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Kya: Dark Lineage (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Kya and her brother Frank have been transported into a different dimension, and upon arriving are separated! Kya meets (and is saved by) the native creatures of this world (known as the Nativs), however Frank is captured by a dangerous enemy known as the Wolfens under the rule of Brazul. To make matters worse, Kya learns that the Wolfens are actually the peaceful Nativs which have been captured and transformed, and Brazul is actually her long lost father! Kya must now embark on a quest to rescue her brother as well as find a way to restore the Wolfen to their Nativ form and defeat Brazul.

Kya: Dark Lineage is an action adventure game. You control Kya and need to explore the colorful world she's arrived in. This strange world consists of various floating islands with many tunnels, platforms, dangerous life forms, and other obstacles. Powerful winds blow around many areas, and you'll often need to use the winds to your advantage by floating in them through tunnels, over gaps or slowing your descent in a free fall. There is some puzzle solving as well; you'll need to locate objects to use, hop on various platforms, buy items in the Nativ city, and more to reach new areas.

You'll also need to fight often, as the Wolfen are numerous and can found guarding many areas you need to get through. You can fight with your fists as well as items that can be acquired (such as various boomies, or boomerangs, and fighting bracelets). After defeating a Wolfen, you can use a magic spell to transform it back to its Nativ form which will then return back to the Nativ city. Upon returning to the city, many of the Nativs will then open up a shop; as new shops are opened, you will have the opportunity to buy new items and power ups to help on your quest. Alternatively, some Nativs may instead build a challenge in the city instead of opening a shop. You can earn money by betting and completing challenge objectives (or you can simply practice a challenge).

As you progress through the game, the story will unfold until you are (hopefully) successful in your quest!

Screenshots

Kya: Dark Lineage PlayStation 2 You can float in the many air currents here
Kya: Dark Lineage PlayStation 2 Kya talks with the Nativs
Kya: Dark Lineage PlayStation 2 Ride this critter in order to jump over large gaps
Kya: Dark Lineage PlayStation 2 Use these devices to be transported to different areas

Alternate Titles

  • "Kya: Fury of Brazul " -- Alternate in europe

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The Press Says

Next Level Gaming Dec 23, 2003 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Dec 08, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
Worth Playing Feb 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Dec 03, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
IGN Nov 20, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
VicioJuegos.com Aug 03, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Digital Entertainment News (den) Jan 06, 2004 7.1 out of 10 71
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 17, 2003 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy Nov 19, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GamePro (US) Nov 20, 2003 2 out of 5 40

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Trivia

*The game was originally to have a sequel, but due to the poor ratings, the idea was scraped,Eden Games actually began production of a sequel, or an interview in which someone from the developer (Eden Games) or publisher (Atari) explicitly stated "We were going to make a sequel, but the game had bad sales so we decided not to do so." While the ending of the game leaves it open to a sequel, it's just as likely that Atari asked Eden Games to keep the ending open for a sequel in case the game became a smash hit.

*Kya is the only known female in the entire game,although it is unsure if the Nativs have two genders, or if any of the Nativs in the streets of Nativ city are female. It could perhaps be stated that Kya is the only significant female character.

*There are 260 wolfen that Kya can turn back into nativs, and yet you only meet around 20 or less nativs in nativ city, in the entire game.

*In the anime Naruto, the character called Tenten is a weapons expert. In episode 43, Tenten takes out a scroll full of weapons and shoots an array of different weapons at an enemy. Two of the weapons resemble Kya's boomy, except they were both metal and one did not have a handle, even though she does in fact throw two weapons similar to kya's boomy it is just coincidence.The insane number of weapons Tenten uses (as well as the variety of them) means that the weapons mentioned couldn't possibly be like that on purpose. Additionally, the release schedule makes it likely that it's just random coincidence.

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Servo (55896) added Kya: Dark Lineage (PlayStation 2) on Aug 12, 2005