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Bloodlines discussing at Boomtown
Preview - posted by Spazmo on Mon 8 March 2004, 13:40:55Tags: Troika Games; Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Boomtown have written up a preview of Troika's now-somewhat-controversial action CRPG dealie, Bloodlines.
In fact knowing little about the game before I started I actually had no idea it was using the engine and when I was told it was I had to take a bit of a double take. On closer examination the graphics are indeed impressive â€“ well detailed and with some excellent use of light and shade (funnily enough the game is always set at night). Indeed according to Boyarsky the team have made many of their own alterations to the basic engine with their own lighting and cloth system as well as a complete overhaul of the particle system.
This may well be but just looking at the game itâ€™s still not a patch on anything that has yet been seen of Half-Life 2. Which is really a testament to the talents of Valveâ€™s artists rather than a complaint against Bloodlines. At the end of the day Bloodlines is still heaps better looking than pretty much any comparable RPG and thatâ€™ll be all most people care about.
Hey, even if this and other Troika titles don't sell at all, they can always license their boob jiggling algorithms to other developers.
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