Legendary may not be the most original game to date and does not offer
the first person genre anything new in terms of gameplay, however it's
an apt title that will give lovers of this genre a genuine interesting
The story of Legendary revolves an art thief who has been
tricked in opening the legendary Pandora's Box with extremely dangerous
consequences for mankind as the creatures of myth have been unleashed
into the modern world.
Immediately from the
opening scenes, all hell breaks lose in the gaming environment as
pillars fall in the museum that you are located in, chaos reigns supreme
as beasts attacks innocents and Hollywood style explosions blast their
way around your character. It's definitely one of the better
introductions of the year.
From your first contact
with Pandora's Box, your character has been branded by this legendary
artifact which allows him to consume animus that in laymen's terms allows
him to absorb the energy of the dead. This power also allows you to heal
and use magics, however the main crux of the game is the weaponry which
is quite ample in this title.
Although magic is good
fun, nothing is more entertaining than using modern weaponry to dispatch
these legendary creatures. The enemies in Legendary are quite diverse
and add to the atmosphere of the gaming environment , however the combat
engine is sometimes a little buggy, especially with collision detection.
The game also involves a
health dose of objectives and missions, ensuring that nothing becomes
bored or to contrived as you make your way to the mystery of this title.
With the odd boss battle here and there, Legendary will challenge
novice gamers, however more experienced players should have no problem
in competing this title within a week.
Graphically, the title is rather impressive on the XBox 360 with great
looking gaming environments. All the characters in the game are well
animated and have some really good texture details that when matched
with the variety of special effects and realistic lighting, makes this
quite a decent looking game.
The musical score is quite ambient and
changes with the action of the title, however my only grip about the
sound department is the overthetop voice acting which is clichéd and at
times forced. Then again, considering the "horror" genre, it's actually
quite fitting... just a little cheesy.
In conclusion, Legendary
is an apt first person shooter that features a sturdy game engine and
some decent gaming moments. It may not be the most original game of
2008, however it's a well made game that has a good story and some great
Definitely one to consider!