007 Legends attempts to be a big, brassy tribute to 50 years of James Bond, but it ends up a little too ambitious for its own good, with a story that is more spectacle than substance and some new ideas that don't work together as well as they should. The multiplayer, however, is better than ever, and that alone should make this a must have for any 007 fan's collection.
Bond's latest shooter is barely kept afloat throughout the five-hour-long campaign, but while it has a smattering of good ideas, they're buried beneath concepts so tired, you'll have a hard time caring. It's a game filled with occasional highs and frequent lows--and you'll be thrown between them so quickly and haphazardly that you'll be lucky to make it through 007 Legends without whiplash.
Sadly, the pitch for this shoddy, ugly and conceptually uneven game probably amounted to "we need to get out a game quickly, if we're gonna keep the license". At least this uninspired actioner is playable from start to finish. I'd like to think James Bond deserves better than this.
007 Legends was clearly rushed to market, and the publisher has such a spotty track record with the franchise, that it's high time for the Bond license to be revoked. Uglier than Jaws and shorter than Nick Nack, 007 Legends doesn't expect you to gawk. Oh no Mr. Bond fans, it expects you to cry. Mission succeeded.
Reliving some of the most popular missions of 007 definitely has something appealing. But the end result, is, alas, an abomination. It's a terrible, dull, and sometimes plainly unplayable FPS which, when it tries to diversify its experience (stealth, espionage, chase sequences), just adds more frustration and annoyance.
007 Legends attempts to let the gamer relive 50 years of a masterpiece. With missions based on the movies themselves, it seems to be a necessity for any James Bond freak or player. However good the game may seem from any prospective, the masterpiece itself has some flaws. Some missions are extremely short. Some parts **** will be flawed with parts not from the actual movie. Extra things are added in, some to make the experience more exciting, but some make you think they actually tried to flaw it. However above all, the whole game itself is a fun, exciting, never boring game. With stealth marked right on and the combat to the max, 007 Legends might take the lead in best Bond game. And unlike some first person shooters witch have a hard to focus on plot (because there is to much killing and not enough plot) this game has an actual story in each movie level. I recommend this to players who want a fun action packed game, and with plenty violence, but with a good story.
The game is not as bad as the reviews suggest. im playing on the hardest setting and it is a pretty good challenge. i believe this is better than the goldeneye remake. the game is not a world beater but then again mist games arnt. if your a bond fan get it. if not then still get it. The graphics i believe are better than dishonoured. i have even dropped this game to play legends. give it a go. i believe 7/10 does this game justice. the level design is excellent if on difficult setting. i love this game. stealth and action all rolled in to one
Not the greatest game made, nor is it the best Bond game ever made. That said, this isn't a complete throw away like some reviewers are saying. I do like how they've had to re-imagine some of the older movies to fit with modern times. The multiplayer could be better if they can work on latency issues. That said, give it a try. I paid full price because I am a Bond fan to the core, but I imagine this will be down 20-30 bucks by Christmas.
007 Legends had the potential to be a really great game but unfortunately it didn't even come close to that. The story wasn't good and the game was far too easy even on the hardest difficulties. The boss fights were boring, you have so much health that you feel invincible and because it's difficult to stay stealthy in this game, you will have to go in gunblazing most of the time which simply isn't very fun. The multiplayer was decent but it was plagued by glitches and a host migration system that didn't always work. The voice over work was also a mixed bag (Timothy Watson was awful as both James Bond and GoldFinger) and not being able to play as Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Roger Moore was disappointing. 007 Legends was a very bland game that did not capture the feeling of being Bond at all and simply wasn't much fun to play. If you want a decent James Bond game for XBOX 360, you would do better with GoldenEye Reloaded, Bloodstone and Quantum Of Solace.
When I first played this game I was like WOW this game is really good but when I got about halfway through goldfinger I was like this isn't that fun... I mean you have to take these pictures of computers and it wasn't that fun. However online is AWESOME I mean I could play Xbox live for hours and not get bored. The only reason I would get this game would be for multiplayer.
Summary007 Legends features an original, overarching storyline that explores Bond's journey from a newly-minted secret agent to the most beloved, or hated, spy legend there has ever been. Players experience the conscience and gritty evolution of James Bond by tying together 5 classic Bond movie-inspired missions: Moonraker, On Her Majesty's Sec...