I had a busy couple of days and while I did buy the game on release, I was only now able to play it. I loved the demo so I was really ecited and I absolutely loved the final product. I’ve always liked vampires but Twilight kind of ruined it for me, luckily these vampires are the badass smooth seducer types, just how I like them.
My favorite character/ love interest is Nat by far. I loved everything about her personality and her difficulties with being a vampire/blood make for some awesome future drama (telling MC their blood smells intoxicating is like the most vampiric thing to say). Bonus points for mommy dearest not liking it when Nat gets close to her precious child.
From my understanding, Nat is trying really hard to supress anything about her vampire side. I’ve read several stories where those actions don’t end well, the ’ vampire side’ might just pop up when you least want it to. With MC being around all the time, it makes it even more difficult toto ignore their blood. I’m predicting a very dramatic transformation where Nat no longer has any control over her vampiric urges (and hurts MC in the process). Like a ’ this beast inside me’ sort of thing. Ah, the drama. I love it!
Farah and Ava get a shared second place. I liked some of their personality quirks while I disliked others but in the end I still think they’re both awesome. However, Nat’s still the best. I didn’t really like fighting with Ava all the time, I just got tired of her after a while. She means well but her behaviour irritates me more than I’d like. As for farah, the constant flirting was a bit much for me. I prefer a sweet romance as opposed to the ‘hot and steamy’ ones.
As for their backstory. I’m not sure what happened to Ava in the past, I didn’t get enough information to form a solid theory. With Farah, I think I might have something. She’s the weakest vampire of the group despite being the only natural one. She also tells MC that she’s good at running away. Combined with her fear/dsilike of demons I think that she might have lost some people dear to her who were killed by demons. She than ran away and got into our world. Now the question that interests me most, would be whether she ran away from the fight or people sacrificed themselves for her and told her to run (coward vs only survivor so to speak). It gives her some extra depth and I really want to know what’ll happen in the future
Fourth place would be the Ava/Nat love triangle. I usually don’t like these sort of things because I believe it is only possible to love one person fully, when there are two or more I believe it’s better to pick one instead of keeping their hopes up (or sharing, but I’m not comfortable with that at all).
However, this route was very well written and didn’t feel as uncomfortable as I thought it would. I just felt sad for the one that’s left behind. Especially consedering nat and Ava have been best friends for a long time, must hurt a lot to see your bestie pining after the same person as you do.
Lastly is Morgan, I didn’t like her at all. I tried her route in the demo and I just got so angry at her actions/reactions that I was completely done with her. I haven’t finished her route in the completed version yet. Might use it for my ‘I hate everyone’ route (bad relationship with everyone, just to see what happens in future instalments).
While not a love intrest (that would be awkward), I really liked Rebecca’s potrayal in the game. She felt like an actual parent, supportive, loving and really sad when you reject her. It’s nice to see a parent in a game for once, rather than those ’ sad orphan’ background stories for most games. I did my best to keep MC alive so Rebecca din’t have to worry.
Also, I totally don’t trust that Elidor guy. I bet he’s keeping some of MC’s blood to sell on the black market or something. It’s so odd that he takes MCs special blood so casually ’ for emergencies’. Uh-huh, not fooling me mister fairy.
Keep up the good work, I loved your first book and I’m pretty sure I’ll love the possible future instalments as well.