- System: iOS, Android
- Publisher: Cybrid
- Developer: Cybrid
- Release Date: July 7, 2019
- Pricing:Free With in-game Purchases
- Rating: Adult
- Genre: Otome, Romance
- Players: 1
- Official Website: https://ikemen-series.com/games/vampire/index.html
Ikemen Vampire: Temptation in the Dark - Opening Movie
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
Soon enough, she spots the man that returned her eating, and upon nothing her, he grabs her hand. The man exclaims to the player that they need to leave now before another mysterious man appears who seems more menacing. After some strange dialogue, a butler approached the group insisting that you've been invited to dinner with the master of the mansion, and you must attend. The main character is forced to accept the invitation and is soon led to a dining room full of gorgeous men.
As she sits down at the table, the men each begin to introduce e themselves. As it turns out, they are all famous figures from history like Beethoven, Napoleon, and Issac Newton. The main character quickly learns that all the men before her have come from different points in time to the mansion. To top it all off, the portal she used to get there has now closed, and it will be a month before it reopens. With an agreement to help the mansions butler, and the knowledge that everyone around you is a vampire, it's time to choose the man you will fall in love with.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Leonardo Da Vinci
Arthur Conan Doyle
Vincent Van Gogh
Theodorus Van Gogh
Comte de Saint-Germain
To begin with, you are awarded 5 chapter tickets each day. These tickets can be used to unlock the next part of your story. The only catch is that the chapters are extremely short, ranging from one to three minutes per read. On average, we could get through an entire story segment in 5 to 10 minutes easy. Most of the story is also heavy filler, with the romance being lightly sprinkled in on occasion. Each character has 25 parts meaning you would have to check-in for 25 days in a row to get through the story if you somehow manage to beat the challenges without spending money. Additionally, you should note that you can't check in every day to save up story tickets. The game is wired only to allow you to read five chapters a day and won't supply you with more than five tickets at a time.
The first challenge you will come across is the card battle. The battle system is crudely explained and heavily relies on you getting premium cards from the gacha machine to build your team. Every story will have several checkpoints in it that require you to win around three consecutive care battles to progress to the next chapter. The second challenge will have you using in-game items also won from the gatcha to feel an affection meter. The third will have you dressing up your avatar to when fashion points and progress the story. The catch is that if you don't have the premium avatar items purchased, you will only have access to the basic ending.
The one standout of Ikemen Vampurs is the games art. The characters are beautifully drawn, with special attention paid to each boy's design. While the clothes aren't historically accurate, they capture each man's time period in a fashionable way that players are sure to love.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
To top it all off, the story is not for history buffs as the characters aren't like their historical counterparts in the slightest. I'd you're looking for historical influenced romance, then this isn't the game for you. Likewise, as mentioned above, the story isn't very deep even when presented with moments where the writers could have really delved into the backstory or padded the plot.
To top it all off, the gatcha, dress-up, and card battles are all additional features that could have been fun extras for the players but ended up becoming a way for the game to siphon money from the pockets of the players. If there was at least an option to outright buy charter stories for a set fee instead of just having a currency system, then Ikemen Vampire would probably have done across as much more appealing to play through.
In addition, many of the characters have side stories or side stories. These short stories all have to be paid for by the player in order to access them. This easily make the price jump to around $30 to $40 for a full run of each vampire. At around 12 characters, the game becomes more expensive than most acclaimed Otome games on the market with a smaller amount of actual story content. Even the daily check-in rewards will do little to make the games cost easier on your wallet.
The game will let you complete offers for premium currency at a low rate. Watching a video only awards you one diamond and even paid offers, not you a smaller amount of currency then you'd find in similar games. These offers are long and tedious and aren't worth the payout.
- Dazzling Art Work and Character Designs
- Costly Currency System With No Way To Buy Individual Stories.
- Mediocre Story Line and Character Development
- Confusing UI