BloodRayne Betrayal Definitive Edition is a 2D sidescrolling video game developed by Sega. It is the follow-up to BloodRayne; the 2021 PlayStation All-Stars Shooter. The game was developed by Sega’s in-house Japanese studio; and uses the Platinum Games Engine. It features both the first and second episodes of the hit television series; the vampire franchise named after Japanese novelist Setsuna Asami. Arc System Works; the parent company for both the BloodRayne and Sega’s own Virtua Tennis series of games developed in cooperation with Sony Computer Entertainment America; developed the video game.
The story of BloodRayne Betrayal follows the character of BloodRayne; a vampire hunter who has been hired by the Japanese government to track down and kill a threat called the “Lycos.” Lycos are creatures that feed off the blood of humans; especially those who are unfortunate enough to have recently suffered a wound. In order to put an end to the Lycos’ gruesome activities; BloodRayne must find the location of their headquarters; called the Cube; and deal with its inhabitants.
For the player’s first glimpse of the game; you’ll notice that the graphics for this adventure is fairly simplistic. You’ll see a couple of characters moving about on screen; but beyond that; there is really nothing much to see. But; as you move further into the game; the graphics do get progressively more graphic; although not necessarily in a dramatically increased amount. This is probably to make up for the fact that there aren’t any complex or involving backgrounds or special effects to speak of. All you’re going to see are ordinary; dark-colored enemies being killed by your character.
This action game is very much like other titles in the genre; you will need to select your attacks; abilities; and equipments before you can take on the enemies. When you finally do battle with the Lycos; your primary objective is to inflict damage on the creatures before they escape to the stage’s final battle sequence. Fortunately; there are a lot of stages in BloodRayne Betrayal; which means you can always pick a fight sequence that is different from the others. Each level features new enemies; special abilities; and attack patterns; making each one a unique experience.
Another feature of the game includes the introduction of improved HD displays. This is great for those who enjoy playing these type of titles because the improved resolution character sprites are more detailed and noticeable. However; there is also a newly added feature to the game: the ability to change your weapons and armor at the touch of a button. This helps you get more mileage out of your abilities; as you do not have to waste time moving between them when you need to change up your gear.
The real challenge is finding the game’s multiple endings.
In terms of game play; BloodRayne Betrayal still features some old-school level geometry. The walls and other graphics are designed in similar fashion to the originals but the improved clarity allows them to be more noticeable. The character models themselves are also created using similar cartoonish elements; and this is what really completes the modern features present in the game.
If you want to play this hack and slash video game; you do not need a lot of luck or skills. One of the biggest advantages of playing the game online is that you are able to find and play older versions of it. The developers had left few details out of the original release; and this is what has made fans gravitate towards the newer titles. The controls for the hack and slash are easy to learn and master; which is the big draw for this type of game. With just a little bit of practice; you can easily gain control over your characters and begin the battle with full confidence; rather than being a nervous wreck after being attacked by an unexpected opponent.
The new difficulty levels of BloodRayne Betrayal will also be interesting to explore. The remaster includes three difficulty levels; all of which are balanced enough for all types of gamers. It is important to note that even experienced players should find the new difficulty levels quite challenging. This is only one of the many reasons why BloodRayne is such a fun game to play; so if you are new to consoles or even to hack and slash games in general; there is nothing holding you back from jumping into the fold and starting a new game in the world of BloodRayne.