As new abilities are gained, players may revisit old areas or discover new optional ones in search of secrets. These come in the form of health upgrades, glyphs which enable you to cast magic, mana upgrades and even a fire upgrade to your soul reaver. Considering Soul Reaver features a relatively low difficulty setting none of them are particularly necessary but still serve their purpose of extending gameplay time.
Soul Reaver on the Playstation is a classic, an affordable one at that. Anyone looking to fill their PS1 collection with quality titles should track this this one down.
- Plane shifting and combat are still hold as highly unique to this day
- A technical marvel for the Playstation
- Too many sliding block puzzles
The instruction booklet also features screenshots and artwork though sadly, it's all in black and white. With that said, an enticing, expanded lore and a hologram cover make Soul Reaver's packaging stand out of the crowd. If only we'd see this level of originality in today's non-special edition releases.
Packaging Grade: B+