Bloodmasque on iPhone/iPad

So I started this game a couple months back when Dad was going for surgery. Can I say, for a game for iPhone/iPad, that this is some cool shit.

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First, let me say that it is a vampire game… Now don’t groan. I know some of you have had your fill of vamp-ness but honestly, this game wasn’t as groan worthy as I thought.

So it’s story mode for the majority of the game, I won’t spoil it for you because that is part of the fun, where you show your prowess as a half human-vampire hybrid in service to the Hunter’s Guild of Paris, where our story takes place.

One of the best tidbits about this game is how you can either have a preset avatar, or an avatar with your own face (see above picture) which makes the story mode more interesting because you are actually seeing your game self defeating everything.

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You can choose a clan, and switch clans depending on the foe you are trying to vanquish. Get armour from your battles or from the shop. Yes, there is in-app purchases but you don’t need them to win, you can keep trying until you get it.

Now the downside (this wouldn’t be one of my reviews if I didn’t play devil’s advocate) iPad mini users will have either lag or crashing issues that have yet to be fully knocked out by fixes. Dodging in the game is not 100%, so you can find yourself getting hit despite constantly being in the dodge position. Oh, that goes for iPhone 4, too. And if you are going the non-purchasing route, you’ll have to keep killing monsters to get weapons strong enough to carry you to the next challenge. I spent a lot of hours trying to beat the Paris big-bad. Then another set of hours trying to get that trick to drop the armour I wanted.

All in all if they fix the bugs and how rigged the dodge is, it’s a pretty kick-ass game.

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