Rated 1 out of 10 by LZYB0Y99 That is just terrible...
Its hard to play a game... that sucks so much. Stupid mechanics and terrible movement. An okay story that a elementary school kid could have wrote. Its not even worth giving a try. I recommend going back to the page you came from... and finding something better...
Rated 6 out of 10 by LunaN If you liked Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines....
Ok, so I had way high hopes for this game, because in watching the preview I had one thought come to mind....is this going to be like the Vampire The Masquerade series, because I friggin LOVED Bloodlines...one of the best games EVER.
...now having said that, and played it for probably 10+ hours now, I will say the answer to that is both "yes" and "no" (but mostly "no"). If you loved that series that came out so many years ago, then you'll enjoy the subtle similarities this game has to that, and I think you'll agree this game was definitely heavily influenced by that series (find random PDA's and read the emails, a bar named Sanctuary, blood points, the music, the atmosphere, culture, etc...). For this reason alone, this game brought a certain level of enjoyment to me, as I've been praying someone would continue that series for a long time now, unfortunately though, while this was fun, it pales in comparison.
Now, while this game was reminiscent of Vampire, it is NOT Vampire. You're only option in this game is STEALTH, which is fine, because I think that is the intent of the game. I will say the levels become a bit monotonous due to this however; sneak and kill 100 armed guards without being seen, however you can. It is quite challenging at times, but overall fairly fun despite the repitiion, especially if you love this type of world and setting and you love STEALTH.
I was hoping for more dynamic story and choices, much like the old vampire series, but unfortunately while you get to choose dialog options, I don't think it has any bearing on the game or outcome of the story whatsoever. There are no random weapons you can get or gear you can equip (at least that i've encountered in the 10+ hours I've played), and that's sad to me because I so loved the katanya in Vampire Bloodlines. There is also no free roam while you're not on a mission (at least not outside of Sanctuary). It is fairly linear rather than the RPGish like the Vampire series, which was a choose your own story and breed of vampire-type game (which would also let you opt for stealth or a full on brawl with guns and/or melee weapons).
The actors aren't bad, but they could have been a little better, or showed a little more emotion. Nowhere near as bad as the reviewers make them out to be. As a matter of fact, if you love The Witcher, this game will likely gain bonus points for you as the main character is no doubt the same guy (I haven't confirmed this, but there's just no way it's not Geralt of Rivia).
The music and sound are fine. The club music reminds me of the old Vampire game, so for that reason I love it actually. The sound effects have not distracted me which means I can immerse myself in the game and they do not ruin it for me, so that's good, but they haven't stood out as anything spectatular either.
I acutally enjoy the artwork and game style. It is reminiscent of Borderlands to me, with the use of the cell shading. I have no complaints on this as I appreciate the artistic styling they chose.
Overall, I am enjoying the game. I definitely think if you are a fan of Stealth, vampires, the old Vampire the Masquerade/Bloodlines games, cell shading, and the voice actor for Geralt of Rivia from the Witcher series, then I think there are many faucets of this game you will enjoy. If none of those things appeal to you, and you like more action packed God of War style fighting, stay away, this isn't for you.
If this would have been a little more role-play and less repitious I would have given it an 8. If this would have been Vampire Bloodlines continued (or remade) I would have gave it a 10+! :)