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As fans of the LOK series know, it all began with Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen, on the PSone and continued to what was arguably one of the best titles of the 32 bit era, LOK: Soul Reaver. Recently released for the PS2 was the sequel, Soul Reaver 2 (actually, the third game in the series). Which brings us to today, and the arrival of Blood Omen 2 for Microsoft’s Xbox.
Overall, fans of dark fantasy or edgy adventure would do well to pick up Blood Omen 2, but be warned that this is one of the messiest, darkest, and most amoral titles to come along in some time. If that doesn’t bother you, you’re in for a treat.
Blood Omen 2 schafft es, dank der absolut erstklassigen Stimmung und dem interessanten Levelaufbau, den Spieler von der ersten Minute an zu fesseln. Der äußerst faire Schwierigkeitsgrad, die Linearität der Level und die vielen Checkpoints, garantieren auch Anfängern ein befriedigendes Spielerlebnis. Fans von Action-Adventures dürfen blind zugreifen, sie werden bestens unterhalten und in den "Tanz der Vampire" einbezogen.
An excellent storyline with lots of blood and action. If you’re into this type of game, then we Recommend you pick it up, or at least give it a rental, as the experience is worth the time.
Well, the Blood Omen 2 is maybe a bit repetitive - still the same combats, puzzles and sucking action. I believe some gamers will get extremely bored, however I didn't. I found Blood Omen 2 very addictive for me If you are a Vampire fan, Blood Omen 2 is definitely worth playing!
Vergleicht man Blood Omen 2 mit den Referenztiteln auf anderen Systemen -allen voran Soul Reaver 2- werden die Schwächen offenbart: saubere, aber unausgereifte Grafik und ein weitestgehend herkömmliches Gameplay ohne große Überraschungen, dessen zweifellos vorhandene gute Ideen viel zu selten eingesetzt werden. So eignet sich Blood Omen 2 vor allem für Einsteiger, die etwas Action-Adventure-Luft schnuppern wollen und die eine schöne Story und gute Soundkulisse genießen wollen.
Da es auf der Xbox momentan noch keine Alternative gibt, kann sich Kain auch dementsprechend problemlos an der Spitze platzieren. Aber man muss kein großer Prophet sein, wenn man sagt, dass er die Spitzenposition nicht so einfach halten kann, wie er sie errungen hat.
Kain continues his legacy on the Xbox. Our full review.
After playing Blood Omen 2 for the Xbox, you'll probably agree that one Legacy of Kain game--even if it isn't the best in the series--is better than none.
Une version Xbox plus soignée que son homologue sur PS2 d'un point de vue technique. L'aventure est la même, mais on ne peut s'empêcher de penser que le jeu a perdu de sa magie par rapport à l'épisode original. Si Blood Omen 2 n'est incontestablement pas le méga-hit que l'on attendait, il parvient tout de même à conserver en partie l'atmosphère particulière du jeu original pour proposer au final une aventure particulièrement jouissive, même si la progression se révèle toutefois assez linéaire.
In some ways, Blood Omen 2 is a simplistic, action-rich game. However, the story of Kain and Nosgoth, and the way the creators of the program unveil it is a drawing power. Kain is brutal, and will laugh evilly when dispatching helpless citizens begging for mercy. He is the embodiment of an antagonist portrayed as the protagonist.
If you are a fan of the series, you're not missing a whole lot so save your cash for something else. If you have never played any of the games in the series, this will be a nice introduction to the series. There is a ton that I loved in the game, but there was also a lot that should have been given more attention to. I think if some of the bad areas of the game (as mentioned before) were corrected and enhanced, this could easily have been recommended for a purchase. I appreciate a good port, mind you, but little details make all the difference. If the rest of the game could have been on pace with the graphics, this could have been an AMAZING title.
In a game that is certainly not for the
squeamish, Kain spends the first few levels in the slums of a medieval city, wandering about
slaughtering defenceless peasants. Just for effect, these helpless souls plead for their lives and
whimper as you tear their heads off and drink their blood. This is really only a game for people who like
playing the bad guy. And in this one you certainly get more brutality than you bargained for.
Overall, Blood Omen 2 is a very, very linear and repetitive game. But, the violence and easy gameplay make it a very simple game to get into, and if you're captured by the story then you'll play the game through. It's not too terribly long, but the longer you play the game the longer it feels, and the mind-numbing nature of it can drive you nuts. It's a pretty cool game to play, but don't expect Panzer Dragoon Orta in terms of gameplay and depth.
Such is the case with Blood Omen 2. Despite the original games technical flaws, it had enough heart and originality to become a true cult classic. After playing that troubled masterpiece years ago, I thought a blockbuster sequel would be a no-brainer. After all, what could be easier than to fix the technical problems and add a bit of polish? Sadly, of the three sequels released since then, none have managed to provide both story and gameplay at the same time. Blood Omen 2 doesnt provide either. I dont know how much more of this I can take and still call myself a fan of the series.