Scantily Clad Kung Fu Fighting Lady Vampire
Bloodrayne is an interesting game that came out around an interesting time. The controls were a bit awkward, at least for PC, since 3rd person shooters were still trying to find their footing. The "standard" and intuitive control scheme had not yet been found. I found it difficult to rely on any of the guns in the game because many of the enemies just went down faster with the blades. That made the addition of using guns seem kind of tacked on. The combat is also somewhat uninspired. Once you level up your attack enough, if you press the attack button 5 times and you'll do a five hit combo. There's no real way to mix things up. However, for this game, I find it forgivable. It was an early time for the genre. For the many action games that came after it, and refused to refine the system, I hold them in great contempt. This is a progenator of the action game genre like God of War. One that actually evolved in the sequel Bloodrayne 2. It puts many of the powers, and weaknesses, of a deadly vampire at your command. The best thing about it is the fact that all the human enemies also serve as health packs, bloody, gory, messy, screaming, health packs.