Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Venturing into the wells of my memory, I have found this item stored within a cubicle of dusty thought, where long nights of fantastical imagery filled my pupils and my sight.
I know it's a bit of an oldy but I just had to review it. Being an addicted gamer to this genre of games, when I first came upon Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver I was warped and enmeshed within this amazing game and it's engrossing story-line.
You haven't played it yet? To further expand your vision of when I played this game, I'll let you know that I played it on my Sega Dreamcast. What!? Yes, it was millenia ago (in gaming console time, since they come and go so quickly!).
The main character is a vampire-turned-wraith called Raziel, lieutenant to the vampire lord Kain. Raziel is betrayed by his master as he tears his wings and casts him into the Lake of Death, and as his body is consumed The Elder God spares his soul to become his minion--his soul reaver--to pursue his personal vendetta.
The game is amazing visually--at least it was 12 years ago. The vampire-wraith is a gory bastard as he devours the souls of those who he viciously assassinates.
The story takes place in a world called Nosgoth, where the health of the land is tied to the Nine Pillars of Nosgoth, each pillar in turn is represented by a guardian. Before the Soul Reaver was created, the guardians became corrupt and Kain slew them one by one, not knowing that he was the last pillar of them, refusing to sacrifice himself for the well-being of the land. This promoted the decay of Nosgoth and to ruin the world, Kain created an army of vampires among which Raziel was generated. The humans have been decimated and the vampire tribes have claimed the world of Nosgoth. Despair and inglorious demise has coupled peace with a blinding and silent fury.
Thrilling plot and amazing game-play. As Raziel, you must solve a load of mysteries and puzzles to finally attain revenge.
If you can get this game and play it, it's highly recommended. You'll be entrapped within the walls of its accursed game-play... addictive.