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The premise of Akuji the Heartless is not a happy one. Just as Akuji, a voodoo shaman, was about to get married, his bride-to-be was kidnapped and he was then killed by his very own brother. His seemingly loving sibling then ripped out his heart and sent Akuji to a dark and evil underworld. Akuji swore revenge on his brother and promised to avenge his true love.
As Akuji, you must collect the souls of your departed ancestors and give them to Baron Samedi, watcher of the underworld. If you are successful, he will grant your wish of revenge by giving you the opportunity to face your brother and do unto him as he did to you. More importantly, you will be together with your fiancee once again.
Akuji the Heartless is played from a third person perspective and built on the Gex: Enter the Gecko engine. As you try to make your escape, you will have to fight your way through 30 different voodoo priests and monsters as well as morph into a wide variety of creatures. Each creature has a different purpose and must be used to solve and interact with puzzles. Additionally, Akuji can use regular attacks (nine different combinations with his claw weaponry) and magical spells, such as Shadow's Wrath and Firestorm.
Also included on the disc are nonplayable movie/demos of two Eidos Interactive titles, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver and Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft. ~ Chris Couper, All Game Guide