After it turned out that the new GoldenEye game didn't suck and Activision simultaneously published a new third-person Bond adventure in the form of Blood Stone (seriously flawed, but showed promise) I actually had the audacity to hope that the publisher was doing something interesting with the license. When 007 Legends was announced I foolishly perked up. Eurocom, the guys behind GoldenEye, were developing this new Bond FPS and going back and revisiting old Bond films is one of my favorite pastimes.
What is not one of my favorite pastimes is playing through a rushed game whose quality is an insult to one of the greatest franchises in the history of media. You hear that Activision? This is James Bond, not some license you picked up off a one shot movie deal. You're dealing with an icon and this is how you treat him? The post GoldenEye 007 games may not have been revolutionary, but at least they tried. Bond deserves better and so do the people who buy this game expecting to receive even an iota of quality because the number 007 is on it.
I suppose that pretty much gives you the gist of it already, but if you want to see a massive Bond fan release all his anger at 007 Legends in a single review please read on.... read more