Does Vampyr Suck?

As mentioned above, Vampyr is now available, and reviews are popping up all over the internet. You can read evaluations of the game on:

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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 8, 2018, 16:01
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 8, 2018, 16:01
Jun 8, 2018, 16:01
 
heroin wrote on Jun 6, 2018, 02:44:
Greenman gaming coupon code brings it down to about $37 (code: JUNE25). Game is good, some people saying it's slow... but just coming off Pillars of Eternity 2 - Vampyr feels like a nicely paced game. Great atmosphere, great sound, interesting narrative, combat is not as bad as people are whining about. At least it's a game trying something a little fucking different.

Yeah people say they want something different, and when it shows up they say they wanted something more similar. You can never win.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 6, 2018, 02:44
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 6, 2018, 02:44
Jun 6, 2018, 02:44
 
Greenman gaming coupon code brings it down to about $37 (code: JUNE25). Game is good, some people saying it's slow... but just coming off Pillars of Eternity 2 - Vampyr feels like a nicely paced game. Great atmosphere, great sound, interesting narrative, combat is not as bad as people are whining about. At least it's a game trying something a little fucking different.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 23:45
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 23:45
Jun 5, 2018, 23:45
 
Creston wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 10:33:
Sucky combat, exactly what I was worried about.

one would think a vampire game could make 'sucky' combat fun for a change XD
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Re: SOS Early Access
Jun 5, 2018, 22:55
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Re: SOS Early Access Jun 5, 2018, 22:55
Jun 5, 2018, 22:55
 
Boring let down FEST of lame NPC's and stupid vampire choices that punish you for picking a particular path to play.

refunded
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 19:33
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 19:33
Jun 5, 2018, 19:33
 
Been playing it for 5 hours straight now.

The game is very heavy on dialogue and "investigations", and it feels like combat was very much of a secondary focus instead of a primary -- it feels very basic and if you'd give Arkham's combat a 10, this would be a 3 or 4. The enviroments look gloomy and interesting, but you'd be disappointed like I am if you expect the E3 2017 (or was it '16?) footage kind of amazing graphics and atmosphere.

I guess the story is still trying to draw me in and I'm still patient to let it... but maybe that's because that's the only thing that keeps this game standing. Not sure. No verdict yet.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 17:37
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 17:37
Jun 5, 2018, 17:37
 
Thanks for your thoughts on it, Fion!
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 14:52
Beamer
 
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 14:52
Jun 5, 2018, 14:52
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Prez wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 14:00:
This is one of those games I think that I am immune to reviews for. Even then it seems to be averaging around 70% aggregate score, which isn't bad really. I can't wait to play it - I love the theme and concept of this game.

I only read the AVClub review, but a 70% sounds right. Some people will consider it a classic, and some people will loathe it. It seems too slow for me, and too much time spent on conversations, but I think the mechanism that your power is determined by how much you eat, but every person you eat is an NPC that has quests and a storyline, is really interesting. But it would probably be more frustrating than fun for me.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 14:31
Fion
 
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 14:31
Jun 5, 2018, 14:31
 Fion
 
I think part of the issue with mixed reviews is the slower, more methodical pace of the game. There are lots of NPCs to interact with, long conversations being possible. Lots of details to work out and investigate. It isn't a fast paced beat-em-up adventure with superpowers, as some may have expected. Not everyone enjoys a slower paced game like this.

I think the combat is quite good, lots of options in powers, ways to confront enemies. It has a strong Soulsian/bloodborn vibe to it. Different enemies are faster, stronger, have powers of their own, have resistances you need to be aware of.

I really like the game and I'm about 6 hours into it, with an apparent run-time of 25 hours (and that's skipping a lot of side-stuff). As an AA game from a developer with some big misses, I'd probably give the game 4 stars/80%.

It doesn't help that some reviews seem to be scoring based on a comparison between this and Vampire: Bloodlines, which is completely unfair IMHO. That's like scoring an open world RPG on it's comparison to Witcher 3. It doesn't matter how good it might be, it won't ever hold a candle to the masterpiece of its genre.

I wasn't sure I'd initially purchase it - based largely on the developers shaky previous titles - but one of the reviewers I trust the most - ACG - game it very high marks with only a couple of drawbacks.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 14:00
Prez
 
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 14:00
Jun 5, 2018, 14:00
 Prez
 
This is one of those games I think that I am immune to reviews for. Even then it seems to be averaging around 70% aggregate score, which isn't bad really. I can't wait to play it - I love the theme and concept of this game.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 13:42
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 13:42
Jun 5, 2018, 13:42
 
Console port is consoly with save points and lame combat.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 13:26
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 13:26
Jun 5, 2018, 13:26
 
They seem to do great stylistically, too bad about gameplay. It's sounds very console centric and the major issue most had with their only (afaik) action game, Remember Me.

As a fan of vampires, their premise Feeding auto Kills, never made any sense. Humans are the source of food, if you kill them all vamps die too. Unless...drinking blood in this world is only a hobby!
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 13:19
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 13:19
Jun 5, 2018, 13:19
 
Looks its destined to be a Cult Classic.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 13:10
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 13:10
Jun 5, 2018, 13:10
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 11:44:
Darks wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 10:28:
Its looks good and all, and I really dig he old London feel, but the combat seems to get a bit repetitive after a while. Have to grab this when its on sale next year.

Vampire the Masquerade is still my all time favorite game.

Redemption, or Bloodlines? *Disclaimer: I loved both, in spite of their flaws, but I feel you get bonus points if your answer is Redemption.

I still own this on cd. Was very enjoyable for it's time but I honestly preferred when you stayed in the medieval era than when it went modern but still a cool concept.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 13:06
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 13:06
Jun 5, 2018, 13:06
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Nice pun, there, Blue. And thanks for the review compilation!

I see cdkeys has bumped the price up by a fiver since its release.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 12:03
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 12:03
Jun 5, 2018, 12:03
 
Darks wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 10:28:
Its looks good and all, and I really dig he old London feel, but the combat seems to get a bit repetitive after a while. Have to grab this when its on sale next year.

Vampire the Masquerade is still my all time favorite game.

Says combat is repetitive, then follows-up by stating a game with incredibly repetitive combat is his favorite game of all time.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 11:51
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 11:51
Jun 5, 2018, 11:51
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 11:47:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 11:18:
On an unrelated note, I think it was Beamer who posted a company that asks movie goers what they thought of a movie immediately after leaving the theater. I can't find it and if anyone knows, muchos thanks.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CinemaScore
Boxofficemojo usually includes the CinemaScores in their weekend reviews, as it's one of the data points they use to estimate what a movie will bring in during the length of its run.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 11:47
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 11:47
Jun 5, 2018, 11:47
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 11:18:
Vampyr Review "Buy, Wait for Sale, Rent, Never Touch?"
ACG rates it a buy.

On an unrelated note, I think it was Beamer who posted a company that asks movie goers what they thought of a movie immediately after leaving the theater. I can't find it and if anyone knows, muchos thanks.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CinemaScore

Boxofficemojo usually includes the CinemaScores in their weekend reviews, as it's one of the data points they use to estimate what a movie will bring in during the length of its run.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 11:44
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 11:44
Jun 5, 2018, 11:44
 
Darks wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 10:28:
Its looks good and all, and I really dig he old London feel, but the combat seems to get a bit repetitive after a while. Have to grab this when its on sale next year.

Vampire the Masquerade is still my all time favorite game.

Redemption, or Bloodlines? *Disclaimer: I loved both, in spite of their flaws, but I feel you get bonus points if your answer is Redemption.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 11:38
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 11:38
Jun 5, 2018, 11:38
 
"Freezes ever 20 minutes in the 2nd half of the game"

Sure hope that is only the reviewer PC, because this game gonna have a hell of a steam rating otherwise.
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck?
Jun 5, 2018, 11:19
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Re: Does Vampyr Suck? Jun 5, 2018, 11:19
Jun 5, 2018, 11:19
 
well this sucks......
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