Default Prime: As the son of Bram Stoker's venerable hero, you must use an arsenal of swords, guns, and powerful magic to blast through dungeon after dungeon loaded with teeming hoards of enemies. The game takes place in a gorgeous gothic-noir realization of Bram Stoker's Eastern Europe, but does the gameplay set itself apart strongly enough to contend in an over-saturated genre?
And as for this gothic-noir world based on Eastern Europe, it’s quite the sight to behold. While you start off in what is basically a hub town similar to those seen in the Diablo and Torchlight series, you quickly start moving through excellently crafted forests, marshes, and later on, scintillating industrialized cities with steam-powered mechanisms. The variety of the environments is doubly impressive considering just how well the game looks from a technical perspective, blowing away other games in the genre.