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Good FPS Bond game at a great price!
on July 22, 2014
When 007 Legends was first released, I checked some of the reviews, and decided to hold off on picking it up. Now that the price has dropped quite a bit, I went ahead and ordered it through Amazon. I’m glad I did, because I’m having fun playing through the campaign. Granted, the game plays a lot like a Call of Duty game, but there’s something about assuming the role of Bond, especially in the segments that are inspired by the actual movies. The graphics are not as polished as the Call of Duty series, but 007 Legends has a sharp, crisp frame rate that works great while running through stages in massive shoot outs. There are weapon attachments and character upgrades you can use experience points to unlock, which again, the feature seems to mimic Call of Duty, but it certainly adds to the gameplay as you try to unlock certain weapon and character upgrades while playing through the levels. The gadget mini-games are an interesting diversion to the run-and-gun sections, but can seem a little clunky at times. Some portions of the campaign levels can prove to be challenging, like the skiing section of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (where you have to race down a hill, shooting enemies while dodging trees, all while trying to catch up with Teresa before she gets too far ahead). There’s also missions where you can only use stealth to get through (being spotted will result in a failed mission), which can prove tricky, since it seems you can get spotted pretty quickly. Fortunately, these sections are pretty sporadic – most of the storyline is run-and-gun. Occasionally, you’ll have to duke it out with an enemy hand-to-hand, which sets up a boxing-style mini-game (like Punch-Out!!). Though they aren’t necessarily a challenge to get through (at least for me), it breaks up the shoot-outs, and it gives you a great sense of accomplishment when you knock out the main villain of a level. If you are a Bond fan, you’ll probably want to give this title a try. If you enjoy FPS games, this might be a great affordable title to add to your collection.