Let's Play Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

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Introduction

Well, taking a bit of a break from ranting about Doorstopper-length fanfics that I hate (and apparently only I hate), I thought it'd be nice to take a little break from that and do something else that tons of other people do on the internet: A Let's Play. And since Steam has this nifty screenshot-taking feature and I have a massive game backlog, I have seemingly all the tools I need. If this thing turns out to be terrible it could be a massive embarrassment, but then again, I'm on TV Tropes, doing a blog about a video game, so it's not like I can sink all that much lower.

So, while discussing things with other online friends, one of them suggested that, for this blog, I play Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, developed by Troika Games, which I got during that Halloween sale. It's based on that Old World of Darkness tabletop game I know nothing about, except that it involves vampires and they run a secret underground society and the world's kinda shitty, being full of vampires with their own agendas, mages trying to rewrite reality, these humans called hunters who have powers and go around fighting the other creatures, and werewolves doing... I don't recall what the werewolves were doing.

Apparently some of the guys who made this game are some of the old talent from Black Isle who worked on Fallout. Which means that I can probably expect a game that is very well-written and not very well optimized for a current PC. For this reason, I am running the Unofficial Patch by Wesp, including the Plus Patch, which I understand restores a bit of cut content.

And with that, let us begin.

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