Vampire Origins Reloaded HD is a action adventure game released by Chillingo.
The application gives you the option to play the story mode, survival mode or gun range. The story mode is presented and played in a very “devil may cry / resident evil” style. With beautiful still sets, with the hero and monsters moving around them. This allows for more horror as a creature jumps out from off camera. The idea of the story is to hunt down various vampires to revenge yourself and then to serve a higher power.
The boss battles are carried out is a different way from the rest of the game, with you swiping your finger along cut marks before time runs out. I found this to work well, and is better than just tapping the fire button.
The survival mode is OK, but just a still set with you dodging and shooting against waves of attacks until overwhelmed.
The gun range is OK, but not at good as the rest of the game.
The graphics are generally excellent. With the inclusion of “graphic novel” cut scenes to tell the story I found this better in some ways then as FMV presenting it, as I could flip back to review what was said, also means less storage space used up.
On the upside:
- Great story line
- Controls are nice with the swipe dodge, and tap to hit a target.
On the downside:
- Some of the doors need to be entered right, or you end up running against an open doorway, but not going in.
- Some of the areas are limited, like the church and you go up and down stairs to the same set again and again.
Overall, this is great game and very enjoyable, most of the puzzles can be solve by running around and looking for a flashing item. The game plays well, but I think when it is complete, the two mini games will not be enough to keep you coming back.
Size: 231 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.59