Chaos Legion Reviews (PlayStation 2)
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Game Shark (Sep 05, 2003)
The packaging of Chaos Legion describes the game as a "savage gothic opera" but with a lean, clich? story and easy combat it's really an uncomplicated brawler with goofy costumes and camera problems. Action fans might find the game a temporary diversion, but it has no staying power.
Fragland.net (Nov 24, 2003)
Some people can say lots of negative things about Japanese videogames (for instance, I find most of them too colorful or flashy), but you can't deny the fact that most of the greatest beat 'em up and sword slashing games come from our Japanese friends. Capcom is one of these friends and they have already demonstrated their developing skills with games such as Resident Evil or Devil May Cry. Especially that last title was awesome and their newest action game Chaos Legion often reminded me of that particular game. Let's have a closer look.
games xtreme (Sep 09, 2003)
If you want a good hack and slash game, then this one’s definitely got an edge over the others, while not really ground-breaking or bringing much new to the genre of action games, it has enough surprises and character to keep you wanting to play. As for replayability, I do know that you can control a very different character from beginning to end but sadly I didn’t have time to play the game to the end. I shall be finishing this one, because I am determined to find out what’s going on.
Thunderbolt Games (Jul 05, 2007)
Chaos Legion is one of the great unsung brawlers of the PS2. So the story is cliched beyond belief. So the characters are forgettable. Maybe its presentation could have been executed better. Big deal. The game is overflowing with some of the toughest brawling action you’ll ever face. Considering the vast hordes of diehard foes and an unforgiving learning curve, you’ll be in for quite a challenge. What the game doesn’t boast in style, it makes up for in content. Obtaining all of the Legions, maxing out their abilities, and learning to use them effectively in battle makes for a unique experience. Never mind the inevitable comparisons between Chaos Legion and the Devil May Cry titles; this game is in a league all its own.
GameCell UK (2003)
Overall Chaos Legion is a very good, very polished game, but not one to be taken lightly. The difficulty level and general learning curve is horrific, so this really isn't something for casual gamers. As scary as it seems, while this game made me cry out in pain when I was killed for the hundredth time, I enjoyed every sick little moment of it, and I think that a lot of other people would too.
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) (Oct 03, 2003)
Fortunately for Capcom, most people don’t look to their favorite button mashers when they want a good story. Chaos Legion is a better than average action game that requires a little strategy thanks to its RPG elements. I rate this one at least a rental, but would go as far as saying if you love your action in the Devil May Cry or Dynasty Warriors vein, run out and buy Chaos Legion today.
Gamesmania.de (Sep 04, 2003)
Da wäre mehr drin gewesen: Anfangs macht Chaos Legion mit seinen coolen Legionen und den vielen, auf dem Screen umher wuselnden Monstern noch ordentlich Spaß, aber spätestens ab Level 5 verkommt der Spielablauf zur Gamepad-Vergewaltigung. Wieso Capcom keine Rätsel oder alternativen Lösungswege eingebaut hat? Keine Ahnung! Denn den versprochenen taktischen Ansprüchen wird Chaos Legion in keiner Weise gerecht. Schließlich kann auch das Upgrade-System nicht wirklich überzeugen. Was bleibt ist ein kurzweiliges Action-Games mit durchaus ansprechender Optik und einem Metzel-Faktor, wie es ihn auf der PS2 noch nicht gegeben hat. Action-Fans sollten Probe "hacken"!
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network (Aug 20, 2003)
Due to the shortness of the game, and the overall lack of polish, I don't recommend a purchase here. This is a three-night fling that will give you a diversion from some of the other games you're currently playing, and will temporarily quench your thirst for hack 'n slash action.
Deaf Gamers (2003)
Basically it's a good gothic flavoured action game that is easy to get into and the legions are a good inclusion. However Capcom themselves have spoiled us with masterpieces such as Onimusha 2 and in comparison Chaos Legion doesn't look special.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Sep 12, 2003)
Chaos Legion has all the style of Devil May Cry, but like the second installment in that series, some poor gameplay mechanics keep the title from achieving all that it could. The legions are a brilliant creation, and the enemy variety that exists in each scene keeps the game from becoming overly monotonous. However, the underlying hack ‘n slash gameplay still remains, and better character combat mechanics are required to cut down on the button mashing. Ultimately, Chaos Legion should provide great amusement for action junkies, but the role-playing crowd that it’s trying to reach will find no joy in the relentless combat.
Super Play (Sweden) (Aug, 2003)
I förra månadens förspelstest skrev jag att Chaos Legion såg ut att bli en högtidsstund. Med tanke på mina anmärkningar är det kanske att ta i, men eftersom jag gillar den här typen av hetsig snabbtryckaraction har jag ändå svårt att värja mig. Dessutom finns det för en gångs skull en vettig anledning att spela om äventyret när slutbossen har besegrats. Vilken den är får du upptäcka på egen hand.
Netjak (Aug 20, 2003)
In the end I'd say rent it and find out for yourself if you feel like dropping a good 50 bills on the puppy. You just may get sucked into the chaos of Chaos Legion, then again you just may want to visit and get out some frustration. If you’re still in a fix for some gothic action, pick up the original DMC for 20 bucks or save those hard earned greenbacks for the new Castlevania, which is sure to rock your world.
Jeuxvideo.com (Sep 08, 2003)
Voilà un titre qui s'aventure courageusement sur le terrain délicat des purs softs d'action. Mais Capcom connaît son affaire et trouve, à travers le système d'invocation des légions, un excellent moyen de servir l'action épique de Chaos Legion. Malgré tout, l'ensemble manque cruellement de saveur une fois passé les premières minutes d'éblouissement, et c'est un titre de moyenne envergure qui se révèle derrière le caractère faussement ambitieux de cette production.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Oct 09, 2003)
Despite Capcom's protestations of Chaos Legion being some 'intense gothic opera' fusion of action, RPG and strategy, it's still an essentially simple game at its heart, and might not be as involving as many would like. But if you want to feast on non-stop action with an interesting power up mechanic then there are few games out there that can match its challenge. As with any game you're not entirely sure of, try before you buy. The chances are if you like the idea of a whiter version of Devil May Cry, you might like it.
GameZone (Aug 18, 2003)
However, when it came time to deciding on this game's overall score, those factors had very little to do with my decision. It all came down to the gameplay, which failed to deliver a consistently fresh experience. It's a fun game, no doubt about that, but the fun doesn't last. Chaos Legion is like a train on a circular track: it goes round and round, never veering from the path. I'll leave it up to you to decide whether or not that's a good thing.
Gaming Target (Sep 11, 2003)
Reasons to give Chaos Legion more time of day than a simple one time run through are scarce unless you desperately need more of a chance to absorb the convoluted storyline. Going back through the game a second time lends the chance to blow enemies out of the water with Thanatos and collect extras, but in the end this game is still a relatively short experience. Hardcore Devil May Cry fans will find more to keep them playing than the casual gamer, but either group could get by with a Friday night rental.
IGN (Aug 05, 2003)
Chaos Legion is an interesting example of Capcom's Devil May Cry phenomenon at work. It's gothic in look, "stylish" at first impression, and filled with a character who seems to have attitude. It's a product of Capcom's attempt to try new things, but in the end, it's not all that.
Digital Entertainment News (den) (Oct 06, 2003)
More style than substance and more slashing than strategy, Chaos Legion tries to be an innovative action game and barely manages to be an average one.
Adventure Lantern (Dec, 2005)
Chaos Legion is a difficult game to recommend to many gamers. If you are looking for a good story, while you will find a fairly solid premise at the beginning, the lack of significant plot development and character depth will disappoint you. If you are looking for an intellectual challenge or at least interesting locations to explore, the bland levels and endless action in Chaos Legion will make for a miserable experience. However, if you enjoy the occasional pure action game and just want to spend a few hours hacking and slashing your way through throngs of monsters, Chaos Legion might have something to offer. The interesting legion system and the colorful boss fights might be enough to keep you entertained for some time.
Factornews (Oct 15, 2003)
Chaos Legion s'adresse à un public acharné et averti. Bourrin et répétitif, mais un poil tactique grâce à ses légions, le petit Sieg se démène dans des combats bien trop confus pour passionner les foules, malgré les bonus à débloquer plutôt alléchants. Le joueur lambda finira peut être une fois le jeu et laissera Chaos Legion retourner sur l'étagère, par manque de courage.
allaboutgames.co.uk (Jul 21, 2004)
Enjoyable for fans of the genre, but may will find more pleasure picking up Capcom's other 'hack and slash' title, Devil May Cry 2.
GameSpy (Aug 09, 2002)
Chaos Legion is repetitive, ugly, short, nonsensical, and boring -- a beat-'em-up that gets almost everything wrong, and that's wildly overpriced at $50. (Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick provides superior hack-and-slash action for $20.) I'm confident that Capcom will pull out of its slump before much longer, but mediocre action games like Chaos Legion won't help its cause.
PSX Extreme (Oct 15, 2003)
The game features a lot of unlockables, made available by beating the game. Too bad the biggest replay incentive of them all is missing - namely, a compelling game experience. With Devil May Cry, Capcom single-handedly resurrected the classic action genre. With Chaos Legion, they take a big step backwards. It seems as if Capcom forgot that the things that made character-centric action titles of the past so great weren't cool main characters or non-stop action - it was perfect gameplay and varied level design.