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I'm also a big Bloodlines fan and would love for this to succeed.

 

I was also surprised to see "kappa" on that list.

 

吸血鬼 (kyuuketsuki) = vampire in Japanese. It makes sense character-wise.

吸 - suck

血 - blood

鬼 - devil/ogre etc.

 

Hengeyokai is probably 変化妖怪

Henge meaning "to change" (since it wears anothers skin I guess) and Yokai, as Gromnir has said, is a generic term for bad spirits.

 

As others have pointed out, a kappa is a completely different mythological creature. Which makes me wonder what else on that list is inaccurate.
Nevertheless, I think that's how fantasy/fiction evolves. Taking a myth from another culture and putting a new spin on it. I don't mind the spelling as long as its a good game!

 

 

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If Remember Me is anything to go by, Vampyr will probably end up more Redemption than Bloodlines. Linear, action heavy and plot focused.

Honestly, I preferred Redemption (well, the first part of it), but that's because vampires running around with guns always seems weird to me, and I pretty much hate non-cover-based shooters.

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Plus that's the World of Darkness for you, that grouped various names together, and mashed up several to create "new ones"

Hengeyokai was the generic "China/Japan" term for shapeshifters in the WoD.

Kind of like Kuei-Jin was the mashed up name for their Asian specific brand of Vampires.

 

Remember, it was a roleplaying game. They didn't stress that much over Etymology. ;)


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I have no comments re: the game/developer, but I rather like the jacket the guy is wearing in the poster - and the fedora on the guy in the background. Also that it's apparently set in a WW1 period vs. some made up dark fantasyland world or something. Not that I know how legit the setting will be. Could be an alternate WW1 universe for all I know.


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I'm super excited, I hear they are taking a lot of inspiration from Twilight.

 

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Are they trying to one-up BioWare's in the hilariously bad romance department?

 

Somehow Twilight and Bioware reminded me of this:

 

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Perkele, tiädäksää tuanoini!

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I want my Obsidian V:TM game back.....

 

*cries himself to sleep*

You gonna sleep for a long time.

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Somehow Twilight and Bioware reminded me of this:

 

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Damn, I guess I should've watched the rest of those movies... 

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 Could be an alternate WW1 universe for all I know.

perhaps like an alternate ww1 universe with freaking vampires in it?

 

HA! Good Fun!


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 Could be an alternate WW1 universe for all I know.

perhaps like an alternate ww1 universe with freaking vampires in it?

 

HA! Good Fun!

 

:p

 

I just meant that it may not be a very historically accurate version of ww1 universe, even outside of the vampires.  Like when they make those periods a lot more tech advanced in some movies etc. :lol:


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I have tried their last game and first attempt to make an RPG, Mars: War Logs, on Steam.  I did not finish it but I will if I ever get the time to play it again.  It was not great, but it was not too bad either.  I actually think most of you would enjoy it.    In some ways Mars: War Logs was quite reminiscent of the early 3D RPG from Troika and BioWare back in the early 2000s.  A very interesting/unique premise and world.  (Started as a prison escape on a cyberpunk Mars, and then got dragged into some sort of planetary politics and civil war over the limited water resource - that is unique.) So much potentials, yet flawed due to limited budget, overreaching and uneven gameplay.   But it was a good attempt.

 

I think they are making a sequel called Technomancer.  Hopefully their will do better because the world they had created for the first game was definitely a  unique and very interesting one.

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Just replay Bloodlines for the thousandth time. It'll probably still be more fun.


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Ahem. In Swedish, "vampyr" is the proper spelling of vampire, so I may say the same about "vampire". ;)

It's not a made up word as one might expect so the devs could claim copyright on the IP. They would be hard pressed to prevent the creation of another Vampyr game. 

 

I prefer Vampir actually, that's where a certain famous one comes from.

 

Nosferatu - Romania 

Upyr - Russia 

Yakshis - India 

Lampir - Bosnia 

yara ma yha who - aboriginal australian 

vampir - bulgaria 

obayifo - ghana 

callicantzaros - greece 

bajang - malaysia 

baital - india 

incubus - pan european 

jaracara - brazilian 

baobhan sith - old gaelic scottish 

mulo - serbian 

vampyr - slavic 

asasabonsam - ghana 

ekiminus - assyria 

kathakano - crete 

aswang - philippines 

vampira - philppines 

danag - philippines 

mananangal - philippines 

encantong dugo - philippines 

capre - philippines 

tianak (vampire baby) - philippines 

mandurugo - philippines 

pontianak - malaysia 

canchus - peru 

ghoul - arabic 

kukuthi - albanian 

lugat - albanian 

dakhanavar - armenia 

bluatsauger - germany 

nachzehrer - germany 

mulo - gypsy 

alukah - hebrew 

kappa - japan 

kyuketsuki - japan 

strix - latin 

vampir - hungarian 

upirina - croatian 

drakul - serbian 

sukuyan - trinidad and tobago 

upyr - slavic ukranian 

 

 

What I gather from this is Philipinos can't even decide how to spell it.

 

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With regards to the game, I'll put this in my "keep an eye on it' list.  Anything RPG-related is going to pique my interest.


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"Console exclusive is two words Darque." - Nartwak (in response to Darque's observation)

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