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Revisiting VtM: Bloodlines

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Prime Junta, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. Vibalist Arcane

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    The sewers are not nearly as bad as the endgame parts. It's a long, boring dungeon, yes, but the endgame is not one, not two, but three long boring dungeons in sequence, the Kuei Jin temple being the ultimate low point.

    I almost side with the asian bitch just to avoid it.
     
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  2. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Yeah but they are only that on the first playtrough,on replays you can just stop playing when you get to it.
     
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  3. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Going through it all is worth it, just to get to the ending cutscene and then the badass end credits.

     
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  4. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    Damn I couldn't stand the music in VTMB.
     
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  5. Starwars Arcane

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    You mean the club tracks or the soundtrack in general?

    I personally love it all, it's a huge part of the atmosphere. The club music isn't really something I'd listen to on my own, but yeah... it's a perfect fit for the game I think, gave it a real identity.
     
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  6. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    That is some pretty good metal metal mate.
     
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  7. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    It's all just fucking punk edgerock or some form of shitty 2000s electronic. I get that this is the 'aesthetic' that VTM is supposed to have, but I just cannot stand it. The entire game is edgy in overly edgy in general.
     
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  8. Mañjuśrī Self-Ejected Patron

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    Really surprised how tight the band sounded live when I came across this a few months ago; it's near studio level.

     
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  9. Okagron Erudite

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    There are so many characters i like in this game. Venus, Gary Golden, Lacroix, Strauss, Beckett, Jeanette/Therese, Pisha, VV and even Mercurio. Heck, i even like Arthur Kilpatrick, the guy who runs the Bail Bond place.
     
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  10. gaussgunner Arcane

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    Yeah, I hear that. I don't mind that music when I'm playing this game, but normally I listen to 70s-80s metal and other shit. There's one group I kinda like, Darling Violetta (intro music and Empire Hotel), and their other songs are more jazz than metal. Still pretty edgy, and too California sounding, but I think it's kinda cool.
     
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  11. EverlastingLove Educated

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    Clan Quest Mod 4.0 i almost finished and the targeted release date for the release of the mod is October 31st this year!

    Here's the newest teaser:



    :bounce:

    Finally, here comes my 11th playthrough of Bloodlines :)
     
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  12. laclongquan Arcane

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    Get a proper female body model. or hell, mod your config to link to different body model like Malk's. Then you will forget the tedious sewer with THAT waving on your monitor.

    If your Bloodlines game doesnt rate NSFW activity, or NSF Family, you aint playing it right.
     
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  13. Anomander Rake Self-Ejected

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    When Clan quest mod 4.0 will be out, I feel like the sabbat road will be the best path to take in game because you will be able to avoid the endgame.

    does cqm 3.1 have the shortcut to skip the last boring areas (sewers, freeing the nosferatu)? Been a while since I played it..
     
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  14. Gondolin Arcane

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    You know you can skip the sewers, right?
     
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  15. Dodo1610 Learned

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    What why has no one told me that?
    Anyway which mod would you recommend for a second playthrough?
     
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  16. Herald of Durance Educated

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    The new voice acting doesn't sound half bad. I guess I'll postpone another playthrough to October 31st.
     
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  17. HansDampf Prophet

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    Because the shortcut only exists if you've installed the Unofficial Patch Plus.
     
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  18. Starwars Arcane

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    Is there a way to skip the shitty design of the last part of the game though? No? Then it doesn't matter much. It's still a game that starts out excellent and then goes to complete shit at a certain point.
     
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  19. Vibalist Arcane

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    The reason it goes to shit isn't so much because the endgame is linear and restrictive (most RPG's are like that towards the end), but because it's so looong. So yeah, it matters.
     
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  20. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    The sewers and the endgame dungeons are only a hassle for people who ignore sneaking and who think they have to fight all those enemies. Killing them won't give XP, why bother? There's like 3 mandatory encounters in the sewers. In the temple you can also avoid almost all combat.
     
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  21. Vibalist Arcane

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    To be fair, it's a hassle for anyone who rightly assumed this game would be viable for any build, not just a combat/sneaker build.

    Also, those meatball monsters will almost always spot you, even if you've maxed stealth and obfuscation. It's just poorly designed.
     
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  22. Desert Fish Educated

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    Hmm. Sneaking is usually more of a hassle in my experience. The exception being Obfuscate 3 or higher. One more reason to play Malkavian or Nosferatu, I guess.
     
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  23. Wesp5 Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    With the current UP plus it's possible to skip most of the endgame dungeons too :)!
     
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  24. Bester Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Idk, is it just me, or these QuestMods that add NPCs just look boring and bad as fuck? Just text for the sake of text?
     
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