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Bloodshore is another great example of interactive movies that shows Wales Interactive shaping up to be the masters of the form. They have taken the core aspects that made the early Telltale adventure games so compelling and married them with well cast and decently acted stories. The depiction of game contestants with greedy or noble motivations while at the whims of mysterious overlords makes this an interesting counterpoint to the phenomenon that is Squid Game, Battle Royale, The Hunger Games.
Bloodshore is a short and sweet FMV game with good acting and characters, let down by a lack of branching narrative and a sometimes passive gameplay experience.
The story is slight, the acting is rubbish, and the special effects are merely effects. The synthwave soundtrack is actually really good. It lasts an hour and change which, like most Wales Interactive movie-games, is absolutely perfect. You probably already know if you think you're going to like this, and if you do you're probably right. We liked it, but mainly for the wrong reasons.
Bloodshore continues Wales Interactive's streak of entertaining interactive genre films, this time in the exploitation late-night action arena. With a fun battle royale plot, a few twists and turns, and some gnarly violence, Bloodshore provides several runs worth of solid entertainment. Cleaner in editing than some recent efforts, Bloodshore is a step in the right direction for interactive films.
Ultimately, Bloodshore is a title capable of offering some jolts of nostalgia to fans of the old FMV productions, with a proposal that is however far from memorable.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Featuring characters it's difficult to give a shit about, as well as an entirely throwaway narrative that you'll immediately forget as soon as the credits roll, Bloodshore is mildly entertaining, but only in a “look at how bad this is” way. Don't waste your time.
Bloodshore finds itself stuck in a cruel circle, as a bland game adaptation of a roughly cut movie, which in turn is a bad adaptation of a game genre.
Bloodshore is a comedic battle royale without any particular flair. As a person who likes niche films, I find that there are few things worth paying attention to here, although I did not have a very bad time. The advantage is the short duration (~2h) and significant choices. The creators have prepared nearly 300 scenes, so there is a thing to influence.
Review in Polish | Read full review
Bloodshore ridicules many problematic areas such as the gaming world, broadcasters, social media, classic media, television shows, and makes us spend a few hours of fun.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
Unfortunately, Bloodshore is Wales Interactive and Good Gate Media’s most disappointing collaboration yet. We thought very highly of The Complex and Five Dates, and the recent Night Book weaved an enjoyable narrative, too. But Bloodshore never quite hits the mark. It doesn’t work as a black comedy, instead never quite deciding if it wants to be funny or horrifying. It’s a disparity that never redeems itself – not even by seeing terrible internet personalities meet their grizzly demise.