Vampyr

Vampyr is an action role-playing video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Focus Home Interactive for release on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in June 2018. The plot relates how Jonathan Reid, a doctor who has turned into a vampire, comes to terms with his undead condition as he is torn between the Hippocratic Oath and his newfound bloodthirsty nature. Although some boss battles are mandatory, most combat can be avoided and the player is under no obligation to kill to finish the game. Dialogue options can be used for hunting prey to feed on, which replenishes strength and levels up the lead character. Weapons and supernatural abilities are employed while combatting enemies. London serves as a fictionalised semi-open world composed of four districts, which can all be destroyed based on the player’s actions.

Taking place in London during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, the developer researched the setting by travelling to London and consulting history books and documentaries. The visuals were made with fictional and factual reference points in mind. Olivier Deriviere composed the original score and infused it with industrial music, featuring cello, bass flute, piano, double bass, cimbalom, and choir sounds.

Vampyr is an action role-playing game played from a third-person perspective. The player controls the game’s protagonist Jonathan E. Reid, a doctor who was made into a vampire, and whose thirst for blood compels him to kill innocent people. To do this successfully, he must gather information about his targets—study and change their habits, collect clues, and maintain certain relationships by communicating with the sixty inhabitants of London, which serves as a fictionalised semi-open world built around hubs of seamless neighbourhoods tethered to other interlinking areas. It is possible to finish the game without taking a life, which best preserves the character’s cover as a doctor but leaves him nearly incapable of levelling up. Killing no one unlocks one of four different endings. There is a skill tree that facilitates improvement of abilities, which is fuelled by experience points gained from blood and, alternatively, investigation.The branches of the skill tree concern shadow, instinct, and social abilities.

If one so chooses, anyone in the game could be targeted, which will have consequences that affect the citizens of London. Reid can turn people into vampires and will only be able to enter a house with an invitation.Locals each have their different backgrounds, relationships and daily routines. If killed, they will impart to Reid their last thought. The “Mesmerise” ability can determine the behaviour of weaker targets, like coercing them into revealing important information or guiding them to less conspicuous areas so as to feed without resorting to combat. Feeding on human blood provides nourishment in addition to unlocking new vampiric powers. With crafted medicine, Reid can heal injured or sick victims, whom if eaten, will yield more experience points in the process; the rate of their affliction can be viewed using Reid’s vampire senses, which also detect blood.[21] Each of the four districts will have a score based on the average health of its citizens. Reid navigates the city of London using a waypoint with icons leading to a given destination.

Reid using “Spring” to reach lower ground and defeat his enemies
Reid can wield improvised melee weapons, such as a saw, as well as ranged weapons including the Webley Revolver. Being able to use three-hit combos, dodge rolls, and parrying, he can fight against other vampires like him—aristocrats who go by the name of Ekon; sewer-dwelling vampires known as Skals; the Vulkod—a stronger breed of vampire resembling werewolves; Nemrod—vampires who hunt their own kind; and the Guard of Priwen—a secret society of vampire slayers. Boss fights are featured, and in some cases mandatory. Reid is adaptable to other vampire features, like the claws of a Vulkod. Weapon improvement through crafting is made possible by looting items from the bodies of victims. While using vampiric powers in combat, the character’s blood bar drains. This forces him to feed so he can immediately replenish his strength. With the vitality attained from killing a human being, he can boil the blood of his enemies, cast blood spears, throw mist bombs, and turn invisible. Reid uses his control of shadows to hide himself and strike at his opponents.He can use “Spring” to scale locations otherwise out of reach and charge more rapidly across gaps – also useful for avoiding combat altogether – which once upgraded can do damage on impact and grant temporary invincibility.

Here are the Vampyr system requirements (minimum)

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2130 (3.4 GHz)/AMD FX-4100 (3.6 GHz)
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
  • VIDEO CARD: 2 GB, GeForce GTX 660/Radeon R7 370
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 30 GB

Vampyr Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K (3.2 GHz)/AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.2 GHz)
  • CPU SPEED: Info
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64 bits)
  • VIDEO CARD: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 390
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 30 GB

 

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