Submitted by Pozzle 1215d ago | opinion piece

Characters who need to be revived: Kain

Play-Mag: Older gaming series are being revisited with increasing regularity these days, with the depths of nostalgia being trawled for anything that can be revamped and sold on to a new generation. Frankly, we’re not against this – we like seeing some old games come back for a fresh new run, and it’s good to see old characters having another chance for glory. But it’s not perfect: there are characters who really should have a new game of their exploits made, though it looks like they’ve just been forgotten. One of this bunch of gaming’s lost is the vampire bastard, Kain. (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, PS3, Xbox 360)

darkvenom  +   1215d ago
Yes!,please bring this back.
BakedGoods  +   1215d ago
After seeing what Eidos Montreal did with the Crystal Dynamics engine in DX:HR, a new Kain game would be amazing!
-LUKE_SKYWALKER-  +   1215d ago
Kaine is a d!ck and I hate him for killing Razeil

Jelly jelly Kain - just because you dont have amazing wings like Raziel that does not mean you have to kill a brother.

As the game begins, Raziel approaches Kain's throne and extends newly grown wings. In an act of seeming jealousy, Kain tears the bones from Raziel's wings and has him thrown into the Lake of the Dead, a large natural whirlpool.[9] However, Raziel is resurrected as a wraith by The Elder God to become his "soul reaver" and kill Kain, thus restoring Nosgoth
HellzAssassin  +   1215d ago
Yeah, that kinda pissed me off too...

Raziel > Kain IMO. But, all the LoK games are badass as hell! I never played Defiance though.
Getowned  +   1215d ago
Kain is great in his own way the original games were you played as him were great the story telling was amazingly for it's time i really can't say if raziel is better and i like them both but i would love a new Kain game..weren't they making one and they cancelled it? i remember reading about it like 2 months ago.
Emmettcelticfan  +   1215d ago
I prefer kain to raziel, kain wasn't "jealous" of raziel's wings, he sensed the opportunity to change his fate, and alter history.He knew that raziel would return as a wraith, kain seeked the 3rd side of the coin (restoring nosgoth, but keeping his own life).

So he saved raziel from being consumed by the soul reaver in order to create a time paradox. (soul reaver 2)

The whole story is complicated, and to this day I still don't fully understand it. But I prefer kain because of his ambition, and determination to change is fate
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e-p-ayeaH  +   1215d ago
Raziel wings were imperfect that´s why Kain ripped them off not because he was jelous.
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Pozzle  +   1215d ago
Emmettcelticfan is right. Kain wasn't jealous of Raziel's wings? They made that VERY clear in the later games that he did it in an attempt to change his (and Nosgoth's) fate. Yeah, it was a dick move. But one could argue Kain did it for the greater good.

And killing Kain would not restore Nosgoth. Both Raziel and Kain found that out in later games. Nosgoth and the pillars were falling to pieces because Kain was alive (heads), but if Kain was killed then the pillars would be handed over to a human guardian (since vampires were no longer being born) which would also destroy Nosgoth (tails).
That's why Kain was looking for an "edge of the coin". There was a slight possibility that he could save Nosgoth and himself, and wraith Raziel was the only one who could accomplish that. If Raziel had just killed Kain, they would have been stuck in an endless time loop.
LoaMcLoa  +   1215d ago
Doesn't he remind you of the villian in The Hunchback in Notre Dame?
Swiggins  +   1215d ago

Hmmmmm....Yeeeeaaaaahhhh, I can kinda see it.

If he sings Hellfire, that'd be sweet! =D
Baka-akaB  +   1215d ago
Here's to hoping it's on Crystal dynamics ' "to do" list after the tomb raider reboot .
TheBrightIdea  +   1215d ago
Me and my bro just talked about this recently....first a Lon remake would be in order.
Drewminati  +   1215d ago
Would be nice for a new legacy of kain game with some type of coop
Ness-Psi  +   1215d ago
i love the kain games, his voice actor is awesome such a commanding voice very enigmatic. hope they make some new kain games or soul reaver reboot.
madjedi  +   1215d ago
Who is going to write it then, amy henning is at naughty dog.
Ahasverus  +   1215d ago
It's already written :)
Pozzle  +   1215d ago
God I hope they use the original story, and don't try to change it too much. I'd hate for it to become the next Blood Omen 2. :(
Bathyj  +   1215d ago
Kain rocks. Blood Omen, the original PSOne game is my favourite in the series.

I'd love to see a reboot, It doesnt even have top down 2D. Make it 3D but keep the RPG, Hack n Slash elements that made it so cool.

Not to mention his shape shifting abilities which most other vampire games dont have. He could be a wolf, mist, bat and human. Kain was FKN cool.
Bathyj  +   1215d ago
And please, please, Sony get the rights back and bring back Rikimaru.
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Tikicobra  +   1215d ago
Totes my goats.
iNcRiMiNaTi  +   1215d ago
Amy Hennig works for Naughty Dog now. If they could get her to write another story for this franchise that would be cool. I'd like to see a new LoK game as well
user858621  +   1215d ago
Never tried out the kain series so wouldnt mind if eidos did a remake of the first game with their deus ex engine, be a great way to get newcomers to the series
FacelessGod  +   1215d ago
I wish NaughtyDog would buy Legacy of Kain, & continue the series.
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e-p-ayeaH  +   1215d ago
lol Gothic themed games is not ND style.
Baka-akaB  +   1215d ago
says who ? They've gone from cartoony to pseudo realistic looking games between franchise changes . They could go any way they want .

One of the driving forces of Uncharted even wrote for the LoK serie .

And before legacy of Kain , cryqtal dynamics was doing games like pandemonium and gex , hardly gothic themed like their kain and soul reaver games
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Pozzle  +   1215d ago
Yeah, but a story-heavy character-driven action-adventure platformer IS their style :D
Rashonality  +   1215d ago
a reboot would be heaven, i didn't have the fortunate to play the older ones.

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