Excerpt: If you’re in the mood for a challenge, then Bloodrayne: Betrayal is just what the doctor ordered. This side scrolling adventure blends hack & slash and platforming, at a high difficulty level. As fans of the series know, Bloodrayne is one bad ass chick, a vampire that wields razor sharp blades like a master. In this game, you can put her varied skills to use, as she has a dash, multiple attack combos, and a life leech technique.
Excerpt: BloodRayne is best categorized as one of those series of games that fell through the cracks. Neither praised nor lambasted by critics and never selling above average, it didn’t manage to make much of a name for itself despite the allure of having a sexy vamp beheading Nazis. Coming at that problem from a different angle is developer WayForward, boldly reimagining BloodRayne ‘s world in 2D with Betrayal , a downloadable sidescroller. There isn’t much of a story to tell.
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.
Conclusion: There is no problem with the difficulty, it´s the gameplay, if you want to make a hard game, do it!, but at least give the player a good gameplay mechanics so he can be up to the challenge and not starting with disadvantage. I will give it 2 stars because of the gameplay. P.S.: it’s offending how the developers of many companies think that because a beauty is in the cover or in the game, it will sell faster and massively, instead of thinking how to make a software that...
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.