Developer(s): WayForward Technologies
Publisher(s): Majesco Entertainment
Release Dates: September 6, 2011 (PSN) and September 7, 2011 (XBLA)
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3
BloodRayne Betrayal is a 2D action platformer running at 60fps, and based off the BloodRayne series which appeared on the Playstation 2. BloodRayne has you playing as the vampire heroine “Rayne.”, a vampire agent who slashes her enemies with various attacks, sucks their blood, and kills them off with an infectious taunt.
BloodRayne Betrayal consists of 15 chapters, 4 bosses, and the most difficult platforming I’ve experienced this generation.
Gameplay: The gameplay for BloodRayne Betrayal is the best 2D hack and slash platforming experience I’ve had in a long time. You can jump, dash, air dash/jump, bite/suck, and shoot your pistol at enemies. The difficulty level is preset and although you cannot change it, the game is extremely difficult. From increasing your health and ammo by finding well hidden and difficult to reach skulls, to trying to acquire achievements or trophies, BloodRayne Betrayal does very well in the gameplay department.
Sound: The sound for BloodRayne Betrayal is off the hook, and the musical score is brilliant. A mixture of fast paced Rock with classical music adds to the ambiance. Rayne’s attacks have unique sounds as well, and the best sound effects in my opinion is when she bites/sucks her enemy.
Replay Value: Although there is no multiplayer component to the game, BloodRayne Betrayal has great replay value. The scoring system is set up to how many objects you destroy as well as how fast you complete the level and how much health you have. You are constantly trying to out do your high score as you become more familiar with the game.
I personally would like to see some downloadable chapters for BloodRayne: Betrayal.
BloodRayne Betrayel is priced at $14.99 (1200 MS Points), and I highly recommend picking this game up.