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All in all, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is an underrated game that is disregarded because of the TV show linked with its title. Trust me, it's worth your time to pick it up and check it out. Just call it The Beat Up Vampires Game instead if it makes you feel better. Go, do it now!
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In all, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds, is highly recommended for both fans of the previous game, as well as those still enamored by the defunct cult series.
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Overall, though, Chaos Bleeds does the TV series justice, with an original adventure taking fans through a number of familiar locales with their favorite vampire hunters. While the A.I. could've been stronger and there could've been more with the playable characters, Chaos Bleeds does a great job of appealing to fans and newcomers to the show alike. Adventure fans should look at sinking their teeth into this game.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a solid game and worthy sequel to the original, even if it does play out a bit easier than the first. The simple fact that you get to play the other slayers, learn countless moves, wield a variety of weapons and cast amazing spells in some ways surpasses the original, at least in concept and execution. There are a few places that need some work but for the most part Chaos Bleeds will satisfy the cravings of discriminating Buffy fans or anyone just looking to put the smack down on some undead baddies bent on world domination.
Though Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds can't be called any kind of real major technical improvement over the first Buffy game, it provides enough new and interesting achievements to make it a great follow-up. Additionally, the game has lots of other content that should greatly appeal to the Buffy audience, including a number of cast interviews and photo galleries (with an exclusive James Marsters interview in the PlayStation 2 version). In the end, Chaos Bleeds is an excellent, well-put-together action adventure game that most fans of the genre should be able to enjoy and any Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan will love.
Xbox World Australia (XWA)
Buffy: Chaos Bleeds, for all intents and purposes is a very similar game to its predecessor. It manages to improve slightly on most aspects of the original game and makes for a more accessible and less frustrating experience, barring some minor bungles in the graphical department and the over-simplistic combat. Even if the multiplayer mode is disappointingly shallow, the great single-player portion that allows you to play as no less than six different characters makes up for it in a big way. If you enjoyed the first Buffy, there is no doubt that you will have a good time with this one, but be prepared to feel like you are simply getting more of the same at times during the game.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
All in all, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a great package for fans of the show and action gamers alike. Now if VU can borrow Sarah Michelle for a bit of work, things just may get even better when the next one rolls around.
If I weren’t so incredibly broke, I would have purchased this game in a heartbeat. After playing this game I found myself wishing that the TV series hadn’t been discontinued. If Universal has released this game a year ago they quite likely would have had a much larger fanbase, possibly saving the show. Oh well, I guess there’s always Angel. I’m not too sure about the replayability, but all things considered, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds will make a welcome addition to any gamer’s collection.
While a midnight trek through a haunted cemetery may be scary, nothing terrifies a game reviewer like the prospect of having to spend quality time with a game based on a popular license. Happily, for me -- and I guess for you, as well -- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is far more than just your typical license-themed ripoff.
Chaos Bleeds is as fun as the original Buffy game on Xbox, but not quite as tight. The AI is a bit too forgiving at times turning the game into more of a button-masher than it needs to be. But, like I said, it's lots of fun. With plenty of Buffy flavor, Chaos bleeds will appeal to Buffy fans but is accessible to noobs, as well. The multiplayer is an added bonus and is in no way shoddy. And hey, how many games have allowed you to play as a dummy? If you love Buffy, get this game. If you dig action games, this one might be better served as an extended rental.
Dass in Chaos Bleeds kein Blut fließt, liegt nicht an den hiesigen Jugendschutzbestimmungen, sondern daran, dass es die Macher so wollten - und es steht dem Titel gut. Weniger gut stehen Buffy & Co hingegen die teils etwas staksigen Animationen und abenteuerlichen Kameraeinstellungen. Schade auch, dass trotz illusterer Charakterriege die Kämpfe auf Dauer recht monoton wirken und sich der Spielverlauf sehr linear präsentiert. Warum es auf der PS2 keinen 60Hz-Modus und auf dem GameCube keine Option auf die Originalstimmen der Schauspieler gibt, wissen aber wohl nur die Entwickler. Aber kein Grund zur Sorge: Das Spiel läuft auf allen Plattformen angenehm flüssig und die deutsche Synchro ist dank der offiziellen TV-Serien-Sprecher absolut topp. Atmosphäre und Humor stimmen ebenfalls und die Story bleibt bis zum Ende spannend - was man von den eher einfallslosen Rätseln nicht unbedingt sagen kann.
Für Buffy Fans ist das Spiel sowieso ein Pflichtkauf, doch auch alle anderen Spieler, die mit einer zickigen Kamera zurecht kommen, sollten sich das Spiel auf jeden Fall mal ansehen. Ein wirklich sehr gelungenes Action Adventure, was mal wieder zeigt, dass es auch durchaus recht gute Spiele zu Fernsehserien geben kann. Wer lediglich den Preis scheut, der sollte sich dann einfach den Vorgänger kaufen, der kostet nur etwa die Hälfte, beinhaltet zwar nur eine spielbare Heldin, doch bietet er ansonsten auch sehr ordentlichen Spielspaß fürs Geld.
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Since much of the game's story relies on its ties to the Buffy universe, having authentic looking characters is a must. Buffy the Vampire Slayer achieves what few licensed games are able to do - create a game that is both true to the source material and fun to play. Over all Buffy is a decent game which just missed the mark of being a must have, due to the aforementioned camera problems, and a linier storyline. If you are a Buffy fan you will not be disappointed, If not then it is definitely worth a look if you have some spare cash, or well worth at least a rental.
Essai non transformé pour cette suite du truculent Buffy Contre Les Vampires. Si le jeu de Collective comportait quelques défauts, il est regrettable de constater que, loin d'avoir été corrigés, ils sont aujourd'hui accentués. Répétitif, énervant par ses recherches idiotes et disposant de nouveaux personnages pas si intéressants que ça, Chaos Bleeds a pour lui son histoire sympa et ses combats pêchus bien qu'un peu redondants. A réserver aux fans avant tout. Snif.
Super Play (Sweden)
Det är underhållande, men stannas upp av en del sega pussel, en kamera som inte alltid är där man vill ha den samt stela dialoger. Brister som man som Buffy-älskare kan ha överseende med.
While the game stumbles along the line of mediocrity in its gameplay, it does a good job with its extras. Fans will love the unlockable movies and pictures, including interviews with cast members and voice-over sessions. I find it hard to listen to self-indulgent actors riff awkwardly about video games, but I suppose Buffy fans will eat it up.
The Video Game Critic
The dialogue lacks the wit and irony of the show, and comes off more like dialogue that's trying to sound like the show. A two-player mode is included, but these games are pathetic! Whether you're collecting bunnies or fighting zombies, random events cause both players to switch characters or worse yet - switch scores. Fans of the Buffster can bump up the grade by a letter, but only because of the fun unlockable videos which include outtakes and interviews with the cast. Note: An astute reader pointed out that this was a cross-platform game that was likely watered down by the PS2.