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Bloodlines interview on GameBanshee
Interview - posted by Whipporowill on Sat 21 August 2004, 01:08:28Tags: Leonard Boyarsky; Troika Games; Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Yet another interview with Troika's Leon Boyarsky, this time on GameBanshee. Here's something I hadn't heard too much about before (warning, some minor item spoilage):
GB: How many different pieces of equipment will players be able to acquire/choose from in Bloodlines, and how important will gear be to the character? Will there be any unique or artifact items to be found in the game? If so, can you give us an example or two, along with their stats?
Leonard: As far as equipment and item collecting go, this isnâ€™t a game based around the finding of a lot of items or armor types (and neither is the PnP, really). Itâ€™s much more about the story and the character interaction (whether combat or social). You can get a total of four armors in the game, a ton of firearms and melee weapons, and some really cool Occult items as well. Hereâ€™s two examples of really cool Occult items you can get in the game:
The Odious Chalice
A Tzimisce-created abomination, this is a pathetic organ-like creature that you can feed from which never dies. The Odious Chalice continually refills with blood over time.
The Saulocept is actually the remains of some ancient, much larger item, and contains the souls of unknown beings. Every time you are awarded three or more experience, you gain one extra experience point when this is in your possession.
The interview also has GameBanshee stating a Sept 1st ship date for HL2 (which is a rumour flying around the 'net). Guess we'll see about that one, won't we?