As a fan of the Soul Calibur series (I have played 2, 2 HD online, 3, 4, Broken Destiny, and 5), I figured I would try out Legends. It is a poorly made third person hack and slash.
Gameplay consists of entering rooms, being "ambushed", randomly swinging the Wii remote, fighting with the lock on system, and moving on to the next room to repeat. At the early stages of the game this just feels repetitive but later stages become frustrating when swarms of enemies start attacking at staggered intervals which means you have to keep blocking. This makes the timed missions very hard. Most stages end with a boss fight. The quality of these range from mediocre, and broken, dodge and remote waggle fests to atrocious almost impossible fights where you have to hack at the boss after their "super attack." This is made harder since the playable characters move as fast as snails and the bosses, and most regular enemies, can move like cheetahs.
The story mode is the main portion of the game which is an odd choice for a game claiming to be part of Soul Calibur. As much as I like the real Soul Calibur games, I must admit the story is the weakest link of the series. This game is no exception. It consists mainly of still drawings of the characters and text dialogue where every other line consists of "..."
The graphics are rather bland. Personally, I feel the graphics of the Gamecube version of Soul Calibur II were superior. Considering everything about this game feels rushed and sloppy, this is not much of a surprise.
The multiplayer mode feels tacked on and fights quickly become waggle duels where the winner feels completely up to the whim of the detection system. New arenas and weapons are unlocked as the single player mode is completed, but they feel pretty much same.
The music was decent, but who buys a game just to listen to the music. Other sound effects were generic and the voice acting was terrible.
My Advice: Stay far away from this game that tarnishes the Soul Calibur name. Seek your hack and slash fix elsewhere.
No: I don’t recommend this product