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Reviewed: Legacy of Kain 2: Soul Reaver
Author: Michael "" Ahlf       Date: November 4th 1999
Page: 4


 
Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

This game requires you to THINK, pure and simple. The puzzles and hints are all well-constructed, and absolutely nothing hinders the pure feel of enjoying the game in the play itself. However, the world is barren of normal humans except for a few small areas, and there isn't much choice involved in the game. The most painful part was the ending, which almost completely destroyed the storyline's immersiveness with the words, "to be continued..."

Graphics:

Nosgoth is just plain beautifully constructed, as are the enemies. You'll drop your jaw in wonder when you see the huge castles and intricately detailed environments to travel through.

Sound and Music:

Again the game shines: the sounds pull the player in and show off the rich (though somewhat empty) world in its fall from grace.

AI and Difficulty:

This is where the game begins to hurt: it's almost impossible to NOT defeat your enemies, making the fights (except for the bosses) little to no challenge.

Controls and Interface:

Nothing is wasted here: every control is useful from the outset, and nothing gets added to the controls as you go along. All your move gains are incorporated into existing actions to give the game a smooth feel.

Overall:

It's a wonderful game and great storyline marred only by the ending and the ridiculous AI. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

Pluses (+)
  • Easy controls.
  • Beautiful graphics and sound.
  • Nice storyline.
  • Minuses (-)
  • Horrible ending.
  • Simplistic AI.
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    Added:  Thursday, November 04, 1999
    Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
    Score:
    Page: 4/5

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