BloodRayne isn't the most well known name in the gaming world because of how bad and mediocre the previous games were. The always hot heroine of these games always attracts my attention(what can I say I'm a guy). What I do know about the game is that your main goal is to kill other vampires. By the way you'll be getting these smaller type of game reviews until the gaming drought is over.
Graphically, BloodRayne never disappoints and always impresses me with each level. The game looks simple yet beautiful. The camera is occasionally wonky and weird in terms of zooming in too closely to your character. The crisp animations, great character and enemy designs, and compelling environments make it easy to overlook that this is a downloadable title. The hard rock metal type of soundtrack never really grabbed me but it never took anything away from the game. There isn't much of story in the game because the core of the game is based on the combat.
BloodRayne: Betrayal is a 2D side-scrolling action-platformer. and its brutal difficulty makes it a tough challenge. The game has 15 stages that take place in, around and below a castle. And getting through each one will test your patience in a good way like Super Meat Boy. Enemies get progressively harder, and the volume of bad guys increases. Platforming becomes more difficult and you will be trying multiple times to finish the different levels in the game. New and fun puzzles adds diversity into the gameplay formula that mixes well with the other elements of the game.
Rayne, the main character, has two basic weapons: her blades and her pistol. The blades are for your basic hacking and slashing, and I'm sure you guessed it, pistols are for long-ranged warfare. Combat is very simple, but can get deep if you want to delve into the combo system. Rayne can heal herself by biting the necks of most enemies, which is a necessity for getting to the end of the game.
If you're interested in the game, I say give it a shot. The $15.00 price tag is a little steep, but its workable for me. Its a solid game for those who want a break from Skyrim and Battlefield 3.
Final Score = 7/10