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Blood Rayne Betrayal

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For fear of a buying a mediocre game I tried the Demo.  While this review might not be about the full game I can complain about the first two levels.  BloodRayne Betrayal takes the franchise in a new direction by taking a few notes from Castlevania: a 2D platform action beat-em up.

The graphics really make this game.  The levels and characters are well designed and look great.  The blood and gore are in your face and the comic book look of the action and levels really appeal to me.

Now the controls are slow.  The response from you hitting the button and the action of the character are late.  I don’t know if it was just the demo but from other reviews about the whole game this seems to be in the rest of the game as well.  This is a major turn off for me.  I like responsive controls.  Some of you may not care about it so much but in this day and age I would think the designers would make sure the game runs smoothly.

You have a melee attack and a gun.  The swords combo and the gun kills enemies in one shot.  But it has limited ammo and you need to pick up on the way.  This kind of seems unbalanced since it takes about a couple of melee hits to down an enemy while a single shot can take down the same enemy.  While the melee attack gives you more points, shooting them seems like the most effective.

This game is hard.  Like many old school NES games you will die many times.  If you like a challenge this is it.  The verdict: wait for a sale.  This game can potentially be very good if they fix the lag issue.  But for now I rather not pay for it.

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Written by Theonlypersonhere

September 30, 2011 at 6:53 pm