Behind the Classics: Amy Hennig Talks Soul Reaver Secrets

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Ah, Soul Reaver. I remember it well! This gruesome little gem made quite the splash when it landed on PSone in 1999. As the wounded, ostracized vampire Raziel, your goal was to avenge yourself against the corrupt vampire lord Kain and restore balance to the decaying world of Nosgoth. I particularly remember the game’s inspired approach to combat; your vampiric foes couldn’t be killed by ordinary means, so after weakening them with hand-to-hand combat you had to hurl their broken bodies onto a sharp stake or into a patch of sunlight to finish them off. The level design was also a knockout, as Raziel was able to phase-shift into a spectral realm in order to bypass obstacles or solve puzzles.

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NYC_Gamer2015d ago

I hope SE brings back Legacy of Kain

Emilio_Estevez2015d ago

They've done a few pieces like this recently, and I'm of the opinion that there is always a reason for everything. They are either a) gauging interest for a new game or HD version or b) getting ready to announce one.

beerkeg2015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

Crystal Dynamics made it, Sony had nothing to do with it.


Doh, thanks for correcting me. Sorry NYC_Gamer.

NYC_Gamer2015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

I am talking about Square Enix..They own the rights to the franchise now since bought Eidos and all the assets.

Baka-akaB2015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

He is talking about Square Enix you know ... aka the current Eidos and owner of Crystal Dynamics

HarryMasonHerpderp2015d ago

With original voice actors for Kain and Raziel don't forget =)
Wouldn't be the same without them.

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Walker2015d ago

Amy Henning is one of the best writers .

Christopher2015d ago (Edited 2015d ago )

She's good, but I wouldn't say the best (or one of them). She really faltered on a lot of the elements of Uncharted 3 and there are plot holes in her other games this gen.

Walker2015d ago

I told one of the best, not the best buddy .

Christopher2015d ago

I still wouldn't put her "in the best" category. Unless your "the best" category is like the Top 50 Video Game Writers. Mine is only a Top Ten.

kungfuian2015d ago

@ goodno, I totally disagree, I personally can't think of any better writers aside from the guys over at valve and maybe BioWare, she is easily 1 of the world's best game writers. also I don't think the dialogue or story in uncharted 3 was lacking, but the balance between gameplay and cinema was not quite as well paced. even still the characters and story are leaps and bounds above 99 percent of most gaming garbage.