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X-Men: Legends

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK):

    ALONE, YOU ARE MIGHTY.
    TOGETHER, YOU ARE LEGENDS.

    -Professor Charles Xavier

    Magneto has unleashed this most diabolical plan ever.
    Now, as Earth falls under a shroud of darkness,
    X-Men Legends puts the fate of the world in your hands.
    Combine and customise teams of mutants through
    an epic series of battles to save mankind.

    Strategically recruit and upgrade your team of 4 mutants from a cast of 15 playable X-Men.

    Unleash an arsenal of superpowers as you adventure through fully destructible environments.

    Traverse a new, epic X-Men action/RPG.

    Join the action with up to 4 players at once in multiplayer skirmish and co-op modes.


    www.x-men-legends.com

    Contributed by TechSmurfy (814) on Jun 26, 2012.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    Penned by Man of Action, a studio of comic industry veterans, X-Men: Legends begins with the rescue of a young mutant and takes players through an engrossing plot that could unite mutant-kind, yet destroy the human race in the process.

    Along the way, players will be able to assemble their ideal X-Men crew from over 15 of the most popular characters from the last 40 years, including Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Gambit and Beast, to name a few.

    However, before players load-up their squad with heavy hitters, they will have to take their foes’ abilities into consideration as certain situations may benefit from the abilities of specific X-Men. While Cyclops’ optic blasts and Colossus’ immense strength are great for clearing a path through hordes of enemies, players can opt to bring Wolverine and Nightcrawler along on a stealth intensive mission to help circumvent detection devices.

    Once the action begins, players can take control of any member of their squad and even execute multi-character combinations such as the famous Wolverine/Colossus Fastball Special. As they progress through the game, characters will gain experience points that players can use to upgrade the X-Men’s abilities and even learn new fighting styles.

    Four-player co-operative mode is also planned, allowing multiple players to partner-up in X-Men: Legends. With dynamic joining, new players can join the adventure at any time, or gamers can take a break and pit their heroes against each other in the X-Men’s famed Danger Room.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Oct 05, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:
    The first 3D action-RPG based on the popular Marvel characters.

    Prepare yourself for a mutant action-RPG adventure.

    Features

    • Unlockable items
    • Explore the Xavier Mansion and play as the X-Me
    • Written by veteran X-Men writers
    • Explore the Xavier Mansion and play as the X-Men
    • Four player simultaneous action

    The group that gives mutants a bad rap, The Brotherhood, have freed their leader, Magneto. And he has plans to turn the Earth into an eternal winter wonderland. Call on the X-Men to save the Earth from the deep freeze.

    In this action RPG, you control a team of four mutants as your X-Men span the globe to stop Magneto. As your team fights, you control one member and the computer AI fights for the others. At any time, you can switch characters by pressing a direction on the Control Pad. Via the A and B Buttons, your character performs different combat combos or simply deliver simple strikes. Outside of jumping, your character can also pick up and throw enemies and items within the environment, such as trash cans. Pressing the R Button enables your X-Men character to perform a signature move.

    Like any good RPG, level-ups occur as you progress through the game. When you control a team of four X-Men, all characters will earn points for leveling up in battle, not just the character you control. In addition to upgrading character attributes, you get to equip your characters with items to pump up their attributes.

    Even with the RPG trappings, X-Men Legends excels when it comes to action. The cel-shaded characters enhance the quality of action. Occasionally, you'll need to switch characters to solve a puzzle. Iceman is the only one who's going to build a bridge for you. The ability to change characters freely not only helps in battle, it helps shield a weaker party member (or one that has taken a lot of damage) from the front line. If you get too far ahead of the rest of your group, press the L Button to call the other members for a little help. Through this, you and another X-Men mutant can perform nasty combo attacks on a pesky enemy.

    Up to four players can embark on the mutant mission, each playing his or her favorite X-Men character (there are 15 playable X-Men in all). However, in story mode, other players will need to wait to join in until Wolverine gets through the first part of the first mission. Then, a second character is introduced. After the first level, all four players can play. The biggest limitation to the extra players is fitting all the action within the screen.

    As extras, you'll find comic books, which both look cool and add to your character's attributes. Occasionally you come across CDs which contain missions for the Danger Room training area. Plus, the game gives you alternate X-Men clothing outfits. Don't read too much into the RPG angle; it's more of an action game that has you power up your abilities.

    Bottom Line

    Combat to the power of X. Get behind a mutant and blast away.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Sep 11, 2005.

Ad in Computer Bild Spiele, November 2004 (German):

    Allein bist du mächtig.
    Als Team seid Ihr Legenden.

    - Professor Charles Xavier

    Rekrutiere dein Team von 4 Mutanten aus bis zu 15 steuerbaren X-Men’ oder spiele im 4-Spieler-Koop-Modus.

    Erlebe ein neues, episches X-Men-Action-/Rollenspiel, in dem du Magneto’ und seine finstere Armee bekämpfen musst.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Oct 30, 2004.

uk.playstation.com:
    Summary

    Long time X-Men adversary Magneto is up to his old tricks, hatching plans to enslave humanity. It's up to you to stop him by hand-picking a dream team of superheroes from Marvel's melange of mutants, training them up and leading them into battle in X-Men Legends, a new action RPG from Activision.

    Details

    Control your gifted team of heroes individually or as a team as you explore vast worlds and unravel the branching storyline. In battle, you can even use combinations of characters to execute deadly combos such as the Wolverine/Colossus Fastball Special. With each encounter you earn experience points which can be used to further bolster your team's powers.

    With Morlocks, the Brotherhood of Mutants and robotic Sentinels to contend with, teamwork is the key to success. Use the awesome destructive power of Colossus for all out assaults or Nightcrawler's teleporting abilities when a more stealthy approach is required.

    Features

  • Engaging story penned by former X-Men comic writers with over 35 stunning cinematic sequences

  • Dynamic Joining allows new players to join the adventure at any time

  • Play four-player co-op mode or pit heroes against one another in the Danger Room

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Oct 30, 2004.