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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (Windows)

83
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.2
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Once again, pure RPG bliss courtesy of Troika Oleg Roschin (164863) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Buggy Yet Beautiful, an RPG to be Savored Bet (633) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
See beyond the bugs. St. Martyne (3562) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
Patch Me Once, Patch Me Twice, Patch Me Once Again. Terrence Bosky (5237) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
A fitting epitaph for a passionate, yet flawed, development house. Dwango (292) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
Spooky! Melody (119) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars
Enjoy This Game, No Matter How Hard it Tries to Stop You Tom Cross (31) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
A good one from Troika Games, but again with some flaws. Der.Archivar (673) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars
An extremely intelligent example of "postmodern entertainment" worldwideweird (54) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
Ann Rice + Brian Lumley + John Carpenter = This Game Scott Monster (919) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.4
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.5
Overall MobyScore (130 votes) 4.2


The Press Says

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100
Just Games Retro
Even the lack of replay value isn’t really a lack of value, so much as it’s just me wanting more of what’s offered here. That’s got to be a pretty good sign. If you enjoyed Deus Ex, System Shock 2, or any of the modern, non-party RPGs, you owe it to yourself to check out Bloodlines if you haven’t already. Its combination of deep in-game history, tons of interesting side quests, buckets of atmosphere, and unique characters to play as make it a brilliant RPG that shouldn’t be missed.
100
Game industry News (GiN)
It's rare to say a game sucks, and then give it a good rating, but since we are talking about vampires it's a pun I can afford to make. I took a little bit from the gameplay score because the load times between levels is atrocious – sometimes lasting as much as a minute or more – even on a high end system. Even so, it earns a full 5 GiN Gems for showing us a dark and foreboding world, and then challenging you to survive it with your humanity intact. If you like in-depth role-playing in an adult world with plenty of moral dilemmas, then Vampire is the game for you.
100
Withingames
Vor vier Jahren erschien mit Redemption ein Computerspiel aus dem Vampire Universum, welches sich leider große Freiheiten im Bezug auf das zu Grunde liegende System nahm und so im Endeffekt nur noch wenig mit White Wolf´s Pen and Paper Rollenspiel gemein hatte. Seitdem hoffen Fans auf eine Umsetzung, welche mehr Rollenspiel und weniger Hack&Slay ist und Troika liefert nun mit Bloodlines endlich ein Spiel, welches diese Anforderungen erfüllt. Was das Spiel so gut macht und wo noch Raum für Verbesserungen ist, erfahren Sie im Artikel.
93
Game Chronicles
With a comprehensive RPG structure, exciting action elements, and an engrossing story rich with gothic flavor, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is one of the best PC games of 2004. You’re going to love the original characters and the quality dialogue and how it all comes together in one of the best narratives of our time. If you are looking for an action game, RPG game, or even a solid adventure game, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see just how well Bloodlines blends all three genres together in sinister and exquisite perfection. This is one game you don’t want to miss, even if it means putting Half-Life 2 on the backburner.
90
Legendra
Pour conclure, Bloodlines est un jeu vraiment plaisant pour un fan des mondes vampiriques, d'une richesse incontestable, et très fidèle au jeu de rôle d'origine. Ses petits défauts (comme des bugs qui peuvent toutefois être corrigés par un patch officiel) rebuteront peut-être les joueurs peu acharnés, mais pour les autres, ce sera une vraie partie de plaisir. On regrettera malgré tout trois ou quatre niveaux très longs où l'on ne fait que casser de l'ennemi et qui sont particulièrement lourds... Mais l'ambiance unique de VMB vous fera passer quelques dizaines d'heures de pur plaisir.
90
PC Powerplay
Schon nach den erste Spielstunden hat sich Bloodlines einen Platz in meiner ewigen Top Ten der besten Spiele gesichert. Seit Planescape Torment habe ich nicht mehr so eine fesselnde Story erlebt und so coole, glaubwürdige Charaktere getroffen. Seit Deus Ex habe ich nicht mehr eine so große spielerische Freiheit genossen. Ich würde den Machern am liebsten einen Orden verleihen für all die kleinen Gags, für die erwachsene, düstere Spielwelt, für die unzähligen Spielvarianten – einfach für alles. Meckern kann ich eigentlich nur über die fehlende Automap und das wenig aussagekräftige Notizbuch. Wenn Sie sich diesen Winter nur ein Rollenspiel leisten, dann muss das Bloodlines heißen!
90
Gamereactor (Norway)
Disse to skavankene - bøgs og litt halvveis kampsystem - er det eneste som trekker Vampire ned; bøgsene er ikke mange eller alvorlige nok til at Vampire suger, men er likevel kraftig irriterende. Vampire er tross alt en instant-klassiker og et av de aller mest stemningsfulle, underholdende og fengslende spillene jeg har vært borti i denne genren.
90
HonestGamers
Gritty, seductive and spooky, Bloodlines oozes atmosphere from every orifice. Try to ignore the glitches and enjoy one of the finest adventures the PC has to offer.
90
PC Action
Endlich mal ein Rollenspiel ohne diese obligatorische Fantasy-Elfenprinzessin-Ork-Helden-Scheiße. Dieser Titel ist aber nicht nur deswegen so göttlich. Ich habe beispielsweise eine Sklavin, die ich ständig wie Dreck behandle. Trotzdem überhäuft mich die dumme Pute mit Geschenken und liegt mir zu Füßen. Da bin ich besonders erfreut darüber, dass mir so eine unterwürfige Dienerin auch in Vampire: Bloodlines zur Verfügung steht. Kurz gesagt: Dies ist mein persönliches Spiel des Jahres!
89
Game Captain
Spitzengrafik, Spitzengeschichte und jede Menge spitze Zähne. Sehr spannend und unterhaltsam, prima Rollenspielfutter abseits niedlicher Fantasywelten. Soviel Pixelpracht verlangt allerdings einen flotte Grafikkarte.
88
PC Games (Germany)
Das neue Vampire ist alles andere als fehlerfrei. Technische Probleme, kleinere Übersetzungsfehler, elendig lange Ladezeiten und die unsaubere Kollisionsabfrage stören den Spielfluss. Trotzdem ist Bloodlines mein neuer Rollenspiel-Favorit - nicht mal Gothic 2 konnte mich dermaßen in die Spielewelt hineinziehen. Die ergreifende Story um Intrigen, Macht und Gewalt in einer korrumpierten Gesellschaft von Untoten spricht mich eher an als eine Fantasiewelt von Drachen und Rittern. Dank vielfältiger Clans und weitreichender Entscheidungsfreiheit lohnt sogar mehrfaches Durchspielen.
87
Gamesmania
Bloodlines hat alles, was man sich von einem Rollenspiel erhofft, sofern man nichts gegen lange Fangzähne hat: Gezielte Charakterentwicklung mit ausreichend Feintuningmöglichkeiten, eine fesselnde und mysteriöse Geschichte, vielfältige Interaktion mit einer glaubwürdigen Umgebung (wenn man davon absieht, dass es in L.A. niemals Tag zu werden scheint) und mächtige Gegner. Genau das richtige für einsame Nächte. Man sollte allerdings ausreichend Geduld mitbringen, oder einen Forschungsrechner der NASA sein eigen nennen, wenn man von den langen Zwischenladezeiten und den erwähnten Rucklern nicht bis aufs Vampirblut gereizt werden möchte. An dieser Stelle eine klare Absage an die ziemlich hardwarehungrige Programmierung, deshalb Punktabzug und keine 90er Wertung. Auch den angekündigten Multiplayerpart bleiben die Entwickler dem Käufer schuldig.
87
GameStar (Germany)
Wer’s braucht: Kollege Schwerdtels öligem Toreador-Charmeur fliegen die Frauenherzen (und -hälse) regelrecht zu, meine Gangrel-Braut ist dagegen aus härterem Holz geschnitzt: Sie beißt nicht nur mit ihren Zähnen, sondern ist auch bis an dieselben bewaffnet: mit Messer, Pistole und Uzi. Das ist bitter nötig, denn mit Schleichen und Überredungskünsten alleine komme ich häufig nicht weit. Und aufgrund des Rückstoß-Verhaltens der Feuerwaffen machen Ballereien weniger Laune als die flotten Nahkämpfe. Das war’s auch schon mit Kritik. Schließlich lebt ein Rollenspiel nicht nur von Kämpfen, sondern vor allem von Dialogen und Story. Und bei denen zieht Vampire 2 alle Register: Lebensechte Gesichter, exzellente Sprecher und gute Texte sorgen für massig Atmosphäre und Spannung. Ich gebe nicht auf, bevor ich weiß, ob in dem Sarkophag tatsächlich der... Aber halt, das finden Sie besser selbst heraus. Und haben viel Spaß mit dem für mich besten Rollenspiel des Jahres.
87
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
The game's sheer level of detail is astounding, and not even the glitches we've mentioned here will temper your enjoyment to any major extent. Sure, Bloodlines' has its fair share of problems, but these are easily overpowered by the game's charm, genuinely freeform nature and almost inexhaustible entertainment value. Had the melee combat been more refined, the engine used to its full capabilities and the niggles ironed out, then you'd be looking at perhaps the finest RPG of all time. As it is, it'll have to make do with the accolade of being one of the deepest, most engrossing and entertaining PC games of 2004, and lets face it, after the year the PC's had, that's not a compliment to be taken lightly.
86
Mana Pool
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines is a brilliant game, full of dark humour, viciousness and intrigue, all brought to life in a superb fashion. Even if you aren’t typically a fan of the vampire chic, this game is well worth looking at.
86
PC Zone
Despite its shortcomings and glitches (the latter will hopefully soon be rectified by a patch), Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is still a beautifully chilling and captivating creation, an RPG that's earned the right to be mentioned in the same breath as the best, though sadly not as the best. It may not be perfect, but once it gets hold of you, it'll suck your spare time dry and enslave your attention, making you its loyal subject till the end credits roll. Go on take a bite - I think you'll really enjoy it.
86
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Niet de Classic die we hadden gehoopt maar niettemin een erg knap en onderhoudend RPG-spel.
85
Fragland.net
This game could have scored higher if it didn't lack a thorough finishing touch. Still, don't let that fact keep you from buying this title if you like RPG's and don't reject non-isometric points of view. Bloodlines will intrigue you despite the not so well worked out combat and some annoyances here and there. Memorable NPC's, superb dialogues and kickass music complement the attractive setting very well. Vampire makes you wonder why there are so few games around which utilise the World of Darkness universe. If you ask me then Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is the best RPG of the past year on PC, without too much effort even because of the rather poor competition.
84
eXp.de - Extreme Players
Alles in allem ist Vampires The Masquerade: Bloodlines ein wirklich tolles Spiel, das in Sachen Atmosphäre seinesgleichen sucht. Grafisch ist es nur teilweise überragend und auch die Steuerung ist nicht perfekt. Was aber wirklich die Wertung nach unten drückt, das sind reichlich Bugs. Logikfehlern sind dabei noch das kleinere Übel. Wesentlich deftiger sind Abstürze und einzelne Stellen, die nur per Konsolenbefehl überwunden werden können. Dennoch, ein echter Fan von Rollenspielen darf sich dieses Werk nicht entgehen lassen, da Bloodlines egal wie eines der besten Rollenspiele dieses Jahres ist. Laut Activision ist man bereits dabei, einen Patch zu erstellen, der diesen Problemen ein Ende bereiten soll. Bis dies geschehen ist, bekommt Bloodlines von uns erst einmal nur 75%, doch sollte der Patch das gröbste und schlimmste beheben, dann sind wir auch zu einer Aufwertung auf bis zu 84% bereit.
84
2404.org PC Gaming
This game will likely miss out on the acclaim that it deserves and ultimately it’s a mixed bag for gamers. It’s easily the best single player PC RPG this year with one of the most engaging atmospheres you will find in any game. White Wolf WOD purists will find less to complain about than you would expect for a computer game version of their game, except of course for the Gangrel (so not in the Camarilla!). Ultimately, as this game uses the same engine as Half-Life 2, the graphical comparisons ill plague it always. But, if you are a gamer capable of seeing the forest for the trees, then you will discover that the folks at Troika truly are RPG Geniuses and have crafted a very fun game.
84
IGN
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is a much stronger game than the previous one in the series. It does the genre right, with character choices that effect the world, dialogue choices that effect your fate, and plenty of things to do and places to poke around in. Replayability lies in the widely varied character design options, since the story is pretty linear, multiple endings notwithstanding. Unfortunately, the AI has the intelligence of a doorknob sometimes, which keeps the shine off an otherwise delightful and multilayered experience.
83
Strategy Informer
Overall, if you enjoy a great story and like to explore a rich world, you will like this game. If you like adventure RPGs, you will like this game. However, if you’re an action junkie, you will find little to enjoy in the clunky combat. Also, make sure you have access to an internet connection so that you can get the patches in order to make this game a little closer to what it should have been. Had all the problems been ironed out before this game went retail, it would have been a lot more impressive.
82
ActionTrip
'Vampire' is a game not to be taken lightly. Although the sequel is masqueraded as being this Source-engined eye-candy experience, it is really all about the depth of gameplay (the RPG elements and the non-linear quests) and the thrilling, moving and spirited narrative. You must remember where Troika is coming from, folks, so you need to approach this title with the right frame of mind. Personally, I've relished in some of the quests, and in the subtle innuendos scattered all across the scenery. I applaud and congratulate the writers and wholeheartedly recommend this title to those of you who can look past its many technical drawbacks to see the game for what it truly is - probably one of the most mature titles (in EVERY sense of the word) I've played in a long, long... long time.
81
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Bloodlines zet een heel interessante en zelfs geloofwaardige speelwereld neer, waar je personages ontmoet die langer dan gewoonlijk in je geheugen zullen blijven hangen. Dus als je voorbij het twijfelachtige gevechtssysteem kan kijken, krijg je een sterk rollenspel en een killer-vampiergame geserveerd.
80
GameSpy
In the end, though, the problems with mediocre combat wouldn't have stopped me from playing Bloodlines; having gone through the game once, they won't stop me from replaying it, either, in order to experience the different endings. How that will affect gamers in deciding whether to purchase the game depends very much on what kind of mind-set they go in with. If you go in with the idea that Bloodlines is a hybrid FPS / RPG, you're going to be dramatically disappointed. On the other hand, if you're looking for one of the best role-playing game experiences of this year, then you should really look into Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. Congratulations, Troika, on producing a Vampire game that doesn't… um… suck.
80
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
OK, so the Source engine still has some kinks to be worked out. But Bloodlines has some questionable things in its very design. There are too few character models, making every hooker in a city a clone and making Billy Idol so very proud, as nearly every person in a nightclub is dancing with themselves. And I feel that if I stealthily kill every guard in a temple, then I should enjoy the luxury of not having new ones suddenly appear in their place. There’s more, but I’ll stop here. As annoying as these things are—and they are plenty annoying—they still can’t detract from a game that creates such a darkly captivating world. The cliffhanger ending of Bloodlines has me thirsting for a sequel already.
80
Immoral Gamers
Bloodlines charms not with its looks, but with its brains and its dirty, dirty mouth. Where S.T.A.L.K.E.R. created a decaying, visually striking world, populated by idiots talking a load of shit and gibberish about nonsense, Bloodlines has a world of rather crude visuals but brains where it counts.
80
videogamer.com
There's no doubt in my mind that Bloodlines is the best RPG of the last 12 months. It's not without flaws, none of which should be ignored or forgiven, but they don't completely kill the game, and that's the most important thing. The finale of the game is also a tad disappointing when compared to what precedes it, but again, the first half of the game is so outstanding, Bloodlines isn't a game that should be overlooked.
80
UOL Jogos
Apesar dos defeitos, "Vampire" tem sucesso por oferecer liberdade ao jogador. Apesar da decisão que abre espaço para os quatro finais do game acontecer apenas no final da aventura, o grosso do jogo é repleto de escolhas (de menor ou maior impacto na aventura) - e isso é um dos elementos mais importantes em um RPG.
80
Playback
Biorąc pod uwagę ostatni segment tej recenzji można postawić pytanie o celowość zakupu, a potem użytkowania tej gry. Otóż warto i to bardzo, ponieważ, po zainstalowaniu patcha bolączki opisane powyżej w stopniu znacznym się redukują. „Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines” to naprawdę świetna gra z doskonałą i co podkreślam nieliniową fabuła, doskonałą muzyką i wielością możliwości ukończenia na różne sposoby gry. Dla Fanów gatunku RPG jest to pozycja obowiązkowa i nawet nie będę uzasadniał, dlaczego. W ciągu ostatnich kilku lat wyszło niewiele gier mogących konkurować z „ wampirzą maskaradą” i to jest fakt niezaprzeczalny. Gra ta powinna tez przyciągnąć zwolenników „mrocznych” klimatów”.
80
Gamernode
Overall I think that despite the bugs and at times choppy graphics, Bloodlines is one of my most favorable and memorable RPG adventure games ever. If you are a person who can,t stand long load times, bugs and choppy graphics then avoid this game like the plague. But on the flipside, if you are a person who doesn,t want to miss out on arguably one of the greatest RPGs to hit the market this year, then get out there and pick up a copy of the game.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Vampire : The Masquerade : Bloodlines n'est peut-être pas le RPG qu'on attendait, mais il est indubitable qu'il a pour lui de très grandes qualités. Son système de gestion du personnage complexe autorise une réelle liberté d'action et de choix, engendrant une expérience de jeu différente. De plus, on est facilement emporté dans l'intriguant monde des ténèbres et ses circonvolutions sociales, historiques et mystérieuses. On ne peut alors que déplorer la mauvaise gestion des combats, les approximations de maniabilité et autres défauts énoncés dans le test. Un excellent RPG toutefois, qui vaut lé détour.
80
Video Game Talk
With over 20 hours of game time, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines will last you a while. The gameplay system is rich with deep customization and control over your character and flow of the game. Combat could have used more tweaking, the graphics are glitchy and load times are frequent and long, but the game is still a solid experience. Fans of the Masquerade will feel right at home and newcomers will be given a welcome embrace. PC gamers looking for a good RPG experience will want to check this out.
80
Boomtown
While it's perhaps not a game that will have role-playing purists rattling their 12-sided die in delight, Bloodlines delivers a solid, if occasionally rough around the edges, experience worthy of its genre. Those with an interest in White Wolf's property may find that it remains truer to its inspiration than the first game, and as an example of the action RPG sub genre it's definitely one of the finer titles to emerge in recent years.
80
JeuxVideoPC.com
Bloodlines est un jeu à part. Différent. Pourquoi ? Parce qu’il fait partie de ces logiciels qu’il est impossible pour un testeur de catégoriser, référencer et classer comme il est facile de le faire pour tant d’autres jeux. Bloodlines, réalisé par les auteurs – il y a de cela quelques années déjà – de Redemption, est en effet un jeu particulier. Mais, une fois n’est pas coutume, le mélange des genres est une réussite, tant et si bien que l’ennui n’a que peu de chance de prendre le dessus une fois que vous serez dedans.
77
GameSpot
In many ways, Bloodlines feels very much influenced by the classic role-playing game Fallout, which is to be expected since developer Troika was founded by members of the Fallout team. Bloodlines presents a very interesting world to explore and memorable characters to interact with, and the open-ended nature of many of the quests allows you to tackle the game in multiple ways. So if you can look past the clunky combat and other shortcomings, you'll find that there's a rich world to explore in Bloodlines, a role-playing game that ultimately allows you to indulge your inner vampire.
75
PC Gamer UK
Put simply this is one of my games of the year, and I still can't score it higher than the mid-seventies. It's elated and moved me, both to delight and despair. For the first 20 or so hours, this was the next Planescape Torment, but by the end I realised it's more this year's Ultima Ascension. It started as Deus Ex with vampires, but finished like Bloodrayne... but with, uh... oh. Fuggetit.
70
Eurogamer.net (UK)
While a determined player - especially a PC RPG player - will forgive much of this, and my selection of bugs are fairly extreme examples of what's going wrong, it's really not on. Suffice to say, those stories about it being done ages ago and being stuck on a shelf until Half-Life 2 was finished are evidently a lie. Someone decided to throw this into the shops and then patch later. I don't know about hunting Vampires, but someone should start hunting accountants.
70
Gamereactor (Denmark)
Troika har gjort et hæderligt stykke arbejde med at gengive bøgernes verden på det virtuelle plan, men sørgeligt nok, så halter figuren på kransekagen, på den ellers flotte kreation. Atmosfæren og baggrundsmaterialet fungerer godt på denne pixelerede facon, men desværre formår udvikleren ikke at sammensmede dette med en helt strømlinet action-del, som dog heldigvis ikke trækker oplevelsen ned i støvet. Det simple kampsystem ridser da i lakken, men ikke nok til at vi i det store hele ikke kan give spillet vores godkendelse - ikke mindst til fans af genren og rollespillene. Kombinationen af vampyrer, flot grafik og en intens stemning burde få de fleste rollespilsfans ud af starthullerne. Bloodlines kan varmt anbefales til alle med hang til genren, ikke mindst dem, der savner andre udfordringer end dem, som diverse fantasy-universer bringer til fadet.
70
Gamereactor (Sweden)
Nu ska de här problemen inte överdrivas eftersom det inte riktigt är poängen med spelet. Handlingen och dialogen fungerar utmärkt och striderna duger till att skapa spänning i farliga situationer. Som ett simpelt men ändå fritt och öppet rollspel, totalt genomsyrat av Vampire-mytologi och estetik, borde Bloodlines vara ett givet köp för alla fans av originalspelet. Själv förbannar jag mörkret och går och lagar middag istället. Blodpudding.
70
Joystick (French)
Linéaire, buggé à mort, infidèle au jeu de rôle... Certes. Un patch est en route, est-ce suffisant pour apprécier Bloodlines ? Je dirais oui, si on n'attend pas un vrai RPG "The Masquerade" ou un vrai jeu à la Troïka. Achetez-le plutôt si vous aimez les vampires, si vous aimez Deus Ex 1, si vous n'êtes pas regardant sur la réalisation, si vous avez une grosse machine et si vous aimez les histoires qui ne vous prennent pas pour un con.
70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Bloodlines is a strange case of polarized objective / subjective opinion. From a purely objective standpoint, the poor use of the Source engine’s capabilities makes for a disappointing offering. Speaking subjectively, I’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, it’s like eating a bagel with some mud on it. Sure, the cream cheese might be divine, but you’ll still be able to taste the mud. If you’re going to pick this release up, brace yourself for some serious mixed emotions.
65
Game Over Online
Overall, this isn’t the game you’re looking for unless you are Vampire: The Masquerade obsessed or just completely strung out on buggy RPGs. There’s a lot of nice elements hiding under the hideously overwrought surface, but it’s hard to say that they’re worth digging for. Maybe it’ll be better after a few patches.
65
Netjak
Ultimately, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines had a lot of potential to be of game of the year caliber. It had the best story in a game in a long time and an incredible voice acting effort. Unfortunately, the worst engine coding I’ve seen in a long time, along with simple quality control issues, bog it down. I’d suggest holding out until all these problems are patched. Otherwise, this is a game that is worth playing through three or four times consecutively. It’s just a shame it is such a technical mess.