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Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (1996)

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The fragile balance of Nosgoth is in danger. Disputes within the Circle of Nine, the guardians of the Pillars of Nosgoth, have caused strife across the land. Ariel, the Guardian of Balance,... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Simon Templeman ... Kain (voice)
Tony Jay ... Mortanius / William the Just / Dark Entity (voice)
Paul Lukather ... Vorador / Bane (voice)
Anna Gunn ... Ariel / Azimuth / DeJoule (voice)
Richard Doyle ... Moebius / Nupraptor / Anacrothe (voice)
Neil Ross ... Malek / Ottmar / Elzevir (voice)

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The fragile balance of Nosgoth is in danger. Disputes within the Circle of Nine, the guardians of the Pillars of Nosgoth, have caused strife across the land. Ariel, the Guardian of Balance, has given a young vampire, Kain, the opportunity to save his own soul and free Nosgoth from its fate. Kain alone must face the other Guardians in order to heal the land and remove his vampiric curse. Written by J Hoffman

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Action | Fantasy | Horror


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At the end of the game, there was an alternative text for the argument between Mortanius and Anacrothe at the Pillars. In this version, when Anacrothe accuses him of being the circle's traitor, Mortanius more extensively explains his motives and admits to killing Ariel, whereas in the final version of the game, her murderer is left a mystery. See more »


Anacrothe: You betrayed us Mortanius! You had Kain killed and turned him into a monster! You set him upon us!
Mortanius: It had to be. Nupraptor's insanity poisoned all of our minds. The Circle had failed in its sworn duties. It had to be destroyed.
Anacrothe: Failed our duties? Idiot! The Circle exists for us, we don't exist for it! Our powers will save or damn Nosgoth at our whim! Stand with us, Mortanius, or die!
Mortanius: Then I shall die!
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Followed by Blood Omen II: Legacy of Kain (2002) See more »

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Brilliant gothic RPG with a twist
10 May 2002 | by Sentinel-15See all my reviews

Imagine something like Legend of Zelda on the SNES - but without the cuteness. Imagine we're in a gothic world, a dark world with humans, sorcerers, ghosts, monsters... and vampires.

Now imagine the "hero" not as some goody two-shoes, but as a bitter anti-hero, a person sick of his world, of the evil committed by the people living in it. The main character, murdered in the beginning of the game. Even in death, hungering for bloody revenge.

You are that man. You are Kain. Undead, your power, and your hatred, are growing.

Excellent voice acting. Over the top, perhaps, but it suits the larger-than-life happenings and intrigues.

The graphics were adequate, but nothing exceptional, even for the time when it was first released. Does it matter? No! What matters is that it has good gameplay, and a really good story on top of it, complemented with excellent voice acting.

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5 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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The Pillars of Nosgoth See more »

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Silicon Knights See more »
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