing to Make Stuff Happen™. There are also locked doors that you have to bypass by "hacking" the security panel and there are usually several in a row. Each door takes ~4-5 seconds to open, so you'll find the pace grind to a halt while you wait for the way forward to open.

    Graphically the game looks bad and features terrible animations and textures. There are moments where stuff explodes and objects will no-clip through the environment or through you. The characters have incredibly over-exaggerated gesticulations as well, giving them a very otherworldly feeling. It's scarier than the monsters sometimes. Some set pieces are nice, though.

    The music is generic, uninspired rock music that all sounds the same. Sound effects are meh.

    The game also crashes frequently and you can fall through the floor in certain elevators by crouching.
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