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AVault mehs Bloodlines
Review - posted by Spazmo on Thu 9 December 2004, 01:21:43Tags: Troika Games; Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Adrenaline Vault's beefy review of Bloodlines is up. Their verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5. That score is dragged down by surprisingly low marks for graphics and sound, though.
Bloodlines is a strange case of polarized objective / subjective opinion. From a purely objective standpoint, the poor use of the Source engineâ€™s capabilities makes for a disappointing offering. Speaking subjectively, Iâ€™ve enjoyed Bloodlines more than any other RPG since Knights of the Old Republic or perhaps Morrowind. Had Troika spent more time perfecting the graphics and sound, I would have more than likely given this a Seal of Excellence, and not just because the designers have done such a great job tipping the hat to the gothic subculture. Given some extra post-release love via heavy handed patching, Bloodlines has the potential to become a truly majestic role playing game. As it stands right now, itâ€™s like eating a bagel with some mud on it. Sure, the cream cheese might be divine, but youâ€™ll still be able to taste the mud. If youâ€™re going to pick this release up, brace yourself for some serious mixed emotions.He's right about the mud, but he's finding it in the wrong place.
Thanks to LlamaGod for the heads up.