Legacy of Kain: Defiance

By | Wednesday 07.01.2015

I’m going to be honest: the most important thing required to play this game is a controller. Ten years ago I’ve played it without one, and trust me, it’s extremely frustrating, where as playing it with a game pad is a totally different feeling, like you’re playing a different game…

I have two complaints about the whole game: requiring a controller to play it fluently was a very, very big mistake. It is by far the best game in the series, but it’s ruined by this simple fact, and the camera makes matters worse. It becomes confusing when it’s facing opposite angles all of a sudden, and at times it seems made especially to drive you insane, even if you are playing it with a controller.

I’m a PC gamer and I don’t own any consoles, so I don’t see why I would have to own a joystick or a game pad to play a video game from a series that never really required one. Maybe I’m exaggerating…

Well, if you are not bothered by the weird camera and (I emphasize this again) you do have a game controller to play this game with, then you’ll be pleased with the story and atmosphere of the final and best game in the series.

Unfortunately, I can only give it a 8 out of 10, because of the frustration brought to me by the camera and controls. It’s still a game I recommend if you’re a fan of The Legacy of Kain series, though.