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Bloodlines sneak n' peak by Yahoo! Games Domain
Preview - posted by Whipporowill on Mon 19 July 2004, 16:59:35Tags: Troika Games; Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Yahoo! Games Domain got lucky and scored a hot date with Troika's Leonard Boyarsky. Apart from what we already knew (which seems to be pretty much everything released) Leonard talks on the mature setting and Activision's support in making Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines. I found this quote worth mentioning:
GD: You seem to have had a pretty free hand to include "adult" themes and language in the game. Do you think this is a natural consequence of a maturing industry, or a passing fad? How does it enhance your game?
LB: I think the fact that we've been allowed to include mature themes in Bloodlines results directly from the fact that Activision has realized from day one that any self-respecting game about vampires, especially one derived from the White Wolf universe, is at its very core a mature game.
Sadly, I don't think this has anything to do with the "maturing" of the game industry, as most of the industry at present will run screaming from a mature title. Activision is rare in that not only are they letting us do a mature game, but they're supporting it as one of their main titles as well. I think this enhances our game in that it gives us much more freedom to explore different themes, and dish up some good content.
Could it be? Has Troika finally come into the hands of a responsible publisher? Will wonders never cease...
Also, make sure to watch the first of 5 video walkthroughs with Activision Producer Thain Lyman. The first one spans character creation, environment interaction and character advancement in a whopping 13:17 minutes!
Spotted at: RPGdot