Vampire Rain: Bring an Umbrella

I’m sorry what is this?
Vampire Rain was a poorly received game (in the USA; Japan loved it) that was released in July of 2007 in the States. It was originally an Xbox 360 exclusive title in Japan, which later got a remake/rerelease on the PS3 with some fixes and added cutscenes. For some reason. We’re going to be playing the 360 version for this Let’s Play. This will be an uncut LP, considering the fact that this game is very silly and it’s cutscenes mean nothing.

It’s a stealth horror game that has a bunch of stealth and barely any horror. However, there is a lot of rain and a lot of vampires, so you can’t accuse the title of lying to you.
Joining me on this wonderful adventure is my good friend Lynxwinters, who I’m forcing to suffer through this game with me.

Why this game?
I’m playing it so you don’t have too.

Why not the superior version on PS3?
I already own it on the 360 and I really don’t want to pay for this game twice.

Part 1: Vampires not Included
Part 1-2: Tutorial Time
Part 2: These Vampires Stink
Part 2-2: Very Necessary Tutorials
Part 3: They got Ups
Part 3-2: The Final Tutorials
Part 4: Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel
Part 5: Hey Lloyd do you Wanna See a Dead Body!?
Part 6: Everything’s Fine Over Here
Part 7: Be Like Lloyd
Part 8: Dating Advice from Lloyd
Part 9: (SUBTITLE)
Part 10: Oh, Kelly
Part 11: Professional Voice Acting
Part 12: Modern-Day Vampires
Part 12-2: DLC Adventure
Part 13: Cover Your Butt
Part 14: JAMES
Part 15: Kelly is Banned
Part 16: Bomb
Part 17: Vampires…?
Part 18: Sun Stick
Part 19: Oh Right. There’s a Plot.
Part 20: Pope in a Pick-up
Part 21: Whatta Night
Part 22: Grunt of Pain
Part 23: Good Kick
Part 24:

Part 24-2:

A link to the playlist can be found here:
Vampire Rain: Bring an Umbrella

“What’s Object Permanence, Dracula? Let’s Play Vampire Rain” - by gschmidl
“Vampire Rain: Aggressively Bland” - Adapted from djw175’s original post here
“Vampire Rain: A More Interesting Plot That I Make Up As I Go Along” - by Lynxwinters
“We Keep Having Better Ideas Than The Developers Did: Let’s Play Vampire Rain” - by Derek Barona
“Oh don’t worry, something will happen” - Tommofork

posted by Niggurath
Box art for the PS3 version + Character Bios from the manual posted by Nebiros
Sweet Action One-Liners posted by RealSovietBear


Posting this already completed LP to test the archive @moderators
I also wanted to add a tag for “stealth” but I’m not at a high enough trust level to do so.

I haven’t gotten to the end of the LP yet, but good job making a bland and boring vampire story actually watchable.

Yeah I’m super glad that people enjoyed it. That made it much easier to record this very unfun game.

Also getting @LynxWinters reactions to the… “plot”, helped too.

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Yo I still hate this game, and now I’m twice as sad because all my really good advice to watch Columbo is really hard to apply because it’s not on Netflix anymore, and I’m gonna go ahead and blame that on Vampire Rain. I don’t know how, but I assure you the best TV detective is no longer available for streaming because of this shitty game.

Edit: the best part of this whole LP was me discovering some rad k-pop groups.

I’m at video #5 now, and thoroughly enjoying the commentary as you both suffer through this… Although, I’m curious of what the vampire lore is in this universe… for example, are your weapons anti-vampire simply because you sprinkle garlic powder on them vigorously?

Now that I think about, aside from the “melee” weapon they never really go into any detail about your guns.

Though, for being anti-nightwalker, they do a really shitty job of actually killing nightwalkers.

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Perhaps it’s less anti-nightwalker as in adept at killing them, and more anti-nightwalker as in a direct attack on their ideals. Everything they stand for, as twitchy-teleporty-incompetent creatures of the eternal darkness.

Or maybe the game’s just bad, either/or.

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Started watching the LP tonight, really enjoying it so far.
You talked in the first ep. about nightwalkers being another word for, well, professionals, but since the vampires keep luring their victims into dark, empty alleyways for dates, aren’t they maybe both?
Maybe even intentionally? (if you’re willing to give the game -any- credit for clever writing, which God knows its dialogue doesn’t lend much credence to…)