Developer: Early Morning Studio
Publisher: Ultimate Games
Platforms: PS4, Switch, PC, Xbox X, Mobile
Reviewed On: Switch
Release Date: 17/8/2020
£8.49 £4.49/ $12.99 $6.49
On sale till 2/11/2020
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.
The story in Vampires Fall Origins starts with your character getting training to become a solder to protect the little dreary town you live in. Low and behold, your town is attacked and destroyed by a dark figure know as The Witchmaster. Only to find yourself spared and turned in to a vampire. The character sets off on a quest of vengeance to destroy The Witchmaster.
Somewhat of a generic story that goes back to the simpler times of Diablo that is evidently an enormous influence here. Unlike Diablo, the narrative is horrid. The whole tone of the game is destroyed by the brutal attempts at humour that just does not work. Sorry guys, it is the truth.
However, I enjoyed the game. There was a myriad of things to do that will keep players engaged. From random battles, encounters, side quests and the main story. Let’s not forget the massive open world environment to explore. It will keep any fan of RPGs ticking over for a while.
The RPG style battles are a simple affair of resource management and stringing attacks together. I think the developers have made a great job of making something that is simple but also engaging. As we level up our fledgeling Vampire more skills will be unlocked and passive buffs. Each skill can be enhanced, and the player has total freedom to level up their vampire how they like over three skill trees. Mix in a fully customisable character with equipment and there is a fairly meaty RPG experience.
My only real complaint was how far out the camera was and how basic the character models were with in the world. The art style and the over all atmosphere was really well put together. I just would have liked more detail on the models used. The world as a whole looked lovely, however.
Overall Vampires Fall Origins has a lot to off with a small price tag, as long as you don’t mind some cringe poor writing. There is a massive world to explore loot to collect and some very random quests to find. I would recommend getting this on a sale for sure.