Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood
|20 сентября 2023 г.
|Mega Cat Studios
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
- OS: Windows 10
- Processor: Intel Core i5 CPU 750 2.67GHz
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
- DirectX: Version 11
- Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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Inspired by the events of the movie from Universal Pictures, Dracula has tasked you with a simple job - do everything he wants you to do for the rest of his immortal life. It's a demanding gig, but the benefits are great - immortality, mystic powers and a high-fiber diet of mostly insects.
Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood is a single-player adventure that combines the simplicity of one-touch gameplay with frenetic, room-based action for a new roguelite experience. With unique stages, dozens of enemies, diabolical bosses and enough weapons for a bug-powered bloody rampage, Renfield: Bring Your Own Blood shows you the ups and downs of being the lackey/employee of the most demanding boss in history - Dracula.
Fight, die, and resurrect while you obliterate dozens of enemies and multiple bosses in a visual explosion of style and charm, all inspired by the Universal Pictures film. You're not doing this for your personal glory, you're doing this to feed the boss and maybe get a promotion.
Power through a stylistic version of New Orleans with beautiful environmental objects, collectibles, and branching paths. Your choices will be the difference between career advancement or eternal unemployment.
Level up to be the best lackey/overworked employee. Equip yourself with dozens of upgradable weapons and pest-powered skills to become Dracula's very best (and only) employee. More gear and challenges will come over the next several months so your gameplay will always stay fresh.
Reviews about the game
This is perhaps one of the most disappointing games I've ever played because I wanted to love it. It looks fantastic but there are so many confusing design elements. For me, it's completely sapping any fun there is to be had. I like starting with what's good about the game. The art is wonderful. Crisp pixel art and nice looking effects. The game is well made, I can tell the developer is skilled. I've played a lot of games and SO MANY more are far worse in every way you can imagine. As you can see I played about 7 hours. I had hopes that unlocking more would improve the experience. Spoiler, it did not. So, what's the biggest issue then? The weapons. There are some weapons that are better then others. You want to win? Pick the purple bat. You want to struggle in the early game? Pick the green bat, it's terrible. It does no DPS to clear waves, even if you upgrade it. The DPS goes no where! So it severely limits your how you play. Which kinda ruins a game in this genre. I want variety and to play around with different builds. The second problem with Renfield is the visuals. They're pretty but it's confusing. The game has too much on the screen at once with the effects of your weapons. Enemy projectiles are little red dots that can become obscured by the effects. You'll get hit and not understand where it came from which is annoying. While you can't focus on everything the bullets should be a lot clearer to see. Compared to Vampire Survivors or Brotato those more simplistic art styles have a visual clarity that is so important. Renfield ends up looking like a mess. There are a few other more minor problems. [list] [*]Your character slides around like they're on ice. You get used to it. [*]Many weapons fire the way you're facing. You get used to it but that makes other weapons over powered. [*]Unlocks take FOREVER. You're forced to win the first level 5 times before you unlock a character. By the 5th time you've figured out what weapons to buy and you're upgraded your character. It's so easy and boring. [/list] Overall, Renfield is mediocre with a lot of gameplay choices that I don't enjoy. The game isn't terrible and it's better then expected for being related to a film, even very lightly related. There are so many better games already out there to recommend that I cannot recommend this. The bottom line is too much grinding and the fun evaporates quickly.
Pro: -It looks and sounds very nice Cons: -There is a goddamned reason every Bullet Heaven after Vampire Survivors has twin stick shooting. This game somehow missed that memo -The floor is made of ice???? Why would you make the movement slippery in a game where touching enemies possibly chunks your a quarter of your health????????????????????????? -Literally 0 pick up range. You have to touch exp orbs to pick them up. They slowly (very slowly) crawl towards you but you can't move without changing your aiming direction (see first point) and the icy floor will almost certainly cause you to slip into enemies meaning that it's way too hard to grab exp in later 'stages'. It's an unique idea but unique doesn't mean good. TL;DR Aiming is tied to movement, slippery movement, have to touch exp to grab it Honestly I could look past the movement and no pickup range if it had twin stick control. As it is I'm not playing.
90% Vampire Survivors 10% Binding of Issac 100% fun It's fitting that this is a Vampire Survivors clone considering Redfield in the film is a Vampire Survivor. This game joins Wolverine and The Mummy Demastered in being better than the movie it's based on.
Honestly one of the worse vampire survivors clones. Unlocking characters happens way too slow. Stat upgrades are minuscule. Too many weapons and talents are straight up worthless choices. Some characters starting weapons are so bad you're gonna be running away for your first few levels up in later stages instead of killing things. Camera is a bit awkward cause it's barely ever centered on you. Movement is slippery making it easy to run into enemies. You have no movement options but some enemies can dash into you instantly. No buybacks on the upgrade shop so if you bought something you decided is bad, too bad get fucked. Only the visuals and sound are kinda good here.
I genuinely appreciate any movie tie in game at this point, especially when it's a good clone and not complete garbage.
This game defies all odds and manages to be a good Vampire Survivors clone and a good movie tie-in game at the same time. I recommend if you're looking for a bullet heaven that's challenging, has tons of unlockables and is well polished in all of its aspects (visuals, tight controls, music, etc)