Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain demo

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
When it was released in 1997, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain delivered "a wicked good time," as one GameSpot reviewer wrote. Unfortunately, the demo doesn't play well with newer machines. You control a young vampire with an aching blood thirst and an all-devouring desire for revenge. Equipped with an edged weapon, you start a dangerous quest to take revenge on your killers and destroy the evil that made you undead. All that sounds promising until you start the game. Poor graphics hide the details, and controlling your character is a chore. The faster your processor runs, the faster the vampire moves. The only changeable settings are music volume and gamma, the latter of which only makes the graphics murkier. Despite eerie sound effects and superb voice acting, the game is unplayable on a modern computer. Blood Omen had its day in the sun--err, dark--but now gamers should let Kain rest in peace.

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Release November 9, 2008
Date Added June 10, 1997

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Operating Systems Windows, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Pentium 100 or better, Windows 95, 16MB RAM, DirectX driver


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Developer's Description

As a foolish, headstrong young nobleman, Kain sought gold and glory in the hinterlands of Nosgoth. Ambushed and killed in the village Ziegstruhl by a band of brigands, Kain woke to find himself craving revenge--and the warm richness of blood. To free himself from the curse of being a vampire, Kain must restore the Pillar of Nosgoth and destroy the members of the Circle that dominate the land. Enter the rich, complex world of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, where Kain must do battle with his sword, solve puzzles, and suck blood to save an ailing land and rid it of its oppressors.
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