Blood of the Werewolf is a challenging, side scrolling platformer, that won the award for Best Indie Platformer from Game Haunt.
Play as the werewolf Selena looking for her kidnapped child. Selena talks tough to her adversaries, but when speaking of her son, the voice actress brings out a softer, nurturing side of the character. It's nice to see a softer side. Too often in games all players see are the rough edges. Now, I knew I liked the art when I bought the game, but I didn't know how much I'd like it until I started playing. It's got a nice retro horror feel to it, but manages to feel almost 3D as the player advances. My favorite part of the gameplay is switching in and out of wolf form. It gives the player a different way to play the game instead of doing the same things over and over again.
Now, I know platformers aren't supposed to be easy, and this one is far from it, but, many of the Steam reviews are complaints about how the levels have been designed. The levels have been designed for memorization, timing and precision, and that's not a bad thing. Sure, it can be frustrating at times, but doesn't it feel great to finally beat that one level? But I would be lieing if I told you that I didn't have a problem with the level designs. I was annoyed how I'd spend forever trying to get past one part and simply breeze through another. I convinced myself it was unbalanced and badly designed and stopped playing for a while. But, what I realize now, is that I just wasn't good enough.
This game took me on an emotional rollercoster. I went from being in love with it, to hating it's guts, then, finally, becoming friends with it. I would recommend this game to anyone who loves platformers and a good challenge. It takes patience, love and dedication to get to the end, without those its just another game in your library.