From the creators of Life is Strange comes a new title, Vampyr. Set in the early 1900's London, you play as a doctor turned vampire in his quest for blood. Reviews have come in, and we can answer the question; is the game any good?
Vampyr is a third person action-RPG game with a heavy emphasis on player choices. As a vampire, you have the option of killing innocent people or not, but your ability to level up your skills will be severly limited without taking life. To kill people, you need to study their behaviours and mannerisms in order to lure them into a death-trap.
Currently Vampyr is sitting with a Metacritic score of 72 on PC and an Opencritic score of 74. Reviews do differ rather wildly though, and where some critics absolutely loved the game, some did not find it enjoyable at all. But let's hear from what the most prominent reviewers had to say
While a couple of technical issues stop it from being a masterpiece, Vampyr is still a fantastic title that will keep you entertained for hours.
Dontnod follows up Life Is Strange with a surprisingly enthralling supernatural thriller.
Vampyr is a slow burn of an RPG, taking its time to ramp up its intriguing blend of science and the supernatural in an elaborately gloomy version of London. When it gets going you can see the potential of the way it offers you more power if you consume its interesting citizens. But Vampyr never commits to this idea to the point where I felt I needed to make that sacrifice to succeed in its relatively simple combat, which leaves it feeling toothless and vulnerable to having a lot of its fun sucked away by technical issues, despite its genuinely engaging story.
There are some brilliant, original ideas in here, but Vampyr tries to do too much at once and suffers for it.
Destructoid - 6 / 10
The story may be a tad lackluster, and the combat may be clunky as hell, but Vampyr does offer a compelling adventure for those looking for some blood-sucking fun. It also manages to effectively make you feel like a creature of the night at times. Unfortunately, the frequent technical issues sapped just about every ounce of joy from the experience, leaving this digital world a dry, lifeless husk.
The game is available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from today.