A city gone mad with violence and the mass murder of its people. In this interactive graphic-novel, your choices can either lead you to the ultimate destruction of this fallen metropolis, or the demise of a vicious butcher. Will you save this city as promised or will you fall prey to the killer within?
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Data de lançamento: 17/jul/2014

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Sobre este jogo

Vlad is an interactive graphic-novel with RPG elements where your decisions shape the outcome of your story. Each playthrough offers a different experience and immersive story totalling two hours of content.

Features

  • Three different classes to choose from.
  • A morality system that unlocks special classes based on your decisions.
  • The choices you make will make or break your stats, effecting how your story ends.
  • An engrossing, gritty art style that immerses you in the world of Vlad the Impaler.
  • Music by Kevin Riepl, composer for Gears of War and many other titles.
  • Over 50 unique illustrated stories.
  • Over 100 unique illustrations including weapons, characters, stories and more.
  • Collectable Trading cards, badges and achievements.

Story


The scent of murder hangs in the air. It is the year 1452 and a city under siege is desperate. You receive a letter, bearing the king’s seal, begging for your help. A once beautiful, peaceful place is now a tormentor’s paradise; dark, bleak and heavy with fear.

You venture along the road to your destination, determined to solve the mystery terrorizing the citizens of Istanbul. Thousands of bodies line the roads, impaled on bloody poles, ravaged & torn, lying limp; faces contorted in anguish. If this is just the path to the city, what lies within its walls?

A gruesome scene welcomes you; hollow sockets live where eyes once saw their murderer coming for them. Torsos of young children ripped open, their bodies hung like criminals; blood filled pools in the Cistern house rotting bodies, throats cut, fingers missing. Dank Catacombs lined with broken bones containing new members, heads daggered, burn marks over eyes. Blood streaked Basilica walls, disembowelments and beheadings. The brutality is too much to bear. What – or who -is murdering the innocent lives of these people!? You hunt through the night, intent on finding your foe, bringing an end to the grisly massacre.

As the Explorer, you have knowledge of the land; you are fast, on target and adventurous. You leave no stone unturned in your pursuit. Will you be the enemy Spy or will you be the Emissary?

The Mage is skilled, wise and supernatural. Become the the high Priest who can be counted on to cast spells to protect the people of Istanbul or choose to be the Sorcerer and release your inner demon fueling your thirst for destruction.

The Soldier; fierce, strong, and none better with a blade. Protecting people is your Knightly duty, with your feminine intuition & compassionate heart leading you to do the right thing for the kingdom. But perhaps you would rather seek to unlock the dark side and become the Assassin. The choice is yours; will you seek justice or wickedness?

Each character unlocks unique levels and secret weapons. Feel the weight of your decisions and change the story of your game with each turn. Your actions will determine the future of your people, saving their souls or surrendering them to evil.

About the Developers


Section Studios brings you this action packed adventure, where your wits are just as important as your strength. We wanted to create an experience that combined a unique visual style with thoughtful narrative and game play. We chose a world and character that our team would feel passionate about reinventing with Vlad. By creating everything from story to artwork, we were allowed to let our imaginations run wild and create something we all felt connected to.

As a studio that originated in the world of video games, we know what our audience wants because we ARE the audience. Supernatural powers, an abundance of undead abominations and plenty of secret expeditions throughout the game, along with awesome, gothic graphics, illustrations & challenges are what made this game something we were proud to work on – and very excited to play.

Requisitos de sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
    Mínimos:
    • SO: Windows XP or Later
    • Processador: Core 2 Duo
    • Memória: 2 GB de RAM
    • Placa de vídeo: 256 MB graphics memory and directx 9.0c compatible gpu
    • DirectX: Versão 9.0c
    • Armazenamento: 512 MB de espaço disponível
    Recomendados:
    • SO: Windows XP or Later
    • Processador: Core i3
    • Memória: 4 GB de RAM
    • Placa de vídeo: 256 MB graphics memory and directx 9.0c compatible gpu
    • DirectX: Versão 9.0c
    • Armazenamento: 512 MB de espaço disponível
    Mínimos:
    • SO: Os X 10.7 or later
    • Memória: 2 GB de RAM
    • Armazenamento: 512 MB de espaço disponível
    Recomendados:
    • SO: Os X 10.7 or later
    • Memória: 4 GB de RAM
    • Armazenamento: 512 MB de espaço disponível
Análises úteis de usuários
13 de 15 pessoas (87%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
6.0 hrs registradas
Publicada: 21 de dezembro de 2015
The art is fantastic and story is entertaining enough, although events are seemingly random with the choices you make having very little effect on changing the outcome.

There are also several confusing inconsistancies where the game seems to assume you've completed an event regardless of whether you have or not. At one point, I was approached by someone thanking me for saving their child, an event I hadn't come across at all.

But what took me out of the story every single time were the terrible spelling and grammar errors. You'd think the creators of a visual novel would have a strong grasp on the English language but these mistakes are littered absolutely everywhere and they're incredibly distracting.

This could have really been something interesting but instead it feels rushed and sloppily thrown together without much thought or care.
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7 de 9 pessoas (78%) acharam esta análise útil
1 pessoa achou esta análise engraçada
7.9 hrs registradas
Publicada: 6 de janeiro
Slightly different take on a story of Dracula, "Vlad the Impaler" is a short text-based visual novel (or choose your own adventure, if you prefer) with an interesting setting (most of the game takes place in medieval Istanbul) and visually stunning art style.

The game can be completed within 30 minutes, but it takes some time to discover which choices will help you to defeat Vlad. In the key events your success is based on stats, so careful character development (giving the light RPG feel) and discovering the outcomes of the individual choices is a crucial part of the gameplay. There are 3 available characters classes, and each class can evolve into 2 "advanced" professions depending on your actions.

The game includes a morality tracking system, and while neither deep, nor impacting the storyline much, is a nice little touch nevertheless.

"Vlad The Impaler" has its issues (listed below), but at the current price point, if you like visual novel/CYOA type of games, you can't go wrong with it. Recommended!

Pros:

+ amazing artwork and atmosphere! (it's worth getting for the art style alone)
+ original setting
+ can be completed multiple times with slightly different endings/choices along the way
+ achievements extend game longevity a bit (to a couple of hours)

Cons:

- no manual save game option
- too much emphasis on "dry" stat building instead of delivering coherent narrative
- a number of achievementents are too much, SPOILER ALERT forcing you to re-play the game just to receive the proper item, which is randomly determined with a little chance to appear, so it's likely you will have multiple "empty" playthroughs just to get them.
- minor bugs (if it freezes, or you don't see the choice: just quit the game and run it again, it saves your progress automatically)
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2 de 3 pessoas (67%) acharam esta análise útil
2.0 hrs registradas
Publicada: 13 de janeiro
Very beautiful artwork and a very interesting story well worth the price. Unique story with depth that really places you in that world.
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5 de 6 pessoas (83%) acharam esta análise útil
12.9 hrs registradas
Publicada: 13 de dezembro de 2014
Muito bom! Historia muito boa, bem envolvente e as artes do jogo são extremamente bem feitas
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1 de 2 pessoas (50%) acharam esta análise útil
6.7 hrs registradas
Publicada: 28 de janeiro de 2015
Em Vlad the impaler você é um investigador - escolha entre o soldado, o mago ou o explorador - que chega a Istambul para desvenaer qual força maligna recaiu sobre a cidade.
A arte é muito bonita e sombria, música impecável e uma história interessante, com alta rejogabilidade, visto que cada escolha desvenda um pedaço da história.
Não é um jogo para qualquer um, pois, basicamente, você vai ler e escolher a opção para seguir no enredo. É uma visual novel diferente, sombria, e envolvente, fugindo um pouco do que a maioria está acostumado.
Recomendo!
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