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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

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  1. FarhanQ
    Aug 7, 2009
    9
    This title is a great tribute to the classic point n' click adventure genre whose future has been written off too many times, and ironically (as the title may suggest), breathes new life to the genre. The game obviously borrows heavily in appearance, humor and overall style from the Monkey Island series due to the developing team's involvement with the LucasArt's classics.This title is a great tribute to the classic point n' click adventure genre whose future has been written off too many times, and ironically (as the title may suggest), breathes new life to the genre. The game obviously borrows heavily in appearance, humor and overall style from the Monkey Island series due to the developing team's involvement with the LucasArt's classics. The references are all there: from the rubber chicken with a pully to "(wo)man of low moral fiber" etc. The puzzles are standard fare but do require use of the gray cells. The script is well-written and full of witty dialogues between the main characters that at times however, feel like overdone. While Froderick the bat's voice acting is overall great, that of Mona's is ultimately irritating. There are minor glitches as cut scenes replaying and some dialogue choices unwittingly resulting in identical responses from NPCs, but the game is otherwise stable with easy-to-use interface. Gameplay depth is somewhat limited. Overall, highly recommended to fans of the LucasArts adventures and to those of the genre in general. 8.8/10. Expand
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. A Vampyre Story is a humorous adventure, which provides many difficult mysteries and a lot of fun. The voice of the character Mona is very annoying in the German version, so install the English one.
  2. A Vampyre Story is clearly a labour of love, although whether that’s a love lost on you will be down to how accepting you can be of what is for all intents and purposes a point-and-click adventure styled after those of the early to mid nineties.
  3. Musicologists differ between opera seria and opera buffa, i.e., between a tragic heroic story and some easy entertainment. A Vampyre Story wanted to be both, but remains too simplistic to really move me with Monas slow emotional development – and thus becomes more of a soap opera. And yes, the open end demands a sequel, soon! Not talking about the scary technology, A Vampyre Story is not the ultimate adventure, but surely a game you will remember. Does the genre offer better games? No doubt about it. Should adventure fans grab a bite? Yes. And don’t forget to save!