Monday, April 25, 2016

Buy Bloodlines

GoG has finally acquired Vampire:the Masquerade - Bloodlines.
Hell yeah !

Looks like I'll be doing a full run-through soon-ish. For now, long story short:

Bloodlines was full of graphics glitches. Its combat system was fairly lackluster. It loaded each new zone like a constipated turtle. It had few or no visual character customization options. Its quest design made it very linear. It made poor use of the newly-invented Source engine. It stuttered and stalled and slowed to a crawl and was buggy in a myriad ways which only a fan-supplied patch partly fixed.

- and yet it's one of the greatest video games ever made.
Even if you're not "into" RPGs in general or the gothy subculture of the '90s or you just hate fangs, buy it. Like Planescape: Torment, Homeworld, The Cat Lady, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Alpha Centauri or a few other rare gems, Bloodlines manages to embody the untapped possibilities of its genre.

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