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  • Summary: Rocky Legends lets players experience the pummelling action and untold backstories that lead up to the events chronicled in the blockbuster Rocky movies. Pound the competition as legendary fighters Rocky Balboa (the Italian Stallion from the streets of Philly), Apollo Creed (the Master ofRocky Legends lets players experience the pummelling action and untold backstories that lead up to the events chronicled in the blockbuster Rocky movies. Pound the competition as legendary fighters Rocky Balboa (the Italian Stallion from the streets of Philly), Apollo Creed (the Master of Disaster), Clubber Lang (straight out of a Chicago jailhouse) and Ivan Drago, (the Iron Fist of mother Russia), rise from their raw beginnings as unproven amateurs toughing it out along the way to their professional careers as boxing champions. [Ubisoft] Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. It has the great gameplay from the original, a new story more, and still looks great. But yanking out the big online feature that made me jump for joy, I can't give the game the same score.
  2. The fact that you have to train to increase stats, and the fact that training occurs after every match...it's not good.
  3. Just when it all sounds so promising it all falls apart as the boxing itself feels rigid and restrictive, while the punching animations don't feel nearly as convincing as the original Rocky game, with certain animations seemingly failing to connect for no reason.
  4. The boxing mechanics, while occasionally enjoyable, become practically automatic after a couple of trips through the career mode. And while the career mode itself is cool, it could have benefited from more in the way of story.
  5. If you are a fan of the movies, then you’ll probably enjoy the game’s story mode and be a lot more forgiving of the bare-basics boxing.
  6. 60
    Where the first game was shorter than trainer Mickey Goldmill, Rocky Legends towers higher than Ivan Drago in terms of replay value. It’s unfortunate that the gameplay isn’t quite as polished.
  7. Another problem is the game's terrible collision detection and absurd recovery times after throwing a punch or ducking to avoid a blow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. AshleeP.
    Feb 6, 2005
    10
    This game, especially the environments follows the movies very closely. The only thing that i didn't like about it was the fact that the This game, especially the environments follows the movies very closely. The only thing that i didn't like about it was the fact that the character voices don't sound like the actors' voices. Expand
  2. DaveyD.
    Jul 2, 2004
    10
    Like totally awesome man! I just love that Balboa stuff.
  3. NathanS.
    Jan 22, 2005
    10
    It is good.
  4. MikeL.
    Jan 4, 2005
    9
    Greatly improved upon the original but could be made alot better by better looking contact when punch is thrown and definitley online is needed.
  5. DavidM.
    Oct 4, 2004
    6
    Not that much of a difference from the last game, it still lacks realistic punches and the knockout counter is too slow