- Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
- Release Date: Jun 4, 2018
- Also On: PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One
- Summary: Vampyr is set in early 20th century Britain as the country is gripped by the lethal Spanish flu and the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a disorganized and ghostly city, those foolish, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain’s mostVampyr is set in early 20th century Britain as the country is gripped by the lethal Spanish flu and the streets of London are crippled by disease, violence and fear. In a disorganized and ghostly city, those foolish, desperate, or unlucky enough to walk the streets lay prey to Britain’s most elusive predators: the vampires. Emerging from the chaos, a tormented figure awakens. You are Jonathan E. Reid, a high-ranking military surgeon transformed into a vampire upon his return home from the frontline. Explore the darkly atmospheric streets of early 20th century London, and interact with a multitude of characters with their own identities and importance. Accept and fulfill the missions they give you, but don’t forget: sooner or later, you will have to feed, and make a difficult choice... who will be your prey? Absolutely all characters in the game are potential victims of your vampiric lust. Carefully study the habits of your next victim, his or her relationships with other characters, and set up your strategy to feed, unnoticed: seduce them, change their daily habits, or make sure they end up alone in a dark street… Be careful who you choose to hunt, as they will be gone forever, and their death will impact in a meaningful way the world that surrounds you. Feeding on human blood will not just keep you 'alive;' it will also unlock new vampiric powers to use. [Focus Home]… Expand
- Developer: DONTNOD Entertainment
- Genre(s): Role-Playing, General, Action RPG
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Vampyr - E3 2016 Trailer
Positive: 18 out of 35
Mixed: 17 out of 35
Negative: 0 out of 35
Jun 10, 2018An atmospheric, hardcore gothic narrative of high ambition. Dontnod’s direction and writing completely overshadow Vampyr’s technical and mechanical limitations, delivering a highly engaging, morally challenging interactive experience you will remember for a long time to come.
Jun 11, 2018A small, technically not quite up-to-date masterpiece: Vampyr is multi-layered, atmospheric and exciting up to the last drop.
Jun 5, 2018Vampyr delivers a compelling, challenging, even disturbing action RPG experience, with a perfect setting for these kinds of stories.
Jun 4, 2018Vampyr is both amazing and irritating. Yes, the fighting system is very forgettable and the level-design is frustrating, but the world and the NPC are so great you’ll have a good time anyway.
Jun 5, 2018It’s far from spotless out of the gate, but DontNod has created an interesting concept in a world that I want to learn a lot more about. It’s a world that is a lot of fun to explore and manipulate at its best.
Jun 4, 2018What’s struck me most about my time with Vampyr is that it manages to turn you into a predator through its mechanics as much as it does with its storytelling. It does collapse under its own weight by the end, but the fact that it so effectively seduces you, almost trance-like, into roleplaying a villain makes it worth biting into.
Jun 4, 2018Vampyr compromises its themes that emphasize the value of life by shackling itself to traditional, tedious game design that finds the good Dr. Reid slicing through hordes of faceless folks in hopes of upgrading his hacksaw.
Positive: 67 out of 158
Mixed: 57 out of 158
Negative: 34 out of 158
Jun 4, 2018HISTORY
Vampyr already starts with an intense and heavy prologue to already let the player involved with the story, even though this mayHISTORY
Vampyr already starts with an intense and heavy prologue to already let the player involved with the story, even though this may leave him a little lost about how the game will be since the first hour of play is fairly linear. You take on the role of Dr. Jonathan Reid, a renowned physician who served in the war and has now been transformed and seeks answers and revenge from those who did this to you. The story is rather focused on the city of London, devastated by an epidemic.
The Vampyr universe is greatly expanded in terms of mythologies and cultures, creating space for various types of organizations and groups in the game, such as secret vampire societies, shady sororities, hunter groups, and high-class vampire societies that govern the region, as well as other things that you discover throughout the game. The game is full of characters, each with its own characteristics and missions. Although Vampyr's promotional images that show cities full of people moving and interacting are a deceptive advertisement, you really feel inside a living and functional place.
In the game you will need to know how to divide your bloodthirsty vampire side with your renowned doctor side, taking advantage to feed on these characters or helping them and improving the city. Your choices will affect the direction of the story of the game, as well as the direction of each city district and the destination of the characters that are there. As the game progresses (the main story takes 15 to 20 hours to be completed) the story is getting as intense as the prologue but leaving more room for choices rather than demotivating linearity.
A big problem of the game is to force you to have a certain personality and affection for a certain character, something that I as a player did not understand where it came from and I could not relate because of the choices I made in the game. The DONTNOD Entertainment team had done something similar and forced on Life is Strange and it seems they made the same mistake.
As Vampyr it is an RPG of choices, open world and full of combat, I will divide this session into two parts: Choices and Combat.
In terms of choices, the game has more effect on your actions than on dialog options. While it's amazing that you can just go on an NPC that would normally give you several missions, interact with the world around you and simply choose to kill him to quench your blood thirst (and gain a lot, but a lot XP with it), the dialogue options are almost always limiting and in the whole game only in 3 or 4 moments you will make big decisions because of these options. In some moments where you think you need to make a decision of extreme importance in the game, he chooses the destiny for you as well.
Whenever you sleep, that is when you can evolve, the game shows the results of your actions in each district, showing if the district has become healthier or gone into chaos. Depending on the level of the district, certain NPCs will act differently and may improve the status of some and in worse cases, leading to the death of others.
Already in combat, the game is sensational in every way. The combat is very similar to Witcher 2 and 3 (this is not going to be the last time I'll use Witcher for reference in this review), except that instead of being a hunter with equipment prepared to defeat a certain monster, you are the monster needing to watch out for hunters who know all their weaknesses. The game does not have a lot of variety of enemies (inferior vampires, hunters, monsters and vampires of high level), but knows to vary in the abilities that each one of them has as you get stronger in the game, which is great since, in a universe only of vampires, to escape of the pattern with enemies only to satisfy the will of the combat player, would be a negative point in the whole lore of the game.
Hunters will only start with swords, torches and silver pistols, but as you progress through the game, the same hunters will start to carry crosses, garlic, higher precision rifles and even flamethrowers! The same goes for lower vampires, who will be stronger and have some new abilities. High level vampires find you only in some areas of the game and will start to use more skills similar to yours.
Another thing the game has in common with Witcher 3 (not that this is Witcher 3's original or inspired by it), is the Witcher's sense. In the case of Vampyr, vampire sense. And it works the same way and is used by the game in the same way, you change your you change your vision to follow traces of blood or see enemies hidden by the map. Unlike the Witching sense, the vampire sense is not so charged to be used in so many missions and can be used more strategically by the player to avoid fighting or locating things hidden by the map.
Vampyr is a very, very good game.… Expand
Jul 28, 2022I had this game by sale on Epic games store and loved it for the first hours, despite sometimes it was quite scary. I wish more games aboutI had this game by sale on Epic games store and loved it for the first hours, despite sometimes it was quite scary. I wish more games about vampires in this style, as all others are quite like ****… Expand
Oct 11, 2022With the lack of good video games about vampires, this is a good alternative, interesting, fun, intriguing, it's a good video game, my onlyWith the lack of good video games about vampires, this is a good alternative, interesting, fun, intriguing, it's a good video game, my only one is the growth tree. rest 9.… Expand
Jan 8, 2023I really liked the atmosphere and setup. The visuals, voice acting and plot are quite good. The conversations with the NPCs are big part ofI really liked the atmosphere and setup. The visuals, voice acting and plot are quite good. The conversations with the NPCs are big part of the game and they done really well.
Combat is ok, nothing special but fun enough, although can become repetitive.
The game uses auto-save on every choice you do, which can be extremely frustrating, so I recommend to backup your saves (or use a mod) constantly.
What I didn't like about this game is the zoomed FOV without any option to increase it. FPS drops are also common in certain areas, even with good GPU (rtx 3070).
I played on hardcode + civilians kill run, it's quite a pain in the a$$. enemies felt unbalanced (sometimes 9-10 levels above), and can kill in 1-2 hits.… Expand
Jun 5, 2018It is clearly missing some love and polish, lazy animations, boring combat. After the success of Life is Strange I expected a more compellingIt is clearly missing some love and polish, lazy animations, boring combat. After the success of Life is Strange I expected a more compelling Story, but this is just boring cliche and didn't manage to get me engaged right from the start, I am just sucking blood from the first enemies I met, like it is the most normal thing in the world and no chance to spare them...… Expand
Jan 3, 2022Меня хватило на 5 часов игры. Это настоящее мучение.5 баллов только за +/- за некотоыре геймплейные механики и нетребовательность к железу.Меня хватило на 5 часов игры. Это настоящее мучение.5 баллов только за +/- за некотоыре геймплейные механики и нетребовательность к железу.
Игра плоха с точки зрения гейм дизайна почти во всем. Атмосфера передана довольно посредственно, аудио ряд скудный, реализация игровых типовых механик либо кривая, либо отсутствует (это я про перемещение по карте как минимум). Анимации кривые, графика не впечатляет. Сюжет более менее интригующий. Первый же боссфайт также вселяет надежду на интересную игру, но увы. Игра может вылетать кстати. За такой ценник некоторые разработчики продают рдр 2 и киберпанк с ведьмаком, а то и за цену ниже даже. Игра выглядит очень устаревшей. Типичный проходняк. 5 баллов максимум. Брать только со скидкой или бесплатно.… Expand
Jul 26, 2021Questo gioco fa schifo e pieno di bug e crash a caso.
grafica e ok ma non basta solo quello il crafting e molto noioso e ripetitivo.
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