BloodRayne Revamped Review (Xbox Series S)
Our BloodRayne Revamped Review introduces us to Rayne who has been recruited as an agent for The Brimstone Society – a top secret fraternity that hunts down and destroys supernatural threats to humanity. Rayne embarks on two missions, five years apart, which turn out to be connected by one sinister man who has been searching the world for powerful occult relics to bring about a new age of domination for the Third Reich.
BloodRayne Revamped Review Pros:
- Nice graphics.
- 6.9GB download size.
- 1000 Gamerscore.
- Action-adventure gameplay.
- Optional tutorial area.
- Controller settings – six layouts including left-handed support, look up/down styles, auto center, and sensitivity sliders.
- Cheats menu.
- Save when you want all though it does ask as you leave an area.
- Hi-res graphics.
- Overall the game runs at a faster speed.
- Auto-lock on for ranged weapons.
- You can do ranged and melee attacks.
- As you do melee attacks, you time them to do higher damage combos and fill your blood rage meter.
- Blood rage can be activated when full and allows you to do more damage and dismember enemies. Plus the screen goes all red.
- Feed on enemies to regain health.
- You can jump high and also jump kick weak walls and spin forward for more distance.
- It feels like a modern retro game.
- You can skip cutscenes and dialogue.
- Improved and much faster load times.
- The shadows and lighting look a whole lot better.
- It’s a fun game.
- Reminds me of Underworld.
- In-game cutscenes.
- Your little circular Hud down the bottom shows current blood rage progress, action buttons and highlights the way to go.
- As you take damage your face becomes disfigured and eventually turns into a skull.
- Grab enemies and rip them towards you.
- The game is full of acrobatic jumps and kills.
- Learn and use more powerful combo levels.
- Breakable objects.
- Pick up weapons from enemies and the ground.
- Cool dismemberment scenes.
- A very handy 180-degree turn button.
- Slight puzzle elements.
- Spooky kinda sounding soundtrack.
- Weapon swapping between guns, grenades, and special weapons.
- Levels are small but action-packed.
- Time counter shows on the pause menu.
- Big boss fights.
BloodRayne Revamped Review Cons:
- They disabled any gameplay-related cheat codes.
- No checkpoints so death is back to the level start each time.
- Kinda annoying having the save/quicksave prompt every time you move area.
- Controls take some getting used to.
- The controls are not updated with things like horizontal camera controls.
- Judging your jumps is a proper mission.
- Transitioning and general power cable traversal is flaky as you don’t quite stick to it but sometimes you do.
- Few ugly textures here and there along with a few robotic animations.
- The tutorial is very basic.
- Tight Spaces cause a lot of weird clipping and even have you disappearing at times.
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- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 8/108/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 9/109/10
Ziggurat is once again letting us oldies have the games we loved from our childhood. Today it’s BloodRayne Revamped and I gotta say it’s a good upscale of the original. It’s never looked and performed better. The lighting now adds a lot more atmosphere and the speed makes combat look real good. I kinda wish they tweaked the controls a bit as having no horizontal camera made simple tasks difficult and reminded us firmly that this is an old game brought back. I forgot how much I loved to dismember ING the many bugs of this world, how using a chain could allow you to go all “get over here” mortal Kombat style for a quick feed. The music the story and general level design is fantastic and whilst it has nothing really that new in terms of mechanics, BloodRayne Revamped is a game you will want to experience either again or for the first time, Ziggurat has done good work.