CGRundertow LAW & ORDER LEGACIES: EPISODE 1: REVENGE for PC Video Game Review


In the Video Game Review system the games
are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups, CGRUndertow who play the
games and tell you what they think about them and the YouTube community who persecute the
reviews… These are their stories. What’s up Undertoads, another game here
from our friends at Telltale Games, it’s Law & Order Legacies Chapter 1 Revenge. So as you might guess, this game is about
taking on the roles of the detectives and lawyers from the hit show Law & Order, essentially
you’re playing the show. You start off as Detectives Curtis and Benson investigating
the murder of a hotel maid. But you’ll soon be questioning witnesses
and suspects which is the meat of the game. Unlike other Telltales games, there’s not
as much point as there is click meaning you won’t be going from location to location
as the story moves along itself and stops to let you to ask the questions and decide
if people are telling the truth or stories are matching up, etc, you know detective stuff.
Answer correctly and you’re awarded a star, miss and it’s a strike against you. Get
enough stars to move on, don’t earn enough or miss too many times and you’ll have to
replay the scene. You can also find “red herrings” which
award you extra points. There was also a part where you had to look
for clues at the scene of the crime. You did this by looking around with the mouse and
circling clues or things in the way of finding clues. This only happened once though in chapter
1. Once you’ve investigated enough and made
some arrests it’s time for “order” to step in and now you’re now playing the counselors
in the court room. The game play is similar in this mode, but now you’re trying to get
the jury to side with you by asking the right questions and objecting at the right time
when it’s not your witness. Throughout the game there’s a lot more cut
scenes adding a bit of the behind the scenes storytelling and connecting the dots so to
speak. The game follows the format of the show with the white text on black with the
time and place and the familiar “dun, dun” iconic to the show. The Characters resemble
the actual actors, but with a bit more of a cartoony look to them, also common to Telltale
games. Unfortunately for die-hard fans, the original cast did not do the voice acting
in the game, but the understudies do a decent job of letting you forget that pretty quickly. Overall it’s a fun little game. It lacks
a lot of depth as far the game-play goes, but for what it is it does it well letting
you experience the show which fans should get a kick out of. I’m not really a regular
watcher of the show myself, but I was still able to get into it and had fun interviewing
suspects, trying to solve the murder seeing the story through from the first crime scene
to the sentence of the criminals. You can play Law & Order Legacies on PC/Mac, iPhone
and iPad. It’s episodic so there will be a bunch of different cases and lots to experience
in Law & Order Legacies…

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