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Author: mrmiyamoto
Posted: October 30, 2013 (02:30 PM)
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Pretty solid review, Gary. I am a little unsure of who the protagonist is and why they're tasked with taking down the vampires, though. Nice intro. It really helped set the stage for the theme of your review, which I appreciated. There are about 3-4 typos here, though. Just FYI. I was ultimately surprised by the final score. I thought from the tone of the review (despite you going out of your way to say the game is not as bad as most make it) that it would net around a 4.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: October 30, 2013 (03:10 PM)
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The protagonists are about as cliché as you can imagine. It's a small military-themed group that literally hit every trope you can get. There's the main one -- the lone gun with a tragic past tied in with the vampires. There's the black veteran leader, the slinky female sniper, and the geeky tech guy who is geeky and does tech stuffs. They're so obligatory, they kind of slipped my mind. They just kind of exist.

I've gone back through the review and hopefully weeded out the errors you saw, as well as played about with the screen placement. 6/10 feels about right to me, because it's one of only a few stealth games where I actually enjoyed the stealth, and didn't view it as an awkward tack-on. Remaining unseen isn't a handy bonus -- it's the everything. I wish more games had the guts to challenge their players as much.

Thanks for reading, and taking the time to leave your thoughts.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: October 30, 2013 (07:49 PM)
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You pretty much nailed why Vampire Rain has a weird charm to it when you give it a chance: the stealth is brutal, but it's what makes the game. This was a pretty fun read... and I completely forgot about the ghost girl until you mentioned it. Good review!


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 01, 2013 (08:02 AM)
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That little girl was so pointless. They tried to make her valid in the game's cliffhanger ending, but they must have known there would be no Vampire Rain 2: Rain Harder.

I originally played the game around the same time you wrote your review, which more or less said everything I would have said -- and did! As you can see now above. As such, I didn't bother writing anything until I needed to do something horrory and remembered this.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: November 01, 2013 (10:53 AM)
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Terrific review, EmP.


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: November 02, 2013 (06:41 AM)
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Thank you, Suskie.


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