Bloodrayne (GC)

Review

posted 10/24/2002 by Dan Clarke
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One Page Platforms: GC
When you receive press releases touting the amazing action of the lead character’s bouncing breasts…you know this game is going all out on sex appeal and action seems to be a close second. Majesco Games and Terminal Reality have put together a decent action game that just happens to have sex in it. Did we mention the scantily clad women? Read on…

So, you heard the word Blood and immediately thought vampire, right? Well you aren’t off here – you know this game is rated “M” from the first paragraph of the backstory: “That girl is a Dhampir; a product of her human mother’s rape by her vampire father.” Uhh, talk about a show just crying out for Oprah or Dr Phil, huh?

Anyway, Agent BloodRayne is this “Dhampir” that works as a ‘killing machine’ trying to rid the world of Nazis prior to World War 2 – 1932 to be exact. Rather interesting backstory, don’t you think?

Like most women, this game doesn’t play around – your option is to play the game or not. Once you start, you have a quick tutorial on how to knock down doors and suck blood (more on that later). At that point you’re good to go knee deep in some hack and slash action.

You’ll usually have a specific quest to complete in game across three different areas: Louisiana, Argentina and of course, Germany. Each environment has period specific weapons which is a nice touch. Basically you’re killing most everything here and retrieving various items. There is a guide on the compass telling you where the next objective is, however, there are usually a few obstacles and the map doesn’t show you ways around those obstacles – it’s up to you. It’s your standard action title – nothing to shake a stick at but nothing revolutionary.

There are some pretty neat features in the game, especially in BloodRayne’s abilities. In order to recharge your health, you’ll need to ‘feed’ ie – jump zombies literally and take a bite out of their neck and suck like you’ve never sucked before. You think I’m making this up, but I’m serious – the biting and sucking of these zombies necks sounds straight out of an X-Rated movie – I mean, uhh, Charlie tells me it’s a lot like that because you know I’m married and never watch those awful things.
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