Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Sander, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. Josh

    Josh Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 8, 2003
    Outa curiousity can you get grenades?
     
  2. Murdoch

    Murdoch Half-way Through My Half-life
    Orderite

    Nov 24, 2003
    Nope. Although I have been hit by a couple, I think.

    As an expansion pack they'd be cool though.
     
  3. PsychoSniper

    PsychoSniper So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 27, 2003
    It can be done, but requires

    -A: hacking your characther

    -B: loosing one of your skills to aquire throwing



    I remember also reading not all grenade graphics were set up.
     
  4. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    sigh, PC Gamer has pushed me too far. First, they completely trash Vampire in their review of it. Then, for best roleplaying game of the year... they give it to Sacred. Sacred you may ask? For the uninitiated, its a half assed rip off of Diablo. Sigh, I tried to like their magazine but I think our opinions have veered just a wee too far apart/
     
  5. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    Sacred?...
     
  6. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/sacred/index.html. If you take a look at the screenshots you can see the obvious diablo influences. The game set out from the start to simply advance diablo's gameplay by "adding horses." But hey! Since it lacked bugs upon its release, it was declared the superior to Vampire :-\. I guess thats the only determining factor in awards nowadays :(.[/quote]

    from Gamespots review...

     
  7. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    No no, i know the game, that`s why i was surprised, it sort of...sucks badly... :?
     
  8. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Ah, my mistake... though further investigation of the magazine led me to discover it also won "Worst Intro Movie" Here's the full thing there:

    Sigh, I really had faith in this magazine for a while too. Apologies for posting a bunch though... toning it down as I hit the textbooks :).
     
  9. Bradylama

    Bradylama Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 22, 2003
    PC Gamer has been in a steady decline since PC Accelerator was shut down by their parent company. Since then they've been slipping and slipping into higher levels of stupidity and fanboydom.

    The only good thing I can say about PC Gamer now, is that they don't kiss ass in their reviews for the games which have bought advertisement space.

    I lost all hope in PC Gamer when they gave the Axis & Allies RTS a 34%. "This isn't an Axis & Allies game." No shit, Sherlock. Maybe if your lazy ass had been following the project, or read ANY kind of advertisement you'd know that it would have been an RTS to begin with.

    I swear to God, its like they're not even trying anymore. When Chuck Fatass closed his Bloodlines review with "Don't come expecting Half-Life 3," I cringed from stupid.
     
  10. John Uskglass

    John Uskglass Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 29, 2003
    The game is fun. I'd almost forgotten.

    Also: reference to Pixies as Malkavian! When discussing LaCroix with Damsel, you can say "There were rumors he was into field hockey players."
     
  11. zioburosky13

    zioburosky13 Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 24, 2004
    Chuck is more a Fps and Adv game player, not a rpg type. They gave the wrong person to review the game.
     
  12. goffy59

    goffy59 Still Mildly Glowing

    May 16, 2006
    BEFORE YOU JUDGE THE GAME OR PLAY THE GAME; patch the game with the fan made patch, I promise it will fix EVERY problem you've ever had. Just look for it on the web. Type: Fan made patch + Vampire blood lines.
    Anyways, its a fucking great game. I got to the last part, and I had to format my comp and lost my save. So I'm pissed; I did side with the anarchs and almost got to the end in China Town. Oh well I already knew what was going to happen; my teacher told me.
     
  13. zioburosky13

    zioburosky13 Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 24, 2004
    Unfortunately, it's the job of developer to fix the bugs, not fans....
     
  14. Stag

    Stag Half-way Through My Half-life
    Orderite

    Jun 19, 2006

    Did Troika somehow imply that this game was made for action fans without anyone knowing?
     
  15. slamelov

    slamelov Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 29, 2006
    The game ha snow 3 kind of patches.
    - The official (mandatory)
    - The Unofficial 3.7
    - The True Vampire

    Which should I use, True or Unnofficial?
     
  16. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    It's a matter of personal choice, but I believe Troika left the game a little unbalanced. That said, I'd go with the unofficial patch, as it tries to fix and balance the game. The True patch only fixes the bugs within the game, so you may play it the way Troika supposedly intended it to be played.

    I have only played the unofficial patch (but a lot earlier version of it), so my choice is a bit biased.
     
  17. requiem_for_a_starfury

    requiem_for_a_starfury So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Apr 3, 2003
    The unofficial patch is now up to 3.9, it also includes a basic version that just fixes bugs and broken quests etc.
     
  18. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    I do wish the game was a little less linear. I want to play again but I'm tired of doing the first area of the game again.

    The game has a great story though. Events with the anarchs and certain werewolfs really had me on the edge of my seat.
     
  19. uzi

    uzi First time out of the vault

    Jul 27, 2007
    Play as Malkavian or Nosferatu if you haven't allready, they really play different in some ways :)
     
  20. Vault 69er

    Vault 69er Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    May 3, 2007
    True, but since Troika were laid off it's kind of beyond their ability nowadays.
    Compare that to Bethesda who to this day never patched some of Morrowind and Oblivion's glaring bugs despite still going strong.