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The Legacy of Kain Series: Blood Omen 2 (PlayStation 2)

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Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK):

    KAIN IS BACK TO RECLAIM THE HIGH
    THRONE OF BLOODLUST AND BRUTALITY.

    Cast down from power by a mysterious warlord centuries ago, Kain awakens in a world he barely recognises. His armies slain and his brethren nearly extinct, Kain is among the last of his kind. Driven by vengeance, Kain shall unleash a vicious wrath to uncover the plot that threatens the land he seeks to conquer.

    Features:
    • Execute fierce attacks and brutal combos with battle-axes, swords and other heavy metal weaponry.
    • Quench your thirst for life in the demise of your victims as you drain them of their blood.
    • Acquire Dark Gifts from your most dangerous enemies such as Fury, Mist and Telekinesis to further exact your lethal will.
    • Lead Kain through a highly detailed world of gothic nightmare filled with knights, thieves, demons and more.

    Contributed by TechSmurfy (832) on Apr 17, 2012.

www.xbox.com:
    In Blood Omen 2 Kain is back to reclaim the highthrone of bloodlust and brutality. Cast down from power by a mysterious warlord centuries ago, Kain reawakens in a world he barely recognises. His armies slain, his vampire brethren nearly extinct, Kain is one of the last of his kind. With an agenda of vengeance, Kain shall unleash a wicked wrath to uncover the plot that threatens the land he seeks to conquer.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15011) on Sep 05, 2010.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Xbox:
    "Blood Omen 2, by the way, is phenomenally and visually powerful. It leaves a lasting impression. "

    "There is no doubt in mind, however, that Crystal Dynamics' true sequel will become a must-have action title " - IGN Online

    “…the game is rather compulsive…” “…engagingly devilish and old world charm…” “…blood-thirsty action…” 76% - PC PowerPlay

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on May 07, 2004.

Atari Australia website (for Xbox):
    DESCRIPTION:

    400 years have passed since the vampire Kain damned the world in the original Blood Omen, choosing to rule the world in damnation then die for it’s salvation. Now Kain, who once controlled the land of Nosgoth with his vampire armies, finds his brethren slain and his dark powers stripped by a mysterious figure. To reclaim his rule and exact his vengeance, Kain must dispatch armies of zealot soldiers and overcome legions of demons in order to uncover the ominous plot that threatens the land he seeks to conquer.

    Blood Omen 2, the latest installment in the Legacy of Kain Series is a 3rd person 3D action/combat game in which the player assumes the role of the vampire Kain. A compelling story drives the player through huge lushly detailed 3D environments and challenges their game play skills in combat, puzzle solving, stealth and exploration. With each success, the player achieves new dark powers that will grant Kain the ability to access treacherous new areas to explore and the power to face stronger, more aggressive enemies. As the player develops a stronger, more skilled vampire, they are rewarded with dozens of dazzling in-game cinematic sequences that unfold the continuing epic of Nosgoth, and Kain’s attempts to ultimately rule over it.

    FEATURES:
  • You are the vampire Kain - the most evil figure to grace a video game console.
  • Move through crowds unseen cloaked in stealth, travel stories above the peasant herds on which you feed leaping from roof-top to roof-top, and use mind-control on hapless fools to help you overcome vampire-proof inventions.
  • Combat choreography unfolds with dance-like precision as Kain engages armies of demons and humans alike.
  • The comprehensive menu of unstoppable attacks, nimble combos, and special moves will satiate even the hardened of fighting game fans.
  • The most beautiful graphics seen on a console to date! The world that Kain moves through is a lushly detailed, blood-chilling gothic environment that is not only gorgeous to the eye, but also alive with the soon to be dead.
  • With intuitive AI behavioral response, watch peasants and enemy characters flee, call to arms or remain unaware as Kain moves stealthily through crowds or charges sword raised into open areas.
  • The combination of a dynamic action game with the dark mood and atmosphere make for an intense and cinematic gaming experience.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on May 05, 2004.

Back of Box - PlayStation 2/GameCube:
    Kain is back to reclaim the high throne of bloodlust and brutality.

    Cast down from power by a mysterious warlord centuries ago, Kain reawakens in a world he barely recognizes. His armies slain, his vampire brethren nearly extinct, Kain is one of the last of his kind. With an agenda of vengeance, Kain shall unleash a wicked wrath to uncover the plot that threatens the land he seeks to conquer.

  • Execute fierce attacks and brutal combos with battle-axes, swords and other heavy metal weaponry.

  • When weapons edges dull on bone and steel, turn to Dark Gifts such as berserk and stealth to exact your lethal will.

  • In pursuit of power or just for the thrill of the kill, Kain's lust for blood is inspiring.

  • Lead Kain through highly detailed environments of gothic nightmare; host to thieves, knights, and demons of all sort.

    WWW.LEGACYOFKAIN.COM

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69753) on Oct 03, 2002.