Author Topic: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake  (Read 4226 times)

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2019, 08:28:08 PM »
Tory adore clan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY7XEWwCXNk
Seeming more and more likely that it's Ventrue next (the actual tory adorers), then Nosferatu, with Malk and Gangrel as DLC. I'd like to see Lasombra too, I can already vividly imagine how the shadow powers would look in this game

Also someone's got the full main theme somehow, which we'd only heard parts of before. I love it, darker take on the old theme and I love that it's kept the drums https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e_RAsns1o8

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2019, 05:29:02 AM »
I'll be disappointed if all of the playable clans are the same as in the first one. Especially since they've wasted a slot on the boring old Brujahs. Lasombra over Ventrue please. Does anyone really care about playing Ventrue? They were boring in VTMB too.

Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2019, 10:13:07 PM »
URGH it's Ventrue: https://www.bloodlines2.com/en/ventrue

Well maybe they'll surprise us with the last one?

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #63 on: May 23, 2019, 01:18:12 AM »
Boo!

Oh well, looking at the site it does seem that they're doing a better job of providing substantially different play styles for each clan this time, with the Brujah being the superfast brawlers, Tremere the sneaky assassins, Toreador the social manipulators (though the repetition of Celerity seems a bit cheap, and their powers a bit bland and ineffective - could all change when we see how it plays, mind) and Ventrue the tanks.

Looks like there's also a greater emphasis on melee combat this time around too, if the Brujah and Ventrue skill trees are anything to go by.

Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #64 on: May 23, 2019, 08:45:10 AM »
Mmm, that last point is one that's a slight concern to me, I'd prefer to have the combat to be the same % as it was in BL1. I suppose combat is kinda the easiest and most flashy thing to show us at the beginning though.


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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #66 on: May 29, 2019, 11:29:24 PM »
Yahoo! Hopefully they can balance Bloodlines 1-style Malkavian fun with realistic, sensitive, nuanced depictions of an ancient curse afflicting the undead.

TwinPeaks

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #67 on: June 10, 2019, 06:55:27 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WwiMU2l9j8 gameplay trailer
Looks good! I hope the facial animations are a bit more expressive. Loved that about the original. Any other jank is fine, or even preferable. Hopefully Cyberpunk 2077 doesn't overshadow it since they could be released around the same time, although this was always going to be a bit more niche.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2019, 02:19:59 PM »
Actual gameplay video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oYJAnhvgNk

It doesn't look great. Check out the club scene at 1:05 and the gunplay at 11:50.

Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #69 on: June 13, 2019, 02:56:38 PM »
Actual gameplay video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oYJAnhvgNk

It doesn't look great. Check out the club scene at 1:05 and the gunplay at 11:50.
As said in the top left corner, its a pre-alpha build.

The graphics are mediocre, but its not a priority for me. The only thing that bothers me visually is the poor NPC animations.

Otherwise a clean UI, decent voice acting, display of choices and consequences (even if we don't yet know the consequences), setting remarkably similar to VtM1 (which I feel is good), hints of side quests (could do with more random NPC chatter though), nice use of power at 9:17, got me interested in "resonances"...

Current concerns: Lack of ambient noises, crappy club music (I seriously loved the music in VtM1), potential over-reliance on the "see everything you can interact with" ability, shoddy combat (or at least how the player played it), repetitive combat yelps, and 10+ years out of date NPC animations.

EDIT: Oh there was some ambient music that I didn't hear at first. Also, you can see Outstar do a kind of review of the gameplay shown, she address some concerns:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_PWk-Wg_O4
« Last Edit: June 13, 2019, 03:24:40 PM by Noonling »

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #70 on: June 13, 2019, 03:59:57 PM »
It doesn't look great. Check out the club scene at 1:05 and the gunplay at 11:50.

Hahaha.  Brilliant.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #71 on: June 13, 2019, 04:02:17 PM »
Also, you can see Outstar do a kind of review of the gameplay shown, she address some concerns:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_PWk-Wg_O4

Hmm, I'm not as forgiving towards it as Outstar. I have hopes for the game but I can't agree with her that the feeding looks 'really good', nor can I handwave the fact the humans don't react when you do things which blatantly break the masquerade.

Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #72 on: June 13, 2019, 04:06:52 PM »
Yeah, the masquerade thing I'm (perhaps kindly) assuming it was because its an alpha version and a gameplay video and they don't want it clogged up with masquerade breaches.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #73 on: June 13, 2019, 08:44:28 PM »
As pointed out, it's pre-alpha, so all of this can (and, I'm sure, will) change before release.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #74 on: June 14, 2019, 01:02:25 AM »
Still funny though.

TwinPeaks

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #75 on: June 14, 2019, 02:42:06 AM »
Not keen on that song playing in the club. This is a world where people exclusively listen to darkwave or industrial! Like this, I've been thinking this would be perfect https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gsXdT7mjoI
Although I'm sure they know they'll never top ISOLATED

Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #76 on: June 21, 2019, 03:25:02 PM »
Outstar has a video speculating on the different factions. The gameplay videos from last week show four factions mentioned - Camarilla, Baron (Anarchs), Tremere and Pioneers. I've put the timestamp where she mentions Pioneers as the rest of the video isn't important:

https://youtu.be/aKfTe06l6k0?t=649

Honestly at this point I'm mostly following VtM news so I can watch her, but her theory also sounds solid.

TwinPeaks

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #77 on: July 03, 2019, 04:58:58 AM »
This video is great, 2 hours of Rik Schaffer's VTMB score and ambience but with calm footage of all the places in the game. Wish I had a second monitor for this to just keep running, it's much nicer than just having a still image for the whole 2 hours. Best atmosphere of any game, ever. That's the only thing I really really hope they do well in the sequel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVNzkC1cDF4

I'd never heard the unused song at 52:49, Innocence Once Lost,. It's lovely.