V Rising Preview (Steam Early Access)

For this V Rising Preview, we awaken as a weakened vampires after centuries of slumber. Hunt for blood in nearby settlements to regain your strength while hiding from the scorching sun to survive. Explore a vast open world together with friends or hunt solo as you pillage villages, raid bandit camps, and traverse the territories of supernatural beasts. Rebuild your castle and convert humans into loyal servants in a quest to raise your vampire empire. Make allies online and wage war against other players in a world of conflict.

Note: Reupload after a technical issue.

V Rising Preview Pros:

  • Decent dark Gothic graphics.
  • Download size.
  • ARPG survival gameplay.
  • Three ways to play – online, private, and dedicated host server.
  • Graphics settings – graphic quality preset, resolution, window mode, brightness, ambient occlusion, bloom, shadow, volumetric quality, anti-aliasing, AMD FSR 1.0, v-sync, motion blur, depth of field, high-quality vegetation, low-quality atmosphere, blood effects, screenshake, cloth quality, and cloth update rate.
  • Can rebind controls for both keyboard and mouse.
  • Streamer mode option.
  • Game types – PvP, PvE, full ott PvP, and duo PvP.
  • Maximum of four vampires in a party.
  • Server browser support.
  • Character creator – skin color, male/female, face type, eye color, hairstyle, hair color, features, accessories, and name. Does have a randomize button for those less creative.
  • The tutorial is a set of rotating quests that have a claim button upon completion, the best part is you can play the game and ignore or take part in the tutorial tasks.
  • The building is a huge part of the game, the base heart is placed and then you place boundaries (unlocks the land to be used by you) and within these, you can craft and build walls, doors, coffins (respawn point), and many other options.
  • Farming resources is done via hacking down trees, smashing rocks, and so forth. using the correct tool yields more resources and is quicker.
  • Sunlight for a vampire is deadly and that is most certainly the case here, the day is your enemy and night is your friend. Use the shadows to stay alive during the day.
  • Loot and resources can drop from enemies.
  • Basic crafting of low-tier loot and gear can be done through the menu.
  • Healing can be done via feeding off animals and monsters, using blood vials, and using your own blood.
  • Death is dependent on the mode you are playing as there is a drop in everything on death, drop a percentage and drop very minimal. Revisiting your body will allow you to loot it back.
  • The locations are as gorgeous as a scary wood or dark sinister mountain region can be.
  • It’s a living world if you are online, you can see and interact with other players, resources like trees and rocks will grow back, enemies respawn, etc.
  • It’s a blend of survival, base building, and Diablo.
  • Enemies will have skill levels shown above their heads alongside their health bar.
  • The sunbeam will take a short while to hot you so you have time to quickly dodge and get back to the shadows.
  • Hauntingly brilliant soundtrack.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Enemies and bosses can fight each other.
  • Gain new powers and transformations.

V Rising Preview Cons:

  • Just having to decide what style of game to play can be a huge obstacle with minimum information and no clue on how the game even plays initially.
  • Slow starter.
  • Having to manually press a button to pick up resources is a pain as you will be doing it a lot.
  • Movement can sometimes go a bit sluggish like there is a delay in registering.
  • Combat takes some getting used to.
  • Being a dark game, it’s easy to miss enemies/interactions, etc.

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V Rising:

Official website.

Developer: Stunlock Studios

Publisher: Stunlock Studios

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Steam Early Access

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!