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  • Summary: BloodRayne: Betrayal will be a 2D side-scrolling action game, with the titular half-vampire warrior and a new ally working together to thwart the plans of a group of evil vampires.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. Sep 23, 2011
    91
    If you're a fan of classic Castlevania games and are looking for a good (but fair) challenge, look no further than BloodRayne: Betrayal.
  2. 84
    This game allows you to mindlessly kick the crap out of things while playing as a badass vampire chick. If that sounds like something you'd like, then BloodRayne: Betrayal will not disappoint.
  3. Nov 8, 2011
    80
    BloodRayne is already no stranger to sequels so I'm hopeful that developer WayForward might be given another chance to squish some of the frustrating bits. Don't go changing the graphics and animation! Just make the split second controls a little less poke-you-in-the-eye difficult.
  4. Aug 16, 2011
    70
    I feel proud for beating BloodRayne: Betrayal, but I can't recommend it for anyone who lacks an ocean of patience. [Sept 2011, p.93]
  5. 65
    Betrayal's wild artistic flair alleviates some of its pain, but you'll still grind your teeth at least as often as you sink them into new flesh.
  6. Unfairly difficult platforming lumbered with controls that aren't up to task. Fight against both for a rewarding experience, or climb back into your coffin.
  7. Oct 2, 2011
    30
    With shoddy production values and multiple lapses in judgment with regard to the game's overall design, BloodRayne: Betrayal feels like an amateurish, half-baked XBLI title that should be begging for a buck instead of the ready-for-prime-time XBLA title it's pretending to be. No thanks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jun 17, 2013
    10
    Old school gaming at it's finest. Beautiful graphics, wonderful soundtrack (even the 8-bit one Great controls and difficulty level so hard, i felt like i'm little kid again. In other words: awesome. Not for newbies. This game is pure GOLD to all gamers who love good challenge and old-school gameplay. Great job WayForward Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2013
    8
    Okay, this game is HARD. Super hard. But it is so from being legitimately challenging. It is so frustrating, but never insurmountable. I beat this game and am proud of it. The last 3 levels are brutal, so be prepared if you try to make it to the end. The art style is fantastic, but the story is a bit nonexistent. For the sheer hardcore, quality gameplay though, I definitely recommend this to old school gamers looking for a challenge. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2011
    7
    Bloodrayne: Betrayal is many things for the long awaited rebirth of the popular, redheaded, vampiric hottie. After sitting on the sidelines for some time now, her name has been drug through the mud while awful movies were made in her franchise's name. Itâ Expand
  4. Nov 26, 2012
    5
    I like the direction they tried to take with this new iteration of BloodRayne; a hand-drawn side scrolling brawler/platformer. However, it simply fails to leave a lasting impression. The hand-drawn sprites and environments are very nice and the animation is fluid, however it does lack in the variety department in both scenery and enemies. The combat is more diverse than it originally appears but due to the difficulty of some moves and the ease of killing enemies with the simpler moves, it doesn't entice you to delve too deep in the mechanics. The platforming can be very hard at times and it'll hit you early, diminishing morale just a couple levels in. I begrudgingly kept moving on in hopes of the game showing me something more, but it simply never wowed me. I hope Majesco continues with this sidescroller approach and are able to refine the established mechanics along with adding more in to provide more diverse gameplay. A better story is a must as well, since the story in this one is lacking. A good story can lead to better environments and enemies. It's easy to see how much better this game can be in future iterations, but this game as it is, is simply mediocre and felt like a chore to play. I can only recommend this if it is on sale. 5/10 Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2011
    4
    Absolutely sadistic game design, long hard-as-hell gaming sessions.. if you die, then start it all over again.
    Second half of the game is
    unplayable.
    Good only for hardcore (no life) gamers.
    Rest is very good indeed, unfortunately for the gameplay.
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