A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Players take on the role of an art thief who becomes savior of the world. He does a lot of killing, but all of his victims -- both mythological and human -- are obvious enemies of humanity.
Violence & Scariness
Characters are burned to cinders, ripped to pieces, and slashed open by a wide variety of mythical creatures. Bloody corpses litter many environments. Most of the player's attacks involve projectile and melee weapons, such as assault rifles and axes. Some enemies must be killed in particularly gruesome manner, such as werewolves, whose heads must be severed from their bodies.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Legendary is a typical, adult-oriented first-person shooter. Play revolves around the violent killing of a variety of mythical beasts, sometimes by extremely violent means (werewolves are permanently disposed of by lopping off their heads). There are also many scenes in which fantastical creatures cause havoc in populated centers, gruesomely killing dozens of people with fire, teeth, claws, and beaks. Players can engage in multiplayer play online.
Is It Any Good?
Legendary is average in just about every way a game can be. Its cookie cutter settings and familiar enemies are generally plain and lackluster, but not quite to the point of being ugly. The action, which has players shooting, hacking, and healing all in roughly equal measure, is competent but utterly conventional. And its narrative contains interesting concepts and characters that, unfortunately, are never fully explained or developed.
Then there are all of the little annoyances. Fallen debris creates narrow, utterly contrived paths through each environment. You can jump long and far, but seemingly only a couple of inches from the ground, which means huge gaps can be cleared easily but that you can't hop over, say, a fallen 10-inch wide column. And there are many places in which there is no end to enemies, which can prove enormously frustrating when trying to concentrate and solve one of the game's many environmental puzzles. Simply put, there are enough excellent first-person shooters vying for the dollars of mature gamers that it makes little sense to settle for a inferior experience like Legendary.
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