Posted: December 22
Ambiance is well set, but it lacks in gameplay and graphics. More a textual adventure than an
I'll break the features, from my point of view:
"Three different classes to choose from." -> This only give a little plus to two characteristics and some "options"? I think I understand why the characterics are used for, but the "class specific options"... when are they usefull?
"A morality system that unlocks special classes based on your decisions." -> Simply makes each classes have two alternative forms, and those alternatives gives another special option... again, when is it usefull?
"The choices you make will make or break your stats, effecting how your story ends." -> Only two options for each little stories is too poor! Even "Monsters loves YOU!" gives MORE options than this!
"An engrossing, gritty art style that immerses you in the world of Vlad the Impaler." -> Point given, art is nice. But too few for a supposedly "visual novel".
"Music by Kevin Riepl, composer for Gears of War and many other titles." -> Was nice for half an hour... nice for giving the ambiance, but not to hear in repetition.
"Over 50 unique illustrated stories." -> If there's only one illustration for each story and nothing moving...
"Over 100 unique illustrations including weapons, characters, stories and more." -> ...
"Collectable Trading cards, badges and achievements." -> NOOOO! This musn't be a f***ing feature to put if you are proud of your own game! This is simply bonus for players!
And some other texts:
"action packed adventure" -> It's only writen, and it's not real action... more detective-style with one "great" battle in the end.
I don't know how much time and people this game as taken to come out, but it was worth only the ambiance. For the achievements, it's meant to be replayed many times, but games are too short and packed in half an hour the first time, then ten minutes!
Intrigued by a story around Vlad the Impaler? Go ahead and take it when it's on sale.
You want real visual action? It won't be this.
You want many options? Not in this one.
Intrigued in a RPG? Role-playing feeling isn't here.