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June 22nd, 2018, 19:44
City A.M. checked out Vampyr:

Vampyr review: Dontnod's open world action RPG shows a more sociable side to the creatures of the night

Vampyr is an open world action RPG in which you, a doctor specialising in blood transfusions, are unexpectedly turned into a vampire. It’s a painfully ironic transformation that every character in the game can’t help but repeatedly comment on.

The setting is a Victorian-ish London crippled by the outbreak of Spanish Flu – all cobbled streets, jellied eels and corpse piles – and your goal is to find the vampire who turned you, in the hopes of returning to some kind of normal life. And if along the way you happen to become embroiled in a war between London’s secret paranormal factions, all the better.

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Combat is clunky, and the environments – while necessarily dark given your character’s aversion to sunlight – are grey and lacklustre. Look past the rough edges and there’s an interesting game to be found here, one about a chatty Nosferatu and a city full of unexpectedly deep characters.

Score: 3/5
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Man, get serious.
I'm confused why am I not reading more about this game. While I didn't buy it (one checkpoint + endless respawns = Alpha Protocol 2 = waiting for mods), I'm still interested to hear about it's, supposedly original, different aspects. Does anyone here play it?
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I finished it a couple of days ago on my PS4. It's an alright game. I went the pacifist route and didn't feed on any citizen. I found the lore and the story interesting. The combat was alright too.

Pros:
Story (The main campaign)
Characters
Voiceacting
Music

Ok:
Combat

Cons:
Sidequests (uninteresting for the vast majority of them)
Alot of backtracking (tied to sidequests)
The citizens aspect should be more evolved if you go the pacifist route
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Why is backtracking among cons? I mean, isn't there any fasttravel possibility or something?
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Couldn't find any way to fast travel.
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