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Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in

Doomy

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I said that Pdox has to really start earning my shekels and I'm not going to get Imperium Rome or any new DLC until they start making better decisions and testing their shit properly.

But lo and behold, an old flame returns.


I loved Vampire the Masquerade Redemption and Bloodlines. Bloodlines a lot more than Redemption because, well, it's just so fucking aesthetic and immersive (for the time).
If Pdox however manages to fuck this one up (so I hope they picked the right dev studio because Hardsuit Labs have only made Blacklight Retribution ( a FPS) before this and one thing the prev. Bloodlines had going for them was the RPG feeling. I hope they bring back stealth in a good way, proper and interesting vampy spells and a skill system. I don't want a brawler and I don't want a hack'n'slash or battlefield 5.
Then again, I'm always up to being impressed.

Anyway, if PDOX fucks this up, it's dead to me.
 

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its not pdx who is making this they are just publishers
the orginal devs is the ones who are making it
 

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its not pdx who is making this they are just publishers
the orginal devs is the ones who are making it
No, the original devs are not the ones making it.
Some of the original writers are part of the crew and maybe some of the devs, not the original studio isn't in the picture. it's another studio.
 

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you can save the money
I'm not going to preorder it but I wouldn't buy too much into what fatso there says about it.

First because I don't really trust the fat fuck.
Secondly, they, the studio, have to pander. But we'll see. I look forward to being either disappointed or enthralled by the upcoming news regarding Bloodlines 2.


Also, remember, forum posts are usually not moderated by developers/writers. They are moderated by "social media" hires. Obviously, such useless people tend to be SJWs.
 
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This soundtrack... the familiarity of it... it's tempting, so tempting, to believe that this game will deliver on it's dark promise.

But one must remember that familiarity breeds content.
 

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This soundtrack... the familiarity of it... it's tempting, so tempting, to believe that this game will deliver on it's dark promise.

But one must remember that familiarity breeds content.
after imperator rome, Boy im out.
 

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after imperator rome, Boy im out.
Well this is a singleplayer only experience. Bloodlines was a really good experience. I hope I am wrong and this one will be great too.
 

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Well VTMB is a RPG.
Shouldn't they diffrintiate between an rpg like wow where you run around killing stuff and an rpg like this where its lots of talking for hours and 2 minutes of punching some guy in the sewer before going back to talking for hours to goth vampires?
 

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Shouldn't they diffrintiate between an rpg like wow where you run around killing stuff and an rpg like this where its lots of talking for hours and 2 minutes of punching some guy in the sewer before going back to talking for hours to goth vampires?
I don't get it.
Well, first off, the original VTMB steadily crepped up to be a kill-fest. And it did it in third person. Basically, once the bloodhunt is declared, you are no longer in the dialogue-heavy game but in the end game. Same for other sections of the game, like the tzimce mansion and then the sewers of LA on your way to find the nosferatu.

It still had dialogue, but it wasn't all just chatting away.

Let's not forget that even in the first part of the game, the warehouse can be completed "peacefully" (or better put, stealthily) or you can go full ham and kill everyone. You do a lot of mandatory killing anyway.

Anyway.
I don't have an issue with the first person view. Either way, it's a long way away. I'm just looking forward to see a gameplay footage later this year.
 

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So... Brian Mitsoda was fired, he was one of the writers on the original VTMB.
And some guy who worked on many triple A action titles came on board. This guy, Alexander, never worked on a RPG like VTMB, but more on ARPGs and shooters.

I don't think it bodes well. This goes back to my original post, which I said I was afraid it would turn more into a shooter than a rpg. Remember, fighting was not the norm in VTMB. You had long periods of just walking, sneaking, checking things out... while fighting was intense and short, until you got to the later part of the game where obviously, as you near the finale, the fighting accentuates.

Again, the guy isn't really the end all be all of VTMB. He was just one of the writers and generally strikes me as a weirdo. Then again, VTMB is supposed to be a game that is in a wierdo setting. So I guess they were a good match. In other words, while I wouldn't be Brians' friend, I can respect that someone like that is good for creating unusual settings.

Compound this with the pics and trailers released during the last few months , and the change in direction is unsettling. Some of the "cinematic" trailers characters look widely different than the in-game characters. Some of the pics look... disappointing.

As I said, I have no faith in PDox and don't really care for Hardsuit... and this just seems to confirm my original suppositions. Glad I didn't preorder it.
 

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The Games in a lot of trouble not only the development troubles but their are four other video game titles 2 VTM and 2 Werewolf focused set in the same universe which is now owned by Paradox coming out in 2021 so these delays not only increase their costs but now put them at risk of over saturation and impacting the sales and performance of all 5 games being published.
 

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I've seen a couple pictures of the way they depict the Nosferatu and it really ticks me the wrong way. They look like ogres more then creepy vampires.
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