Unlike the cutscene-heavy Soul Reaver games, Blood Omen 2 offers an engrossing mix of puzzles and combat that makes it a proper sequel to the original Legacy of Kain. Itís some 400 years after the events of that game, and Kain finds himself dethroned from his rule. Brought back to full hell by the vampire Umah, he sets out to regain his position as rightful ruler of the realm. Heíll suck up a lot of juicy human blood along the way, too.
Combat is a central gimmick in Blood Omen 2, which brings with it a brand new fighting system. Blocking is just as important as scoring hits, while Kainís arsenal is boasted by some weapons and a useful array of hand-to-hand combos. Puzzles take a back seat but are also encountered from time to time. They wonít hurt your brain too much Ė switch flipping and crate pushing will be your main obstacles between the combat sequences.