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A Vampyre Story - PC

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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: Standard
  • A classic point-and-click comic adventure created and directed by Bill Tiller.
  • More than 30 hand-drawn locations in 2Drendered using a real time 3d 'multi-plane' camera
  • More than 25 characters
  • Mona's vampire abilities and restrictions create interesting gameplay.

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001F0J70I
  • Item Weight: 4 ounces
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Release Date: November 25, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,645 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard

Deep within the walls of a gloomy castle in the equally gloomy land of Draxsylvania, the young, gifted opera singer Mona De Lafitte is held captive by her tormentor, vampire Baron Shrowdy von Kiefer. Ever since she was transformed into a vampire by Shrowdy and whisked off to Draxsylvania, her greatest wish has been to return to Paris, continue her singing career, and one day become a star at the Paris Opera. When Shrowdy fails to return from a nightly foray, she at last sees an opportunity to flee. Together with her only friend and confidant, a cheeky bat named Froderick, she escapes from her prison and tries to find her way back to Paris. During her flight through Draxsylvania, where she encounters some strange inhabitants and some even stranger challenges, Mona must learn not only to accept her vampire nature, but also to use the abilities she has acquired to her advantage.

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great title for "new" team December 27, 2008
By D. W.
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
For an old time fan of Monkey Island, Vampyre Story scratches a very old itch just in the right place. While filled with warts (and vampires, and bats, and dungeons...) the game's quality shines through minor imperfections and makes it a must have for fans of quirky humor and "adventure games."

I will start with a few negative points about the game to clear them out of the way. I found a number of the puzzles to be of the "try things randomly" persuasion which strikes me as a waste of my time. If I can't deduce what to do, then how is it really a puzzle?

Secondly, I found the choices of voice-actors and the quality of their work to be slightly distracting. While on the whole I enjoyed what they did, there were a number of voices and lines that just didn't fit for me. Obviously that is a personal observation and you might think the whole game was wonderfully cast and performed.

Finally, the game spends too much time, especially in the beginning, laughing at itself. The story hook was weakened because of this and made it harder for me to want to finish the game.

On the brighter side is everything else, and that consists of an awful lot of things. The painted backdrops, goofy art direction, and general feel of the artwork was spot on. Obviously not everyone will love the artistic themes, but they are coherent, pretty, and heighten the gameplay.

Most of the sound work is quite good, especially so for the budget of the game. Many of the jokes are as funny as the characters seem to think they are, and the solutions to many puzzles are just wacky enough to be funny without being stupid.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I REALLY like classic point-and-click adventure games, and I think that this game is one of the best to come out in recent years. The artwork is superb, the puzzles are logical, and there actually IS a plot. From the ending, this is obviously a two-part game - which may account for some complaints that the game is too short; however, Part 1 had enough gameplay for me. I'll buy Part 2 because I enjoy these types of games and because I want to see first-hand how it all turns out. But in any event: Let The Buyer Beware. If you like Action/Tactical RPG games or most of the games that are sold today AND you have never played a classic point-and-click adventure game, you probably - I say PROBABLY - won't like this game. But for those of us who love (and still play) games like Obsidian, Grim Fandango, Blade Runner, and the Myst/Riven/Uru series of games, this one is one more to add to the stack of adventure games that are FUN. (Okay - some of the jokes ARE lame and Mona's voice IS like fingernails on a blackboard, but this is a great game nonetheless.)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Adventure December 25, 2008
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
All i can say is ( its about time ) ..finally..we have an adventure game that hits on every cylinder.Amazing cartoon graphics and cut scenes...a story that has you hooked line and sinker.Great puzzles...that bring me back to the thoughts of monkey island...hours and hours of fun..

this is an instant classic, i cant wait for part 2....this is a must buy for any adventurer...the dialoge is great, hilarious at times,just looking at the most simplest things can be very entertaining..a little chatty..but it adds to the amazing story...

there is one draw back that got me a little tired ..but ...did very little to damper the experience....when you go room to room..the screen goes black...for like a few seconds....

but the good news is...when you walk to a certain place on the screen...you can press the space bar to jump there right away...you can right click on an exit to jump to the next screen without having to walk across...the puzzles are perfectly done...easy to medium to hard...but nothing that didnt make sense...if you are thorough enough you will find the answer...no need to read through tons of papers and books to find an answer... you can also press the tab button to see all the hot spots on the screen..you have your bat friend that also helps you with puzzles,which is an additive for finding solutions to puzzles....he can fly...and so can you...

there are a ton of great moments in the game....just go buy it...you will be so glad you did...the only bad thing is...you will be spoiled...
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Though the game was very attractively drawn and rendered, I was disappointed in Vampyre Story, primarily due to the dialogue and limited number of scenes. Clearly the design team was on the top of their game with the rich colors and nicely done artwork. But I found the game frustrating, and often, annoying for the following reasons:
- Irritating dialogue: the scripting was meant to be comedic and goofy, but ended up just being plain tedious to get through, with old & tired jokes and humor that mostly just fell flat. This is by far the talkiest game I've ever seen...you have to sit and listen through the characters chattering up to 5 minutes at a time. You can hit the spacebar to skip lines, but if you skip you'll miss important clues that the characters give in their loooooonnnnng inane chats. It gets really old.
- For some reason the developers thought it was a good idea to mark all the active areas of every screen. If you hit tab, it'll show little bat figures at every clickable object. Sure it eliminates pixel-hunting when you're trying to figure out which item you need, but this seriously reduces the challenge of the game. They're almost giving it away.
- Some of the tasks you have to figure out don't make much sense at all. Combining a straw with a bat to clean up crumbs in a control panel? Going through an oddball process of getting water under a door to free yourself from an office, when there's room to just fly through the window? But I guess the illogical puzzles make up for the easiness of finding the objects to use in them.
- At the same time that they mark all the clickable objects, there's no similar shortcut to see where the exits are in a room.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Witty, a little Unnerving, and lots of Fun.
Five stars for beautiful animation, clever puzzles, and a nice little plot. I think the most striking feature of this game is actually the humor. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Katarina
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
A cute and enjoyable adventure with very funny heroine. And pleasantly much longer and more thorough than I expected. Pleasantly surprised and recommended.
Published 12 months ago by S.Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Classic Adventure Game
The story was really good and I couldn't wait for the next game but who knows when that will ever happen. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Alex Mueller
3.0 out of 5 stars Alright game
Not a real good game to play because of the way you use the controls to play. The graphics are good but those arrow keys just don't work for me. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Angie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, funny oh and fun!
This was a very fun adventure game. Wish there were more like it. Please come out with a sequel, pretty please!
Published on April 7, 2012 by Bridget
4.0 out of 5 stars The good and the bad
The game is good. Graphics are beautiful. Just like that. Beautiful environment, background, characters are good. Bad thing is the game is incomplete. Read more
Published on February 6, 2011 by 1337
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a fan
I guess I'm not a fan of cartoon type video games.The humerous? dialog wears thin pretty quickly and is annoying. Read more
Published on January 18, 2011 by Marji
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice Adventure Game, GREAT characters!
I rated this 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5. I loved the look of the game. Stylized cartoony - it really looks good and appropriately spooky. I loved the characters. Read more
Published on November 16, 2010 by Happy Reader
I just bought it at target about 2 days ago, i played it immediately and i got hooked on it. i had dreams of potions and vampires hahaha. Read more
Published on September 14, 2010 by Clarissa L. Perez-Arce
1.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to like this game
... but I couldn't play it! It boots up just fine but when you go to play it you get a "main.exe" error. The game shuts down. Read more
Published on April 1, 2010 by YankeeGirlFL
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