Kya: Dark Lineage was a 3D action and Platform Game published in 2003 by Atari for Sony's PlayStation 2. It tells the story of Action Girl Kya, who is teleported to Another Dimension after her brother discovers an ancient artifact in the basement of her house. She quickly becomes embroiled in a conflict between the local Nativ and an Evil Overlord named Brazul, who has been kidnapping and transforming the Nativs into loyal servants known as Wolfen. Her brother, by contrast, is quickly captured by Brazul, and used for his research. Armed with a bracelet, a boomerang-like hair clip, and a dose of magical abilities, Kya sets out to restore the Wolfen back to peaceful Nativs, defeat Brazul, and find a way to get back home.Needs Wiki Magic Love.Has its own wiki page: http://kyadarklineage.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
The game provides examples of the following:
100% Completion: To unlock most of the art gallery in the main menu, it requires you to turn all the Wolfens back to Natives. Sadly doing so defeats the point of earning any bracelets you missed, since the only thing you can use the abilities on are the hay-wolfens.
Action Girl: Kya, who has a wide range of platforming and melee combat skills.
Bloodless Carnage: Mixed: When a Wolfen is sent flying, by a kick or punch, it's possible to spot a tooth or two and a smere of blood. If Kya dies however, it's a different story. Unless she lands in a grinder. No blood, just her getting split into sereval different pieces.
Continuing Is Painful: Not as much, but whenever you die by any other means than losing all your health (like planting your face into the ground at freefalling speed) you usually lose all the health for that health bar. Also certain times when you recover from death/reload last checkpoint, not all of your health will be back. Screwing up Brazul's boss battle may count if you run out of health items or don't have enough health.
Cranium Ride: One of the attacks Kya can get from the bracelets are the ability to ride a Wolfen. Charging into another Wolfen will knock it back, but Wolfens can still knock you off.
Only downside is that since you can increase Kya's max health by getting more health bars, depending on the way you died, you'll either lose a tiny bit of health or a lot. Sometimes even a whole health bar, and dying with multiple health bars won't regenerate them.
Failure Is the Only Option: Screwing up during a stealth section? To far to run away? Yeah, you're better off jumping into that pit of water, or let the wWlfen kill you.
Have a Nice Death / The Many Deaths of You: Oh boy. Even though Kya's deaths are bloodless, they are still gruesome. Get chased by a watch-dog? Get nom'd on like a bone. Fell into grinding spikes? Get cut into multiple pieces. Get squished? Get squished.
One-Hit Kill: Although a few enemies can perform this on Kya, there's still enemies that can do so. The watch-dogs and the Mumified Wolfens are the few that can. The watch-dogs will treat Kya like a large bone and the Mumies have a insta-kill move they can perform if the player is not careful.
Menu Time Lockout: Checking your map and how many Woflens are around/left happens through the pause menu. Selecting health items, soccer-bomb-balls and trap-balls are done in real-time by holding down one of the shoulder buttons and pressing either circle or square to switch through the stuff you've bought.
Nintendo Hard: More of a YMMV but Brazul's fight might count, especially with his cheap powerpunches, which knocks a decent chunk of health out, and stuns you for a certain amount of time.
No-Gear Level: The game regularly mixes in light stealth elements while exploring various Wolfen encampments, but it comes to a head when Kya is imprisoned inside the Wolfen City.
Not the Fall That Kills You: Bottomless Pits and lava aside, there are many "freefall" sequences where Kya must follow a path, avoid obstacles, or otherwise land on a designated soft target to avoid being killed outright upon impact.
Not Quite Flight: Several levels feature air currents and updrafts that Kya can use to maneuver through the air.
Real Song Theme Tune: Sweet Soca Music by Sugar Daddy plays during the credits with Kya and co. dancing to it. Also featured in the extras as a music video (and the first unlockable extra).
Sequel Hook: The ending strongly suggests a sequel, but due to poor sales, even with some good reviews, the game never got it's so-hoped-for sequel that the developers hoped for.
So Much for Stealth: As mentioned above if you screw up your stealth it's either Fight or Flight. Fighting makes the stealth aread easier (since excorsizing a woflen permanently removes it from the area) but of course it's up to you.
Super Drowning Skills: And how? Most areas featuring water let's Kya instantly fall right through and die. Makes sense since certain waters have a unhealthy color and might have different densities, but seriuosly, how did she not learn how to swim?
The Guards Must Be Crazy: Sometimes subverted. You can easily pass a wolfen who's eye-sight is 180 degrees from your location, but getting spotted is a different story. A wolfen will call his bodies to beat the smack out of you, or worse. Escaping them can be quite a pain, especially during stealth levels.
Transformation Ray: Brazul's machine transforms peaceful Nativ into loyal, obedient Wolfen soldiers. He spends much of the game trying to weaponize it, resulting in boss battles against a Wolfen Frank and Aton.