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Legacy of Kain: Defiance (Windows)

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Written by  :  Cabeza2000 (691)
Written on  :  Feb 01, 2004
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

How to ruin a game in two steps…

The Good

Note: This review is based in only a three-hour game experience (since *overall* I dislike the game I am not willing to continue playing).

1) The game appear to have a good story, at least at the start and everyone slightly or deeply liking vampires themes will find enough good points and will be not disappointed.

2) The cinematic, music, speech, graphics and so-on are all well worked and stand on today gaming industry standards.

The Bad

Here we go with those two-steps...

1) The worst gameplay experience that I have seen for a couple of years in a 3D game. As many players already wrote in other reviews... Introducing a static-point camera playing system for games like Alone in the Dark that are slow-paced games is ok but not for this one. Even in this case the cameras are so bad implemented that many times you have absolutely no idea about where you are going through or from where you are taking hits. That is annoying.

2) No quicksaves and no custom save points, therefore you will pay your mistakes by replaying the game from the last autosave that in my short experience it means a couple of times replaying about 5 mins each. Too much for modern games, annoying again.

The Bottom Line

Twice annoying means unplayable if I do my math but maybe you want to try it. Good luck.