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Back into the Masquerade

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Yes, I have started playing Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines again. I first played this game waaaaaay back, not long after it was first released. I remember doggedly fighting my way through the countless bugs and rough edges of the game to eventually find the awesomeness underneath the shitty exterior. I was totally addicted to this game for quite a while, until I eventually encountered a battle in the later stages of the game which totally infuriated me to the point of rage quitting and I simply stopped playing.

I decided to give it another go yesterday after seeing it on sale on Steam for $5. I'd long since gotten rid of the original copy I owned, and Steam just makes it so easy to click the button and buy a game. I couldn't resist. I recently read a good article on Destructoid about modding this game, so I went back and re-read it and installed the recommended mods. I've only played a couple of hours so far, but I'm definitely enjoying it. The mods make the game look pretty good, although it still looks a bit shoddy. The bugs are still there (you can only polish a turd so much, it's always going to be a turd) but they're less noticeable. I'm looking forward to really getting into this game again, the main thing I enjoyed about it back in the day was the atmosphere of the world. It's an intriguing place to explore.

Does anybody out there have any thoughts they'd like to share about this game? I'm curious.
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About Megakrangone of us since 1:11 AM on 09.12.2011



I do three things:

Love my Woman
Play the video games
Workout TO THE MAX

I own far too many games and consoles, and I have just about enough free time to play about one third of one game at a time.

All time favourite system: Megadrive/Genesis

Favourite current system: PC

Favourite games:
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Flashback
Dune 2
The Myst Series
Broken Sword: Shadow Of The Templars
Max Payne 1 & 2
Final Fantasy VII and X
Brutal Legend
S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl and its spin-offs
Everquest
Burnout 3: Takedown
Burnout Paradise
Race Driver: Grid
Dirt 2
Mass Effect
Silent Hill 2
Journey
Dark Souls
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Steam ID:mysterious_pete


 

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