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Gaming Nexus favours horrid Vampire puns
Review - posted by Spazmo on Thu 30 December 2004, 17:28:16Tags: 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 canâ€™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 doesnâ€™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.
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