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MIA March Madness Champion Crowned!

And the winner is....

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks, but just like that MIA March Madness is winding down.  The polls have been closed and the votes tallied.  It was anyone’s guess as to who would be crowned the 2013 MIA Champion, but we do have a clear winner.  And that winner is….

Legacy of Kain!

With an astounding 62% of the vote, the venerable vampiric videogame series put a whooping on what appeared to be an unstoppable force in Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem.  Congratulations go out to both series for making it to the finals, and to Legacy of Kain for emerging victorious.  The people have spoken, and they want badass vampires that don’t sparkle!

To the winner goes some special treatment.  One of the Legacy of Kain games will be featured in an upcoming episode of Backloggers Anonymous, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for that.  I’ll also be undertaking a series retrospective that will highlight every game in the series starting next week with the original Blood Omen.  If you can't wait for that, check out the original MIA article - which was actually the first MIA published here at PixlBit!

With MIA March Madness now complete, we can get back to releasing new editions of Missing in Action!  These titles will be included in next year’s tournament, so be sure to suggest games and franchises truly worthy of the treatment.  To kick off this next season of MIA, let’s utilize that poll feature again and have you vote on what the first installment of the next season should be.

Vote for the first MIA Spotlight of the next season!


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Be sure to share some of your favorite memories and moments from the Legacy of Kain series, and talk up games and franchises you want to see shine in the MIA spotlight.

Happy Gaming!



Super Step Contributing Writer

04/05/2013 at 10:31 AM

That is one evenly sliced pie at the moment. I'm assuming I was the fourth vote. lol

Jesse Miller Staff Writer

04/05/2013 at 11:01 AM

I will say that Legacy of Kain winning kind of gives me much more work.  A series retrospective on Legacy of Kain is much more of an undertaking than Eternal Darkness, but I'm happy to do it. 

Now let's go Deception!  Loved that game.


04/05/2013 at 01:14 PM

Damn....well, gg, Legacy of Kain. As for this next round....I guess Jade Empire?


04/05/2013 at 01:20 PM

Indeed. I like my vampires when they don't sparkle, please! What an utter disappointment a certain movie romance quintology turned out to be with stiff acting, horrible writing and one garbage ending. Wait, wrong blog. haha

Julian Titus Senior Editor

04/05/2013 at 09:13 PM

I just had to go with Kain. As much as I loved Eternal Darkness, I can't help but feel like a sequel just wouldn't hold up to the original and would end up being kind of hokey. Meanwhile, the Kain series has a rich mythology and some of the best writing and voice acting in the biz.

Or it did, anyway. If they ever do another I doubt Michael Bell or Simon Templeman will come back.


04/06/2013 at 09:10 AM

Michael said not once, but twice, that he'd love to return. With LoK, the casting direction, dialogue, and story is probably the one constant in all of the games. I don't think this series is something along the lines of Thief, or even Metal Gear Solid, where you can make a half-decent excuse to switch voices... there will probably be war if somebody tries to make a sequel with replacements for the current LoK actors.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

04/07/2013 at 01:58 PM

That's really great to hear. I figured since he's getting up there in years he may not be interested in reprising his role as Raziel.

Kayshire Cat

04/07/2013 at 03:13 AM

Jade Empire is the only game that matters on this list.


04/22/2013 at 05:12 PM

I loved Soul Reaver. I like the drama behind the development of that game. Apparently it was only half completed when it was released. I didn't know that.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

04/22/2013 at 05:30 PM

Yeah, it was a bummer only getting I think 2 of the 6(?) elements of the Soul Reaver. And if memory serves, Soul Reaver 2 went in a different direction than what was originally planned. 

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