I bought Blood of the Werewolf for two reasons: The art looked cool, and it was relatively cheap. As advertised the art is very appealing, with it's own very distinct style not often seen. It's title screens and characters (with the exception of our heroine) are all classic monsters with classic tropes. The opening of stages even have titles reminiscent to classic horror movies. I found this stuff goofy and appealing.
The plot is pretty straightforward and predictable, and the background info (that you can find in the extras menu) can make the whole story seem a little bit too serious for it's own good. I can respect Scientifically Proven's want to build up an epic tale about a clash between horror creatures, but it can take away from the whole story (especially since the big bad monsters go down way too easy.)
Now the gameplay... I would be lying to you if I told you I was expecting this game to play the way it did. Please note I was using a controller the whole time.
The game sets you up nicely, with interesting transitions between human and werewolf as you platform through a couple of hard jumps here and there and some pretty straightforward combat between weak enemies. After the first couple of levels the game shifts from gear one to five. The jumps become perilous, the enemies become obsticals and there are a million ways to die. And while the game is punishing, it sets up checkpoints nicely and only penalizes you for time when you die (and you will die.) The camerawork can be a bit of a problem, especially when transforming, when the camera will zoom in on your giant wolf body as you jump again into a pit of spikes.
When I finished the game, I was just about ready to close up shop for this game, but forlaughs I decided to try get S-rank on level one. This is where the game truly shines. The replaying of the game (giving you level select and letting you keep your collectables) is a lot of fun. While still very diffucult, you begin to see the game differently, you realize how fair it was being to you, and how to clean up your mistakes. Next thing I knew I wanted to see my name climb higher and higher on the leaderboards. The game hooked me in for another playthrough.
At seven dollars you can get a lot out of this game. If you don't want to get frustrated at a game I wouldn't recommed it, but if you put some time in it you may find yourself enjoying this game quite a bit. A great game for an indie developer, I am looking forward to their next project.