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Mister Six

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Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:56:46 PM »
So Paradox Interactive has put up some screens on its Twitter feed that appear to suggest a sequel - or more likely remake/HD overhaul - of Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines is in the offing: https://twitter.com/PdxInteractive/status/1107311009021288449

There's also some kind of ARG Tinder spoof that I can't be arsed with here: https://t.co/eMwRimlCIy

Bloodlines (once properly patched up) is a modern classic in action-RPG gaming, and absolutely worth your time. If this is indeed some kind of follow-up, which we'll find out on Thursday, then things are looking pretty rosy.

Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 04:22:24 AM »
I loved Redemption back in the day.  Remember being 10 or so and trying to get my tech-illiterate parents to help me fiddle around with patches to get the multiplayer working.  Surprisingly advanced for its day.

I did try and play Bloodlines much later, but some kind of glitch wouldn’t let me proceed past the hand-holding levels.  I hear it was grand.  Would love to see an up-to-date release.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 05:59:00 AM »
Those are some really pretty snaps; I don't normally care much about remasters, but if they can make Bloodlines look like that, colour me a little interested.  Even more interested if it's actually a sequel, but they'd probably have announced it long before the screenshot stage if it was.

Couldn't get the tinder thing working.  Anyone get anything interesting out of it?

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 03:17:10 PM »
fiddle around with patches

Ya dirty get.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 06:03:29 PM »
I heartily approve of remaking old games with better controls and graphics. Always liked the look of this too.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 06:37:29 PM »
I heartily approve of remaking old games with better controls and graphics.

Agreed.  I hate remakes of films but games are a different kettle of fish altogether.  I'm all for a remake of a classic game, provided that it's done well and with respect towards the original.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 09:23:52 PM »
I'd love a remake of this. It was such a fun ambitious game, but unfortunately the technology of the time made it a pain to play.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 11:37:53 PM »
played this a few years ago (actually i remember posting about it at the time so i checked my post history and it was 5 fucking years ago and i have done literally nothing since fucking hell) and i really enjoyed it and got up to the chinatown bit i think where there was some super weird fucked up vampires and i guess i got bored then. will buy this cheers.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2019, 11:56:24 PM »
I've not played this but I remember the rave reviews at the time.  I'll wait to see if there's a HD version on the horizon and if not, I'll give the original version a go.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2019, 12:05:01 PM »
Played the actual RPG, and Jyhad, the CCG version. Jyhad was pretty good actually - I'd play a Dominion-style deck-building version if it were ever released.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2019, 03:02:47 PM »
Only played it recently - stupidly chose the mad version of vampire, which was great, but the replay with a more ordinary sort sucked. Too much bad fighting; the malkavian breezed through without much violence - third act still sucked.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2019, 06:00:14 PM »
I've not played this but I remember the rave reviews at the time.  I'll wait to see if there's a HD version on the horizon and if not, I'll give the original version a go.

It still stands on its own as a great piece of work, I'd really recommend it anyway. Buggy but they'll struggle to beat the atmosphere in it. it's like, the graphics aren't technically great, but aesthetically they fit so well and I'd prefer them to most current games. Same with something like Cry of Fear - made on the Half-Life 1 engine, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2019, 06:08:32 PM »
It still stands on its own as a great piece of work, I'd really recommend it anyway. Buggy but they'll struggle to beat the atmosphere in it. it's like, the graphics aren't technically great, but aesthetically they fit so well and I'd prefer them to most current games. Same with something like Cry of Fear - made on the Half-Life 1 engine, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Yes deffo - one of the best experiences, true art, third act was shoddy,  but worth any persons time.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2019, 09:28:32 PM »
That Tinder thing will apparently deliver the goods at 7pm PST/10pm EST/2am GMT. Still can't be arsed with it, but apparently there's a Twitch stream here: https://www.twitch.tv/paradoxinteractive

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2019, 03:26:26 AM »
This twitch stream is so great, really over the top acting in this fake presentation for the Tender app. People are saying it's cringe, but they're just boring.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2019, 03:32:39 AM »
Trailer confirmed: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2. Great big giant tits and all.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2019, 06:45:02 AM »
 I thought I knew what this was, but after digging around on Google, I suspect I was actually mixing it up with the Legacy of Kain games.

I’ll hold out for a remake of The Count by Scott Adams...! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Count_(video_game) Can still remember some of the gory pictures.

Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2019, 06:49:04 AM »
No, I was getting that one mixed up too, with Dracula by Rod Pike https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula_(1986_video_game)

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2019, 07:45:47 AM »

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2019, 12:01:07 PM »
That sounds sarcastic, but she does talk about stuff that's in the game!

I feel bad for people who get sick when they use a first-person view, but, well... I'm alright, Jack.  Hopefully fiddling with FOV etc will help them.  Or the game will be modded.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2019, 12:44:55 PM »
think they said will be moddable, and cara is involved, so should be good.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2019, 04:17:55 PM »
Slight shame to see both this and Cyberpunk 2077 opting for first person. I like seeing my sexycool vampire/cyborg characters brooding about. Can't be disappointed though considering I didn't even think this game could ever happen before yesterday. I wonder who's doing the music?

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2019, 05:25:43 PM »
Trailer confirmed: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2. Great big giant tits and all.

I best get playing the original then, I reckon.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2019, 08:35:04 PM »
Oh gods, Vampire The Masquerade was one of my favorite games, it just has such a great atmosphere. The new trailer looks a bit too combatty, but I guess having long conversations isn't a sexy way to present a trailer.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2019, 11:24:02 PM »
I've just ordered both Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines from GOG.  They're currently downloading.  The former was only £1.19, so I figured that I might as well get both.  Has anyone here played Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption and if so, is it any good?  I never pay much heed to the reviews on GOG because they're heavily skewed by nostalgia.

Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2019, 12:12:03 AM »
I loved Redemption at the time, but I was very young and don’t think I got very far overall.  Probably didn’t understand the RPG aspect much, and ended up spending a lot of my time doing the “multiplayer” free roam type stuff instead.  I’m sure it’d seem virtually unplayable now, but there were a lot of great things in there.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2019, 09:04:20 PM »
Redemption is pretty creaky-seeming now, but if you're going to play it go in fully unspoiled.

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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines sequel or remake
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2019, 01:24:39 AM »
Redemption is pretty creaky-seeming now, but if you're going to play it go in fully unspoiled.

Thank you for letting me know.  I know next to absolutely nothing at about the series.  It's extremely rare for me to buy into a game fully blind but this is one of those rare occasions where I'll not only go into it blind, but also most likely enjoy the experience.  I know virtually nothing about Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines and Vampire: The Masquerade: Redemption.  I know absolutely nothing about their gameplay, graphics or mechanics.  I'm looking forward to receiving my education in a classic.  I admire the mechanics and the graphics of the past.  John Romero won't make me his bitch.  Vampire: The Masquerade will.