Star Trek: Legacy Xbox 360

User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 42
  2. Negative: 16 out of 42
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  1. CommandoDude
    Jul 5, 2008
    6
    It was a fun game at first. But there are a lot of features lacking that make this game annoying. I never figured out how to use split screen, there is no mission select (for campaign) and there is little to no interaction with the rest of the map. There's no collision detect, so you can't just run into a planet, or better yet, sacrific a beat up ship to ram another. I It was a fun game at first. But there are a lot of features lacking that make this game annoying. I never figured out how to use split screen, there is no mission select (for campaign) and there is little to no interaction with the rest of the map. There's no collision detect, so you can't just run into a planet, or better yet, sacrific a beat up ship to ram another. I don't know why they bothered to add a 'Self-Destruct' feature. The ships were all unbalanced, the credit system is basically worked so that you won't touch the scouts or lower class vessels because they AI will buy only the biggest and baddest. The game gets incredibly repetative, so I wouldn't reccomend buying, good for some time at home as a rent. Expand
  2. Gatofeo
    Dec 24, 2006
    6
    legacy isn't starfleet command but it could have been par with sfc. i'm not going to compare the two though, like apples and oranges. anyway legacy, has some major issues and the first one being physics. went an object collides with another, were's the damage? i would thick the kinetic energy would cause external/internal damages. the second issue is planetoids are scalled legacy isn't starfleet command but it could have been par with sfc. i'm not going to compare the two though, like apples and oranges. anyway legacy, has some major issues and the first one being physics. went an object collides with another, were's the damage? i would thick the kinetic energy would cause external/internal damages. the second issue is planetoids are scalled wrong. they're slightly big or about the same size as some of the ships. then there's the glitches after a mission ending or begining cut scene. the control scheme isn't well laid out for the controller. mapping could have been done better. i could go on and on about this title. is it playable? yes it is and you have a to grit your teeth. once to get acustomed to legacy's control schema, it's playable. rough, yet playable but really rent it before you buy. quaid, star trek uses photon/ quantom torpedos and phaser/disruptors. guns and missiles? have you even played the game to even comment on it? Expand
  3. MattS.
    Dec 27, 2006
    7
    Legacy is a great example of why the 60 dollar standard is a bad idea. Legacy is a fun game. Not incredibly deep, but fun. The combat is amusing and the campaign will keep you interested for about 15 or 20 hours. The simple fact that you get to command the Enterprise is worth something. However, the game stumbles in many areas. The Borg are obviously incomplete as a playable race, the Legacy is a great example of why the 60 dollar standard is a bad idea. Legacy is a fun game. Not incredibly deep, but fun. The combat is amusing and the campaign will keep you interested for about 15 or 20 hours. The simple fact that you get to command the Enterprise is worth something. However, the game stumbles in many areas. The Borg are obviously incomplete as a playable race, the campaign cut-scences are boring and amateur, the animation budget for explosions obviously ran out at some point...and the list goes on. These problems are not game breaking, but they are wallet breaking. This game costs the same as Gears of War, Rainbow 6, Oblivion, and many other amazing games. Yet it's incredibly clear that not even half the money and time was put into it. This is fun in the same way that an Xbox Live Arcade release is fun, and would be well worth thirty, maybe fourty bucks. So wait until it costs that much, and you won't be disappointed. The game is fun, but trying to sell it at 60 dollars is a rip off. Expand
  4. ReelW.
    Mar 12, 2007
    7
    Being a longtime fan of the franchise, I was looking forward to trying this game out. The premise of all five captains sounded fantastic - so as I popped the disc into my 360 - my feelings were mixed. Graphics on the ships are great - controlling them isn't so great. As expected, the ships turn like a brick. Locking on weapons can get tricky, and the aiming system is less than Being a longtime fan of the franchise, I was looking forward to trying this game out. The premise of all five captains sounded fantastic - so as I popped the disc into my 360 - my feelings were mixed. Graphics on the ships are great - controlling them isn't so great. As expected, the ships turn like a brick. Locking on weapons can get tricky, and the aiming system is less than perfect. There is no collision detection, so you can literally fly through other ships and the 3-D camera mixed with the steering of your ship can leave you in an undesirable view. Ship combat is pretty cool. I must admit to having a moment of geekdom when I unleashed three quantum torpedos into the hull of a crippled Romulan warship, and seeing it blow to pieces. It's too bad the same explosions are used over and over.... Voicework must have been phoned in. Despite the use of actors like Stewart and Shatner, their dialogue is limited. "This is Enterprise" is usually the most you'll hear from the Shat-man, and Picard's lines are limited to the usual banter you'd expect from a videogame. A for effort from the producers. They tried. This however is not the be all end all Trek game we were hoping for though. Gameplay: 4 Graphics: 8 Sound: 8 Rent or Buy? Definately a renter - even for hardcore fans. Expand
  5. Jun 18, 2012
    6
    As a Trekkie, it was thrilling to be able to see all of the starships I had come to admire in such detail, and to be able to control them in a fully 3-dimensional setting. The score is dramatic and certainly lives up the memory of all the Star Trek series, the graphics are impressive, and it was a great touch to hear all 5 of the real captain's voices. However, the game does have a fewAs a Trekkie, it was thrilling to be able to see all of the starships I had come to admire in such detail, and to be able to control them in a fully 3-dimensional setting. The score is dramatic and certainly lives up the memory of all the Star Trek series, the graphics are impressive, and it was a great touch to hear all 5 of the real captain's voices. However, the game does have a few disappointing features which bring the score down. Chiefly, because of the generally low health of your ships, difficulty with controls and vagueness of the mission parameters, I found Legacy very diffilcult to play, and have only just reached the first Original Series mission through the help of a friend. The lack of offline multiplayer is also very disappointing. All in all, an impressive-looking game that probably appeals mostly to Trekkies (not that that's a hugely bad thing) and is let down by fiddly controls, high difficulty level and lack of offline multiplayer. Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2012
    7
    I was torn about what to give this game I think from a sterile, objective standpoint it deserves a 6.5 but for a trekkie (which if you aren't why the heck did you buy this game) I felt it was an 8, so I split the difference) The story takes you through most of the entire series. The controls can be tricky at first but I think the game does a good job tutoring you on system control throughI was torn about what to give this game I think from a sterile, objective standpoint it deserves a 6.5 but for a trekkie (which if you aren't why the heck did you buy this game) I felt it was an 8, so I split the difference) The story takes you through most of the entire series. The controls can be tricky at first but I think the game does a good job tutoring you on system control through the first few forgiving levels. It is not a game you can hand your friend and expect them to do well with however (at least not right off the bat) In single player you feel like you are managing more aspects of the ship, things like tweeking the engines, scanning, transporting, transfering power. I liked to feel like I had more to do than just point the ship and fire away. In the online or skirmishing modes thats basically all you do transfer auxilliary power to weapons of shilelds (depending how you roll) and get into it. Single player felt a little more involved, while the story was nothing extraordinary is was engaging enough (sorry bad pun) to keep me interested. I spent most of my time in skirmish more ( I found it hard to find online matches) you can have up to 4 ships in your fleet at once and you can customize things like size of fleet, which era of ships or set a budget) There are several maps which include various planets, asteroids or nebulas ( all of which affect your ships in different way) To get around fast you use warp which can be finiky to use but usually gets you into or out of battles quickly. Phasers drain enemy shields while torpedoes will do heavy hull damage once shields are offline. These battles take place is a 3D plane so you can have ships above or below you as well as around you. smaller lightly armed ships are faster and more manuverable while capital ships can take and give a trememdous beating but don't exactly turn on a dime. I thought there was a lot of replayability here and enjoyed the battles. I think if you like video games and star trek this is a solid pick up for you. It won't be your favourite game but you will probably never sell it for those days when you feel like taking the helm and making playing XBOX even nerdier than usual. The downsides are weak multiplayer community (at least when I played), ho-hum single player and when a ships blows up it can look a bit blocky My bottom line is if your not into Star Trek probably pass, if you like or love Star Trek give it a try, it's worth the 15-20 $ it costs now. Expand
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 41
  2. Negative: 4 out of 41
  1. The controls of your spaceships just aren’t good enough. You rotate your ship in 3D. You rotate the camera in 3D. You fight in 3D – it’s all just too much 3D.
  2. Soured by some nagging flaws, Legacy isn't a title that will appeal to everyone. However, its willingness to try something new deserves some healthy praise. [Jan 2007, p.92]
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    80
    This game excels at staging space battles on an epic scale. [Jan. 2007, p.70]