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  • Summary: Blood Omen 2 puts you in the role of the vampire Kain as he searches for his slain brethren. You'll move through crowds while cloaked in stealth, feed on the peasant herds, and use mind control to overcome vampire-proof inventions. With each success, you gain dark powers that give you access to treacherous new areas and help you fight stronger enemies. As you develop your vampire skills, you'll unfold the continuing epic of Nosgoth and Kain's attempts to rule over the realm . Expand
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  1. 80
    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.
  2. Beautifully detailed gothic environments. [Feb 2003, p.155]
  3. 77
    Graphically, it certainly won't win any awards but the surroundings are suitably gothic and provide a convincing setting for the bloodthirsty business at hand.
  4. The story has at least a couple of fine twists, and Kain is as memorable of a main character as they come.
  5. Linear and repetitive gameplay, inferior hit detection, and unattractive visuals makes a good deal of this title difficult to go through even once.
  6. 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.
  7. Kain is stiff when mutilating the townspeople, and the clunky character designs collapse the mood even more. [Jan 2003, p.76]

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  1. Apr 29, 2013
    I picked up this game, knowing nothing about the legacy of kain series, and having read some bad reviews in magazines. I must say that I was very impressed. The game starts off slowly, getting you used to the controls, but soon heats up, often bringing new challeneges that prove quite difficult to complete, and take more than one try. The combat system is basic, but easy to use, and the hack'n'slash action can be difficult when you first start the game. yes, there is quite a bit of talking, but that's quite alright, as the speech does sometimes hold clues and/or tips on how to get past certain bits of the game. What I particularly liked was the way that you can play the game is two markedly different ways. you can go stealthily, and only kill for neccesity (when you need a health topup, or the guard is in front of a door) or you can do an all-out massacre. Both are great fun, and this can add to your experience. Don't be a conformist and follw the magazine reviews, buy this game, give it a little time at first, and you'll find out just how much fun it can be. Expand