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  • 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jun 10, 2018
    88
    Vampyr is an ambitious experience that’s packed with atmosphere and personality. The game’s greatest achievement, however, is how well all of its systems come together to produce constant catch-22 dilemmas. It’s a game that truly puts the narrative power into the hands of the player, which ultimately results in a deep and immersive journey through a dark and compelling plot.
  2. Jun 26, 2018
    80
    Vampyr is a great rpg action game for those that want a good horror RPG that is very character focused. You REALLY have to enjoy in-game conversations to get the full enjoyment out of the game so keep that in mind. The amount of history and opinions through science that this game brings to table to explain vampirism and health issues is quite intriguing and help it stand out from many other vampire games.
  3. Jun 18, 2018
    78
    A good action-RPG, with an absorbing story and a solid combat system. It lacks interesting side quests though, while showing a sub-par technical production. Lovers of the genre and vampire stories should definitely give it chance, however.
  4. Jun 19, 2018
    70
    The gameplay inconveniences are easier to overlook than the rush of endgame exposition, but both of these issues are slightly outweighed by the narrative hits, which come along more frequently than the game’s misses.
  5. Jul 6, 2018
    68
    Without a majority of the characters, the time between the major story beats would be particularly dull without anyone to talk to or side quests to complete. To take the evil path and embrace the vampire side of Jonathan, is to kill what life there is in Vampyr. Although it is important that there are consequences to your actions, some of which do have an immediate impact to the world, there isn’t enough to balance it out and make being evil fun or interesting.
  6. Jun 18, 2018
    64
    Vampyr is a flawed but somewhat impressive experience that plays differently than a lot of other games. It isn’t something that will appeal to a wide audience, but it’s worth checking out if you’re okay with a slow burn and don’t mind lots of reading. Just don’t go in expecting another homerun like Life is Strange. This is a very different game, and one that does tend to be overlong.
  7. Jun 6, 2018
    50
    Vampyr is at its best when players are digging into the lives of London’s citizens and choosing who to kill or who to spare, so it’s unfortunate that the developers felt the need to shoehorn in uninspired combat and frustrating exploration elements. Beneath these problems is a classic vampire story that leverages its grim visuals and moody soundtrack to create an engrossing atmosphere, but the many technical issues still make Vampyr hard to recommend, even for diehard fans of the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32
  1. Feb 16, 2019
    10
    História muito boa, jogabilidade muito boa, os poderes do personagem principal são muito legais e os gráficos são bons.
  2. Jun 5, 2018
    8
    Very entertaning, it is not going to be the game of year but it definitely worth the money investment
  3. Jun 11, 2018
    8
    I love anything to do with vampires and I’ve been that way ever since I was a child, so as you can imagine Vampyr piqued my interest from theI love anything to do with vampires and I’ve been that way ever since I was a child, so as you can imagine Vampyr piqued my interest from the moment it was first announced. Thankfully Vampyr ticks a lot of boxes for me and even though it has a few shortcomings I was able to look past these because for me they got the important aspects and mechanics spot on. Something I was hoping this game had was a decent story, and thankfully the story was excellent. I was hooked from start to finish because the story had a dark and mysterious vibe that resonated throughout and the characters that were in the story were very intriguing to say the least. I was also very impressed with the world in which the game takes place because exploring this fantastic world never became dull. The main reason why it didn’t become dull is because there was always something to do and the side quests were always fun to undertake, which is great. The gameplay on the whole has a lot of variety going for it and the investigating mechanics have been very well done. Investigating never seemed to get boring and it was always a pleasure making the choices you have to make in the game because these choices actually matter in the grand scheme of things. Whilst I really enjoyed making the choices I had to make it would’ve been nice to have had a little bit more freedom with them, but thankfully this is only a small gripe. My biggest gripe with this game came in the form of the compass that guides you to where you’re meant to go. The problem is that the compass never guided me to where I had to go correctly and this did make me become frustrated from time to time. Despite my frustration with this aspect of the game I was however able to look past it quite easily thanks to the game’s excellent combat. The combat in the game was fun to say the least and the best thing is that it did more than enough to satisfy me. If you’re wondering about the presentation side of the game then you’ll be pleased to know that they get quite a bit right, but it’s not all plain sailing. Visually the game can look quite ugly at times and there is definitely a distinct lack of polish here, especially when it comes to the technichal side of the game. The sound design though has been done extremely well and the very good voice acting combined with the tense atmosphere makes things very immersive, which is great. At the end of the day as far as AA game’s go Vampyr is a very good addition and even though it doesn’t have all the glamour a AAA title has I thoroughly recommend that you add this title to your game library. Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2019
    7
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    Отправился в поход на четыре дня в "Vampyr" , разработчики даровали мне карту,
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    Отправился в поход на четыре дня в "Vampyr" , разработчики даровали мне карту, каждый уголочек известен, полезная информация. Обнаружен мною игровой нюанс заключающий в себе закрытые районы... для исчезновения нюанса потребуется лишь выполнять основные задания обозначающие красным цветом буквой "Y".
    Я отыгрывал роль аморального вампира доктора, пытаясь досконально найти все подсказки которые выдаются через общения а так же через нахождения предметов, писем, записок... далее в моем случае изготавливаем лекарства для людей и вручаем заболевшему, потом гипнотизируем , отводим закоулок и вкушаем кровную амброзию для получения большего опыта. Убивая людей вы так же открываете подсказки, но не все, я не раскрыл некоторых людей досконально, но мне хватило опыта до максимального уровня ПЯТИДЕСЯТОГО, и еще осталось пять тысяч опыта. Сила Гипноза повышается после выполнения основных заданий, c помощью него можно объять людей которые не поддаются начальному гипнозу. Аморальность зашкаливает, последствия в действии и результат печальный... спас Англию от Алой королевы, ценой объятия в которой остались лишь Джеффри Маккаллум, Лорд Рейдгрев, Старая Бриджет, Шон Хэмптон, Доктор Эдгар Суонси, двоих я обратил в вампиров, священника-нежить исцелил с помощью своей крови которого изнасиловали те кем он стал и вера в Бога не угасла, стала еще крепче, остальные убиты мною, ибо так игру пройти проще и имеем иную концовку в которой моя любовь Элизабет Эшбери сожгла себя дабы предотвратить эпидемию, ее кровь разнесла инфекцию по всем районам, так как Доктор Эдгар Суонси перелил кровь Элизабет Эшбери вампира в пациента ... а Доктор Эдгар Суонси и Элизабет Эшбери знакомы друг c другом. Кровь Элизабет Эшбери породила мутировавших женских скалей , низший тип вампиров. Эпидемия разрослась а я ее усилил путем объятия, районы не пригодны для жизни людей. Убита Алая Королева ... детей рожденную тьмой... "До следующей встречи" ... оттянул время до коллапса, ибо голод ее вечен и она снова пробудиться.

    - Я советую пройти данную игру.
    - Покупать иль нет? Решать вам.
    - Я ищущий путь пиратский, во мне нет потребностей покупать то что могу использовать бесплатно.
    Оценка: 7 из 10.
    Жанр: Action/RPG
    Платформы: Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
    Режим: Однопользовательская игра
    Разработчик: Dontnod Entertainment
    Музыка: Оливье Деривьер
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  5. Nov 14, 2019
    7
    Having bought the game on sale for $20 CAD a few months ago and liking some of the other games Dontnod has release, picking up this game was aHaving bought the game on sale for $20 CAD a few months ago and liking some of the other games Dontnod has release, picking up this game was a no-brainer.

    The setting of early 20th Century alternative London I thought was well done. The art direction does a decent job of giving the player that feeling of being in a dark, depressing and gloomy world being ravaged by a plague with almost no hope in sight. Abandoned buildings, dead bodies wrapped up and pilled onto carts and vigilante patrols give a sense of dread and unease. There's a few interesting Sin City-esque scenes that I also enjoyed.

    The story and concept I think are fine; it's a branching story with choice and consequences. You play as Dr. Jonathan Reid who returns home to London from the frontlines of World War 1 only to discover he's turned into a vampire and has to figure out why and what impact it has on the world around him. The NPC backstories of each district are presented well enough and there's a motivation to get to know them as well. The more you unearth about them, the more desirable their blood becomes, which results in a huge bump in XP should you choose suck their blood. This is valuable for stat upgrades. You also have to craft them medicine if they begin to feel sick; their sickness decreases the value of their blood. If you choose to feed on any of the NPCs, their death will have rippling effects on the health of the district, particularly if one of the district "pillars" goes down.

    However, I though the execution of all of this came up a bit short. As easy as it would be to just munch on a bunch of the NPCs for the giant XP boosts, I got by well enough with out having to kill anyone. Since you also get XP boosts from completing story missions, side quests, healing NPCs when they're sick and murdering thugs in standard combat. It left me a little bit under-leveled throughout the game, particularly in boss fights, but attack pattern recognition and a lot of patience are the keys to victory in that scenario.

    The combat is very Dark Souls-like: melee-centric with light attacks (one hand/off hand weapons), heavy attacks (two-handed weapons), stun damage, parrying, dodging and stamina management, instead of resting at bonfires, you rest in a bed in a hideout which you need to seek out and enemies comeback if you rest or die. However it's not as fluid or as tightly designed as Dark Souls. There's also special vampire attacks that rely on your "blood capacity". Some of them I found effective such as "Blood Cauldron" or "Claws", other I didn't even touch like "Shadow Mist" or "Coagulation".

    The dialogue flows a bit weird at times (Tell me more your job, tell me more about this city, tell me more about your relationship with... etc) and it sometimes makes it feel like a bit of drag knowing that this will the help the player get to know the NPC's backstories a little better. It also felt just plain drawn out at other times, especially after boss fights and towards the end of the game. There is a romance aspect of the story, but it feels rather forced and just seems to spring up out of left field.

    Overall, I think i can recommend Vampyr at a discount, but less so as a full priced game.
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  6. Oct 2, 2019
    5
    Frustratingly long load times, poor conversational animation, program crashes, clumsy clipping in models, ugly and low detail faces on mostFrustratingly long load times, poor conversational animation, program crashes, clumsy clipping in models, ugly and low detail faces on most NPCs, bad or missing lip syncing and long exposition dumps rob this Moody game of all it's potential Expand
  7. Apr 2, 2019
    0
    Le studio français Dontnod (dont le surnom affectueux est don't know parce qu'ils ne savent pas) s'est surtout spécialisé dans les indés àLe studio français Dontnod (dont le surnom affectueux est don't know parce qu'ils ne savent pas) s'est surtout spécialisé dans les indés à deux balles, voire deux francs cinquante (en anciens francs bien sûr) selon le moment ou l'opportunisme ambiant avec notamment des espèces de jeux épisodiques pour ados émos.

    Quand ils se sont risqués sur des jeux plus ambitieux genre triple ou double A, ils se sont gauffrés méchamment... Et ce Vampyr (avec un Y) ne déroge pas à la triste "tradition". Tout y en effet mal fait, bâclé, soit par manque de moyens, soit par incapacité caractérisée. Ainsi l'histoire après une intro qui capterait presque l'attention, s'effiloche bien vite et le personnage principal (le héros ?) fait passer l'inspecteur Derrick pour un monstre de charisme.

    Les mécaniques de jeu mises en oeuvre sont repompées maladroitement sur tout ce qui se fait déjà ou ce qui s'est déjà fait et nous sont recrachées par un élève qui ne fait que régurgiter sa leçon sans l'avoir comprise... Les combats par exemple (avec cette jauge d'endurance bidon)sont aussi ennuyeux que foutraques avec une caméra qui fait n'importe quoi.

    La mini-carte est absente et de façon générale, l'interface est à la fois laide et mal fichue... Vampyr se prend pour un jeu de rôle (?) mais ses dialogues (en anglais uniquement) sont lénifiants au possible... Graphiquement, c'est flou, assez vilain, sans inspiration et toujours pareil, très monotone et le jeu se permet de nombreux ralentissements y compris sur la X.

    On s'emmerde rapidement et comme c'est pas permis dans ce jeu foireux, plat et très fade : on incarne un vampire d'opérette dans une ville vide ni faite ni à faire, boulottée par des incapables qui ne savent pas !
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