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  • Summary: Based on one of the hottest television shows, this 3rd-person fighting adventure game delivers the same intense action, characters, and humor that created a massive following. Developed as a lost episode from the show, the original story begins when Buffy and friends discover a dreaded enemy from the past is at the center of a great struggle with The First- the ultimate incarnation of evil. They must face an undead army of terrifying vampires, zombies, and demons to keep these hellions from casting the world into permanent darkness. With involvement from the show's creator, sanctioned Buffy writers, and voiceovers by numerous cast members, Buffy the Vampire Chaos Bleeds features intense action in an authentic Buffy universe with 6 playable characters from the show, an advanced fighting engine allowing over slayer 100 moves & combinations, loads of new and familiar characters and environments, multiplayer action for up to 6 people, and tons of DVD-style extras. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. A solid mix of action and puzzle solving, Chaos Bleeds features a fairly robust fighting engine. Sure, it's not "Soul Calibur II," but there are plenty of counters, combos, and blocks to keep players busy. [Oct 2003, p.32]
  2. The game is equal parts puzzle and beat 'em up. This prevents wear and tear on your thumbs, but some of the searching is tedious. [Sept 2003, p.108]
  3. I had an overwhelming urge to yell at my character to stand up every time he or she (or it) fell down during a fight. This is my only beef with the game, though.
  4. If you’re looking for a well executed third-person game that doesn’t involve shoot-dodges or bullet-time, then Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is worth checking out. For all Buffy worshippers, Chaos Bleeds should be on your must-play list.
  5. This no-nonsense beat-'em-up based adventure will be fairly meaningless to non-believers but it's a tasty treat for Buffy fans. [PSM2]
  6. Like a mediocre Buffy episode: Decent plot, predictable Scooby-gang hijinks, and lots of fighting action and bad vampire puns... It also throws in...the iffy graphics engine that produces lifeless character movement and collision issues. [Oct 2003, p.134]
  7. A shocking game; a turgid stinking pool of primordial ooze that would take millions of years to evolve into something that is worth using as a doorstop, let alone playing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Aug 23, 2011
    6
    Firstly, I am a huge fan of Buffy. I still follow the continuation of the comics but I am NOT a delusional fan. As a game its very disappointing. The voice actors were all good except Willows (which was horrible!) and the plot wasn't too bad but the entire gameplay was extremely redundant. You won't find yourself doing anything different by the end of the game and there's no character growth (leveling and getting stronger) so you feel like you're not accomplishing much. Its "fruitless" as Joyce Summers would say. Its not a bad game though. Its a very safe and simple fighting/adventure game. Good for all ages. Just don't expect anything amazing. Expand

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