developer: Rainy Night Creations
publisher: Rainy Night Creations
Game mode: single player
Vaccine is a representative of the survival horror genre, which has been developed by the independent Spanish Rainy Night Creations studio. The source of inspiration for the developers responsible for it were the classic versions of the Resident Evil series - the title draws from them in a handful of both plot and mechanics of the game, as well as the visuals.
In Vaccine the player takes on the role of one of the two members of the bio-hazard department. The protagonists find themselves in a mysterious property where one of them falls victim to a deadly virus. From now on, his companion's aim is to find the title vaccine and apply it to a friend before it is too late, as he only receives thirty minutes to complete the mission. It is further complicated by the fact that even if he manages to complete the task but does not discover the mystery hidden by the house, his companion will fall ill again.
What distinguishes Vaccine against the background of the iconic Capcom works, is the differentiation of heroes in terms of stats, which can be further developed during the struggle like in RPG. Two soldiers (Rita O'Connor and Manuel G.P.) were made available to us, and their combat potential was described using five coefficients - number of points of life, endurance, accuracy, determination and happiness.
We observe the action from various film shoots. The core of the game is the exploration of a large house, the layout of which changes every time the game starts. This makes the production is characterized by high replayability - when undertaking to find the vaccine once again, the player has to take into account the need to face different challenges. It should be remembered that the death of the lead hero forces the game to start anew.
An important role is also played by the fight against enemies - while a rat can be put down with a blow of its fist, sending a zombie or an oversized mutant to that world requires the use of firearms (with time not only a pistol but also a much more powerful shotgun hits our hands), as well as elements of the environment, even in the form of exploding barrels; the range of our capabilities is also broadened by gadgets of the mine-type. It is also worth noting that in order to gain access to blocked rooms, we often have to solve a riddle, and useful information about the house is provided both by notes found along the way, as well as by NPCs we meet.
Vaccine has been enriched with simple three-dimensional visuals, which in terms of workmanship brings to mind titles from the late nineties of the twentieth century; the same applies to the sound layer and gloomy soundtrack.
age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 or better, 500 MB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT or better, 500 MB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)