“Legendary – The Box” Preview
by Angela Quinton
May. 8, 2008
Do you like first-person shooters? Do you like bloodthirsty werewolves, pedestrian-munching gryphons and giant tentacles that destroy police cars? Then you may like Legendary – The Box, a new game for Xbox 360 and PS3. The premise? Next Generation summarizes it nicely in their preview of the game:
Bad news. Charles Deckard, gentleman thief, has opened Pandora’s Box. The real one, which turns out to have been quietly on display in the New York Met all these years. The consequences? An eruption of mythical animals flowing through Manhattan, and reducing the world to a crumbling, September 11-influenced wasteland.
What makes Legendary stand out, from all reports, is the game’s AI– the process that controls your opponent’s actions. The werewolves don’t discriminate: they’ll eat you, but they’ll make a nice snack out of your foes, too, which is a dynamic that provides a high degree of challenge and entertainment. From MTV Multiplayer’s account of the game:
I shot off the lock. The werewolf systematically took out everyone in just a few seconds. The problem: He didn’t commit suicide afterwards. I had to deal with him.