I entered this game into my game queue with the hopes that what I was readin everywhere may have been a bit overblown. The brilliance of the reimagined Goldeneye by this same studio gave me hopes for future Bond shooters. 007 Legends destroyed those hopes. The controls were clunky and sticky. The story, which I was really trying to get into just wasn't very compelling, and the overall gameplay just extremely repetitive and at some points just downright loathesome. I was especially looking forward to the WiiU experience with this game hoping for a better experience enhanced by the gamepad, that did not come to fruition either. The multiplayer was never an option because there was never anyone on the Nintendo Network playing the game. Overall a very disappointing experience that could not hold me through to the end. I only made it about halfway through and got tired of the repetitive waves of baddies, point A to Point B, awful sticky aiming and control scheme. Rent if you would like to try out a new WiiU game, but don't say I did'nt warn you first.
I thought Eurocom was going to bring some quality back to 007 games after the awesome job they did with GoldenEye a couple of years ago, but they've disappointed me.
I start up the campaign and the first thing I notice is how ugly the game looks. It looks barely above last gen quality. Not a deal breaker though because I've played many ugly games that were still fun. This wasn't fun though, and its problems go far beyond the graphics.
Like with GoldenEye '10 you can expect this to play like James Bond meets Call of Duty. You will reach certain points of levels where you can either play stealthily, or play the opposite and just blow stuff up. You won't wanna blow up too much though because the explosions all look kinda weak. And I'm finding that the enemy AI is just stupid, which I don't think was a problem with GoldenEye.
Checkpoints also feel just a little too far apart. There are a few frustrating parts where it feels like the enemies just never stop spawning, so when you finally pass that part you'd expect a checkpoint right after but there isn't always and if you die you'll have to do it again.
Yet another issue I had with the game were the controls. No matter how much I adjust the sensitivity it just never feels right. And speaking of the controls, the Pro Controller is supported in multiplayer mode only (and there is no support for Wii Remote/Nunchuck at all). For campaign they force the GamePad on you even though they fail to make any good use of the touch screen, so why bother making it mandatory? One of the worst things they added are the first-person fist fights where it's just a QTE where you're prompted to move the analog sticks to throw punches.
After getting bored with the campaign (which I was unable to force myself to complete) I did try the multiplayer mode but there aren't many people playing it, and the ones who do always seem to prefer team deathmatch over all the other modes, so don't expect more than an hour or two of fun there.
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...