This is one of those titles that leaves me on the fence. For its pretty budget-friendly price it isn’t a bad RPG-ish experience full of vampiric elements and theming. Character progression manages to give you enough options on how to allocate your accumulated experience and skill points that it feels like you can approach combat however you may like and there’s plenty of exploring to do in search of quests and anything to help you progress through the story and get yourself nice and powerful for taking on the steadily increasing challenge of your foes. That said, the general interfaces and the combat really don’t do the overall experience much of a favor, feeling generally repetitive and bland once you get into your groove, and not really pushing you to get out of your comfort zone often beyond trying out your new skills to see if you have a new best strategy for getting through things. For the price it offers a fair amount of reasonably-good content, just don’t come to the table expecting high production values or depth.
Justin Nation, Score: