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He’s been around for 50 years (how he stays young is something I don’t get), and he’s thrilled many ladies and killed many guys. He’s James Bond, licensed to kill.
Too bad this game doesn’t live up to that legacy. 007 Legends feels more like a standard shooter with the main character not as James Bond, but a Call of Duty soldier dressed up in a tuxedo and drinking a shaken, not stirred Vodka Martini.
The WiiU version of this game came out months after the other versions, and the game makers try to add more to this version – the extra mission of Skyfall, and they use the touch screen on the WiiU Game Pad. It succeeds – a bit.
The main story mode plays out like any other shooter – get from point A to point B, solve some simple mini game puzzles, and shoot everyone that gets in your way.
The game makers try to put in stealth sections in each level, but the process of sneaking past the guards became so cumbersome and time consuming that it would just be easier to charge in and just shoot the bad guys.
There are also challenges, but there’s no real incentive to try them – and most of them are locked to begin with. Also, a lot of the bonus content (pictures of characters or gadgets/guns) is locked, and I’ve no interest in unlocking them.
There’s an online multiplayer mode, but you have to sign on to Nintento Network – which require yet another password. Thanks, but I’d rather go for the no questions asked Call of Duty online mode instead.
007 Legends’ License to Thrill ought to be revoked. SKIP IT.
posted by cerealkeller (EMPORIUM, PA) Jun 17, 2013
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This game could have been really good. First off, the controls licked. They licked so bad it ruined the game. On the right stick, you use to aim, the left and right flies way too fast and the up and down goes at a snail pace. I hate that. I hate it! Sensitivity should be the same on both, always. Or at least give me the option to change it seperately. This game was so terrible that it put the devlopers out of business. So there have been no updates and there probably will never be any. There are glitches in the game too. I've had to reset to previous checkpoint to get back to a spot and try something again that failed to work the first time. At least 3 times. The graphics were horrid. Some things looked good, but the frame rate was pathetic. It lagged out all the time. Dropped into the low 20s frequently. I love Bond movies and games. So for me this was a real dissapointment. I actually bought it for the pc. It was even worse on the PC. It was so bad Steam stopped selling it. And I've never even heard of that before. You pretty much have to rely on auto aim, and they pretty much make it clear that they expect you to. It's so hard to hit your target with the horrible control mechanics, that I actually HAD to use auto aim. I would have never finished the game without it. They basically took stories from older Bond movies and recreated them. It was interesting from 007 fan perspective. But does not give the credit that is due to such a time honored franchise. Unless you're a major Bond fan, I wouldn't give this game the time of day. And that's so sad for me to have to say...
Honestly, I'm not a fan of first person shooters, but I do enjoy James Bond. Sadly have not seen enough of the movies, mostly seen Moon Raker and the Daniel Craig Films. Anyway, I wanted to play through all the good stories for all 6 Bond actors, so I had to go for this. Honestly, I'm glad I did, unlike most 007 FPS' this isn't about going in and killing everyone in the campaign like most FPS' but rather includes that as part of the campaign's gameplay. There are sections where you have to avoid attacking enemies and sneak around undetected, which is a gameplay thing I've gotten into thanks to Metal gear Solid. It feels good to make it through while in stealth mode rather than just running in and shooting everyone. The only flaw I find in it is the lack of actors and cutscenes from previous films, even in Goldfinger Daniel Craig is Bond rather than Sean Connery. It's not that I don't like Daniel Craig, I'm actually a fan of him, it just would ahve been nice if they recycled all the original footage and/or audio from the older films. But beyond that, it's very fun and enjoyable, I highly recommend it.