Betrayer is a first person action adventure game that takes you to the New World at the turn of the 17th century. The year is 1604. You sailed from England expecting to join a struggling colony on the coast of Virginia. Instead, you find only ghosts and mysteries. What catastrophe blighted the land and drained it of color and life?
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“My 7 Favorite Shooters of 2014: Betrayer is a special game, one I believe everyone should play, given the chance.”
Kotaku

“this is absolutely a project worth supporting if you appreciate atmospheric first-person games.”
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“PAX Prime 2013 Awards: Up and Comer Award. Now for the Up and Comer award, our rising star, I'm going to have to give it to a game that dazzled me.”
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Betrayer is a first person action adventure game that takes you to the New World at the turn of the 17th century.

The year is 1604. You sailed from England expecting to join a struggling colony on the coast of Virginia. Instead, you find only ghosts and mysteries. What catastrophe blighted the land and drained it of color and life? Where are the settlers and tribes who lived here?

Clue by clue, you must piece together the story of what befell this doomed settlement and find a way to set things right. You will be hunted by corrupted Conquistadors and ravening shadows as you explore an expansive wilderness in order to trace the brief, tragic history of the colony and search for survivors.

Key Features

  • Explore large, open environments teeming with danger and discovery. Chart your own course in search of clues and treasures.
  • Switch between two distinct worlds featuring different enemies, obstacles, and threats.
  • Wield early 17th century weaponry including muskets, bows, crossbows, and tomahawks. Upgrade your arsenal by purchasing or finding faster, deadlier, longer-ranged weapons.
  • Charge headlong into battle with guns blazing or pick enemies off quietly. A novel, movement-based stealth system lets you hide in plain sight or use the wind to mask your footsteps.
  • Equip ability-enhancing Charms to complement your play style, granting anything from extra health to faster movement to improved stealth.
  • Play with the default visual style for maximum eeriness and tension or customize the color and contrast settings to suit your tastes.

About Blackpowder Games

Our ongoing mission is to create first person action experiences that are distinctive, compelling, and memorable regardless of scope or platform. Most of the founders began this quest together over 15 years ago at Monolith Productions and have continued to refine and improve our craft as a team ever since. We expect to continue on this righteous path for centuries to come now that the Singularity is just around the corner.

Вимоги до системи

    Мінімальні:
    • ОС: Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Процесор: 3.0 GHz dual core or better
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 3 GB ОП
    • Відеокарта: Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with 1GB video RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460/AMD Radeon HD 6850)
    • DirectX: версії 9.0c
    • Місце на диску: 4 GB доступного місця
    • Звукова карта: Windows compatible stereo sound card
    Рекомендовані:
    • ОС: Windows Vista 64-bit / Windows 7 64-bit/ Windows 8 64-bit
    • Процесор: 2.4 GHz quad core or better (enhanced for multi-core processors)
    • Оперативна пам’ять: 4 GB ОП
    • Відеокарта: Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with 2GB video RAM or better (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti/AMD Radeon HD 6870)
    • DirectX: версії 9.0c
    • Місце на диску: 4 GB доступного місця
    • Звукова карта: Windows compatible stereo sound card
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9 з 9 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
3.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 листопада 2015 р.
Після 2 годин гри будуть боліть очі від чорно-сірого кольору!!!!! А так гра просто супер.
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6 з 6 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
17.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 28 квітня
Сама по собі ця гра є надзвичайно нудною. Ігролад простий, ще й незрозумілий. Але на моє здивування, чомусь затягуючий. Гра не викликала бажання пошвидше закрити її та видалити. Наоборот, вона якимось чином затягнула мене.

плюси:
+ головною фішкою гри є її графічне оформлення. Чорно білі тони надають їй витонченості, але це не є новою ідеєю, подібний прийом ми бачили наприклад в Saboteur
+ дуже атмосферний потойбічний світ. Не знаю чому, але мені дуже сподобалась ця ідея. При перших декількох переходах в потойбічний світ, мені вдавалось навіть лякатись. Мурашки по шкірі
+ проста та зрозуміла система інвентаря
+ декілька невеликих локацій
+ в технічному плані, в гри хороший рівень якості. Графічні артефакти зустрічались рідко, але скоріш за все, це через мою стару відеокартку. Тому по-суті в технічному плані до цієї гри притензій немає

мінуси:
- відсутність прокачки героя
- пустота наповнення ігрового світу, хотілось би бачити його більш живим

Висновок:
Я сам розумію як же це нудно, але й захопливо, захопливо бігати по лісі, виривати могилки і говорити з привидами, дізнаючись про їх жахливі смерті. Все-таки я рекомендую зіграти в цю гру. Думаю, ви знайдете в ній те, що затягне вас на декілька днів за її проходженням.
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
10.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 лютого
Гра була досить цікавою перші дві локації. На жаль далі геймлей не змінюється - збираєш усі доступні речі удень, переходиш у темряву та шукаєш души й тотеми. Кожен раз, коли розумієш, що ця локація не остання, ловиш себе на думці, коли ж це закінчиться.
Трагедії колонізаторів подані так, що не викликають співчуття.
Бойова система має недоліки. Коли вбиваєш ворогів здалека, то нема проблем. Але при боротьбі з великою кількістю ворогів або ближньому бою складається враження, що гру мали б випустити років 20 тому. Усе якесь рване.
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77 з 79 людей (97%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
17.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 6 грудня 2015 р.
I loved Betrayer from start to finish. It was a breath of fresh air from the usual mundane FPS games out there.

The atmosphere, gameplay, and narrative, were all spot on. You can tell this was made by a passionate group of developers who wanted to make a game different from the rest.

Mystery and suspense are the key areas of focus when it comes to the story. You're continuously driven to explore and uncover more about the events that unfolded in one of the first New World colonies. It's a very interesting time period/setting, and the feeling of isolation and terror are captured very well.

Gameplay evolves as you progress through the game. Stealth takes a bit of practice to master and becomes more necessary as the enemies become more difficult to fight. Each area has "crime scenes" that let you piece together what happened to figure out what to do next. It's deeply satisfying to find all the clues and work out where to go next. The game doesn't try to do too much too quickly, but rather presents itself gradually and expects you to keep up. Very nice stuff.

I couldn't recommend Betrayer more. It's everything I personally look for in a game, but still managed to surprise me. I can't wait for the next game from Blackpowder Games!
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54 з 55 людей (98%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
4 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
17.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 7 січня
Betrayer
Atmosphere, Horror, Exploration, Stealth, Investigation, Open-World, Historical, FPS
a spoiler-free review

Rating: Highly Recommended


I have never been so scared of loons in my entire life. Crouched down in the tall grass, I listened for the cry of the water bird to come again for what seemed like whole minutes. I heard it suddenly, only a few yards behind me. I turned around slowly, but couldn’t see it against the pitch black shadow of the trees above. Holding my breath, my heart slamming against my ribcage, I took a step forward. Too late I realized I should have waited for the cover of the wind to muffle my footsteps. Four angered loon calls startled me from all directions as arrows flew towards me…

The above passage is an account of what could have happened in Betrayer. The initial starting scene of waking up on a beach next to a shipwreck seems a little bland at first, but the game soon after departs from stereotype.

- Visuals -
Betrayer starts in greyscale, making the woods and trees around you dark and mysterious. The color red is still visible, though. Enemies dressed in red are immediately visible even from a hundred yards away. Red markers over health, shops, and ammo drops help discern them from the grey background. Some enemies do not have red, making them near impossible to see against shadow and therefore much deadlier.

- Sound -
First and foremost this game forces you to listen. Some enemies cannot be seen easily and can only be detected through their special call. The most unique feature of this game by far is the fact that the human enemies use animal calls: bears, loons, etc. This serves to makes the player feel isolated – the only sounds one ever hears are the noises of the wild. Audial clues to the next objective in each area force players to use their ears over their eyes. Headphones are a must.

- Story - (no spoilers)
The player wakes up on a beach in 1604, Colonial America. As you travel, you discover deserted settlements, find weapons, and defend yourself from hostiles. You meet one person from the abandoned colony, a mysterious maiden in red who cannot remember her name. As you set out to discover her identity, you notice a bell has been removed from its post. You replace it and ring it out of curiosity. Strangely, you are transported into a shadow world with its own set of enemies and the spirits of deceased colonists. By collecting clues from the area around you and interviewing the spirits, you are able to piece together what happened to the settlements and discover who the maiden really is.

- My Thoughts -
I was immediately hooked when I started this game. I love atmospheric games that throw you into the world with set objectives but no set order to complete them in.
If you are an impatient sort, this might not be the best game for you. Especially at first when you have low quality weapons and low health, stealth and patience are essential to survival. There is nothing more satisfying, though, than stalking one enemy for ten minutes or so and successfully getting a stealth kill on them (not a typical case).
There are a few difficulty settings that you can change. I personally enjoyed the easiest difficulty level, but if you like punishment go ahead and try hard. There’s also a map system that shows you where just about everything is. If you enjoy a challenge, try turning the map waypoints off and using the audial clues to find stuff.

- Cons -
- Enemies’ pathfinding led to some interesting fights with lots of sudden 90° turns
- Some enemies are actually impossible to see against a shaded background. Try flanking them to get a better vantage point.
- Very little explanation of bullet/arrow drop leads to a high learning curve for trying to snipe far-off enemies
- UI graphics aren’t too impressive
- Last area is loaded with bugs – the devs really should release a patch or something
- Each area feels quite repetitive in terms of tasks – devs should have provided a little more variety of quests

- Wrap-up -
For all you TL;DR readers out there, I think this game was probably one of my all-time indie favorites. There are a lot of genre tags for this game because it takes influences from all of them. Bugs and annoyances are there but don’t really impact game satisfaction. I’d highly recommend this game to anyone who can wait five minutes for anything; you’ll be glad you did!

Not Recommended
Recommended With Caution
Recommended
- Highly Recommended
Recommended as Essential
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