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Offline SabbyTopic starter

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« on: January 20, 2008, 04:51:33 AM »
I've noticed a lot of people here are into White Wolf table top games. I'm not into the dice rolling games, but I really enjoyed the Bloodlines PC game. So, I was just curious to hear what the VtM players thought of the video game. I really loved it, but as I said, haven't done the real thing.

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Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 07:49:34 AM »
Never played either of them, bar one Vampire game as a test run for a con scenario. My WW experience is pretty much just Exalted at the moment, though I would like to try some of the nWoD.

Offline Jefepato

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 09:04:10 AM »
I only played it briefly, back when I had a computer that could barely run it at all.

It seemed pretty cool (if overly idiosyncratic in the conversation trees), but I have a huge gaming backlog and haven't gotten back to it since.

Offline King_Furby

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 05:22:04 PM »
I always thought it looked fun and had alot of options. I just never played it as i always like to find demos first. I never did find a demo for it so i never played it. I wish more games had demos  :'(

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 08:58:33 PM »
It was pretty deep. A lot of classes with very different skills. I dabbled in a mind controlling, stealthy class, but most of my playing was with a beefy, walking tank. That guy could wade through a shower of gun fire and summon wolf spirits to tackle my attackers. Good times.

Offline Lirliel

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 12:32:11 AM »
I was kwazy girl in that game *Grins* Malkavian ;)

And the game was pretty damned detailed as far as I was concerned, only Lag and Loading times were a BITCH and prevent me from doing the game again..

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 12:37:17 AM »
So, you've played both table top and pc versions? Would you say Bloodlines is accurate?

<3 Malkavians

Offline Lirliel

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008, 01:29:52 AM »
As far as V:TM is portable to a PC game, same level as for example NWN2, we can't cram everything in there. But there's enough to make it look and feel like the real game.

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 01:33:17 AM »
Ah. Thats what I've been hearing :)

Hated the snuff levels...

Offline Lirliel

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2008, 01:48:17 AM »
Meh, they weren't that bad, didn't like the Nosferatu levels really, I had to crank up my brightness to way up to see anything

Offline SabbyTopic starter

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2008, 01:55:42 AM »
The haunted motel level was so cheap ;D honestly, who got scared playing that? You could predict everything.

I really enjoyed the mission where you had to escort that Brujah through the sewers to escape the Vampire Hunters. I had some decent gun skills at the time, so coupled with my Gangrels melee, it was pretty fun.

Offline Brandon

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2008, 02:20:50 PM »
Acctually he was a Toreador. He was embraced by the hollywood baron who was a Toreador, thats how I know.

Overall the game was awesome. It didnt translate over perfectly but I think it got an accurate representation of what V:tM was as well as gave a really good story that kept people interested and introduced different aspects of the old world of darkness pretty well.


Offline King_Furby

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2008, 08:46:46 PM »
I did always want to play it, i was mostly interested in being a stealth type. I might see if i can find it cheap.

dang Brandon your sig is huge =)

Offline Brandon

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2008, 08:59:51 PM »
Yes Im trying to downsize it but everytime I do it looks like crap. Trying to find a medium is tough

Offline Nothing

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2008, 10:38:49 PM »
I've played tabletop V:TM for years, and I loved the game. I was also a Malkie *smile*
Of course, they couldn't get everything into the game from the books but then there's a lot of books, so I don't blame them. They got the main points and it had a pretty good plot and storyline to it. Whatever you said to the NPC would change something somewhere, so at least it wasn't just plod through the story and do what we tell you, unlike the first vampire game they came out with, where you could only play a Brujah...
I got stuck FOREVER in the chinese place trying to figure out those stupid statues...finally had to go online and get help from the forums, lol
Anyways...yeah, good game :)

Offline Fullmetal Ky

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2008, 06:49:41 PM »
Pity they collapsed the Malkavians in nWoD, a lot of people seemed fond of them!

I enjoyed the game myself, though since I'm only familiar with nWoD I couldn't tell you how close to the old VtM it was. You can purchase and download the game from the direct to drive website (google for the win). It's relatively cheap!

One warning though is that the game was quite buggy on both mine and my friend's PC's. It was prone to crashing at annoying times. I loved the song Isolated by Chiasm which plays in the first nightclub you come to as well! 

Offline Ace86

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2008, 05:31:25 PM »
Played both games, V:tm bloodlines is in my opinion less of a success then was his predecessor, the first Vampire: the masquerade.
Though i still think that the table top games are better then the pc ones. Both in vampire and in d&d. 

Offline ZK

Re: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2008, 11:17:26 AM »
In comparison, I'd call it a damn pretty accurate translation, from tidbits of character sheet and so on (in some regards). The story with the multiple endings and being able to actually work for the Kuei-jin was quite interesting, then again, I find it rather strange that the Kin-jin can work for them. But overall, I was impressed with various types of vampires, shapeshifters and all sorts of things. Although it was of course lacking in a few areas on story bit, but you couldn't thrust the -entire- WoD in it. It didn't have the Imbued (Hunter: The Reckoning) thankfully but I was sad that it didn't include Demon: The Fallen or Changeling:The Dreaming at all.

I was real happy to see a Nagaraja voiced by one of my favorite voice actresses in the anime VO business. As well, she had some pretty memorable lines. :D

But aside from that, the real complaints were stability and loading.

The game tried, but it kept wanting to slow down, crash, have odd glitches or take nine hours to load a level.