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Bloodrayne
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Bloodrayne (2003)

Category: XBox
Publisher: V U Games
BBFC: 15
ESRB: M

Synopsis:
"You are Agent BloodRayne a half human, half vampire in this intense 3rd person action/horror game. You have to execute lots of nasty nazis."


Review by
Andrew Rowat
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Review Date: 25 June 2005 My Rating: out of 5

 
 

Good looking girls with boobs always sell games. Throw in a hefty dose of vampirism and you're quids in... then garnish with evil Nazis and everyone's happy. Bloodrayne is that game. The sequel's just hit the shops and Kristianna Loken (of Terminator 3 fame) will soon be starring in the film. So, is the original any good as a game?

The short answer is: it's ok. It is fun, but it's not amazing. It plays quite well. There's a nice New Orleans opening, concerning a bunch of mutant-insect-sacks that are spitting out 'orrible spiders. Very creepy. The graphics are ok. Again, nothing special, sometimes the figures look a bit stiff and jerky. The environments are probably best realised, the floors in the Nazi HQ have nasty smears of blood on them. There's also a nice move Bloodrayne does where she whips a Nazi around the neck, reels them in and jumps on them sucking their veins dry. Actually, the sound effects are bit over-suggestive in this part, I know Bram Stoker was drawing on sexual undercurrents when Dracula bites the neck of some maiden but the noise Bloodrayne makes when she's feeding is ridiculous. Think 'When Harry Met sally - restaurant scene' and you're not even close.

The bloodlust feature is slightly superfluous, since you rarely run out of ammo and the villains are not exactly a threat. The morality of the game is slightly bizarre, ie- it's ok to murder, maim and fetishistically drain every living thing of it's blood, so long as they're predominantly National Socialists; in this way Bloodrayne earns the stamp of heroism in a Medal Of Honour kind of way. Surely, if she was peckish and there was a baby on the go... anyway, people don't usually get their morality from games, so if it's a fun massacre you want Bloodrayne's the game for you.

It would have been nice to see Bloodrayne dress a bit differently or wear her hair up for a change. The action also becomes slightly repetitive, ie - kill everything in sight, move on, kill everything...etc. Perhaps she could have driven a car or rode a horse to break it up a bit. It certainly isn't the Krypton Factor but it has its moments and there are many good vampire games out there (which is unusual, judging by the films there are). It is not as good as Nosferatu: Wrath Of Malachi on the PC but it is better than the Van Helsing licensed game. It's worth a rental.




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