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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds – Review
1 October 2004
Excerpt: In the summer of 2003, gamers bore witness to a spectacular step backwards for the mainstream acceptance of video games. The one-two punch of the unfinished videogame Tomb Raider: Angel Of Darkness and the unwatchable movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life . The awful Angel Of Darkness is a perfect example of a game rushed to release. After three years without a new title, the most visible franchise in gaming was in danger of being forgotten.
Conclusion: The control system is great. The punches and kicks flow well together and each character acts and feels distinctly unique. For example Willow has only one attack and the rest are magic spells while a combat-savvy character like Buffy is an attacking machine. Sometimes computer controlled playable characters will help you in battle.
Excerpt: Buffy The Vampire Slayer , an immediately recognisable name across much of the western hemisphere, is a game based on one of the most popular TV series in recent years. Is this third person adventure fighting romp yet another lacklustre franchise cash in, or an opportunity to explore the phenomenal world created by Joss Whedon’ Can having direct control over Buffy and her lesbian friend Willow really live up to the male fantasy’ Only time will tell.
Excerpt: Players: 1-4 Multitap: 1-4 Memory Card: 75 Kb Da Introduction: "Get Your Slay On!" Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds - based on the extremely popular television show, is an exciting third-person fighting adventure game with all the twists and well-timed sarcasm that one would expect from Vivendi. The humour of the game kept me strangely intrigued, not unlike a moth to a high wattage light bulb.
Excerpt: Saying that I liked last year's Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the Xbox would be an understatement of Hellmouth sized proportions. Read nearly any review I posted after that game, and you're more than likely to see some sort of Buffy parallel or comparison. The game is just that damn good -- which is even more remarkable when you consider the less-than-great track record of licensed games. Even harder is trying to follow up that game with one that is equally good.
Summary: Buffy's second outing has a new cast of characters, a better story, loads of exciting weapons, and a lot of guilt-free action! So why does it remind me so much of the first game? This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on. However, that does not always apply to classic/retro games. This specific product, however, came straight from a PR guy for the purposes of being reviewed!