Bloodlust 2: Nemesis, the indie-made third-person, hack-and-slash RPG from WRF Studios has recently graduated from Early Access on Steam and is currently available on the Steam store for $14.99.
This is likely the kind of game you will want to pick up if you want something similar to Vampire: The Masquerade but without all of the Liberal-tinged influences coming out of the studio working on Vampire: The Masquerade 2.
Bloodlust 2: Nemesis takes the classic hack-and-slash, action-RPG genre that was popular during sixth gen when the PS2 reigned supreme and Halo was actually good, and decided to revive it with improved visuals, new vampiric powers, and a modern-day Gothic underworld filled with blood suckers, the undead, and nightmare-inducing monsters.
The game had been in development for the last half decade, two of which consisted of an Early Access run on Steam.
It still suffers from a lot of what you might call janky mechanics, and AA-tier visuals, but if you’re looking for a game that actually delivers what it promises, such as a role-playing experience as a vampire building their own coven and evolving your ability, skills, and characterization through a non-linear story.
It basically sounds a lot like what gamers wanted from the new Vampire game, but likely won’t get.
Majority of the reviews for the game are positive, but the ones that are negative carry the same kind of complaints you would expect from an indie title that suffers from some bugs and glitches here and there, and the lower end of quality relating to the combat mechanics and presentation.
However, at least the game acknowledges there are only two genders, and the character customization isn’t all bad. You can get a glimpse of it with the video below from NoMiS Plays.
I guess if you’re looking for a decent single-player, hack-and-slash, action-RPG, then Bloodlust 2: Nemesis may not be a bad game to check out, but if you want a more polished experience you might want to wait for some mods to appear to brush up some of the rough spots, or wait for a few more patches to arrive.
You can learn more about the game by visiting the Steam store page or by visiting the official website.
(Thanks for the news tip durka durka)