I was sitting at home playing 007 Legends when a friend stopped over to watch me shoot my way through one of the missions. I was ducking behind a car, trying to knock out an RPG nest, while indicators warned me that enemies were throwing grenades in my vicinity. “Is this Call of Duty?” I was asked, which really is a fair question.
Truth is, 007 Legends is allegedly a James Bond title, though the game is little more than a poorly crafted military shooter. The cast from MI6 is thrown in here aimlessly, seemingly for no reason.
I'll concede to you that Legends isn't the worst shooter I've ever played. However, when I think of James Bond, I don't imagine him taking down machine gun emplacements, or leading an army of soldiers into battle. It's so inappropriate, so absolutely ridiculous, that it makes you wonder if this was ever intended to be a 007 title in the first place.
You play Bond throughout the game – at least that's the character's name. The suave spy is nowhere to be found, despite having the likeness of Daniel Craig. There are moments during missions where you do some spy related things, like search for evidence or hack into computers. The problem is that all of this involves a mini-game, and most of the time I felt like I was being taken hostage.