So while it's clearly modeled after a decade-old game-design recipe, Legendary nevertheless packs plenty of flavor into its spectacle-laden crust. With most Xbox gamers weaned on shooters that ape Halo's gameplay and style (a game that's seven years old itself), don't be surprised if you find Legendary's solid retro formula refreshing.
* Plenty of pretty scripted sequences and dazzling boss encounters.
* Intriguing multiplayer mode.
* Minute-to-minute gameplay feels dated.
* How'd a simple thief get so good at wielding heavy weapons?