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Legendary's Bestiary

Kraken

In Myth

Kraken is a legendary sea monster of gargantuan proportions, said to have dwelled off the coasts of Norway and Iceland. Often described as an animal “the size of a floating island” the legend is believed to have originated from sightings of real giant squids that reached up to 46 feet in length. These creatures normally live at great depths, but have been sighted at the ocean’s surface and reportedly have "attacked" small ships. However, many believed the real danger to Kraken came from the whirlpool it created as it quickly retreated back into the deep depths of the ocean. The creature’s destructive potential gained it wide notoriety through sailors and nautical adventure books.

 

The Truth about Kraken

No one really knows what Kraken looks like. The only known fact about Kraken is that it is significantly larger than Echidna. The extraordinary reach of Kraken’s tentacles makes it nearly impossible to predict its movements.

 

Physical Attributes

Krakens have been depicted many different ways, primarily as large octopus-like creatures. However, some traits of Kraken resemble undersea volcanic activity occurring in the Icelandic region, including bubbles of water; sudden, dangerous currents; and the appearance of new islets.

 

In Combat

The Kraken is almost entirely submerged in water, only exposing its arms when it attacks. Its powerful tentacles will give it the upper hand in any fight. Therefore, the only way to wound Kraken is to avoid its powerful thrashing arms and focus on firing at its mouth using heavy artillery such as a rocket launcher.

Above: Skip to middle to see the ancient Kraken

18 comments

  • Da-Ku - November 25, 2009 4:12 p.m.

    Those firedrakes keep ****ing killing me! They swarm and it's annoying... Good game for rental
  • adrenaguy - November 3, 2008 9:34 p.m.

    to be fair this thing looks very underdeveloped, it would be nice if the spiders didn't just explode and the graphics were simply better on the whole. I hope it is much better than it looks now.
  • Skykid - November 3, 2008 5:31 a.m.

    The Nari are REALLLLY SCARY. I will never get sleep when its against me.
  • Z-man427 - November 3, 2008 12:02 a.m.

    looks good to me. and I'm not an FPS fan
  • drprofessor - November 1, 2008 6:19 p.m.

    I'm looking forward to this. It's nice to have a new idea show up in the VERY TIRED FPS genre. Also this was a great article very interesting read.
  • CheeseBeaver - October 31, 2008 10:07 p.m.

    I think it's gonna be a great game. It's not supposed to be a scary game like Dead Space.
  • GoldenMe - October 31, 2008 10:02 p.m.

    This article seems a bit poorly written. Also, I don't care much for Legendary anyways.
  • maxx1 - October 31, 2008 9:31 p.m.

    This game is so not scary, and I have a deep feeling that it's bad
  • ki11ma11 - October 31, 2008 8:38 p.m.

    shut up... no this is not just for PC, its for Xbox 360 and PS3...
  • Basketcase676 - October 31, 2008 7:42 p.m.

    Is this only for pc? And am i first??
  • ConorMDR203 - November 2, 2008 3:44 a.m.

    This looks good, but I have a feeling it will end up being like any other FPS.
  • BerryMedley - November 2, 2008 12:06 a.m.

    ...the vid for the griffin is the one for the fire...dog thing
  • benjitenji - November 1, 2008 2:02 a.m.

    well, monster designs seem EXTREMELY basic, most of them have no real defining features, and they look like theyre staring blankly and its obvious their AI aint so bright.
  • NelosAngelos - October 31, 2008 11:57 p.m.

    The werewolf seems like my favorite. Looks like it will take a hell of a long time to kill even one.
  • Mystery514 - October 31, 2008 10:02 p.m.

    I have a feeling that the Minotaur will be a bitch....the Nari do look nice though....
  • oreomonkey - October 31, 2008 9:14 p.m.

    is this game any good
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - October 31, 2008 9:12 p.m.

    Let's be nice.
  • Basketcase676 - October 31, 2008 7:44 p.m.

    Also, interesting read :D

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