Just finished playing Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver last night and even after all these years it’s still an EPIC game. I purchased the Steam bundle that includes Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 & Legacy of Kain: Defiance.
This game was a pain at times to get running and crashed about 20 times during my play through, Sound would glitch and sound FX would stop playing and I’d worry if I was missing any dialog. Had to use a hacked ATI driver and run the game in software mode just to play it. Can't imagine how hard it will be trying to run it in another 10+ years from now.
YouTube user user DonKain has posted a 32 part video walkthrough from beginning to end if you don’t want to buy the game but still want to see what it’s all about.
Before playing soul reaver I first tried to play Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. What a nightmare that was. Took days of messing around trying to install windows 95/98 & XP in various virtual machines to no avail. Finally gave up and tried running a PSX iso image with a PSX emulator but after hours of frigging around trying to get it to render properly under the emulator I gave up. After a week of trying to get the game running I decided to see if YouTube had a video of it and found a 27 part play through by user Tiff0202.
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is a 2D game and it was remarkably difficult to get running under modern technology, and times when I did get it running it was not really playable due to rendering glitches even under an emulator. This does not bode well for all those amazing games of late 80’s & 90’s. Only 15 years later and they are getting progressively harder and harder to get up and running without having a dedicated computer hardware & software from that era to run them.