posted on Dec, 6 2004 @ 09:46 PM
Bloodlines is a great but flawed gem because as you said White Wolf lacks in implementation, allthough it didn't help that the flaw was in the Source
engine itself(ie Memory Leak = stuttering voiceovers & low framerate on mid-range HL2 has a similiar problem but it runs much better then Bloodlines
on my comp, but my buddy said if you set a certain setting to "Low Priority" it fixes the problem, not sure what setting youre supposed to set
though, probably somthing to do with the MP3/Lipsync buffering). The game itself is great as there is many many ways in which to play the game, and
it's a Hit=a Hit and a Miss=a Miss. The only thing skills affect is how much damage you do, which is kinda stupid when shooting a regular
Kine(human). I can understand that shooting a Kindred(vamp) doesn't do much but if you shoot a human in the head you expect them to die... The
brawling engine is where this game shines as I was pretty disappointed with the way Guns were implemented, you can go bullet time with the Brujah
Bloodline and they also have a power called Potence that can liteally send people flying across the screen
There is an INSANE amount of dialog, and
you'll probably pour at least 50 hours you first time through just listening to some of the most interesting and funny dialog in any game 2 date. BTW
The funniest Bloodline to play is the Malkavians who are clinically insane, and when some NPCs ask you certain questions some of the response choices
come up as "Well it all depends on which personality you're talk too" and things like that, really messed up crap, they also see the future as well
so I advise you to not play as the Malkavian first as some of their dialog choices contain some cryptic spoilers but spoilers nontheless.
Now on to Baldur's Gate. I know they can't really continue the story, because well you become a god at the end of BG2 and playing BG3 as a god
wouldn't be all that appealing to me IMO. What are they planning to change(other then the characters)?