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NEW LEGENDS    ( XBOX )           
New Legends
68%
Cool Story
Dated Graphics
Repetitive
I've always loved real world, slightly futuristic games such as Deus Ex and the Fallout series, so on reading the background story to New Legends, I knew I just had to take a look at this disk. 

You are Sun Soo, a soldier in one of last areas of China in the near future preparing for an immanent attack from a particularly nasty emperor and his half demon henchmen. By the time you take over as the hero, the army of evil are right on your doorstep and congregating around your largest city in your province. After a patrol calls in, identifying the threat, you and a couple of units head out to assist the recon team. 

Graphically New Legends looks unspectacular, though only because just about every game realeased on the XBox these days are so visually impressive. I found fighting a little awkward and repetitive, but a very engrossing storyline convinced me to plug on. 

Being of more first-person preference, I tend to feel third person alternatives need a sterling use of camera work to keep everything from becoming crowded and often confusing. Sadly New Legends had problems here too. I loved the vast arsenal of guns, but trying to aim them in third person was tricky. Just turning my man and slashing didn't do much for me and while levels are really big, sometimes I found myself running around looking for something to do. 

In the end, New Legends is a limited hack and slash with a some menial thinking involed. Its not all bad though, what perhaps saves it is the strong storyline, which probably makes this game worth a look, but I'd cetainly try before you buy.

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