Summary: It’s no secret that I love my 2D action games, and " Bloodrayne: Betrayal " presses all of my buttons. Its odd to see a series that I barely knew and cared little to learn more about so completely and successfully reinvented for a new downloadable audience, especially in way so seeming aimed at myself.
Summary: Bloodrayne: Betrayal is a great looking, blood-soaked thrillride that at times is at odds with itself over what kind of game it wants to be. There are some frustrating moments when jumping doesn’t appear to work as intended, and the game doesn’t bother to instruct the player what exactly is expected of them, but I still had a fun time with the game and I hope this will lead to a larger future between the franchise and WayForward.
Excerpt: BloodRayne: Betrayal takes the classic series in an interesting new direction, and while Betrayal steers away from the 3D third-person gameplay of its predecessors, what it has to offer is still a lot of fun. The side-scrolling hack-n-slash gameplay is accompanied by crisply animated sprites and stark contrasting colors. The game even drops into silhouettes on occasion in order to make that contrasting style even more pronounced .
Excerpt: Creating old-school, 2D side-scrollers is nothing new for developer WayForward Technologies (A Boy and His Blob, Contra 4, Batman: The Brave and the Bold), and with BloodRayne: Betrayal, the team has created one of their best yet. If you're hoping for a continuation of Rayne's story from BloodRayne 2-or much of a story at all-you're not going to find it here, and in fact the few lines of monologue and dialogue you come across in the game can often be flat-out laughable.
Excerpt: The BloodRayne series has somewhat gone into limbo since the previous games and with a new movie just released on DVD from Sony called BloodRayne: The Third Reich , developers Wayforward have released an exclusive XBox Live game called BloodRayne: Betrayal that further expands this franchise and is a combination of Castlevania meets Vampires! In the game, players control Rayne, a beautiful yet savage Dhampir.
Excerpt: This is the second week of my personal, three week journey through blood and horror. Beginning with a review of the highly anticipated Dead Island , this month started off rather well. If you liken it to a plot in a good B-movie horror flick, this would be around the time we get a twist. Whether it’s a good one will surely depend on your point of view.
Conclusion: In the end Bloodrayne Betrayal is competent game that has some really good qualities, yet these are completely overshadowed by some striking flaws that should have been ironed out by 2011. If you are a gluten for punishment, like a challenge or have a lot of patience, then Bloodrayne Betrayal is worth picking. For the rest of us?
Excerpt: I will admit that I was one of the people who really enjoyed the original BloodRayne games. They were cheesy and not the best action games, but I did find them enjoyable. With so many years passed...
Pros: + Gorgeous visuals, + Boss battles, + Satisfying combat
Cons: Punishing in later levels, Backgrounds can be bland, Controls too lose for precision platforming