What I liked:
- I love the arcade style they went with when it came to the presentation side of the game and for me both the visuals and sound design have quite a bit of charm.
- The easy to pick up and play style means everybody can play and you can adjust the difficulty settings to be challenged as little or as much as you want.
- There’s a decent amount of content available to you and if you’re a fan of old-school football game’s then there’s something here that will satisfy you.
- When in full flow the game can be a great deal of fun with some humour thrown in for good measure.
What I didn’t like:
- Unfortunately the game suffers with a few technichal issues which does hold the game back quite a bit at times.
- The game gets repetetive very quickly so I recommend that you definitely play the game in short bursts.
- I found the AI players to be incredibly annoying and whilst I understand this is an arcade experience a little bit more in terms of realism would be a welcome addition.
Does Legendary Eleven do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all the arcade genre has always been something that I’ve really enjoyed and it’s nice to see the genre make a comeback so to speak. Legendary Eleven is a game that I was really looking forward to then because not only is it arcade it’s also based on my favourite sport as well. I will say now though that if you’re looking for something that replicates FIFA or Pro Evolution then this game isn’t for you because as I said earlier this game is pure arcade. This works in its favour for me as well because when in full flow Legendary Eleven is all about fun and for the most part it stays fun throughout. I would however recommend that you play the game in short bursts though because it does get repetetive quite quickly and it does have a few technical issues that can be pretty frustrating every now and then. That being said if you look past these issues you will be pleased with the amount of content that’s on offer and if you enjoy an arcadey feel when it comes to the visuals and sound design then this will no doubt tick a lot of boxes for you. At the end of the day then whilst Legendary Eleven isn’t perfect it still gets more right than it gets wrong and if you’re after a fun arcade experience with an easy to pick up and play style then you can do much worse than this game.
I rate Legendary Eleven 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Eclipse Games
Publisher: Eclipse Games
Release Date (Xbox One): January 4, 2019