Yesterday, as most of us die-hard fanatics know, 007 Legends was released. A few critics have weighed in with their thoughts about the game. Here are a few snippets from publications on both the Internet and print. Make sure to voice your opinions on the matter below
No reviews thought this game was amazing.
Thought It Was Okay
No reviewers thought this game was okay.
In fact all of it just feels off. While there are some moments that are faithful to the source material – such as the cutscene in which Bond is strapped to a slab of gold and sweating on Goldfinger’s crotch-searing laser – for the most part 007 Legends is barely recognizable as a Bond experience, much less a tribute to the series’ proud history.
When everything is functioning correctly, Bond does little more than follow onscreen indicators that basically scream “PRESS THIS, SHOOT THIS, HACK THIS” at every turn. You’ll occasionally do a basic investigation of a baddie’s office or trudge through awful stealth sections, but the bulk of the gameplay is as cookie-cutter shooter as they come.
Official XBOX Magazine
Score: None given
Unfortunately, that means churning through large crowds of dopey A.I. goons who easily become panicked or paralyzed in your presence, but can nevertheless put a rocket up your nostril with pinpoint precision from a hundred yards. Couple that combination of marksmanship and one-hit-death potential with the long stretches between checkpoints, and you’ll wonder how Bond made it through so many films without turning into a human sieve.
Now it's time for Wikian's to review 007 Legends. If you pick up a copy, post your thoughts in the comments or post your own blog!