I have been thinking of playing through the entire LoK series for a while now, although I am hesitant because I don't want to deal with horribly underwhelming gameplay. I've made decent progress in SR1, and I completed Defiance a long time ago, as well as trying out BO1, BO2, and SR2. With the exception of BO1, all of these games seem to have cumbersome controls and combat that is somewhat tedious and lacking in any real significance (since death is never a possibility). Based on some of the comments I've read in the "The things You find annoying in Legacy of Kain series TOPIC" thread, I'm not alone with these feelings. I'll probably still play all the games because of the highly compelling and unique atmosphere, as well as the famed voice acting, writing, and story, but I'm wondering if actually playing the games will be a chore. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.