- 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
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Vampyr - E3 2017 Official Trailer
Jun 18, 2018Vampyr is the vampire story that I’ve waited for many, many years for. As a fan of Anne Rice and the deeper tales around vampires – and as a fan of stories that are focused on moral conflict and consequence, Dontnod have crafted something that feels custom-designed for me.
Jun 27, 2018I want to like this game, I really do. But it's holding me back from doing so. Reading into it, I find a lot of near-depth, but nothing that the game actually employs has much depth to it. There are a ton of amazing aspects that boost the game, but its larger ambitions lies just outside the reach of its execution. But it is worth a try, and an admirable achievement. In truth, I think this game is more a 7.8, but I feel the current rating it has adequately describes its qualities, while acknowledging its flaws.
Games Master UKJul 14, 2018Vampyr's social web is intriguing, but bland combat and a conflicting premise hold it back. [Aug 2018, p.70]
Jun 7, 2018After the touching emotional drama of Dontnod’s previous game – the coming-of-age adventure Life Is Strange – Vampyr’s ambitious but awkward chin-stroking is disappointingly inert, while its failure to reconcile its ethical hand-wringing with its gratuitous combat leaves it as conflicted as its undead protagonist.
Jun 6, 2018This game wasn't interesting from the first sight, and I tried it only because it is from Dontnod. When i progressed deep into the story, itThis game wasn't interesting from the first sight, and I tried it only because it is from Dontnod. When i progressed deep into the story, it started showing potentional. Really amazing game, because of the atmosphere, the design, the story and maybe even the combat. However, I still think they should stick to the Life is Strange series, because they're amazing at that, and they are new in this.… Expand
Nov 1, 2018Studio and publisher made this game just announced solid profit and an unexpected revenue rate and I am very happy for them. The game isStudio and publisher made this game just announced solid profit and an unexpected revenue rate and I am very happy for them. The game is actually fun, the alternate set of London is very good, controls, gameplay and fighting mechanics are also very good and I like it even more for not putting a lot of the fighting emphases on guns although you do have them and upgrades are also avail. Story wise at times I thought it was a prolonged dialogues to get to the same conclusions but over all an enjoyable experience. Recommend it at a discounted price.… Expand
Jun 5, 2018Vampyr
It doesn’t suck
Vampyr is a 3rd person action adventure rpg where you play as Dr Johnathan Reid. Youre dead. Well. Youre undead.Vampyr
It doesn’t suck
Vampyr is a 3rd person action adventure rpg where you play as Dr Johnathan Reid.
Youre dead. Well. Youre undead.
Youre a vampire. Things happen that set you out to get answers and to save early 1900s London which is where this game is set…
During the 1918 spanish flu…
The game takes place in an open world with vampyr hunters crawling the streets, youre given tasks and markers on the map, and you spend the games 13 hour long campaign going from place to place, at first gathering materials for the hospital that takes you in.. in between all of these areas are of course enemies wanting you dead.. lucky for you youre a vampire… you have a skill tree that you dump your experience into that’s earned off of these enemies and that you get from completing quests and sidequests…
and at the end of these missions theres usually a giant boss to take down, test out your skills, switching between one handed and two handed weapons, stunning enemies so you can bite them and drain their blood which allows you use the moves you’ve unlocked in your skill tree that not onlky need blood but run on a cool down as well.. and then the rest of the game youre investigating and gathering information..
I guess you could say.. youre londons batman…
this is when the game really starts to come to life.. you gather hints from characters that will unlock new dialog options of other charcters and you can go back and forther gathering info on the location of a person youre searching for…. But more importantly this is where the whole you being a vampire thing comes into play…
you can play this game as a good vampire, controlling your thirst for blood.. or you caun be like me.. a naughty vampire.. sucking all that blood. If you see someone out there looking like a snack.. they can be..
you can mesmerize characters, bring them into the shadows and drain them of their delicious blood, granting you a massive xp reward.. youre rewarded for being bad in that you can afford more skills, you become a more powerful vampire, thus the game is easier for you…
but by doing so chaos will break loose in the territories t hat you take too much life from.. and this is where I had the most fun.. in the role playing of a vampire.. of getting my victims to invite me inside and little do they know im just a little thirsty…
But now comes the tough love,
Vampyr is essentially a mid life cycle ps3 game.
There are so many mistakes made in this open world that just make this game painful.
for starters there is no fast travel.
there are hideouts spread all of this map where you can rest to spend your xp, refill your ammo, upgrade the weapons you find in the world.. but you cant travel to a single one of them…
and its not like the game slowly moves you along the map, no.. these missions will have you running back and forth across this world constantly…
this is made worse by the annoying decision to lock every single gate in the game.. you can just run from territory to territory, because theyre going to put a gat in the middle of the street that if you didn’t unlock from the otherside 7 hour ago, youre gonna have to run all the way around the map again.. dealing with other locked gates and paths…
but a las it gets worse…
its not as simple as running from one place to another there are enemies all over the place and you cant interact with unlocked gate while enemies are around.. forcing you to have to engage in combat before moving forward..
but it somehow gets worse…
the combat here is sluggish slow and unfun, special attacks use way too much blood for how little damage they do, and to get more blood you have to do enough stun damage for an enemy to be vulnerable to be bitten… fights just drag on forever.. im a vampire.. I want to feel like some untouchable god when im dealing with these hunters and vampire rejects in the streets…
the only time the combat is fun is during boss battles.. boss battles are addictive and challenging.. forcing me to strategize.. its like the combat was made only with boss battles in mind and the street enemies weren’t balanced… fighting them isn’t fun.. theyre a nussiance.. it’s a chore
BUT. IT. GETS. WORSE.
youre not even rewarded for dealing with these garbage encounters
These annoying enemies crawling all over the place only gain you 5 to 15 xp each.
Higher level upgrades cost about 2000 xp each.
That means you have to kill 130 to 400 for one single upgrade….
I don’t know how this ridiculous unbalanced in risk reward was overlooked but it was..
These enemies are far too much of a threat for you to need to kill 400 of them for an upgrade.
Get out of here.
That being said vampyr is still a good game.. I enjoyed the game, its currently one of my top 20 games of 2018 so far.
Im just baffiled at the ps3 era mistakes made in a 2018 game
thankfully The story, the world, and the roleplaying save this game..… Expand
Sep 7, 2018Almost-good atmosphere, middle tier graphics (considering the age of XoneX and PS4 Pro). The very bad voice acting and the all-too-familarAlmost-good atmosphere, middle tier graphics (considering the age of XoneX and PS4 Pro). The very bad voice acting and the all-too-familar story made me ditch it after a couple of levels/hours.… Expand
Oct 20, 2019No tiene nivel de dificultad, te quedas estancado, y acaba aburriendo, vaya coñazo no poder segui adelante, osease no lo compreis, vaya roboNo tiene nivel de dificultad, te quedas estancado, y acaba aburriendo, vaya coñazo no poder segui adelante, osease no lo compreis, vaya robo robo robo robo… Expand
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