Here are my in-depth thoughts of the demo! They're not organized in any particular order, but I hope they're useful! (I played as a female MC with an all-female Unit Bravo)
Impressions of Unit Bravo:
Ava - I've seen people refer to this character as an Ice Queen/King; I actually disagree with it and here's why. As the Unit's leader, I would think that Ava would have been a vampire agent the longest out of the Unit and as such, maybe she's had limited human contact with people outside the Agency. This is important to note because that means that she's been working the field for so long that she's maybe not adept in how different civilian life is.
I think the reason why the MCD and Ava clash is because they're both people in positions of power in their respective field. Ava's the Unit leader, while the MC has been promoted to being a Detective. They're both experts in their field. The friction comes from the MC belief that the things that go bump in the night don't exist and is treating this string of murders like a regular case. Ava, on the other hand, knows these things exist, and she knows how to effectively deal with them in order to limit human casualties.
Is she an Ice Queen? No; Ava cares for her team mates - she hears Nat's side of the argument despite disagreeing with her, she cares for the Detective's safety, she cares for the mission's success, and she cares about humans despite not liking them. Is she a hard ass? Yes. But, she's like that because she's dealt with these things before and clearly, she's come out on top. Ava knows what she's doing works and she doesn't want to fail the mission just because the Detective is ignorant of the risks. This is why when the MCD cooperates with her, Ava shows her softer side. When the Detective works with her, Ava subconsciously knows that that cooperation has just improved the chances of success.
Nat - The Lancer to Ava's Leader; Nat is a good balance and Ava's oldest friend. For starters, Nat is a nice person, a trait that is established early on when she introduces the team to the MCD. I would go so far as to say that Nat is the most human of the Unit: she encourages cooperation between the Unit and the Detective, we see her struggle with her vampirism, and she makes it a point of keying the Detective in on what they're actually facing.
Despite all these niceties and humanity in Nat, you have to remember she's an Agent. Her skill sets may lie elsewhere compared to Ava - who I am under the distinct impression that Ava was involved with MI-6 or the British army - but she's faced down creatures of the night and survived. But... not entirely unscathed. Nat does struggle with her vampirism and her argument about letting the Detective in on their secret may have been from personal experience.
Farah - The least experienced and perhaps the youngest vampire of the Unit. I say 'least experienced' because of her interactions with the Detective while comforting Kate Hayes. Her comment about how the Detective makes it easy to get comfortable could be a throw-back to Farah's possibly sudden change in lifestyle. She's young enough to have not realized the isolation that comes with being a vampire and hasn't had her ability to be empathetic to others, be smashed by harsh reality.
Morgan - Probably my favorite character out the Unit; Morgan is a complex character. Her personality is a combination of the characters Sten and Morrigan from DA: O; off-putting at first and a blue-and-orange morality, but I think it has something to do with how she was raised. Her comment about how lucky the witness of the first murder just because she had a roof over her head, implies that Morgan didn't have a roof over her head when she grew up. What we do know, based on the POV switch during the patrol, is that curiosity isn't a typical trait of hers - why is that? in fiction, an individual's dampened curiosity is usually associated with jobs that people shouldn't ask questions i.e. CIA, FBI, covert military operations - and that, if you picked the Shy Flirt option, she reciprocates because she's interested in provoking a stronger reaction. Morgan is not a hero like Ava or Nat, she chooses to act out of her own interests, seemingly at the expense of others. I am eager to learn more about why she's listed as the Specialist Agent, how that impacts the MCD and their resistance to a vampire's pheromones, and what her motivations are.
Interviewing Mrs. Frida Huddlers w/ Nat & Morgan:
Shy Flirt Interaction w/ Morgan on Patrol:
How would the MCD know this? Media depiction?
The MCD has never had any military experience based on the given choices as to their motivation for why they joined the police, one of them being this: "With my family so against the army, the police were the next best thing."
Nat vs. Technology
This was such a precious scene! Plus, great foreshadowing! If the MCD has to break into a building with lots of high-tech security, then Nat probably isn't the best option.
So far we've seen vampire's subdue their prey with the use of pheromones, vampires being vulnerable to bullets, vampire super speed and endurance, vampire enhanced senses, unaffected by sunlight, and individual differences i.e. being vulnerable to cold and being a walking lie detector. All in all, this game's vampires seem like an ambush predator, or a lightning bruiser. Made for speed but as fragile as humans are. A very nice balance for this creature of the night.
I do want to learn the antagonist's motivations and how obtaining the MCD's blood would benefit them. Is it like a power boost when a vampire drinks their blood, or if they change the MCD into a vampire would that produce a "super" vampire?
All in all, a fantastic game! Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing it with us!