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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (Windows)

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Written by  :  Furiel kay (4)
Written on  :  Aug 07, 2008
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Summary

A bucket load of potential, but as many others have said, buggier than hell, even after countless patches

The Good

Amazing story, a sweet twist at the end, just goes to show why you shouldn't mess with the centuries old vampire pirate, right? Another great aspect of the game is, that depending on which class you choose, the story and allover game experience shifts a bit. These changes appear in dialog options, extra quests, etc. The voice acting is very good, especially Jack's.

The Bad

aside from the bugs, the game has some other deficiencies, that I consider minor, but wouldn't have hurt to be included into the game, for example the character's appearance can't be modified, only thing you can change is the armor it wears, which means four armors throughout the whole game. I find, that a good RPG [like Morrowind] has to have a rich appearance alteration. many times i fantasized about how cool my vamp would have looked with a few tattoos and piercings, wearing a black hood and some chains \m/. Other than this, the game is unique [even though it was built on the source engine, and has fallout-ish leveling]

The Bottom Line

A fresh breath of air for a change, with a good storyline, with an ending depending on the player [this part is very cool actually, because you can't really say , that the ending you've chosen is good or bad, unlike MANY other games]. Gameplay is also good aside from the bugs, because the story is so good, and the quests are so unconventional, that it keeps people playing.