As the topic of vampires heats up and becomes trendy, you’d think that the major game studios would respond in turn, right? Wrong! As a matter of fact, the only people who seem to notice our dark need to play vampires, to be vampires, to drink blood and party like it’s 1799 are… webmasters, and other Internet savvy blokes who want to make some sexy cold hard vampire cash on today’s vampire trend. So in the age of Internet, the most games for vampire lovers are online. Which is sad news for anyone who has ever been addicted to a browser game. Yes, I mean you, the people who dump $50 a week into Zynga games, for the sake of click click clicking your way to a great character. As of 2009, the browser games coming out included:
- Vampires: Bloodlust
- Vampires vs. Werewolves DARK
- Undead LIVE! Vampire Werewolf Overlord
- Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant
- The Vampire’s Kiss
And those are just a some of them! The next tier of games we were subjected to were mostly for the PC. And of course the one, count them, ONE vampire game for Mac users.
- Vampire Hunters
- The Dracula Files
- A Vampyre Story (MAC)
Well, that’s not so bad, really, but PC games rarely live up to their hype, and by the way, vampires are just one of the enemies in Necrovision, –not a character! How many games out of these four do you actually get to play a vampire? I’ll give you a hint: None! In none of these games do you get to be an awesome, stylish, ass-kicking vampire. Handheld games you say? No problem!
- Vampire Knight
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice
Two games, on DS. That’s it. In all of 2009, to games for DS. Do you -dare- inquire about how many games came out for consoles in 2009? With the Halo franchise running rampant, making sequels and compatibility copies left and right, do you -dare- to ask how much attention vampires got this year? With the Guitar Hero franchise just now discovering the various other genres in which guitars were actually played? Do you DARE?!
- Rosario to Vampire Capu 2: Koi to Yume no Rhapsodia
One! One game, and it’s for PS2, –you remember PS2, right? As in, obsolete? Yeah, that PS2! Don’t get me wrong, I love PS2, but what the hell is going on people? There’s a PS3 now, the Wii, the XBOX 360, and no one has thought that -maybe- vampire games would be cool to have right now?! I am officially disgusted with the gaming industry. Please guys, do something for 2010!