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Terra Arcanum reviews Bloodlines
Review - posted by Spazmo on Fri 28 January 2005, 02:15:31Tags: Troika Games; Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Terra Arcanum's Chief Guy Dark Underlord (also of DAC fame) wrote a review of Troika's vampirey action RPG Bloodlines. There's no overall rating or score, but Dark Undies seemed to like the game well enough by and large.
One of the more unique aspects of Bloodlines is that it's set in modern-day Los Angeles. Countless RPGs before it have all been set in fantasy lands far, far away. Bloodlines is one of a rare breed of RPGs to break this classic mould and with it, comes some modern-day fun. One of the skills you can learn is hacking. With this skill (technically they're called feats in the game), you can break into computers with a simple text interface (almost reminiscent of the old text-adventures) and read e-mail, access secure directories or use computer commands to unlock nearby electronic safes or disable security systems. Being a modern world, there's no shortage of computers either, with plenty of them offering a little bit more of the game to explore.Yup, that's two of my favourite things in the game: non-fantasy setting and intelligent implementation of computers in a modern game.
Thanks to the lugubrious Mr. Teatime for the heads up.