Rocky: Legends Reviews (Xbox)

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Next Level Gaming (Oct 01, 2004)
There can possibly be no other movie series that ever emboldened patriotism and love for the American way as......Rocky. Yeah yeah, Superman was truth and justice and so on. But Rocky brought out the American in all of us. I mean come on, a young Italian amatuer fighter from the poor streets of Philadelphia not only becomes the Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, but then goes on to wow the people of Mother U.S.S.R. Here's the quick and dirty; Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stalone) gets an out of the blue exhibition match shot at the Heavyweight Title against undefeated Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in Rocky I.
X-Power (Dec 06, 2004)
Straf, dat de makers er op zo'n heerlijke manier in slagen om je zo bij het spel te betrekken, een spel dat nota bene gebaseerd is op films van bijna 30 jaar geleden! Toch een hele prestatie als je het mij vraagt. En je vroeg het me net. Niet? Vast wel! Het ziet er allemaal erg lekker uit en alles speelt gewoon erg vloeiend. Enkele visuele aardigheidjes zoals bloed dat tegen het scherm spat en de slowmotionbeelden dragen enkel bij tot de pret. Het knokken zelf gaat verduiveld soepel! Afgezien van enkele mindere puntjes is dit toch een erg geslaagd spel, dat er op wonderbaarlijke wijze in slaagt dat Rockygevoel een 30-tal jaar na datum terug te brengen. De speelduur is mijn inziens wel een beetje beperkt, maar dat moet je er dan maar bijnemen. Ik betwijfel of boksen al ooit zo leuk geweest is op de Xbox!
PlayDevil (Dec 15, 2004)
Rocky Legends from Venom Games and published by Ubi Soft worldwide is a decent boxing game for the X-Box. It has more modes and features then its previous title "Rocky" from Rage Software but unfortunately there is no online play. Gamers who are looking for online boxing might want to skip this title. Regarding controls, your character moves very nicely and accurate and combos can be created without a hassle. Sound effects are good and especially the tunes from the original movies are a lovely addition to the game. If you like boxing or loved the Rocky movies then this title is definitely one for under your Christmas tree. Now back to boxing
77 (Oct 13, 2004)
"Rocky Legends" beweist, dass Filmumsetzungen nicht zwangsläufig in die Hose gehen müssen. Technisch solide sorgen besonders die atmosphärischen Kämpfe und der klasse Soundtrack für das passende Ambiente. Wenn sich die Entwickler von Venom Games beim Karrieremodus noch ein wenig mehr Mühe gegeben hätten, wäre durchaus ein Hit im Bereich des Möglichen gewesen. So bleibt "Rocky Legends" ein unterhaltsames Boxspiel, das besonders Fans der Filme ansprechen dürfte!
75 (Oct 06, 2004)
Die vier Karrieren mit passabel eingebauten Story-Elementen kokettieren zwar anfänglich mit Abwechslung, doch letzten Endes spielt sich jeder Boxer nahezu identisch. Die Schlagmechaniken, die bis auf eine Ausnahme unverändert aus dem Vorgänger übernommen wurden, sind extrem auf Arcade getrimmt, lassen aber die Unterschiede zum deutlich ausgefeilteren Fight Night 2004 deutlich werden. Bei Rocky Legends ist taktische Vorgehensweise nur ansatzweise gefordert und wird durch Button-Mashen ersetzt. Damit muss sich Rocky Legends mit der eingesessenen Prügel-Konkurrenz à la Tekken messen – und zieht klar den Kürzeren. In gepflegten Mehrspieler-Duellen macht Rocky Legends dennoch annähernd so viel Spaß wie der Vorgänger – bietet allerdings auch in diesem Bereich nur erzkonservative Kost. Kurzum: Ein netter Arcade-Prügler, der es nicht schafft, aus dem Schatten des ersten Teiles herauszutreten und daher vermutlich nur eingefleischten Stallone-Fans zu empfehlen ist.
TeamXbox (Sep 30, 2004)
Yo Adrian! I did it! We all know the many lines that have spawned from the Rocky series and Ubisoft has done it again by coming up with a surprisingly entertaining boxing title that might not be a realistic representation of the sport of boxing, but this is Rocky, and we all know that realism isn’t what Rock is all about. The boxing style of Rocky is very exaggerated and scripted, and nearly ever punch is a potential knockout blow. While some may be turned off by such a purely arcade style approach, I for one enjoy a more simplistic control scheme that eliminates cumbersome gameplay mechanics and lets us enjoy some straight-up Rocky style fun.
IGN (Sep 29, 2004)
When Ubisoft's surprising movie-inspired boxing videogame Rocky first hit consoles in the autumn of 2002, I was surprised at how well it captured the theatrical experience. Though it was no secret around the office that quite a few of us were Rocky fans already, the Rage-developed fighter drew us in with more than just the power of its license -- it also nabbed us with its easy to understand boxing mechanics and satisfying fast-paced gameplay. Not to mention the fact that its two-player head-to-head modes were amazing fun, with only a few technical glitches and AI issues holding it back.
70 (Sep 30, 2004)
Ressemblant très fortement à son prédécesseur, ce nouveau Rocky se montre aussi sympathique sur le premier mais cette fois, il a une concurrence rude en matière de boxe. On le recommandera donc plus particulièrement aux fans de la trilogie qui seront ravis du nouveau mode carrière et de ses 3 héros. A noter, la regrettable annulation du mode online.
Tränigsmomentet är ofta orättvist svårt och det händer att kontrollen känns en aning enformig. Men det råder ändå inga tvivel om att Rocky Legends är ett välgjort och riktigt skönt boxningsspel, som tack vare sin egna stil utgör ett bra komplement till Fight Night 2004.
Extreme Gamer (Oct 11, 2004)
Rocky: Legends should prove to be more than enough to satisfy and Rocky fan. If you into Legends just for the boxing you could be a bit disappointed. Like I mentioned early, Rocky: Legends makes you feel like you could be a part of the movies with its fast paced action and retrospective story mode. Rocky fans should defiantly pick this game up, and curious boxing fans. rent it and check it out, you might just be surprised.
GameSpot (Oct 04, 2004)
Legends is not an especially noteworthy boxing game, but for serious fans of the Rocky films, the game does have its worthwhile moments. A little under two years ago, Ubisoft published Rocky, a boxing game based on the famous film franchise that starred Sylvester Stallone as a Philadelphian boxer who rose up from the streets to become the unlikeliest of champions. While it certainly would have made for another good underdog story had this seemingly ill-fitting, film-licensed game turned out to be a champion among boxing titles, it sadly wasn't, thanks to a few blatant gameplay exploits and some rather shoddy graphics, which dragged the game down. In 2004, Ubisoft is giving the Rocky license another go with Rocky: Legends for the PS2 and Xbox.
Game Revolution (Oct, 2004)
Developing a game upon a canvas as famous as Rocky's is dangerous. You’ve got to weigh the action-packed spirit of the movies’ fights against any fan’s desire to methodically take apart Clubber Lang one jab at a time, a task easily as difficult as coming to terms with what the years have done to Sly’s terrifying ex-wife, Brigitte Neilson. I liked her more when she was fake Russian.