Why I put this game in my game on my list cause I thought cool a vampire game. but start playing it I was very disappointed in this game. graphics wasn't very good.2 it was easy 1st than it got harder. couldn't get anywhere without dying .cause you got spotted a lot people shooting at you didn't matter how many you killed they just kept coming after you.
"I gathered the last of my strength, clinging to the wall...to recover from an epic hangover, I must make my way to the bathroom..."
This was the narrative in my head for the first scene of the game. The dialog was already hilariously bad, but I decided to give it a shot anyway. I couldn't play more than an hour though...and here's why.
I was somewhat excited for this game. A stealth-action game with RPG elements, and you play a vampire? Sounds pretty cool! Except its not. Its bad. Really bad. All of the elements are there: there is sneaking, cover, stealth kills, an xp system, powers, conversation options...but they are all implemented so terribly. There is literally one button to attack...one. You hold down A to drink blood, or press A to kill. Every enemy in the first part of the game I played died in one hit, regardless of if it was a stealth kill or not. There is also this annoying thing it does where it finishes your movement for you...I stopped right before enemies several times, and it just kept me moving, or turned and faced me a different direction. And more than once it made me reveal myself to the enemy. Super annoying!
The cover system is very basic, and works about half of the time. This is 2013 people...we know what a good cover system looks like. Combined that with lousy dialog, boring voice actors, dull graphics and uninspired powers, I can't imagine giving this game another shot. Thankfully I got it from the library for free.
What is it with these lazy games? Do game developers feel pride in lazy attempts like this? I was hoping for a Thief meets Hitman with a little Vampire the Masquerade. Instead I got...well...this. I knew I was in trouble when I saw Calypso's name in the logo screen, and I knew it further when about five other game companies appeared next on screen. If you need that many companies to sell this drivel, maybe its not worth the effort.
posted by Lorenxana (FOUNTAIN HILL, PA) Mar 26, 2014
Member since Feb 2012
Look all I'll say is do read all the reviews.. I thought this game would be great I had been waiting on it since I heard about it. But it was so flawed and it could have been awesome. The dynamics of the controls, and powers are horrible. You remain stealth(which I loved) but when you think you got an enemy cornered and you use a sneak teleport kill you end up being right in front of said being. This is a flaw by camera angles. Not being able to tell where you're going or exactly due to that. The save points are not cool for as many times as you're going to die. Makes it a game I care not to play. Good thing is IF you can get through some boards with out being seen or killing yo get extra points but as the guards are scattered all over it's a bit difficult. Watch a walk through before you play this.