Check out my long, rambling (some would say “in-depth”) review of this incredible game here: Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines review
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines is either the best game you’ll ever hate, or the most flawed game you’ll ever love. It’s littered with all kinds of problems, from combat imbalances to weird sections that don’t really fit into the rest of the game, yet for all its flaws, it’s still one of my favorite games. I’m hardly alone in that, either, as it’s become a cult classic that’s loved by most everyone who’s played it. Despite its many, many missteps, Bloodlines manages to be a completely unique experience that’s unlike anything else, and that’s no doubt helped it endure to the point where it’s still a must-play game a decade after its original release.
Despite loving this game, I had only played it once before this latest playthrough. This was my first time playing as a Malkavian (which means an insane vampire who occasionally reveals bits of the future without knowing it) because of that, so these screenshots are full of the Malkavian’s crazy dialogue. While you can’t truly appreciate the subtlety of the dialogue’s foresight until you’ve already finished the game with one of the other clans, it makes for an amazing second playthrough.