BLOODMASQUE Review – The vampire hunting
App Type: Uncategorized
By: SQUARE ENIX
Version #: 1.0.3
Date Released: 2013-08-06
Developer: BLOODMASQUE Support
Price: $6.99User Rating:
Alot of hype had already built up weeks before the game was released, thanks to their breath-taking trailer. And finding BLOODMASQUE as the top featured app, I had little doubts while grabbing the game. But now that I am a few hours into the game, I am having serious doubts.
The game revolves around a ‘Vampires vs Humans war‘ that took place during the renaissance period. We play the role of a half-vampire soldier who has sworn to eradicate the evil vampire clan.
Now to things we really care about! The gameplay involves choosing missions from the map and chasing down the blood sucking villains. This thread along with the unique graphics subconsciously remind us of the Assassin’s Creed console game. Once you’re face to face with the devil, we indulge in the familiar ‘hack and slash‘ fights. The battles remind us of Infinity Blade or rather Horn, with the ability to circle the enemy.
With stunning graphics, unique moves for each vampire, special attacks and dynamic manoeuvres, each fight is a heart stealer. Also like in any other RPG, we can upgrade armours, weapons, power ups etc and call in two comrades as well. Pretty simple controls and the ability to add your mugshot for the face are definitely a plus.
So far so good. But things are far from over.
The worst thing about the game is that you need to be connected to the internet to play this game. So if you’re on aeroplane mode or in a no-wifi zone, this game is just 1GB of junk on your iPad. Also I cannot believe that most of the conversations donot have voice over. They are just written speeches and for 7 bucks, I deserve better!
Though the fights are fun at first, it becomes repetitive and predictable soon enough. Even after bearing with all these, we’re thrown into an in-app store. According to our standards, it is a money drainer.
To conclude, BLOODMASQUE is a mixed bag. Though a unique concept made great by the Unreal Engine, it is not worth the price you put in. Especially with those in-app purchases, I would wait for it to drop the tag.
Here is our choice of Best RPGs for iPhone and iPad
Would I Buy Again:Only if it comes for less than 5 bucks
Who Is It For:Action and adventure lovers
What I Like:The special graphical effects
What I Don't Like:No voice over
Final Statement:Grab it when the price drops a bit
Compatible with iPhone 4S or above, iPod touch (5th generation) or above, and iPad 2 or above.
Note: A network connection is required to play
Peel back the masque, and look upon the face of terror.
An age of darkness has fallen as vampires rule over mankind, and only the half-vampire hunters can herald the dawn. You are the hunter, stalking your bloodthirsty prey to deliver humanity from the deathless clutches of tyranny. The hunt is on.
Come face-to-face with vampires as you star in this immersive action RPG. Take a photo or use an existing one to see yourself in action against the vampires, or mix and match facial features, hairstyles, and skin tones to create a character all your own. Connect online to recruit friendly faces to join you on the hunt.
The world of BLOODMASQUE comes alive as intuitive controls and dynamic combat highlight an audiovisual experience that will leave you breathless.
A dark night looms for mankind at the close of the nineteenth century in vampire-ruled Paris. You are a vampire hunter—half human, half vampire—stalking your prey in the streets, fighting insidious oppression, and thwarting the diabolical designs of the vampire regime.
FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE VAMPIRES
Use a photo of your face to create your virtual hunter. Add pleased and angry expressions to see your hunter react in cinematic scenes and combat. Privacy settings allow you to reveal your true face only to those you trust, or customize your character without using a photo with the game’s built-in face creator.
*Please refrain from using offensive or copyrighted images. For more information on prohibited materials, please refer to the User Agreement.
ANSWERING THE CALL
Recruit hunters other players have made as comrades in combat, and fight evil alongside the familiar faces of your friends.
SIMPLE CONTROLS, DYNAMIC IMPACT
BLOODMASQUE was designed with the touch screen in mind. Intuitive controls let you tap to attack and swipe to dodge as you savor the thrills of pulse-pounding vampire battles.
LAVISH PRODUCTION VALUES
BLOODMASQUE makes the most of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch hardware to deliver the spectacular visuals and sublime orchestral arrangements players expect from Square Enix.
PLAYTHROUGH AND IN-APP PURCHASES
Skilled players should be able to play through the game’s main story in 12 hours or so (approximately 20 hours if played to full completion). The game is balanced so that in-app purchases are not required in order to experience the game’s full story. Challenging trials featuring vampires of fearsome power await beyond the ending.
BLOODMASQUE has been optimized for performance, and may consume battery life relatively quickly. Be sure your device is powered up prior to play.
In order to deliver its signature high-end graphics, BLOODMASQUE requires 1.2 GB of free space on your device. Customers are encouraged to download via iTunes on a Mac or PC, or over Wi-Fi with the iOS device plugged into power.
Article By Roshan
From the first iPod Touch till the new iPad Mini, Roshan has loved each of his iDevices and has been busy tweaking and getting the most out of them. As a Med student from India, he splits his time between studying corpse and writing about his iOS passion. When not on the web, you could find him glued to TV Shows, movies or the bed! Recently, he has taken upon the role of an appreneur and is currently working on a revolutionary new app, Cyan for Facebook.
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