great gameplay, kind of dumb story
Reviewed in the United States on 1 July 2020
This is a game with great gameplay(most of the time) and three great characters. It falters however with writing that honestly is rather predictable, voice acting which is fine for the main cast(mostly), and some writing choices that are extremely childish in design.
I really like the gameplay, I do, going on the quest was a ton of fun, along with going through dungeons, and fighting enemies. It does falter in the fact that this really should've been a multiplayer game. While you can edit the AI of your party, it doesn't change that fact that in later parts of the game, your party will go down faster than a roller coaster. I remember one boss with a whip attack, where the best strategy was to jump over the whips, my companions didn't do that, ever.
I like Reisz, Angela, and Hawkeye, I think their good characters with good backstories, and such. I primarily chose them because they had names I could take seriously, and actually looked visually pleasing. The other characters, not so much, Charlotte looks...okay, she's kind of cute, but her voice is annoying, and so is her character honestly(she's too arrogant I find, or something along those lines), Kevin looks fine, but I can't take his name seriously, not that Kevin is a bad name, but it clashes with his appearance SO MUCH, and I just can't take him seriously(his voice actor isn't very good either), and the other character whose name I can't remember just looks like a generic protagonist.
The writing of the game is rather...lacking, it's interesting at first until you find out where it's headed, which to be fair I think the end goal is different depending on who you pick, as implied by some of the artwork I've seen. The problem is getting those other stories would require playing as the other characters like Kevin or Charlotte. I was actually curious to find out what might happen if I chose Angela as my main character along with having Bland Guy in the group, so I could theoretically see what else the game has to offer, but than I remembered that this is a game with cats that speak in cat puns, a generic vampire, and several TERRIBLE voice performances, and I'm suddenly hesitant to even keep playing with how little I'm invested in the stakes(20 hours in)
To touch on the voice acting quick, the main three that I chose as well as bland guy, are pretty good. Shout out to Brittany Cox as the voice Reisz. The problem I have is that it often feels like there wasn't much in terms of direction for the voices, like a character might be using one voice, but then their voice might sound completely different, which I know voices change when different emotions come into play, but this just sounds TOO different, ya know.
I did actually enjoy what I played, keeping in mind at some point I was just wanting to get the game over with, and then stopped playing it briefly, only to never pick it up again. Which I might one day, but I really wasn't enjoying it enough to keep going passed the 20 hour mark, as I had a lot of other games I felt like playing instead. I recommend buying it at a discounted price if you're interested.