Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver is a sequel of the story Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen from the developer Eidos Interactive, which was available in 1999.
After 1500 years, the defenders of Nosgoth’s nine pillars became greedy. Kain defeated them. After defeating the 8 guardians, he searched for the last protector of the pillars. A cruel truth had been discovered, he was the last protector. After that, Nosgoth became a dangerous land under the leadership of Kain, and the wars between races always take place here. When Nosgoth prepared to collapse, Raziel revived, and a new war took place to bring Nosgoth back to the beginning.
Basically, the player will control Raziel after he revives in a mysterious tomb. Initially, Raziel did not have any weapons, and he had to fight dozens of enemies. His only weapon is a claw, and the player has to use it effectively. Raziel is vulnerable in the early stages of the game, he has a large amount of Soul to sustain his life. The only way to collect Soul is to destroy the enemy. Besides using claws to attack opponents, players can use some objects that appear such as torches, rocks, spears and even enemies. In some special areas, water is the main, and player has to cross these areas to continue the game. Raziel is afraid of water, and he will lose blood when traveling in the water. Therefore, player has to avoid confrontation with monsters and collect more Souls when leaving the water area.
To complete the game, you have to solve the complex puzzles on the walls of the palace. The only way is to use the objects which appear in the room to find the rules.
In addition, the game’s graphics are much improved compares to the previous version. It gives players a new gamming experience. However, the actions of the characters are lack of flexibility. Sometimes, you can’t avoid attacks from enemies. Despite improved graphics, it doesn’t bring much comfort to players it they play the game for a long time.