Battle Royale games are a dime a dozen these days. Some soar to new heights (Fortnite, Warzone, Apex Legends) while others (Hyperscape) crash and burn.
A new contender entered the fray now, in the form of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt. Like everyone when this launched I was like, “But where is Bloodlines 2? (insert angry emoji face)”. But I decided to give it a go last week and man, am I hooked. This game is hard, guys! But it is so fast-paced and chaotic that is actually quite addicting. The Vampires move really fast and can climb the buildings of Prague. The streets below are narrow and tight, maybe a little claustrophobic even. But the rooftops are open, though both areas are equally dangerous. While below you have to worry about getting jumped, upon the rooftops of Prague one has to worry about getting sniped.
This, being a vampire themed game, players can feed off humans for perks, which can also give an extra life should you lose your first (cause with the undead, death is a complicated issue).
But be warned, if another NPC sees you chow down on their friend, you get marked as you have broken the Masquerade as so all other players can see you for a time. This is very bad.
Each class comes with abilities that are standard. Like the healer, trapper, brute sort of classes you’d expect from a class-based game.
Once you down an enemy, they can regenerate on their own unless you outright kill them first. But if they had an extra life, they spawn again with some weapons and a new found thirst for revenge.
I’m loving this game, though it does feel like a third person Hyperscape, but this game has the entire ‘The Dark World’ lore to pull tricks from which gives it a sense of security because it knows where to dig its feet in, or rather, to sink its fangs into.
I cannot stress how fast-paced and amazing the movement in this game feels. It is so much fun to just be jumping around and climbing.
Bloodhunt is on Steam and PlayStation currently and is free to play with a paid Battlepass.