by Charlie Lucy

The importance of casinos in 007: Legends on the Wii

007 Legends on the Wii is quite unlike any previous James Bond game, however we can’t say necessarily whether this is a good thing or a bad thing.  If you were hoping for some James Bond casino action, for instance joining him for a game of poker against a terrorist banker in Casino Royale, or a game of baccarat in Dr No, then you are likely to be disappointed.

Legends is a kind of compilation various scenes from six James Bond movies. These are Skyfall, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Licence to Kill, Die Another Day, Moonraker, and Goldfinger. It might sound great, the very best of Bond, but the problem is that is all comes over somewhat incoherently. Each scene is a mission, but there is nothing that really connects them together, there is no underlying plot.

The first challenge is to spot the movie that you find yourself in. “Ah, a naked golden girl, this must be Goldfinger, hey look at me, I am skiing in the Alps, it must be in Skyfall,” and so it goes on. Your really do need to be an expert in bond movies to understand what’s going on and there is no connection between scenes. What makes it even more confusing is that every Bond appears to be a computer simulation of Daniel Craig. It really makes little sense.

If the game play was original it might help somewhat, but it is very difficult to find anything that is very different from Call of Duty and similar games. The missions are not particularly exciting either. It is nearly all gun battles with the occasional riddle added, open a safe, diffuse a bomb, crack a code, and none of them particularly challenging. And if you really want any casino action, then your only hope is to play at a site like This will provide you with the casino action, but it will not help you still feel disappointed by the 007 game not living up to its potential. 

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