Vampyr is centred around the London streets of the early 1900’s where flu has gripped the winding streets and alleyways to create a great crisis in the heart of the capital. Life is Strange developer DontNod clearly take their strengths into the title with impressive narrative and decision lines to take you on a journey into the gritty and the gruesome. It’s just a shame that outside the storytelling, combat lacks polish and feels like a battle itself.
You play as Dr Jonathan Reid who has recently returned from the battlefields of World War I and not long after is attacked by an unknown Vampire where he is then thrown into a mass grave of the recently deceased. Jonathan reawakens a different man out for blood which has sent him into a frenzy that ends with him attacking the first person he sees, someone who happens to be his sister. From here he is hunted by a group of vampire hunters and the game begins as you take the journey to find the one who turned him and piece parts of your life and London back together.
The first moments of the game you have the sense of being very alone hunted and without a place to go. You wander the streets of London to try and find sanctuary but you don’t stay a solo act for very long as you meet a couple of NPCs one being another vampire who is hiding under the noses of mortal humans and begin working at a hospital on the night shift. It’s here when you start to process being one of the undead and see if you can find a cure for the disease you’ve been afflicted with.