• Shawn Watson25 June 2015
    1/10
    The name is Bond, Ja...oh who even cares???
    I think nailing my hands to my knees would be more enjoyable than this cheap, cash-grab shovelware. The Bond franchise has polarizing results when it comes to video games, but even dull fare such as James Bond 007: The Duel seems quaintly favorable compared to what I had to endure during my brief flirtation with 007 Legends. Much like GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (still a better game than this) plot elements are taken from several Bond movies combined into one. Here we treated to Goldfinger, OHMSS, Moonraker, Licence to Kill, Die Another Day, and Skyfall. I couldn't even make it past OHMSS, no matter how much I like the movie or want to be a part of it in a video game world.

    Presented as a first person shooter the game unashamedly rip-offs more successful games in the genre, most notably Deus Ex: Human Revolution and will make you long to be playing them instead. The whole shebang is lazy, uninspiring, generic-as-hell, conveyor belt stuff. And what is up with those load times? I've had Commodore 64 tapes load faster than this. It's utterly disgraceful that a game can take that long to load in this era. I don't even understand why this is so since the sound and graphics are very far from the state- of-art. I'm not kidding, this thing looks like it came from 2002, not 2012.

    I bought this game because I wanted to play Licence to Kill as a video game, but it's so poor I couldn't make it that far. Besides, LTK is Dalton, not Craig. It would be like casting Val Kilmer in The Dark Knight. Craig himself sounds completely bored and is apparently phoning it in during toilet breaks. The only thing we're missing is the sound of a big brown splash as he catatonically huffs through his dialogue.

    This is a new low for the franchise when it comes to video games. Check out Everything or Nothing, Nightfire, or even Agent Under Fire instead. They are all over a decade old by this point but they're still better games than this one.

    007: Legends is low-rent throwaway trash that is not worth your time and money.
  • Thatdudewiththelongname19 October 2012
    7/10
    Bond James Bond
    Warning: Spoilers
    007 James bond is a bad ass super-spy with over 50 years of history filled with some of the most recognizable hero's, villains, lines, and moments. so making a game celebrating these moments is a brilliant idea so how well are these moments moved from film to game? lets find out.

    first off the premise is amazing and that only makes me wish it was executed better. the game opens with a scene from Skyfall and flashes back to the most impressive moments in bond history. the good news is that the moments are executed well but are not pulled together to feel like one cohesive story. the only issue with the moments is that they feel different because of Daniel Craig replacing all the old bonds and how odd it is to be snooping around with a smart phone but its better then remaking the bond movies. other then that it is a well executed game and fun to fight all of the old villains.

    game-play wise its nothing great but nothing is broken. its basic FPS fair. some stealth sections are OK but difficult if you don't have a silenced weapon. basic but not broken same goes for the online which feels like a better version of last times Goldeneye reloaded.

    graphically the game looks OK nothing fantastic but not dull enough to hate. outside looks better then indoor sections. faces and models look fine there is nothing to hate but nothing to love. voice acting is fine and sound is one of the better tech aspects.

    so in the end there is no major issues with 007 legends its a somewhat above average game that is worth your time if you like the sires.

    game-play 7/10. graphics 6/10. story 4/10. replay 6/10. non fans 6/10 nothing will catch your attention just a normal shooter. fans 8/10 a lot of awesome moments from some of the best bond films will make you love this game more than others normally would. overall 7