Legacy of Kain

a game by Psygnosis
Platform: Playstation
Genre: Action
Editor Rating: 8.5/10, based on 1 review
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Legacy of Kain
Legacy of Kain
Legacy of Kain
Legacy of Kain

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8.5

From the opening cinema with tons of blood and killing I knew Kain would be something morbid--I was right. Fans of adventure and RPG games should enjoy this title since it has elements of both. The incredibly detailed graphics look very real (with the gritty feel of them). The one thing I wish was different was the darkness level of the game. Granted it's about vampires and such, but it was almost too dark--it was hard to see some of the game. It's a good buy if you want a huge game that will take a lot of time to finish--it has a huge cast and a complex story line. If not, the game is a blood test but not an action game.

8.5

Dark, gloomy and violent. A typical work day at ECM? Nope, it's the new RPG, Legacy of Kain. Call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer party RPGs with turn-based combat. But for having a single guy running around fighting in realtime, Legacy of Kain is not bad at all. Why? Because it's different from everything you've seen before. It's nice to be able to drink blood without getting in trouble with your local authorities or vampire hunters. The narrator tends to talk too much, though. His stories do add to the game, but I really don't listen to him half the time. A very good, unique game. I hope to see more.

8.5

You'll need to set aside about a month's worth of free time to play through this epic RPG. Everything about LoK-from its plot to its world to its cast of charac-ters-is huge. But even though the quest is lengthy (at least 100 hours long, in fact), it's loaded with surprises and never really gets boring. LoK plays much like a Zelda-style, action RPG, with the hero hacking through enemies with various weapons and launching spells--but this sucker ain't for kids. The game spins a very dark, very bloody, very adult tale (you do play a vampire, after all). Although its graphics are nothing special, LoK's voice acting is among gaming's best.

9.0

Now here's a game that creates that little fuzzy feeling deep inside. This wild adventure has the best plot of any PlayStation game to date. Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, Kain has a permanent home in my game library. The graphics set the mood perfectly, and the ominous music is purely genius. Even the background noises are amazing. Here's another game where the cinemas are "to die for". Beautifully rendered and using actual talent for the voices (also heard throughout the game), you will not be disappointed. Here's the downside: If I hear "Fey, Vidus!" one more time, I'll hurt Crispin. Again.

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