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Game Over for Bloodlines at Game Over
Review - posted by Spazmo on Sun 9 January 2005, 00:59:11Tags: Troika Games; Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Game Over have put up one of the more negative reviews of Troika's undead RPG Vampire Bloodlines. They rate it no better than 65%.
What is it about really thick white make-up and too much eye liner that appeals to the undead? If only we could unlock the mystery of the walking deadâ€™s love of gaudy, trashy apparel, then maybe we could get one step closer to understanding how to fight them. When Troika released Bloodlines, most people saw a gameâ€¦ but not me. I know a social experiment when I see one. Let me be the first to congratulate them on making a â€œlive action role playâ€ simulator. The only thing that doesnâ€™t really fit is that all of the people in the game are basically attractive, which stands in violently stark contrast to real life LARPing.He spends half the review bitching about how he doesn't like having to play a World of Darkness vampire. Now, I agree that LARPing is lame and vampire LARPs in particular are just creepy, but Bloodlines does a really great job of not forcing you into that too much, not to mention its alternatingly strong and weak role playing. Essentially this guy's a moron who seemed to be expecting to play Half Life 2 again instead of a gothic horror RPG.
What Iâ€™m really trying to say here is that the sheer amount of melodrama captured in this game is akin to viewing (and smelling) a live action game. The only things really missing were the dice and the palpable loneliness. So really, the target market was recognized and officially won over, and to be fair there really isnâ€™t a better Vampire game out there right now. So lets dig into this big pile of blood sucking.
Spotted at: Blue's News