Help Mona De Lafitte escape from Baron Shrowdy von Kiefer and return to Paris!
User reviews: Mixed (28 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 2, 2008

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About This Game

Once upon a time...

Deep within the walls of a gloomy castle in the equally gloomy land of Draxsylvania, the young, gifted opera singer Mona De Lafitte is held captive by her tormentor, vampire Baron Shrowdy von Kiefer. Ever since she was transformed into a vampire by Shrowdy and whisked off to Draxsylvania, her greatest wish has been to return to Paris, continue her singing career, and one day become a star at the Paris Opera.

When Shrowdy fails to return from a nightly foray, she at last sees an opportunity to flee. Together with her only friend and confidant, a cheeky bat named Froderick, she escapes from her prison and tries to find her way back to Paris. During her flight through Draxsylvania, where she encounters some strange inhabitants and some even stranger challenges, Mona must learn not only to accept her vampire nature, but also to use the abilities she has acquired to her advantage.


Features:

- A classic point-and-click comic adventure created and directed by Bill Tiller
- More than 30 hand-drawn locations in 2D
- Rendered using a real time 3d 'multi-plane' camera
- More than 25 characters
- Mona's vampire abilities and restrictions create interesting gameplay

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 1,6 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB RAM GeForce FX Generation or ATI Radeon 9500
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.O compatible Soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
This little gem of an adventure game grows on you. Despite the main character being from Paris and talking in a German accent, the game is a suitably silly vampire story about an opera singer (who doesn't really believe she's a vampire) trying to escape a castle in Draxsylvania and get back to Paris. Her comedy sidekick bat sits on her shoulder and supplies plenty of sarcasm. There are some memorable characters, the voice acting is pretty good, and there's lots of jokes on just about every clickable object.
The controls are decent, a few of the puzzles are illogical, but otherwise bearable, and the story gets better and better as the characters grow.
Be warned that it ends sort of abruptly and was supposed to have been a two-parter, but the second game was never made. Some sort of information about that would have been nice up front, but it doesn't actually matter much. It's not too much of a cliffhanger, and the game is enjoyable enough that you can't really feel mad about it. If anything, you're sad you can't spend more time with the characters, but a prequel is in the works, so here's hoping.
I couldn't get the game running when launching from steam, but running the exe file in the game folder worked.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
This is not a scary point a click adventure by far but it does have an appeal being a, "cutsie", type of vampire game.
Expect typical Monkey Island type gameplay. The story itself is nothing new with the female seeing an out of a bad relationship that was forced upon her. She's trapped and looking for a way out of it and to get to Paris. In some ways
the puzzles and gameplay reminded me of the first Broken Sword game. And the atmosphere. The voice acting was rather good and the sense of humor in the game was funny and enjoyable. At times I felt the puzzles didn't seem to flow well with the story and found myself aimlessly exploring trying to find the next clue which led me into mystery. The story began to lose some cohesion as I went on so I felt some of this was clumbsy with respect to delivery of the story and puzzles in the game. The puzzles themselves weren't overly hard but, enjoyable. At times I would get bored and save the game to find myself coming back to it in 30 minutes time enjoying it some more. With that said
I found it to be a cutsie , entertaining , get away from the standard hack and slash and shoot em up games I enjoy as well. Recommended to get it when on sale as a 20 dollar price tag is far too high for this game.

NOTE: I am running Windows 8.1 and have experiencd no problems running the game. My system is up to date with an AMD 8350, 16 gig of ram, Radeon R285 and all windows updates (including optional) installed. I recommend optional updates as they do typically have game compatibility fixes in them. But I've run into zero issues with playing this game on a modern computer.
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21 of 34 people (62%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
It is an good game, but it is only one chapter long and ends in a cliff hanger. As well as the game dose not work with windows 8.1.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
I picked this game up when it first came out on disc and I regretted never finishing it. I was thrilled that it showed up on Steam and I'm very happy my memories of the game weren't just nostalgia, it's very fun and polished. The tone and puzzles are reminiscent of classic LucasArts games and the art is top notch, even by today's cartoon game standards.

Some have not liked the voice of Mona, the main protagonist. It is high pitched and I can see how it could annoy folks but I thought it fit and didn't mind.

Yes, the game ends on a cliffhanger and a sequel hasn't been made - yet, but don't let that put you off, the game that's here is still great. Plus, the creator, William Tiller, has been looking at creating a prequel and possibly a sequel though the initial Kickstarter campaign didn't pan out.

I personally didn't have any problem running the game on Windows 8.1 64-bit. I also tried it on Windows 10 and in that case had to launch the game by clicking on the executable instead of through Steam.

I think if you are a fan of classic point-and-click you'll like A Vampyre Story.

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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
In the style of the LucasArts classics, particularly The Curse of Monkey Island it is really enjoyable! And from the same writers so you can have fun just with the dialogue!

The soundtrack is also whimsical great!

Aside it only runs on Windows Xp, it worth it the effort to play this game!
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
I really enjoyed this game. It had some great humor and I enjoyed the puzzles. I would recommend it. It reminded me of the Monkey Island and Sam and Max series which are two of my favourate series. I found it worth the price and I would recommend it to any friends who enjoy the puzzle solving genre.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Although it's supposed to be a part of a series of games that never got made, I enjoyed this game. I played it when it came out and again here on steam. It worked fine on my system (Win7 x64). I like it and I recommend it to point and click adventure fans.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
A bit basic in my opinion compared to some of the other puzzle games I've played, but a lot of fun nonetheless. It has some good funny moments, and some of the puzzles aren't too easy to solve either. Plus I really like the whimsical, Tim Burtonish look and feel of the game. A good game to play when you just want something to relax with.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Lots of dialoge

but all in all a good game i recomend it
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11 of 24 people (46%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014
I finally paid for this came and enjoyed it. It's a lot of fun.

I use Windows Vista and it seemed to run but I have an always on broadband, and that might be part of the reason.
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53 of 113 people (47%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2014
It's sad the game dosent work on win 8 :-(
You really need to set up a virtual xp maschine......
@DEV patch this, Win XP isn't secure anymore!
Then you will get a thumbs up because the game itself makes a lot of fun
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8 of 21 people (38%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014
I finally paid for this came and enjoyed it. It's a lot of fun.

I use Windows Vista and it seemed to run but I have an always on broadband, and that might be part of the reason.
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4 of 13 people (31%) found this review helpful
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Buyer beware, this game may not load on Windows 8.1 / 64 systems.
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
The gameplay was incredibly slow. Being able to fast-forward scenes, dialogue and player movement via keyboard would have definitely won me over but my impatience got the better of me. Could have panned out better but i'm very disappointed :(
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1 of 13 people (8%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
I tried doing all that technichal stuff and even opening the game from the icon but it doesn't work then my computer get's hot and then I have to close main from the task maniger. Something is wrong. And I really wanted to play this game. :(
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2 of 24 people (8%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
does not work
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1 of 32 people (3%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Do not buy this game, it one of the most boring I had ever play and I play Driving Emotion System S. Zero out of Five.
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9.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
I liked this game, despite the several hours it took to find out how to get it to work on windows 8.1/64 bit. The story is very colorful and the location scenery is relatively easy to navigate except, anywhere that the character is allowed to navigate to, it just show a big red arrow! it won't say: "Kitchen" or "Dungeon". As far as getting it to work, I had to go to where the game was installed, in "game" folder, I changed the "libpandadx9.dll" to "libpandadx9.dll2", clicked on "main.exe", and on the starting screen, turned the anti-alising down to "0", exit to windows, THEN I could start the game like normal.

Aside from that, and the fact that this is only "part 1" (no one told me, I had to finish the game to find that out) I enjoyed it. I did cheat a little, I used a walk-through, I HAD TO! some puzzles were like, "How the heck could I have POSSIBLY figured THAT out!?" All in all a good game, I mean COME ON! it's 5 bucks!
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16.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
A Hardcore Adventure game with many bugs!

Well, if you ever consider to buy this one,have in mind that it may be NOT playable in your system. The game has many bugs that make it a headache. Whoever tries to, please install it under C: directory. Don't know if you have Steam under C: but the Steam client accepts to install a game in whatever drive you want. Feel free to give administrator permissions and I hope it plays because it may NOT...

The graphics are good for an adventure game but I would like a widescreen but NO, there isn't. It has video cutscenes that make it good. It's all 3D and good looking.

The story is black. The game is attractive but after a while playing it you'll feel that you think black,too. After all the game is for late teens and adults. It has many things in the dialogues and in view that newer eyes would be sensitive. The game is full of black humor but ... it has really many dialogues and so many black jokes that in many cases it will be tiresome. You're supposed to be a female vampire that NEVER accepted her later nature and tries to free herself from her master and his castle. The game was written by some makers of Monkey Island series but no way,it's not like them, One more thing you have to consider is that the second part of the game NEVER been made. So, don't search why the game ends this way, leaving many question marks behind.

The sounds are pretty good. Black music and very good voices make the game excellent at this point.

The riddles. You will be SO TIRED of them. Even the hardcore Adventurer will want to see a walkthrough. The game never stops having riddles. Riddles everywhere. And the possibilities are many. Because you have always to compare the new and the OLD and try them too. And it has many things in the environment that you will NEVER use. I was really tired of this game. And if it wasn't an OLD quality game I would place a negative review. I place a positive one for the game. As much for the controls, keep "Tab","Space", left and right click in mind.

If you want to buy at your own risk and the game is playable under your system,if you can handle so many riddles in a very short space, if you like so many lines of dialogues and black humor then this game is for you.

I would say that this is a Hardcore Adventure game with many bugs!
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8.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
A story of a fresh Vampire and her bat companion having to escape a castle, gather supplies for their trip to Paris and ending on a cliffhanger, without actually reaching a chapter goal. And because of publisher problems we will not see it any time soon.
Rather difficult puzzles.
The interactions between Mona and Froderik are the best part about the game, cheesy, fun and back and fourth like a kids cartoon.
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