Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
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As Raziel, stalk the shadows of Nosgoth preying upon your former vampire brethren in your quest to destroy your creator- Kain. After being betrayed and executed by Kain, return to Nosgoth on an epic mission of revenge. A milestone in 3D adventure.
Feed on the souls of your enemies
Explore the vast 3D world of Nosgoth packed with 60 hours of gameplay
Shift real-time between the material and the spectral planes
Hunt 5 different tribes of murderous vampires with an arsenal of deadly hand-to-hand, projectile and environmental weapons.
Over 100 cinematics with 45 minutes of voice over deliver a dark, gothic story
So much NostalgiaJericho417 | July 26, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »
I played this game years ago and recently replayed it. While it shows its age, I still loved it. The story and background are rich and dark. The game uses puzzles that often involve moving and flipping blocks, but they're not particularly difficult. You often have to shift from the material world to the spectral, which alters the environment and enemies. Flat areas might turn jagged and sections of the wall might pop out and become a platform. Boss fights all require specific actions, such as pulling levers or shooting windows. Each boss you defeat, you devour their soul and claim their special ability as your own. You'll have to keep the games age in mind when looking at the graphics. It was released around 1999, but it has a nice aesthetic design. Possibly the best part of the entire game was the great voice acting and dialogue.
Maybe not as good as you remembertaigatsu | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »
At the time of its original release, Soul Reaver stood out for its unique setting, tragic plot and well crafted gameplay. Disappointingly, its age has really started to show, and several hard to overlook aspects can make it hard to appreciate why it is remembered as a well regarded game. Its most obvious strength is the plot, an almost Shakespearan tale of betrayal and revenge, superbly brought to life by a brilliant cast. The world of Nosgoth is a bleak and strange one, and the possibilities of what lies beyond the game's borders evokes all manner of imagery.
Solving environmental puzzles by switching back and forth from the spectral realm is a clever mechanic, and unlocking new abilities lets you go back and explore previously unaccessible areas. Playing it today, many of these puzzles are still well done, if a bit unintuitive at times. The clunky movement and poor camera control do a considerable job detracting from enjoying the game, unfortunately. Time has not been kind to the graphics either; whereas some of its contemporaries managed an aesthetic that still hold up today, Soul Reaver's graphics do a poor job conveying the imaginative world that was envisioned for it.
It's easy to look back and remember Soul Reaver as a brilliant game, and truthfully, for its time, it was. It's a shame that I can't wholeheartedly recommend it any more.
A classic of a game. Definitely!MauroR | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all MauroR's reviews »
When I've played for the first time Soul Reaver I was blown away by the atmosphere it gives you, the creepy environment, the fact you can travel between two realms to solve the puzzles, the great story, in short this game it's a masterpiece in every way, and the graphics (for the time) was considered very good also. The game features a lot of hours of gameplay, you won't be disappointed by the longevity of this gem, as happened most of the times with modern games. Less that €7 for countless hours of fun, you can't be wrong by buying this game. Do yourself a favor, if you didn't buy it yet just buy it right now, you won't regret it.
Great gameodren | July 27, 2013 | See all odren's reviews »
The voice acting in this game is incredible. this alone is enough reason to give it a try. the gameplay is good and still holds up well today, combat is interesting and the variation in the types of enemies is certainly interesting.
A classic that will never die!!abelfs | July 1, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »
One of the best games I ever played!! I don't know what to say about this jewel: Its story, its gameplay, its puzzles, the way you travel between the world of the living and the dead, the soundtrack, the graphics that (for that time) were incredible... but above all that, the artistic design... what an artistic design... Nosgoth is one of the best worlds ever created in a videogame. The way you surround yourself (no matter the years) in the remains of a dead civilization, imagining that it could have been adn with Raziel becoming a tourist guide with his first person considerations. A true masterpiece that must be played at least one during a mortal life.