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Gaming Nexus favours horrid Vampire puns

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Gaming Nexus favours horrid Vampire puns

Review - posted by Spazmo on Thu 30 December 2004, 17:28:16

Tags: Troika Games; Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

Gaming Nexus have their review of Troika's Vampire: Bloodlines up. The title of this review is "Finally a game that is supposed to suck". This does not bode well. They liked the game well enough to give it 8.4/10.
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines is the latest installment in the Vampire series but it represents my first foray into the franchise. Originally based on a pen and paper role playing game, it has a huge back story for gamers to dive into. As you might have guessed from the title, you play a vampire in the game. Rather than the cheesy Count Dracula type vampires or the pop-culture spewing Buffy type vampires, the game goes with more of the Embrace of the Vampire/Ann Rice vampires. In this version, the vampires live as a secret society hidden away from humans. In order to keep their presence hidden (to avoid being hunted to extinction if ever found out), the vampires have a code (The Masquerade) which all vampires are supposed to follow. The Masquerade stipulates that a vampire can’t feed on people in a public place, use their vampiric powers in front of the kine (the vampire term for humans), or discuss any of the details of the lifestyle with anyone who doesn’t enjoy the occasional glass of O positive.
That's one thing I really liked about Bloodlines. It doesn't do the whole gothy, existentialist, "woe am I immortal bloodsucker" thing that half of vampire pop culture leans to. It does more of a secret society, seedy urban underworld setting that's really quite appealing.
Spotted at: Blue's News

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