Vampire: The Madquerade - Bloodlines

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Boomstick, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Boomstick

    Boomstick Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Anyone played this gem?

    I've just got around to it recently and it's pretty great. There's a lot of character customisation and all the missions have multiple strategies you could employ.

    I jumped out my skin playing the haunted hotel mission in bed last night, waking my girlfriend up who was getting up early for a job interview. Needless to say "I saw a ghost on this vampire game" didn't sate anything.
     
  2. SPCTRE

    SPCTRE Badass Admiral

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    It is incredibly popular (and for good reasons) with the hardcore cRPG crowd.

    In some ways it has not aged very well (including some issues with sexism), but it is still a seminal RPG.
     
  3. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Remember to patch it and add some mods, there are a lot out there that improve the games visuals dramatically.
     
  4. Evil Twin

    Evil Twin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    On subsequent playthroughs I just mute the sound (which contributes about 75% of the creepiness) and rush through it. :lol: Although my personal scariest game experience is still Shalebridge Cradle in Thief 3. *shudder*

    But yeah, fantastic game with lots of replayability due to the different clan abilities. Finally did a full Malkavian playthrough earlier this year. :techman:
     
  5. Robert Maxwell

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    Good game, wish there were more like it. Although all the mods and stuff really help a lot!
     
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  6. John Clark

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    Enjoyed it very much back in the day. I haven't tried it with mods or even most of the patches yet but I generally had the most fun playing as a Malkavian.
     
  7. Boomstick

    Boomstick Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm really enjoying it, currently investigating the apparent snuff film in Hollywood.
    Personally I think it has aged quite well, or maybe I'm just old. A lot of RPGs out there now look pretty, but you really don't have that much control over character development and the like. I got a big shock when I finally got around to Legend of Grimrock recently and you couldn't get to far by evenly spreading your stats.

    I see what you're saying about the issues with sexism, it's not the worst example I've seen. Unfortunately a lot of games, even important classics have a pretty juvenile attitude toward women.
     
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  8. Skywalker

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    If you're gonna get it, get it on GOG because their version comes automatically with the unofficial patch that fixes a lot of issues with the game.
     
  9. TauCygna

    TauCygna Captain Captain

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    I should really try this game ! I loooove Vampires : The Masquerade as a table RPG ! Can't get enough of it !! So I'm sure I'd love the video game version ^^