Legendary is a first-person shooter developed by Spark Unlimited and published by Gamecock Media Group. Taking on the role of professional art thief, Charles Deckard, players infiltrate the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art, unknowingly commissioned to steal Pandora’s Box. After inadvertently opening the box, Deckard is now faced with foe, once believed to be only legend, such as Werewolves, Minotaur, and Griffons. His task: not only to survive, but to stop these creatures from destroying the world and to once again close Pandora’s Box.
Coinciding with its Mature rating from the ESRB, Legendary is packed with graphic sequences of violence, blood, and gore. Blood can be found on the floors and walls of many of the rooms and some of the enemies prey on dead corpses that are strewn about. Some mild offensive language rounds out the equation to earn Legendary some not so high marks.
Though a unique idea with a story that could have gone somewhere, Legendary is a real let down. Coupled with its many technical problems, poor audio, and less than enjoyable fight sequences, this title could use a lot more polish, not to mention some new writing. All and all, Legendary doesn’t quite live up to its name.
» By Stephan Mack, Plain Games. Published 2/7/2009 12:39:05 PM.