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My final take on the game goes like this…If you are short on cash or weary about games that may or may not be totally kick ass, then by all means go rent it. If you like killing Nazi's, sucking their blood, and breaking stuff, then please do yourself a favor and go buy this game. I know for a fact that it has dropped in price on the EB site to $29.99 so there is no reason you shouldn't have it already. I am not sure exactly how long the game is, but I have been playing for at least 4 hours and since I reload a game when I die, that doesn't include the countless areas I have had to play over and over because I got my ass kicked. P.S. Hot vampire chicks rule.
BloodRayne’s an incredibly violent (yet amazingly fun) game that pits you as a female half-vampire against the Nazi regime in the late 1930s. There’s a lot to admire about BloodRayne, and, although the initial missions bite, overall the game hardly sucks. As the ber-sexy foul-mouthed title frulein, you spend much of your time destroying enemies or feeding off them to stay alive. Armed with twin swords, weapon expertise, and responsive controls, you’ll carve a bloody path through a variety of lengthy missions, most of which require assassination or destruction.
BloodRayne is a fun diversion for those looking for one. The graphics and gameplay, especially the cool powers and abilities sported by Rayne make it an above average action title. If a sequel comes out, I’ll buy it.
BloodRayne is a really fun game to play. The controls are really smooth, the pace of the game is nice, and all of her moves are fun to watch. Even though it borrows elements from other established games, they all fit nicely into her world. The game falls short because it doesn't have anything to offer players going through the game once more. Once players beat the game that is all they will want to play of it. For those hours that they do play it they will enjoy all of its gruesome action.
XBox Solution (XBS)
BloodRayne is quite enjoyable, and has many interesting aspects to it. A very entertaining title that was created very well and offers allot of action. Definitely recommended as it makes great use of the Xbox hardware.
Overall "Bloodrayne" is not a bad game. This game definitely deserves a rental because of it's visual effects. This is definitely a better game than "Blood Omen 2".
This is not a bad game. But don't confuse it for a 3D adventure. So long as gamers go in knowing that -- expecting fights and gore versus puzzle solving and a deep, engaging quest of some sort -- they should come away happy in spite of its quick play through and lack of originality. Worth a rental at the very least.
Game Informer Magazine
The graphics didn’t bowl me over. The gameplay is slightly above average. So why do I think BloodRayne reigns? It makes me feel dirty for all the right reasons. A smokin’ main character, gory fighting, and seductive bloodsucking (listen to the moans!) keep things interesting in a genre so full of mediocrity. I mean, a sexy goth vampire chick shooting and slicing skeleton spiders and Nazis in the 1930s? You gotta love that!
Blood Rayne ist ein gutes, etwas lineares Action Adventure mit sehr hohem Gorefaktor. Eigentlich sollte sich das Spiel jeder Action- oder ActionAdventure Fan ansehen. Doch in Kinderhände gehört dieses Spiel ganz sicher nicht. Wenn ihr also mal die Möglichkeit habt, spielt das Game mal an. Es sei denn ihr habt einen schwachen Magen.......
Xbox World Australia (XWA)
BloodRayne is a game that certainly doesn’t break any new ground, or indeed have any particular originality. However, it does manage to take different elements from a wide variety of established game types, and meld them into a cohesive whole and come up with a very solid third person action game. Make no mistake – this game is all about gimmicks, gore, and more gore. But if you are able to get past the gimmicks it is also very entertaining, has a great storyline and is very well presented. Well worth a purchase if you like your games gory or have a particular liking for all things vampiric.
BloodRayne is a mid-level action game that chooses style over substance. Despite some nice features, the overly repetitive gameplay will probably wear thin after a bit. If you don't want to rent it, wait until after the holidays to swoop in for the kill.
BloodRayne is a good third-person action game that's pretty straightforward but has a few nice twists. It's fairly long, but it's also fairly repetitive, and Agent Rayne is so powerful that you'll only feel in danger during some of the boss fights scattered through the game. BloodRayne is visually impressive, and some of the gameplay mechanics are cool, but the nature of the levels means you won't be getting much replay value out of this one, which makes BloodRayne ideally suited for rental.
Blood Rayne aurait pu être un très bon titre, mais il lui manque des ingrédients cruciaux pour faire face à la concurrence sur console. Si les premiers moments de jeu font mouche, le manque de variété des missions, l'intrigue qui ne séduit pas et la progression très plate au fil des niveaux ont tôt fait de générer un certain ennui que même les combats les plus défoulant ne parviennent à enrayer. Un beat plutôt moyen mais qui peut plaire faute de mieux.
We'd love to recommend BloodRayne, because there's enough fun to be had here to keep you pampered from one end to the other, but it isn't particularly long, there's no multiplayer, and on the whole it doesn't look, sound or feel good enough to warrant £40 - particularly on Xbox, where its visuals look positively archaic from time to time. One to rent, or rummage through a bargain bin for in a couple of months' time, but unless you really do like absurdly jiggly breasts and B-movies, this is decidedly middle of the road for the action genre.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Despite the cool premise, BloodRayne never manages to quite fulfill its potential. It's not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination and is definitely worth a look if you can find it at a reduced price. There is a sequel being made now. If it manages to fix the problems of the first game we could well have an action classic on a level with Max Payne on our hands.
A solid title, and you can easily complete it in a dedicated 5-day rental, which is what I would recommend. I came away with a very “been there, done that” feeling after completion, and there are several titles which execute this general style more effectively.
The Next Level
Really this game simply needed some more time to tune and polish, and then it could have been much more solid. As it stands it was good fun slaughtering Nazis, but not great enough that I feel pressed to return too quickly after beating it. I liked the design and their attempt at mission variety was actually good, unlike most action games. Too many try their hand at not making every mission the same thing but ultimately just end up creating something horrible, boring, or plain out frustrating. BloodRayne kept every mission goal-oriented enough to make me feel like I was actually progressing, but never let up on the pure action in doing so. I am simply thankful they did not want to try any protect or sneaking missions, I hate those like the plague in games where one should be doing nothing but blowing things up. At least the developers realized that when making this, and certainly made it an enjoyable trip.
Super Play (Sweden)
Helt värdelöst är inte Bloodrayne. Ibland blir det överdrivna våldet och Bloodraynes superförmågor en aning underhållande och jag gillar fortfarande den idén med nazister i maskopi med varelser från den andra sidan. Men jag kan inte rekommendera spelet, ens till den mest inbitne vampyrfanatiker.