Summary: As a whole, Blood of the Werewolf is a surprisingly good platformer that has easily become one of my favorite games. It’s a challenging game that is sure to frustrate you at times, but not enough to demoralize you from playing further.
Excerpt: The story is not very original, as it takes after many other games and Hollywood scripts, and yet it seems to really captivate, making you blend with the main hero. Meet Selena, mother of Nikolai, the last in a line of pure werewolves.
Pros: Beautiful graphics, Gothic music, Various levels and enemies, Complex story, Online score table
Cons: Dying too much can get frustrating, A few visual glitches, No save synchronization through Steam
Blood of the Werewolf Review: Half growl, half whimper
27 November 2013
Excerpt: I had a weird relationship with Blood of the Werewolf . The game got off to quite the entertaining start, and I genuinely had a good time with it ... for about three hours. That first half of the game was pretty good, but a lack of evolution made the last three hours a much more tedious and dull...
Excerpt: Werewolves are cool. Well, at least if they’re not screwed up by the people working with them. I really do think that part of the appeal of the werewolves is the fact that they do speak honestly about what humans are.
Summary: There's a rule of thumb in the wild: never separate a mother from her young, for the consequences could be dire. Blood of the Werewolf tells a story influenced by classic Hollywood monster flicks, depicting a mother's journey to recover her son--a journey paved with blood, despair, and a few nagging...
Pros: Solid platforming when using a controller, Good use of classic Hollywood monster movie history, The mix of human and werewolf forms puts a fresh spin on the genre, Attractive environments and character models
Cons: Some brief moments where platforming or dodging attacks becomes unreliable, Bittersweet ending leaves a lot to be desired
Excerpt: Blood of the Werewolf is just one of many indie platformers coming to Steam these days, but for those of you looking for a real challenge; no…I mean a REAL challenge, then your search ends here.
Conclusion: Blood of the Werewolf is a game that does almost exactly what it says on the box (though obviously being a digital release, the box is in this case metaphorical). It's an old school platformer, in a macabre horror world populated with tricks, traps and freakish foes.
Summary: Blood of the Werewolf is a short ride and, ultimately, a forgettable one. There’s little to bring you back around for another pass unless online leaderboards are your thing, and although it’s selling for a bargain on Steam it just doesn’t come highly recommended.
Blood of the Werewolf Review | Bite The (Silver) Bullet
9 December 2013
Conclusion: The Short Version: Blood of the Werewolf is a solid horror platformer, with a high difficulty level and a werewolf dynamic that adds variety to the levels on offer. Hidden extras and a well-executed narrative theme add to the enjoyable experience.
Pros: Tight controls, Good level design – specific to both human and wolf form, Horror touches, Difficulty level provides a real sense of achievement...
Cons: ... but it can frustrate when it feels cheap and down to poor design, Simple boss fights
Excerpt: These days, classic games like Metroid, Flashback, Contra and the like are highly praised for having some really challenging mechanics, that were easy to learn but hard to master. In fact, challenge is always associated with classic games and rightly so.
Pros: + Beautiful Artistic Design + Eye catching Boss Designs
Cons: - Loose Controls, Especially On The Keyboard - Shallow Werewolf Sections - More Frustrating Then Challenging - Limited Animations - Uninspired Music