Friday, October 12, 2012

BeefJack: 7 reasons why 007 Legends won’t be legendary

Activision release 007 Legends next week. I, for one, am not fussed at all. James Bond games are a little hit and miss at the best of times and there's just so much looking like it's going to be a bit mediocre that I just couldn't keep quiet about it.

7 reasons why 007 Legends won’t be legendary

I was actually worried that this version was a little too fanboy-ish. My editor felt otherwise though. However, I'd already started restructuring the article. Bonus Blog Paragraph time. I envisioned a rewording of number six and a deeper look into the videogame industries obsession with Goldeneye.

Goldeneye isn't in 007 Legends, and for that we should be thankful. Rare's game blew players away, it was the perfect Bond game, and it has never been surpassed. Unfortunately, that's something game publishers seem to have got stuck on. A few of the Bond games that have come out in the past fifteen years have been trying to be 'the new Goldeneye' and these are always the ones that stumble the hardest. They even gave up trying to tie games into the films at one point and gave us a spin-off, Goldeneye: Rogue Agent, that made no sense and barely featured 007. There was also the remake that swapped Brosnan for Craig in the Bond role. 007 Legends looks like another Bond game that's fallen into the 'Goldeneye trap'.

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