The Legacy of Kain Series: Blood Omen 2

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Consoles Plus (88 out of 100)

Cette version Game Cube est graphiquement identique Ă  celles dĂ©jĂ  disponibles, mais le jeu a beaucoup gagnĂ© en rapiditĂ© mĂȘme si la maniabilitĂ© est toujours un peu rigide. Un bon jeu !

Mar 2003 · GameCube · read review

GamePro (US) (4 out of 5)

Blood Omen 2 may be repetitive, overwrought, and fraught with unimaginative puzzles and enemies, but those of you dying for some bloody GameCube fun won’t get it much better than this.

Dec 16th, 2002 · GameCube · read review

64 Power / big.N / N Games (77 out of 100)

(PAL version)
Doch nicht nur Diebe, Vampire, Ritter und DÀmonen gehören zu deinen Opfern. Um deine Lebensenergie auf einem vertretbaren Level zu halten, ist es unvermeidlich, auch harmlose Stadtbewohner auszusaugen. Wer damit keine Probleme hat, bekommt ein ansonsten ordentliches Action-Adventure. Als Multiplattformer bietet Blood Omen 2 ebenfalls nur Durchschnitt. Die PS2-Herkunft ist dem Spiel deutlich anzumerken. Modelle und Umgebungen können mit aktuellen Grafikreferenzen wie Metroid Prime oder Star Fax Adventures nicht mithalten. Der Sound hingegen kann sich hören lassen. Die AtmosphÀre wirkt stimmig. Die Synchronisation des Spiels ist hervorragend. Der deutsche Kam wird von Martin Kessler (u.a. die Synchronstimme von Nicholas Cage) gesprochen. Doch auch die anderen Charaktere wurden akustisch bestens in Szene gesetzt, und zwar so gut, dass es uns noch einmal zwei Prozentpunkte im Vergleich zur US-Version wert war.

Feb 2003 · GameCube

GameZone (7.6 out of 10)

Blood Omen 2 continues the story of Kain, and presents an interesting character. Some of the game’s puzzles, however, are too simplistic and will fail to adequately challenge game players. The game has been ported to various platforms with mixed results. Yes, it works on the GameCube, and fits the platform’s abilities well. It does look good and play well, but players looking for more challenge will only find this a pleasant, albeit mild, diversion.

Jan 7th, 2003 · GameCube · read review (76 out of 100)

Blood Omen 2 prĂ€sentiert sich auf dem GameCube als saubere Umsetzung eines mittlerweile fast zehn Monate alten Spieles. Gameplay-technisch zwar bedingt durch die LinearitĂ€t und die veralteten „Kisten-Schiebe-Faxen“ nicht immer prickelnd, kann die vor allem durch die interessante Story und grandiose Soundkulisse aufgebaute AtmosphĂ€re punkten. Wer gerne in die dĂŒsteren AbgrĂŒnde der menschlichen (respektive vampirischen) Seele abtauchen will, findet mit Blood Omen 2 ein interessantes, wenngleich nur selten forderndes Spielchen. Da es auf dem GameCube in Sachen Action-Adventure jedoch wenig Alternativen gibt, werden Genre-Fans sicherlich spannende Stunden erleben - auch wenn grafisch keine QuantensprĂŒnge gemacht werden und der GameCube nicht mal ansatzweise gefordert wird.

Jan 25th, 2003 · GameCube · read review

64 Power / big.N / N Games (75 out of 100)

Stimmungsvolles Action-Adventure, jedoch ohne herausragende StÀrken.

Jan 2003 · GameCube

Game Informer Magazine (7.5 out of 10)

Nine months and no enhancements later, Blood Omen 2 hits the ‘Cube. Surprisingly, it’s still darn good to be evil with Kain and his vampiring ways. Both the puzzles and combat are simplistic, but still offer enjoyment. The gothic atmosphere is a great setting for a game, too. I’d like to see some depth added to the series next time, with more of both speed and stealth. This and BloodRayne are almost dead even for gory action/adventure honors.

Feb 2003 · GameCube · read review

GameSpot (7.1 out of 10)

Blood Omen 2 does have its strong points, but, much like the original, its fiendish main character is the best thing about it.

Dec 10th, 2002 · GameCube · read review (14 out of 20)

Une version GameCube qui s'est fait attendre longtemps pour finalement proposer un contenu identique aux autres versions consoles. Dommage. L'aventure est la mĂȘme, mais on ne peut s'empĂȘcher de penser que le jeu a perdu de sa magie par rapport Ă  l'Ă©pisode original. Mais si Blood Omen 2 n'est incontestablement pas le mĂ©ga-hit que l'on attendait, il parvient tout de mĂȘme Ă  conserver en partie l'atmosphĂšre particuliĂšre du jeu original pour proposer au final une aventure particuliĂšrement jouissive, mĂȘme si la progression se rĂ©vĂšle toutefois assez linĂ©aire.

Jan 30th, 2003 · GameCube · read review

IGN (7 out of 10)

Kain comes to Cube with minor improvements. Read our full review of this blood-sucking action-adventure.

Jan 14th, 2003 · GameCube · read review

Armchair Empire, The (6.9 out of 10)

While I’d definitely recommend Blood Omen 2 as a rental (and possibly as a “buy” if you’re a Legacy of Kain fan from years gone by), I’d have reservations recommending it to hard-core gamers, although at $20US.... It’s got a great story and a well-defined protagonist, the graphics and sound provide a suitable sense of place, but the problem with the “lock” during combat and the funnel quality will more than likely turn some people off.

Jan 12th, 2003 · GameCube · read review

Officiel Nintendo Magazine (6.5 out of 10)

Long Ă  dĂ©marrer, ce jeu fait perdre son sang-froid. Mais si vous vous sentez l'Ăąme d'un vampire, vous saurez ĂȘtre patient... Ă©ternellement !

Mar 2003 · GameCube · read review

Thunderbolt Games (6 out of 10)

Vampires kick ass. It’s such a simple truth, a concept that has been passed down through the generations. When it comes to complete and utter coolness, vampires take the medal. The pale flesh, the mystical powers, even the never-ending thirst for blood make up one of the most feared characters ever conceived by the human mind. We’ve been graced with Dracula early on, a legacy that has helped cement countless other vampire tales and one of the most popular gaming franchises in gaming history. But in this current generation of consoles, what’s left for these creatures of the night? Unfortunately, Dracula’s heyday seems to have past with the previous generation. Aside from BloodRayne, the only video game with a heroic vampire is Blood Omen 2.

Apr 17th, 2005 · GameCube · read review

Deaf Gamers (5 out of 10)

Blood Omen II is a solid action game but there are some problems for deaf gamers. The only text feedback in the game is when the controls and gameplay commands are being described to you by Umah in the first level. There are no subtitles and no mission briefings in text at all. What makes this hard to take is that it's exactly the same as last years PS2 version. Surely subtitles could have been added to give deaf gamers access to Blood Omen 2?

2003 · GameCube · read review (40 out of 100)

It is hard to see whom this title would appeal to. The extremely simplistic nature of the title might appeal to young children but it is too bloody and violent to be suitable. While you may see the final mark as overly harsh for a game that is technically proficient, I would ask would you give a film a good rating merely for being in focus? This is a poor game and it hasn't become any better in the move to the GameCube. While titles may be a bit thin on the ground for Nintendo's machine, there are certainly far better offerings to be found.

Mar 15th, 2003 · GameCube · read review

GameSpy ( )

Blood Omen 2 should have been a much cooler game. Both Soul Reavers were a kick, so big things were expected from the latest in the Legacy of Kain series. Unfortunately, it falls short on almost all counts. The graphics have their problems, the gameplay is repetitive, and the play is far too linear. The saving grace is the actual story. If the Kain saga continues, let's hope it's in a better game.

Jan 6th, 2003 · GameCube · read review

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