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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Review
Review - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Tue 9 November 2010, 10:18:12Tags: Troika Games; Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
HonestGamers are being honest about Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.
They rate the game 9/10, Outstanding, "The majority of games simply aren't this good. It stands aside from the crowd and you'd be crazy to miss it".
To a certain extent Bloodlines itself is in disguise; at a cursory glance it may resemble a first-person shooter, and indeed runs on Half-Life 2's Source engine, but this is very much an RPG of extraordinary depth – that just happens to frequently involve blowing away mortals and monsters alike with a pump-action shotgun. The seven vampiric clans you can choose to descend from not only feature unique appearances for both male and female fledglings but each offer their own combination of supernatural powers ranging from the elegant Toreador's superhuman speed and savage Gangrel's ability to rend flesh asunder in the form of a monstrous beast to the Malkavian incapacitating entire hit squads in the blink of an eye by offering them a glimpse into her own diseased psyche. Don't care much for shooting or spells? Specializing in brawling can be even more effective against undying horrors than emptying a Glock into them, not to mention a physically adept character's ability to snatch gangbangers in the midst of combat and refill her health via a quick mouthful of arterial spray.
I'm sure Tim Cain and the others are happy about the good ratings their games get nowadays.
Spotted at: GB