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World of Darkness Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 from Hardsuit Labs and Brian Mitsoda - coming March

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by vortex, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Vibalist Arcane

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    +1. It's impressive how a buggy, 2004 source game didn't enter the uncanny valley once (at least not with its facial expressions, walking animations are a whole other thing), whereas many new games with supposedly photorealistic graphics look like Prosper's wet dream.
     
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  2. Orma Arcane Patron

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    Some melee gameplay





     
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  3. Mr. Hiver Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    A female is giving you the first basic task in the opening of the game.

    the codex: oooooohhh sexyyy laaydy. (besides, doesnt she look like that mass defect megan "journalist" something?)

    no i dont mind character not having 35 different expressions for five seconds of dialogue.
     
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  4. Starwars Arcane

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    Tang being the voice director is really excellent news. Bloodlines is the best of the bunch but I think all of those 3 games (MotB and Alpha Protocol) had a certain presence in the voiceacting that most games simply do not. Not really familiar with whatever else she's done but those 3 games always stood out to me in a big way when it comes to VA.
     
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  5. Vincente Educated

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    I think that's Dementation at work, used on you, so you see every ghoul (think the ghouls from Grout's Mansion with hockey masks and hospital overalls) as her.
     
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  6. waterdeep Learned

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    Face it, this game won't hold a candle to the SOUL of the original game
     
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  7. Nines_Anarch Educated

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    Just add the appropiate music and incline xd

     
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  8. vota DC Learned

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    After first game they should have both: they seem really invisible, also lore reasons require them to stay concealed more than any other clan and new technology doesn't forgive, spreading a Nosferatu photo on whatsapp could be very fast. While Malkavian need it less, you alert porn sites with a photo of Jeanette rather than vampire hunters.
     
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  9. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    Obfuscate doesn't work against cameras or other technological methods, it's jedi mind trick and not actual invisibility (or changing shape or the sort, it's all just a telepathic override on the senses of observers).

    Honestly I think Nosferatu would just kill fledglings who use Obfuscate instead of learning to ninja shit properly.
     
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  10. Joni Odin von Hassenstein Arcane Patron

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    Where is this poll at?
     
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  11. Saerain Scholar Patron

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  12. Vincente Educated

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    Blocks your path.
     
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  13. Grimnir Novice

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    From a mod. :) The vanilla npcs have soulless dead eyes.
     
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  14. CyberWhale Arcane

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    Mitsoda should grow up and lose the gloves. The eye-glow mod looks neat, although Source was pretty much famous for having great facial animations (when the developers decided to put enough work into them, of course).
     
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  15. Mr. Hiver Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Facial animations, as anything else, benefit from some constraints. Used appropriately and with measure they achieve better effect, very much like HL2 used them.
     
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  16. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Agree ... but in Bloodlines, they were used in a way that was entirely appropriate for the intended atmosphere. You think they just forgot that they could have made the NPCs stand stiffly and expressionless like statues?
     
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  17. Ibn Sina Learned

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    Wtf are those finishing moves... Does becoming a vampire also teaches you to become an ultra parkour/break dancer?
     
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  18. Okagron Prophet

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    Having played the game this year i can say this is an huge crock of fucking bullshit. The only characters that even do the seductive eyebrow wiggling are the appropriate ones like Venus, VV and Jeanette. Therese Voerman doesn't even do it (or at least i didn't noticed), she always has a stern face of a someone doing business.

    Show me examples of every character doing this, or else i'm gonna continue calling this bullshit.
     
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  19. ZVERMIX Learned Patron

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    I'd like to think it's part of his rock/goth look to show us he's still as edgy and non-conformist as back in the day.
    Most likely though, he's got psoriasis/eczema or severe allergies :negative:
     
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  20. Background Character Learned

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    This all looks like shit

    Please make the pain stop
     
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  21. Fairfax Arcane

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    These are just Expressions created with Faceposer. Troika made their own set and used that command to trigger the appropriate expression during scenes. The interface looks like this:

     
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  22. Belegarsson Erudite Patron

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  23. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    One minute into the video, there's a new version of the unused Downtown music playing. Nice.

     
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  24. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    Why do they always let the most incompetent player in the world do these videos?
     
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  25. Wunderbar Arcane

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    shit, it's Keanu Reeves!
     
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