Submitted by Pozzle 1223d ago | opinion piece

A Look Back on Soul Reaver and the Legacy of Kain Series

GodisaGeek writes: My first flirtation with the Legacy of Kain series was with Soul Reaver on the PS1. I’m pretty sure I rented it and/or played a demo to death before acquiring my own copy, but the combination of a gory, dark setting, intriguing (if, as would be proved with the release of later instalments, somewhat convoluted) storyline and, perhaps most importantly of all considering my burgeoning logophilia, a generous helping of big words, soon made acquiring the full version a necessity. Recently, a rumour stating that Crystal Dynamics is currently working on a Soul Reaver HD remake began to circulate, leading to speculation as to whether this would indeed be a reboot of an existing title, a continuation of the series or something else entirely. So what are the odds? (Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Legacy of Kain: Defiance, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2, PC, PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360)

Prcko  +   1224d ago
one of the best games created
WeskerChildReborned  +   1223d ago
Agreed. I loved the games.
morganfell  +   1223d ago
Best voice acting in a game...ever. Too bad Tony Jay has passed. His Elder God was astounding.




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showtimefolks  +   1223d ago
now this series would be great in a HD collection
helghast102  +   1223d ago
The PS2/PC ones? Sure, but certainly not the first few, they would need to be remade, all of them should be really, if there was one fault with LoK and Soul Reaver in particular, it was the clunky combat, if they can correct that they get all of my money.
oakshin  +   1223d ago
i had a n64 i had mario 64 007 the awsome new link adventure we all know and love i walked in my brothers room and got a serious reality check when i seen soul reaver then the ass hole turns it off the whole time with me begin him not to and puts in resident evil i bowed to the master my life forever changed.......long live tlok
yewles1  +   1223d ago
Soul Reaver this, Soul Reaver that, blah blah blah... there's a reason why it's called "Legacy of KAIN" you know...

HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1222d ago
The Soul Reaver games were better in my opinion.
Blood Omen was still great though and Kain is a badass.
Pozzle  +   1222d ago
I agree. I like Kain better than Raziel, but the Soul Reaver games were definitely the strongest in the series imo. Especially considering the mess that was Blood Omen 2. :(
ab5olut10n  +   1222d ago
blood omen 2 was really a remake of chakan before it was converted to a LoK game. blood omen 1 i actually still have that, i might have to start a new game.
Khan_k  +   1222d ago
They were okay games, kinda annoying that you get to play Kain and Raziel in one game but both of them have to exact same move-set just different names.
I'm not interested in replaying just for the HD, those HD "remakes" are just easy cash.
InTheLab  +   1222d ago
I love Blood Omen 2. The game is outstanding if you had Gameshark/Action Replay or something similar. It fixed a lot of the games issues and allowed you to do thing like use the invisible mist anywhere or the dark jump ability at any distance.

I, unfortunately, played the original years after playing BO and SR1, so the game was tough to play through. The story was outstanding though, so it's worth the $5 or whatever Sony charges for it these days.
ACEMANWISE  +   1222d ago
These games were great. I heard rumors of a reboot back in March. Any news since then? I'd like to know.

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