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Old 21 November 2008, 13:20   #1
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Cool A Vampyre Story

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From a development staff made wholly of former LucasArts adventure gaming gurus comes this frightful and fantastical point-and-click adventure game. Combining 3D animation and 2D designs, the game follows the opera starlett, Mona, a woman kidnapped by Baron Shrowdy Von Kiefer and slowly becoming a creature of the night after coming under the vampire's spell. As she seeks to venture away from his gothic island-set castle, she'll have to learn to control her vampyric powers of turning into a bat, hypnotizing people, turning into vapor, and drinking blood from humans. Her friendly bat acquaintance, Froderick, will join her on her quest.
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(Yes, the game got released a few days ago, on the 19th of November 2008 )



Can't say much about it for now, since I'm still L.I.P*, but gotta tell you, I'm hungry for a good adventure game.



* Leeching In Progress... :>

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Old 21 November 2008, 15:19   #2
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I'm following development and release change dates of that game for 3-4 years already. As far as I know Lucas Arts canned the project.

BTW, did you check wiki:

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...Autumn Moon announced that they had finally acquired a new publisher for A Vampyre Story, the Hamburg-based Crimson Cow, and that full production on the game would begin shortly thereafter, stating an expected 2007 release.[7] In September 2007 however, the first trailer for A Vampyre Story was released, specifying a new date of early 2008.
It's the end of 2008 and game is not released yet, is it?
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Old 21 November 2008, 15:42   #3
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yes it is
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Old 21 November 2008, 16:42   #4
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It's the end of 2008 and game is not released yet, is it?
It just been released, go check proper torrent sites
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Old 21 November 2008, 17:52   #5
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It just been released, go check proper torrent sites
indeed, let the revolution begin!!
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Old 21 November 2008, 17:58   #6
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It just been released, go check proper torrent sites
Last time I checked, they removed release date to 12/2/2008.


I don't do P2P.
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Old 22 November 2008, 01:45   #7
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Play.com has it for £14.99, so I ordered one. It's been sent today, so I'll be getting it soon - within a week, since I live in Norway.
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Old 22 November 2008, 02:03   #8
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Looks great.. Great price also !!
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Old 07 February 2009, 19:26   #9
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A Vampyre Story

While it's getting mixed reviews, those on this board will certainly appreciate the oldschool point'n'click adventure with 3D graphics on hand painted backdrops...

http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/927458.asp

It's on GAME's and Amazon's website in the UK as well as in the US.
Anyone got it already?
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Old 07 February 2009, 19:29   #10
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I am getting it next week. (want more sam&max too)

btw, play.com price about 20euros, local price 40euros, guess which one I chose..
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Old 07 February 2009, 19:36   #11
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Anyone got it already?
I have it but haven't had the chance to play it as yet
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I might go for this shoons, I havent played an adventure game for ages, apart from a run through on Monkey Island on my GP2x . looks good, might be able to get the misses interested in this one too
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This looks amazing! I'm downloading the demo now. First impressions are good, and if it holds up to my expectations then I will definitely buy this one.


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Well, after playing the (horribly bugged) demo I'm less keen on this. The main character is so annoying you just want to put a sock in her mouth. Turning voices off isn't enough, THAT'S how annoying she is And she walks so calmly when you direct her around. You can press space to zip between action scenes, but I'd rather see her haste when she moves around.

All objects you will interact with are real 3D objects, and being rendered with crisp edges they stand out from the smooth background, constantly drawing your attention and hinting you to what you're supposed to do in every scene. With a little bit of work these could've been smoothed and blended into the scene nicely to make you less attentive of them. Maybe this and other details are fixed in the full version.

On the upside, the graphics are beautiful.

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Old 30 March 2009, 09:48   #14
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Finished now.

Random notes:

- Main character voice acting was annoying at start but after first hour or so I felt it really fit the character. She also moves REALLY slowly.
- Nice graphics (but low resolution without options)
- Space (skip) and TAB (show hotspots) should have been available using mouse
- some hotspots are in really weird positions (I guess reason for TAB-option..)
- difficulty level is really random and some puzzles are quite illogical (like Froderick really refusing to go to <no spoilers> but then he comes with you without any complains if you use "Fly to" option.. and vice versa) = You really have to try both options every time..
- fresh "i may need this <item>" inventory idea (at least I haven't seen it previously)
- lots of "interesting" and fun dialogue (perhaps even too much..)
- interesting story

I liked it
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Now, play So Blonde. If you haven't already. IMO, it's a better game, and it feels like a mix between Monkey Island and Broken Sword, if only for the colorful graphics and exotic themes (including pirates, natives and cannibals).
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So Blonde is nicely drawn, but quite boring and not very funny IMHO. You waste quite a lot of time running around and trying to find something that makes sense to do Haven't played A Vampyre Story yet, but hopefully it's a bit more exciting
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I thought the topic was about A Vampyre Story (and I didn't ask for suggestions, I especially don't listen to offtopic suggestions )
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Well, it wasn't any more boring than Broken Sword, imo. It's more about the relatively slow pace and laid back atmosphere. The humour was more frequent than Broken Sword too. Not every joke was good, but there was a couple of good ones. Either way, you don't play So Blonde or Broken Sword for their humour. Imo, it would be remembered equally as fondly as many of the classic adventure games, had it been released back in the days. It's better than a lot of reasonably good adventure games from the golden years.

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That's a really weird (and absolutely nonsensical) rule.
Sorry about that but it has always annoyed me when someone talks about apples and someone suggest using oranges instead (and then the discussion completely changes to oranges in 95% of cases) Pre-emptive reply!
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Sorry about that but it has always annoyed me when someone talks about apples and someone suggest using oranges instead (and then the discussion completely changes to oranges in 95% of cases) Pre-emptive reply!
heh, like when someone asks about Winfellow and someone else suggests using Winuae

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