Vampyr First Impressions
June 5, 2018 | 279 Views
I had some time yesterday to sit down with Vampyr and sink my teeth into the game a little… and this is my first impressions with the game thus far.
The opening of the game was quite enjoyable, it set the grounds for what to expect of the rest of the game and gave you plenty of information to digest to get you ready to proceed forward. The game has plenty of customisation options for your character allowing you to tailor the game the way you want to play it. With a vast array of weaponry, abilities and gear, it seems like Vampyr has really focused on fleshing out how the player will optimise their character for the game ahead.
One thing that I noticed when starting the game that was really interesting was the lack of a difficulty settings, Vampyr instead changes the games difficulty as you play, based on your choices throughout the story. Forming connections with citizens and choosing not to “sacrifice” them (drain them of all their blood) is essentially what you should be aiming for if you want to take the “good” route so to speak, but in doing so you’re going to make things more challenging for yourself. On the other hand, if you want to become stronger and obtain more powers quicker, then your best to utilise these connections and “embrace” these characters at the correct time to give you the most experience points possible.
Graphically speaking, so far the game looks excellent and it does an excellent job of setting the atmosphere for the game. At the moment, I haven’t ran into any presentation issues or the likes, which is always a plus. Combat wasn’t what I was expecting but I do actually quite enjoy it. It reminds me of the combat in Assassins Creed types of games. You can’t just run in all guns blazing hoping to come out unscathed, you need to utilise your powers and abilities to ensure you take out enemies effectively without leaving yourself open to attacks.
The story so far seems quite promising and I look forward to what the rest of the game has in stock for me. Vampyr appears to be a very heavy dialogue driven game, which us great for those of us who enjoy absorbing as much of the games story as possible through the game itself, there is also various items scattered throughout the world with additional lore, so you can get your fill no problem.
At the moment, I’m really looking forward to playing through more of the game and getting into the story more. As I’ve only had a short time with the game at the moment, I’m keeping this review short and sweet, if you want to know my full thoughts on it then be sure to check out my full review, keep an eye on my Facebook to be notified when its live! I’ll also be doing some more streams of Vampyr throughout the week, so be sure to check in for more Vampyr news! For now, you can check out the latest stream down below!
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