Excerpt: Vampires, giant spiders, Nazis... and then it gets weird! Bloodrayne is aptly named, for the showers of blood and guts that accompany you everywhere you travel in the game. A really interesting experiment, and one well worth playing if you like a heavy dose of action. The graphics are very well done, to the point that most elements of this 3D Action game can be destroyed, marked up or otherwise affected.
Excerpt: Majesco's big fall title is a sultry little adventure game called BloodRayne. Half-human, half-vampire, and all woman, agent BloodRayne slaughters mutated zombies and Nazis at the same time. It's gorey, fun to play, and full of B grade horror goodness. Not for everyone, if this is your thing, you'll really love it. Click here.
Pros: ups: Fun gameplay; cool vision modes; lots of gore; great tongue-in-cheek undertones.
Cons: downs: Some slow spots; some clunky spots; maybe you don't like cheesy horror stuff?
Excerpt: 2002 has certainly been a good year for action/adventure games. From major hits like The Mark of Kri to sleeper greats like Drakan, fans of the action/adventure genre have more games than they know what to do with. The best part of this year's slew of action titles is that, for the most part, they offer a lot of originality. BloodRayne, an action based adventure game set in the early 1930's, is no different.
Conclusion: The graphics in BloodRayne are a rather mixed bag with a rather inconsistent approach to the amount of detail; such as the sheer amount of gore and body parts that unlike in most games don't disappear, but stay in place as evidence of your passing through, or conversely the big, ugly texture maps that are used in places. There's plenty of well-modelled scenery and furniture and a remarkable amount of breakable objects.
Pros: Rayne is cocky and uses the 'F' word, and we like that., Lots of butchery and gore., It's like Tomb Raider meets Angel - directed by Quentin Tarantino., Listen out for the joke about the bull and the lead pipe.
Cons: The dingy settings are all a bit miserable - you won't want to revisit., The hunt for Nazis goes on too long., A few graphical glitches can spoil the overall effect., The bouncy boobs are used so gratuitously that the developers should be embarrassed.
Conclusion: Well, its okay, but could of been much better. It has an excellent premise and LOTS of swear words, but they still aren't enough to raise this basic vampire romp to the heights it could so easily of achieved considering the nearly limitless potential the developers had with the concept.
Excerpt: Jest środek nocy. O tej porze wszyscy normalni ludzie już dawno śpią. Na dachu jednego z budynków stoi dwóch zakapturzonych mężczyzn. Nagle z ciemnej ulicy wybiega dwoje ludzi. Są wystraszeni, uciekają przed kimś. Wreszcie zbliża się ona. Ta, na którą czekano. Czerwonowłosa piękność, która nie wiadomo skąd się wzięła. Jedno jest pewne, przyszła tu, aby zabić. Mężczyźni niewiele widzieli poprzez czarną osłonę nocy. Słyszeli jedynie przeraźliwe krzyki, czuli zapach krwi.