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Let it Rayne!
The original Bloodrayne games were slick and stylish 3D adventures that featured a lot of action and vampire-themed bloodletting, but this spin-off title is a very different beast indeed and one which is not entirely successful. Although the main character and general theme have returned, this one is actually a 2D hack 'n' slash platformer which features some incredibly slick visuals but which proves disappointing in many other aspects. The story here revolves around Rayne's attempts to infiltrate a masked ball so that she can put an end to the vampires' evil master plan once and for all, but standing between her and this goal is a lot of slaying action. The basic gameplay is a mix of the similarly themed Castlevania and Strider, with lots of fast-paced combat against some very gruesome foes, while also doing a bit of exploring and platforming. You've got some environmental puzzles to solve too, and Rayne's impressive array of weapons makes a welcome appearance, while there's also a wide range of enemies to take down. In theory at least, this could have made for a nice spinoff to the main franchise. It certainly looks the part, with some gorgeous visuals that show an impressive flair for design. However, the game is let down by some very stiff controls, a punishing difficulty level which is likely to put off many gamers, and a very repetitive feel. It's also not the longest game in the world, despite the difficulty, and there's no real story here, making it very much a letdown that is easily skipped.