Manhattan. New York, New York. 2094
It all started when I met her in her daddy's penthouse apartment. She was going to pay me for a freelance job and, by the way she looked at me, I knew I was in for something extra. But it was more than I bargained for. Much more. First, there was a kiss and then… two fangs punctured the veins on my neck.
High technology meets blackest evil in this cyberpunk vampire adventure. You play the role of Ransom Stark, an ex-corporate hacker and mercenary who's been transformed into a vampire - and wants revenge. To rid yourself of this curse, you must brave the streets of 21st-century Manhattan, where gangs, mercenaries, and cyberpunks rule. More, you must plumb the secrets of the bizarre virtual reality of Cyberspace as you combat both the vampires and the TransTechnicals megacorporation, the company that owns the cybernet. How long can you last before you give in to the thirst for blood?
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Minimum system requirements (Linux): Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Processor: 2.0 GHz, Memory: 1 GB RAM, Graphics: 256 MB VRAM, OpenGL compatible
Posted on 2014-01-26 07:20:26 byRisingson:
If you go to any game database and look for "Laura Kampoo" and "John Antinori" you will find first a medieval RPG called "Challenge of the Five Realms" (made mostly by the same team in Bloodnet) but then some games with things in common: Hell, Bureau13, Ripper and Bloodnet are all very unique cyberpunk games with supernatural/horror touches that are more or less marred with touchesread more of awkardness in the design. This one has vampires and neuromancers in the same place, has excellent writing and a great atmosphere, but you will have a *very* hard time trying to find out what to do and how. Extremely interesting, but play it with a walkthrough.
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Posted on 2014-06-29 20:05:29 byBloodywolfbe:
If you have a problem with spoken English without subtitles because you aren't very proficient in the language or because you have a hearing deficiency, don't bother. The dialog is horrible, there is no subtitles to what they're saying and they talk like they're about to fall asleep since not only do they draw out every word, they have an annoying echo on the background and theread more music is 5 tones on repeat. Said music is way too loud and makes it harder for you to understand the characters.
The controls are wonky, I suggest taking the manual on another screen because it doesn't give any hints at all.
It's also an older style adventure, so grab your notepad to write down any goals or information.
The Graphics are pretty meh, even for an old game. Characters are nothing more than a few blurry silhouettes with an occasional image now and then to mix it up. Most of the action is you looking at 2 silhouettes while 2 portraits appear on your screen and audio plays on the background.
The story however is decent, and it might interest you, but the way conversations are executed and how slow this game feels, I just can't finish it without feeling bored. If you can look past that, this is a good game to pass the time, but don't go expecting an adventure of the year (of release).
Character creation is rather robust however, there are a lot of stats, and you generate a character via answering questions (although it mostly boils down to technician, soldier or well spoken businessman).
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Posted on 2014-02-01 08:21:58 bySuperrpgman:
Here's my honest thoughts on why you should avoid the game like the plague. And I'm going to do it right, and give you some very tangible reasons.
Let's see...The controls are a disasterous confusing mess that seem to be set up in a way to require you to have the manual(For example, you press the O key to accept.) Bonus points for making some options in the menu do jack squat!
Theread more dialogue is BEYOND clunky, and it goes on and on and on, making it a title with some of the worst conversations I've had with conversations in any game. Oh, and I honestly cannot understand how anyone could ever like the main character.
Oh, and there's a lot of moments in this game where you'll see these screenshots, and not only do the characters not even REMOTELY look like their sprites, but they tend to look almost entirely alike, which is uber creepy when you see females.
There are many games on this website that have aged extremely well. This one however was a gigantic mess to begin with. Unless you want to just get disgusted by how bad this game is, I cannot recommend against it enough.
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