Conclusion: In the end, Bloodrayne set out to deliver a “leave your brain at the door” action game, and that is certainly what was delivered. The action is fluid and fast paced, the gore level is high, and the game never lags in pace. There were some hits graphically and in the sound department, but for gamers looking for this type of action game, it won’t matter. This is definitely worth a look for anyone interested, but the length keeps it from being worth a full price tag.
Excerpt: By Gary Kearney Maybe it is just me, but there is something pretty darn cool about female vampires. I think it must have something to do with the Goth image and the way they are usually portrayed as sexy in movies. Enter Rayne. You see, in BloodRayne we once again have a sexy-cool vampire to deal with. Okay, so you now know I like vampires, but what about the game? Well, on we go.
Conclusion: Unlike the original Bloodrayne, Bloodrayne 2 uses motion-captured movements as well as a new soft body physics engine that offers more dynamic and realistic bloodbaths. The life-like movements of Bloodrayne 2 plus the revamped aura vision really improves the feeling of playing an integral role in the game.
Excerpt: Opening with a gorgeous and
bloodthirsty cinematic intro, BloodRayne is a sojourn into the dark and
gothic underworld of monsters, vampires and other creatures of the night.
Make sure you play this one with the lights on. Even though it has severe
shortcomings it still manages to convey a feeling of dread and things that
go bump in the night.
The plot revolves around the female BloodRayne.
Excerpt: This game by no means hides its intended audience, featuring huge amounts of blood, tons of limb-cutting, mutations, and plenty of blatantly overt sexual references. The first few are quite nice and have some great details, but the forced sexuality - chests jiggle often for no reason and drinking blood tends to sound like a porno movie - is often hysterical thanks to how poorly it's done.
Excerpt: "BloodRayne on keskinkertainen toimintaeepos, jossa isopovinen, mielellään lateksiin pukeutuva ihmisvampyyri-tyttönen saa tehtäväkseen kurmottaa Hitlerin naziarmeijan kätyreitä toisen maailmansodan aika-kaudella jos jonkinlaisin konstein. Ruoska vain puuttuu. Pelin sankarittaressa on kyllä sitä potentiaalia, mutta peliä pelatessa tuntuu koko ajan vain siltä, että hän olisi eksynyt väärään peliin.
Pros: + Tappamisen ilo aina välillä, + Hienot erikoisefektit, + Äänet
Cons: - Tylsä alku, - Itseään toistava pelikokemus, - Hieman epätarkat kontrollit, - Vaisu grafiikka, - Kenttäsuunnittelu, - Kartan puute