It seems that old hybrids of adventure and action games are still popular in some places. Quite regularly, some players express a desire to play refreshed versions of iconic titles from several decades ago, which, in their current state, are nonetheless anachronistic, which is why they are often difficult to run on modern hardware. In many cases, we simply have to make do with unofficial remakes and remasters.
Two teams are working on releasing restored versions of two legendary titles – Tomb Raider: Legend and Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, all in Unreal Engine 5.
Tomb Raider I-III Remastered – the classic Lara Croft will return. Announcement of the remastered trilogy
Let’s start with a slightly less advanced project. Monkey Riot is currently working on properly implementing the controls before the developers move on to redesigning the environment. So for now we can take a look at the Lara Croft model. Tomb Raider: Legend is one of the most important parts of the franchise, which was released after its much weaker phase. Ultimately, the mixture of action and puzzles was very well received and is still considered by many to be the best part of this great series.
Pure Retro #6 – Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. The story of a fallen vampire that never had a full ending
And, of course, we have another great Crystal Dynamics game – Soul Reaver from 1999. After the series-opening Blood Omen, it was the story of Raziel, the fallen vampire, that really kicked off the great, confusing Legacy of Kain saga, the main axis of which is the conflict of two powerful beings in one of the most fascinating universes in the history of the industry. In this case we are talking about a one-person team. Ali Aljaber shared the current status of his work. We can take a look at several impressive arcade sequences.