qeter wrote:vampire the masqurade 2 has been announced, paradox interactive is developing it via their new Seattle based studio, current release date is q1 2020. i give them a 50% of bungling it up; but they do have the original lead writer.
I played the first one, got about 50-75% through it. For me it was good story and characters, bad........everything else. The combat is highly simplistic a sticky. Forum-Pirate once said it was as bad as Skyrim's, but for me, that's an insult to Skyrim. At least Skyrim's gameplay was fun. VM's is just bland, likely due to the lack of gear and enemy variety. As for the RPG side, My main issue is that, at least in my experience, it was highly unbalanced. You can build you character for stealth, combat, or social (Talk your way out of problems), but eventually, there will be cases where you can't stealth or talk your way out of things, and you have to fight, and there are some bosses and enemies that are just OP if you aren't prepared, and if you are unprepared, you better have a save before getting into the situation in which you have to fight them, otherwise you can't get out.
other times, it's the opposite, where being a fighter puts you at a great disadvantage, and stealth is preferable. If you aren't stealth focused, you'll likely botch it up, and be left with the participant medal.
Overall, I did not like any part of the game's gameplay, and it was the story that kept me going.
There once was a hunter from Nantuckit
Who was going to die anyway, so he said, "fu*k it!"
"I’ll hunt the beasts of Yarnam.
To get blood vials, I’ll farm them,
and kill them all before I kick the bucket."