Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (PlayStation)

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The B E S T Vampire game in existence. Pure evil! Muahahahahahahaha! Indra is engaged (19913) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars

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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
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Overall User Score (39 votes) 4.1

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Electric Playground
This game is so rich and creepy, you're going to be daydreaming about your visits into its dementia. The violent, blood soaked imagery in this game is shocking, its moody and evocative soundtrack will haunt you long after you unplug your PSX, and Kain's game play will entice you into a series of all night adventure marathons. To say the least, I was blown away by this ferociously cool title. Kain has quickly become one of my favorite games of all time.
Para finalizar, el primer videojuego de Legacy of Kain titulado Blood Omen es un señor juego, capaz de mantenernos jugando hasta que aparezcan la pantalla de los créditos finales. Puede que el más famoso de la serie sea su segunda parte, Soul Reaver, pero Kain mantiene el tipo y aunque no tenga un sobresaliente en cada apartado, en conjunto es un juego de diez, redondo en su argumento, ambientación, personajes y con una banda sonora maravillosa, así mismo cuenta con el aliciente de los 100 secretos con lo que el número de horas invertidas pueden superar las 20 sin ningún problema. No sería justo que ante tamaña empresa sacáramos sus errores como son unos gráficos anticuados, las voces en inglés sin subtitular o que carezca de una dificultad elevada. No obstante, Kain ha renacido como vampiro y no habrá nadie en mucho tiempo que le discuta su trono.
Absolute Playstation
I loved the blood and guts in this game, it game it such a dark and somber feel to the game. There are enough areas to explore and tasks to complete to keep you playing this for a very, very long time.
A thorough, solid, red-lipped, bloodsucking good time!
Blood Omen: The Legacy of Kain will provide many, many, many (I could keep going with the "many"s) hours of enjoyment. The game is huge, gameplay is reminiscent of the classic Legend of Zelda with the gore of Loaded, graphics are sharp and the controls are easy and responsive. On the downside, you need to add an extra many to the number of hours this game will take from you simply because of load times. Due to the extensive worlds and detailed backgrounds, the game suffers from overload. This slows down the action considerably and makes tasks, such as checking your inventory, a real pain. If you are a fan of action/role playing/lots o' blood games, this is a don't-miss title for you. If you like fast-paced, Doom-style action, this may be a bit too slow. All in all, Legacy of Kain is a fun game that will satisfy the thirst for blood.
While certainly showing signs of its age graphically, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is still a game worth checking out. As a dark and often graphic (it didn’t get that mature rating for nothing, you know) action RPG, it still delivers the goods. The story is engrossing, the gameplay mechanics solid, and the voice acting entertaining. While it probably won’t yield the 80 hours of gameplay the back cover promises, it will offer up 30 or so hours of epic adventure. If you liked Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, then Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is certainly worth a look.
Game Revolution
With slick graphics, plenty of depth, an intriguing plot, and perhaps even a deeper moral question or two, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is one of the few games for which I would actually wait through the horrible loading times. It is not for the squeamish, or the easily offended Christian-type, but if you have a cruel streak (even hidden somewhere down deep) this game is a winner.
Mega Fun
Kains Weg erweist sich als —knallhartes, brutales und blutiges Action-Adventure, das vom groben Gameplay her an den kleinen Link auf dem SNES erinnert. Allerdings ist die Thematik auf die Zielgruppe “Ab 18 und älter“ zugeschnitten und das gefällt mir persönlich sehr gut. Schluß mit dem schnulzigen Wischi-Waschi-Prinzessinen-Retten-Thema! Dabei überzeugt auch das Gameplay: Oft hilft Euch nur geschicktes Planen, überlegter Einsatz von Magie und ein schnelles Schwert, um die heranstürmenden teuflischen Gegner zurückzuschlagen. Die Atmosphäre, die durch die dunkle, trübe Welt, die bedrohliche Sprachausgabe sowie den schaurigen Sound aufgebaut wird, ist dichter als die dicke Nebelsuppe in alten Horror-Filmen. Ich kann allen Freunden untoter Geschöpfe dieses Garne mit ruhigem Gewissen ans Herz legen. Wer jedoch kein Blut sehen kann, der läßt lieber die Finger davon oder wagt erst einmal ein Probespiel.
Absolute Playstation
Once again, BMG provide us with a thoroughly playable and entertaining game. You will find yourself engrossed in the atmosphere that Legacy of Kain provides with it's excellent effects, stunning FMV's and puzzles galore. I don't know if I will still be playing this game in a months time but, for the moment, this will do me very nicely indeed.
High Score
Hoppas dock att inga barn får se detta, för äckligare rollspel har sällan skådats. Nu vet jag att flera yngre förmågor kommer att hoppa av förtjusning över ett sådant utlåtande, men det är en allvarligt menad varning. För alla andra kan jag bara rekommendera detta spel, som är välgjort både i renderat animerade sekvenser, grafik, av skådespelare inlästa repliker, ljud och upplägg.
Blood Omen : Legacy of Kain est incontestablement un hit qu’il convient d’avoir dans sa ludothèque. Son scénario à rebondissements, sa bande-son torturée et son esprit des plus inédits, achèvent d’en faire un des jeux les plus marquants de la console. Malgré de lourds problèmes de gameplay, on ne se lassera pas d’évoluer dans cette très longue histoire qui enfantera quatre autres épisodes.
Capturing the spirit of Zelda and Beyond Oasis, Legacy of Kain is a great hack-and-slash role-playing game. With lots challenging and fun gameplay, sucking the blood out of hapless prisoners and townspeople is pure Playstation pleasure.
Bénéficiant d’une ambiance incroyablement envoûtante, d’un univers riche et d’un scénario bien mené, Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen demeure un incontournable sur PlayStation. Bien que les graphismes aient vieilli, que l’animation laisse parfois à désirer et que le jeu souffre de quelques soucis de jouabilité, celui-ci ne perd ni de sa saveur, ni de sa teneur en nostalgie. Le temps est passé, mais les rides de Blood Omen font aujourd’hui la beauté et la sagesse de ce jeu. Si vous possédez un manoir, que les longues nuits hivernales approchent, que vous possédez un bon feu de cheminée ou un bon chandelier pour vous éclairer, n'hésitez pas, ce jeu est pour vous !
How do you repackage old games for a new audience? Legacy of Kain’s twist is to make its protagonist an anti-hero, a rapacious vampire who needs to sustain himself on the blood of innocents. Such desperately controversial elements have already won it an enthusiastic Stateside audience – where it benefits from a dearth of competition.