Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TulionKT, Mar 24, 2019.
you beat me
I'm peeing my pants about this.
Going to play Bloodlines again soon just to get back in the mood. Fucking great game.
OH LERD PLEASE DON'T LET IT SUCK
This is one of the few games I'm actually looking forward to. Was that really gameplay in the trailer though, I would prefer to see more of it.
What makes the first one so special? I know nothing about it. Does it have Character Development - skill trees or whatever to allow you to make your character unique thru your choices, or is it more like an fps or resident evil type thing ?
Sweaty nerds like vampire lore
All the above.
So it's been a while since I've played, but things it did well:
Setting the mood, this shit is for adults
Very different gameplay depending on which clan you chose (like hideously deformed Nosferatu vs one of the shi-shi socialite clans play really differently)
Aside from clans, there's also method - fists, melee, firearms, blood magic, dialogue vs. combat - lots of variety.
Side skills like hacking, lockpick, sneak, general RPG fare there.
Actions matter - you need to keep up the Masquerade. Go fucking up civilians in public left and right and you can get in serious trouble (or the game just ends at some point if you're dumb enough)
Different potential endings - can't remember details now but there were several.
Basically shit that's often missing from a lot of so-called RPGs now. I actually am often turned off by vampire lore because that shit is usually so trite and ridiculous... VtM stuff though is based on solid pen and paper neckbeardery, it's good stuff.
Thanks duder. I'll check it out.
I need choices in build paths that leads to other choices being no longer accessible. Basically my favorite thing about gaming is making my toon choices.
Damn skippy. I feel the same way.
Though by endgame I don't mind it if I have excess skill points and get to try 3/4 of everything because I usually don't have time to replay shit.
Plot-wise though, 100% - my fav games have different endings depending on what you do. No take-backs... sorry I slaughtered my way through the whole story but I want the nice-guy ending now.
I can tell the last time someone had sex based entirely on how interested they are in this game.
Me when I start playing Bloodlines.
Also, this is a good read... talks about the dude who has been patching the game for so many years (he's still actively working on it). My first complete playthrough of VtM:B was using the Unofficial Patch by this guy, and I think it would be fair to say the game would not be on so many people's top-games list if it weren't for this nerd's efforts:
never heard of it but based on utumnos description im getting pretty sweaty
I really enjoyed playing Malkavian, the clan of mad seers, with the user mod. The conversation was an entertaining mix of riddles, rambling and prescient insights. I hope the conversation is as interesting in the sequel.
Random pic from google:
EDIT: Yes that is one ugly dude.
that looks terrible
It's 15 years old...
i mean that's from a mod right? i have no recollection if it, never really played any mods aside from the Unofficial Patch stuff.
TBH even in the base game I don't think I could post any single screenshot that would make the game sound interesting. You really do have to sortof get into it a bit to understand how all the bits work together. I may change my mind as I play through it again - it's been years.
Pretty sure that was just the basic Unofficial Patch. Malkovians were just uniquely... weird, there was so much detail put into that game.
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