Vampire games are universally awful. Does anyone remember the horrific Buffy game way back when? It's enough to make you want to drive a stake into your eyes to escape the jagged graphics and stilted writing.

That is... until Vampyr came along. Vampyr is looking to turn around the whole vampire aesthetic in a single game, and turn it around well. While we were only eyes on, there was actual in-game gameplay being shown with an awful lot of mechanics on display for such an early look.

A lot of interesting additions were shown off, such as the ability to hypnotize NPCs to encourage them to work for you or to pull them out of the light to feast on their blood. You are able to flit from spot to spot with vampiric teleportation powers or use them to take on the main enemy in the game, the Vampire Hunters.

Essentially, you are carrying out an investigation while trying to avoid the Hunters and keeping the Spanish Flu which is ripping through the city from taking too strong a hold. You are a vampiric doctor who has invented a blood transfusion device despite having a predisposition for drinking it.

There are a lot of threads being drawn through the story, every character you encounter has their own troubles and wishes that you can lend a hand towards. Your interactions with them (or lack thereof) will have impacts on the overall story, the locations, interactions with other characters and a multitude of other plot points. Every single choice you make will carry repercussions or benefits based on what you choose.

The game looks stunning, has some really neat original features and scope broader than most games in the genre. It's enough to make us all pretty excited for the future. While release is a little way off (a vague '2017' is the timeframe given), we're excited enough to be watching this one like a hawk. Vampyr promises a lot, we hope that it will deliver on it soon.

Vampire games are universally awful. Does anyone remember the horrific Buffy game way back when? It's enough to make you want to drive a stake into your eyes to