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I finally got around to playing this, finished it about an hour ago. Emulated it on PS1. Going to start Soul Reaver 2 tomorrow and go through the series. Tell me what I thought about it.
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>>8234743
Why didn't you play the PC version?
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>emulation
Fuck...
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>>8234743
You are going to enjoy the whole thing and be frustrated/wanting more at each ending. You should play or at least watch a let's play of blood omen tho ! Playing in release order for this saga has a special feel to it ! Also checking the dreamcast version of soul reaver is worth it too. Man I love this saga.
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>>8234743
You liked it but you feel the urge to kill yourself for emulating games with native PC versions.
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>>8237053
this, op is a retard; also play blood omen if you can get into it
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>>8234743
some good lore and atmosphere, great story even as sparingly as it's used. pedestrian action adventure gameplay with some jarring cut content.

I was not particularly a fan of 2, a lot of time travel hijinx and retcons that just came off as a bit lame, a lot of time spent discussing magical mcguffins the game gives you no reason to care about.
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>>8234805
>>8237053
Not OP but the PC version is shite and has no dynamic music. The DC version is best and the PS1 version is not bad.
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>>8237258
True, most anons just parrot their real hardware mantra without even playing games ! The dreamcast one had new models and textures the pc didn't ! Also it was hard to get controllers working correctly on pc version. Psx is great, emulation is great, the game is great.
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>>8234743
It's a shame the overall LoK story just cuts off because no more interest in games
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>>8237272
>controller
Here's your problem.
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>>8237258
True, the DC version is way better, i cant believe i played the ps1 version for years before playing the DC version.
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You wish you just watched it on YouTube to skip the jank-shit gameplay and block-puzzles since you lose out on absolutely nothing by doing so.
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>>8237284
>just cuts off
? They ended the wheel of fate and banished the elder god, raziel made the final heroic sacrifice, any new entry would essentially be a soft reboot.
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>>8239343
The hylden matter is left unsolved. At the end of defiance we're basically back to square one (blood omen 2)
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>>8237272
>emulation is great
No...no it is not
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>>8234743
PS1 version is ass bro. DC is the best
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>>8239175
>Left: SOUL
>Right: REAVER
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>>8239175
Now the difference in graphical quality bewteen SR1 and 2 makes a lot more sense with the DC version existing.
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>>8234743
>emulation
retard or poorfag spotted
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>>8239460
Been a while since I checked, dreamcast still having emulation issues?
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>>8240605
Fun fact: SR2 started as a PS1 game, then develoment moved to the DC, then to the PS2.
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are all these LoC titles worth playing?
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>>8241609
LoK, rather
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>>8241609
Yes.
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I enjoyed the first one more than the second, it felt more "open", lots more optional content (glyphs etc), SR2 is a harder sell, combat is a slog with enemies having more attack options than you. Elemental forges are kino though. Game feels overall unfinished.

Defiance is more fun than SR2, but suffers a lot for not having an equivalent to the temples from 2. Voice talent is clearly having a ball.

Played half of blood omen 2 then got bored
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>>8237053
Sometimes the PC version is inferior. A good example is Metal Gear Solid. Emulated PSX version is better than PC version.
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I want to play Soul Reaver. But it bothers me knowing that a lot was cut and it's an unfinished game. Does it feel unfinished, or is it not obvious?
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>>8243191
It has a cliffhanger but they do enough for it to be a somewhat reasonable transition into a sequel. The main path laid out for you in the beginning doesn't have any omissions, you confront all your vampire brethren. It's mostly side content and world building that's omitted.
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>>8240792
I'm aware, SR1 is only half of what the game's length originally was supposed to be.

>>8241609
Yes but man you REALLY have to love the lore to sit through Blood Omen 2.
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>>8243281
>doesn't have any omissions, you confront all your vampire brethren
Except Turel and the entire last part of the game. It gave birth to an awesome series, but I wouldn't call it 'side content'.
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>>8234743
>Going to start Soul Reaver 2
Ouch. This one is gonna hurt.
>and go through the series
OUCH.
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>>8242183
>Defiance is more fun than SR2
Defiance is an absolute chore past the first level. Which already shat the bed at the end with the platforming part.
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>>8243843
I missed title, but the original ending (raziel reactivates the cathedral and sonic blasts all vampires into oblivion, including himself) seems kinda lame
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>>8234743
nigga i seriously hope you started with the first game
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>>8244207
But the first game is tedious
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>>8243843
I mean Turel does come back eventually.
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SR2 is arguably the worst game in the series because it's 90% puzzles and the puzzles tend to be really lame. Still, it has my favorite exchange of any game in the story
>You're a righteous fiend, aren't you?
>Apparently I am...
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>>8243880
Not him but it's a good thing Defiance has the best combat in the series because it decided to just forgo puzzles and focus on combat.
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>>8240792
For being basically a PS2 launch title, SR2 visually holds up REALLY well. It does not look like a 2001 game, it looks like it came out years later.





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