Excerpt: I was especially interested because it promised massive environments that stream to create one huge city, full of places to skate and things to do. I heard whispers that everything was fixed, that this was a return to what made the series so great. Those rumors were lies. In the end, the game exaggerates every flaw its predecessors ever possessed. Tony Hawk has officially jumped the shark.
Excerpt: Story: Blood Omen 2 is the fourth game in the Legacy of Kain series, but it's story takes place after the settings of the first game, 400 years after to be precise. After destroying the Pillars at the end of Blood Omen , Kain proceeded to amass a vampire army to rule over Nosgoth. At the same time, a fanatical group of warriors called the Sarafan were formed to wipe out the vampire threat.
Pros: Graphics convey a great dark atmosphere, Voice Acting is excellent, Story is well written
Cons: Minor Glitches (sound skipping, occasional slowdown), Save System
Conclusion: If the weaker puzzle element is going to bother you opt for Soul Reaver 2. If you are not confused by the thought that a blood-sucking vampire can save the world this substantial adventure will take some time to play so you are definitely getting value for money. There is no doubt this is at the top end of the third person adventure genre and fans of original and Legacy of Kain series will be delighted with Blood Omen 2.
Excerpt: Kain is back and he has over 200 years of beauty sleep under his belt, but believe me, he ain't any prettier. He's still that blood-sucking, crate pushing, Nosgoth-dwelling, bleeding-heart romantic that we all know and love. And with the consistent supply of Blood Omen/Soul Reaver titles making their way to store shelves, it makes you ask the question 'do you want to suck my blood or are you just happy to see me?
Excerpt: Crystal Dynamics' fourth foray into the land of Nosgoth may be the best, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have plenty of problems. Come read what should be the largest and most detailed review on the web. As game worlds go, Crystal Dynamics' Legacy of Kain series (that would be Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Soul Reaver 2 and now Blood Omen 2) has an incredibly rich lineage.
Excerpt: Since its inception in 1995, the Legacy of Kain series has been one of the more satisfying adult action/adventure series on the market. The series launched with the tale of the nobleman Kain, brutally murdered only to rise from the grave as a vampire, exacting his revenge on his slayers.