Help Mona De Lafitte escape from Baron Shrowdy von Kiefer and return to Paris!
User reviews: Mixed (31 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
6 of 6 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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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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15 of 15 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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