Αναρτήθηκε: 25 Μαρτίου
This review is for young people with Windows 8.1 or other newer systems that may encounter a major freezing error.
This review is not for people who gamed through the mid-to-late 90's and have already played this game before.
If you have already played this game in its heyday, you are likely doing a run-through as you re-do the legacy of kain series and reminisce about the good old days when you had a million hours to play it. The bottom line for veteran gamers is that you likely know what you're getting into for round 2: a freeze bug coupled with a horrible checkpoint saving system coupled with no gamepad support. I mean, the first time I played this it was on PC with keyboard/mouse but this time around I'm really noticing how the autoface and combat system would be better served with a gamepad.
I love this series. I love it. That's out of the way. Unfortunately, this is the weakest link in said series. Blood Omen 2 beats this game in enjoyability. This game drove me insane. Imagine spending 35 minutes doing platformer puzzles only for a freeze bug to stop you from saving TEN FEET FROM THE SAVE CHECKPOINT SPOT. THEN YOU DO THE WHOLE PUZZLE THING ALL OVER AGAIN. A lot of that. A lot of jumping over and running past enemies because it just got old and repetitive. The only driving force was progressing the story, even when it involved walking through the exact same map (oooh but it's in a different time, so it's okay!?) and dealing with the spirit plane and poorly placed planar portals (forgive the alliteration) and running down the same lonnnnnnng hallways because you didn't do something correctly.
The problem is that a veteran gamer doesn't give up. This game should be rated extremely difficult on the basis of computer glitches and frustration, despite how relatively simple it is as a game itself. If you manage to finish this whole game whilst suffering through compatability issues, I salute you. This was not easy for me. By all means continue the legacy of kain, whether you're familiar or a newcomer, but if you are not looking for reminiscence or gamer cred, I recommend looking up a youtube compilation of all the story cutscenes, and moving straight on to either Blood Omen 2 or preferrably Defiance.
I didn't recommend the first Soul Reaver on Steam because of a sound error that was easily corrected thanks to the save anywhere feature. Praying that the game didn't freeze before I reached a save point had me ripping my hair out in Soul Reaver 2. Play if you have spare time or if you just have to, because we've all been there. We've all played the worst most frustrating games just out of the completist OCD'ness that accompanies our weird generation.
Otherwise, please do not do this to yourself.