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Soul Reaver may have been the most overly ambitious game ever

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver debuted back in 1999 and was a substantial critical and commercial success. It was also technically and aesthetically outstanding - a 3D Metroidvania-style action adventure with no loading times, real-time shifting between parallel worlds, an elegant art style and some of the best voice acting and writing the industry had ever seen. It pushed the humble Playstation to new limits, and eventually got ported to the Dreamcast and PC.

While it was a great game, a few puzzling observations could be made as the game progressed. If you haven't played it, here they are:

- The game ends abruptly with a wholly-unexpected TO BE CONTINUED. The elaborate story that has been woven is in no way resolved.

- When playing the game, early optional areas have masses of detail and exploration opportunities. Towards the end of the game the opposite is the case, with corridors inexplicable walled-off, and tantalizing ledges just out of reach.

- In the final stages of the game, video sequences (described in the plot as visions in time) show the main characters in unfamiliar locations, wielding powers that are not achievable in the game

The answer to these puzzling observations is reasonably well known now: During the game's development, Soul Reaver was proving to be dangerously too ambitious for Crystal Dynamics.

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ab5olut10n1541d ago

daaaaamn that's a lot of cut content

spartanlemur1541d ago

Soul Reaver is one game which could do with a fully realised next gen remake.

Marcello1540d ago (Edited 1540d ago )

Yea that would be so damn awesome, just look at all that cut content, its almost half the game !!!

The only problem thou is Tony Jay died 6 years ago :(
Just wouldn't be the same without his gravelly voice as the Elder God.

Become my Soul Reaver, my Angel of Death :P :P :P

AO1JMM1541d ago

I hope it comes back in a next gen game.

HarryKawkReturns1541d ago

One time I could say I wish it was DLC

MacUser19861541d ago

The Legacy of Kain/Soul Reaver series is one of the best and one of my favorites. They need to make a new game staring the Sarafan Priests or a remake of the original Blood Omen.

Also they need to release Soul Reaver 2, Blood Omen 2 and Defiance on PSN.

Come on guys!

Venox20081541d ago

how about HD collection? :)

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