Having played the first “The Dishwasher” game, my expectations for Vampire Smile were high. I was sceptical whether ska studio’s would be able to deliver the same level of fun as the first one.
You start the game off as Yuki, The Dishwasher’s sister. The story telling is the same as the first and you get thrown right into the action. Normal small fry are out to kill you, but I did notice a slight drop in difficulty. I’m not sure whether the enemies are easier or just that Yuki’s blood warp is available to all weapons.
There are many more mini boss fights with short but satisfying travels in between them. In the first game, you had to fight hordes and hordes of minions before you reached a mini boss. But I liked the more mini boss approach. Makes you wonder what’s around the corner.
The style of the game is even better, everything just gels together – even the random retro gaming experiences!!! You get a mini game like section when you least expect it the most. Instead of a guitar, you play a violin this time and the sound tracks are awesome to play; I wish can download them somewhere.
The Dishwasher Vampire Smile is smashing upgrade of the original with plenty of fun to be had. Boy does it exceed my initial expections!