Buffy the Vampire Slayer
YOU NEVER GET TIRED OF PLAYING THIS GAME! IF YOU LIKE ACCION, VAMPIRE, ZOMBIES, AND BUFFY! THIS GAME IS FOR YOU!
a MUST have! This game is AWESOME
First things first... this game is outstandingly better than MANY games i have played in my life. I bought an XBox just to play this game. Its sad that they no longer make this game, it is a masterpiece in my opinion. The game starts out like many other games, you are one person against many. That one person is Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The games begins with you speaking with Giles (her watcher) outside a Spanish Courtyard and its a 'training-like' scenraio preparing you for the actual game you are about to play. There are a few puzzles you have to figure out, but they are simple, there are a few vampires you have to stake and dust, and you learn certain moves and combination with punching and kicking. Then the real fun begins....
You start off visting Sunnydale High, from there you go to The Bronze and then to a few back alleys, Sunnydale Cemetary (You visit this place many times) Angels Mansion, the Sunnydale Shipping and Docking Harbor, the Local Foundry, back to the High School again. You even get transported by The Master to a 'dreamers realm' where you face some of the toughest challenges i think the game has. But the good thing about this game is that it is not one of those IMPOSSIBLE HARD TO BEAT games. It has its difficult moments and can be a challenge, but it can be beat.
I think that the graphics in this game are very life-like and the characters voices are the actual actors from the show (except buffys). When Buffy is fighting a Vampire and she stakes them, the stake comes out the other side of the vampire and as it turns to dust and the vampire screams, bones come crashing to the ground and then it fades away, exactly like in the show. Also there are many weapons that Buffy can pick up along the way and use against her enemies. You find crossbow bolts, rakes, shovels, baseball bats, holy water vials, sledgehamers, and bottles of hellfire. Also she has bottles of elixers that she can carry with her along the way that help replinses her energy. You can also combine some of you weapons together to make them stronger... for instance, if you have crossbow bolts and a holy water vial, you can combine them and have 3 blessed bolts to fire at enemies and watch them go up in smoke. WICKED COOL!! Sometimes, if you are low on weapons, you will come across areas where there is sunlight and you can grab vamps and toss them in the sun and they will go up in dust quick.
You can also save students/teachers/cilivians wandering the school halls or out in the city and they will give you elixers or other things to help you along the way, however some of them you cant save, no matter how hard you try. But save the ones you can for a prize.
Also be aware that certain weapons work better on enemies than other weapons do... for example, if you are fighting zombies dont try staking them, it doesnt phase them! Try using crossbow bolts that have been dipped in hellfire. That really lights them up!
The story line in this game is AMAZING and would have made a GREAT movie. The story is set somewhere in the begining to middle of the 3rd season of Buffy, before Cordelia and Angel left the show.
All in all this game is ACTION packed and full of funny one-liners from the characters and will leave you laughing sometimes so hard it will be hard to fight the vamps on the screen. If you arent even a Buffy fan, this is a great game if you like beat'em up, save the world type games! Great Family Fun!
A Great Xbox Beat-em-Up
Although I was not a fan of the show, I did watch a few early episodes of the TV show Buffy The Vampire SLayer, after playing this game. That shows you how into the setting, plot, and characters the game is. In other words, it stays faithful to the show, using characters and mentioning other episodes. Buffy The Vampire Slayer started as a PS1 game, then a Dreamcast game, then a PC game, and finally an Xbox game, and with all this time, I assume The Collective had enugh time to properly develop th egame. This is correct. Buffy The V ampire Slayer puts you in the shoes as Buffy Summers (Played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the TV series) who combats vampires and other mystical demons, with the help of her friends. The game is a beat-em-up style game, where you constantly beat up vampires and zombies and demons etc. with your fists, feet, r any weapons around you. There are lots of combos to unlock, many weapons to receieve, and even more to find scattered through the levels. The levels are big and fairly open, giving you lots of room to explore. I had so much fun playing this game, I bought it five years ago, and still play it from time to time, revisting my favorite levels. My only problem is that it is hard to see where you would over-jump, escpecially in the level where Buffy must hop across boxes floating in some water. Apparantly, the slayer can't swim. The graphics in the game are actually very good for it's time, and hold up fairly well today. Music is fine, the theme song being the best, and background music sets a creepy mood. Voice-acting is superb, with all characters played by their actors on the show, minus Buffy, but it sounds exactly like Sarah Michelle Gellar anyway. As I said before, I revist this game all the time to play, so the lasting appeal can go on for some time. There is also a hidden multi-player mode for up to four players, which can increase the appeal even more. There are also secret areas to unlock, multiple ways to reach objectives, etc. Overall this game is reccomended for anyone a fan of the TV series, or beat-em-up games like Indiana Jones: The Emperors Tomb (Also reccomended)
Buffy The Vampire Slyaer
This game is a must have for your xbox! its grahpics are great and a great storyline and you don't get tired of hitting the same button over and over. Yout don't only fight vampires but hell hounds, Zombies, and much more. The Senery is awsome it is the right amout of darkness and light you need and the characters are ones to remember even the vampires you are killing you will remember. This game you get to explore places you seen on the tv show that you would want to see, like you can run all around sunnydale high school, and the library, sunny dale cemetary and much more. The only thing is that you have to play buffy the whole time but its not that bad. Your weapons are awsome you can pick up stuff lying around and so can the vamps so watch out. The storyline is similar to the tv series but has a twist making it more fun. I'm telling you you'll want this game for your xbox system.