BloodRayne Questions?

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  1. Scott Bourden

    Scott Bourden Second Unit

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    I've yet to see any of you regulars do a review of BloodRayne yet, surprising, I figured you'd be all over it. (a search returned nothing on the forum)
    What are your thoughts?
    I rented it yesterday, first impressions are VERY easy game play, but insanely difficult bosses. Graphics are good, not spectacular, but still quite good, sound is decent, but the surrounds are not used much. LFE is aggressive, in my opinion.
    Anybody seen a strat guide out there, I am having a lot of difficulty beating a couple bosses, especially the Queen of the Underworld, giant bug thing that raises from the swamp by the voodoo ritual
    when it is on hard mode...
    Thanks in advance for any help [​IMG]
    Edit: The wonders of spellcheck
     
  2. BrianB

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    Strangely enough, I rented it last night too. Was developed just up the road from here in Lewisville. Haven't had a chance to get far enough into it to adequately judge it yet though.
     
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    I bought this one as I was looking for a new action type game... Anyway - I felt the Louisianna levels were the weakest in the game, virtually all the following levels were better graphically and design-wise and the enemies were much improved. It isn't all that long but I didn't beat it in a weekend either... Not a bad game at all [​IMG] and Bloodrayne herself kicks major ass after getting all the powers. Only when fighting the Bosses is there ever really a threat of death.. Although I'll say it can get pretty hectic with 20+ enemies, all armed and all coming at her at once.
     
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    So how do I beat the first big boss then? I can't seem to do much damage on it before it whips me... Help!
     
  5. Scott Bourden

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    Brian,

    I had a lot of trouble with him too, I was too concerned with running back and praying it would work out (and it doesn't) :b

    Stand your ground, and get to land, as it can destroy the boats and you'll land in the water. Make rushs' at it's front legs, and after a couple hits, you'll chop it off. The monster then drops onto it's stomach and is not mobile for a minute or so. When it stands again, do the same to the opposite front leg, and it will drop again. Then circle quickly to the side and repeat on each leg (gets tricky for the back) and hit him when he's down, circling to the back and trying to get the harder rear legs while he is still down.


    This worked for me on hard anyway, you're mileage may vary.
     
  6. BrianB

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    Ta for the tip, Scott, got me past that point. Here's the impressions I sent out to some friends of it if anyone's interested:

    Rented this from Blockbuster a few nights ago for the Xbox. Third
    person action game, with the emphasis on close in combat. You play a
    female vampire in an 'alternate history' where vampires aren't all
    bad, and are helping the US fight Nazis during WW2.

    I'm really enjoying it - it's all combat combat combat, with lots &
    lots of gore. You're usually fighting a handful of baddies at a time,
    and you've got a combination of hand to hand combos & pistols/guns etc
    that you steal from dead Nazis. To get health back, you need to suck
    the blood from the soldiers before you kill them - that causes a nice
    variety of blood sucking animations, including ones where you can use
    them as a shield whilst you suck them dry. The hand to hand is very
    well done - some REALLY nice animation work on the main character, and
    the combos are very very simple to pull off. Like Buffy, you learn a
    new one each level you complete (more or less).

    To spice up the combat, and carry on the vampire theme, you've got
    extra capabilities - "blood rage", which pumps up your combos & is
    very deadly, as well as the ability to 'slow down' time (ala Max
    Payne/Matrix etc) & an aura sensing ability to see enemies round
    corners etc.

    Controls like a first person shooter - left stick is
    forward/back/strafe, second stick controls the camera & turns the
    player left/right. Works really well.

    The biggest problem with is really the incredibly shitty first level.
    It's set in Louisiana & plays very differently to the rest of the meat
    of the game. It's a terrible introduction - the level design is
    atrocious, it's filled with water (which hurts you), and the end boss
    is far too hard - it was so bad, I almost returned it after one night
    because it pissed me off so much. Get past that, and it's nazis all
    the way.

    Definitely worth a rental - I don't think there's enough meat in it to
    justify $50 for me, but I'm really enjoying my week with it.
    I'm impressed with what Terminal Reality have done with it - allegedly
    it was developed in about 12 months - I hope there's a sequel that
    builds on Bloodrayne's strengths. The character is too good to fade
    away.
     

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