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Post by Max Peck » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:13 am

https://www.bloodlines2.com/



Here's the Twitch VOD for the culmination of the Tender ARG. Skip to about the 4 hour mark to see the stuff about Bloodlines 2 proper.

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Post by Paingod » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:08 am

Holy crabcakes.

I still install and play these periodically. I'm looking forward to a revamp.
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Post by Smoove_B » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:28 am

Whoa. This might be the only RPG (the original) that I've played start to finish twice - just to see the Malkavian story. I'm quite interested in following along. Also, seeing release dates for 2020 is...weird.
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Post by Z-Corn » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:17 am

This looks cool and it has inspired me to patch the first one and play. I've owned it forever and never did.

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Post by AWS260 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:51 am

From RPS's coverage:
if you want a basic start, with no bonuses, you can be a barista, which Mitsoda described as the default class in Seattle.

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Post by Hyena » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:16 pm

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Holy crabcakes.

I still install and play these periodically. I'm looking forward to a revamp.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:55 pm

Mitsoda explained that the main attraction for them was that there are really two Seattles, one that’s all music and culture, and one that’s big business and trillion dollar companies.

“A lot of the story is really about taking the real world issues of Seattle trying to keep its identity,” he said. “But also changing for the 21st century, and the conflict brought into the game between the factions representing that.”
speaking as a resident of said city, this sounds fantastic. this duality and conflict is omnipresent in my life (home and work) and among my friends and acquaintances for years now, and i'm excited to see how it is treated here.

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Post by Daehawk » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:05 pm

Loved the first one. I actually finished it when it was new when it was supposedly filled with game stopping bugs. Too bad this didn't come out last year so I coulda played it. At least had it on a wishlist somewhere. Dont care now but Im glad they did finally make a sequel.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:38 pm

i asked around and apparently i know one of the animators.

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Post by Freyland » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:04 pm

I asked around and confirmed I do not.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:46 pm

I did not ask around.

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Post by Dave Allen » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:04 pm

The emphasis in the trailer and interviews was way too much on combat and v-powers. It will probably be a Batman-people pleaser.

The original’s cult status came from the trinity of complex alter-ego development through interesting dialog choices, a multitude of unique, fully-voiced characters, and story twists so memorable you didn’t need to consult a journal. Bloodlines has so much more in common with Planescape: Torment - without doing all the reading.

They’ll be on the right track if they continually ask themselves: What would a society of sociopaths look like? (Hitler’s SS was definitely concerned with bloodlines)

I’ll sign up early if it also includes a VATS-style combat option, and at least fifty possible endings.
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Post by Apollo » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:36 am

Hoping they don't screw this one up. The original is still my favorite CRPG of all time.

Fingers crossed! :P

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Post by Grifman » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:01 pm

I played the original and I understand the love for it but I'm surprised how many OO'ers are buying the game virtually sight unseen. Sure the original was great and it's a fantastic world but still . . . so little is really known, there's no way I'm buying the game at this point.
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Post by coopasonic » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:24 pm

Grifman wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:01 pm
I played the original and I understand the love for it but I'm surprised how many OO'ers are buying the game virtually sight unseen. Sure the original was great and it's a fantastic world but still . . . so little is really known, there's no way I'm buying the game at this point.
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Post by Max Peck » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:30 pm

Grifman wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:01 pm
I played the original and I understand the love for it but I'm surprised how many OO'ers are buying the game virtually sight unseen. Sure the original was great and it's a fantastic world but still . . . so little is really known, there's no way I'm buying the game at this point.
Who are all these people that are buying the game sight unseen? I missed all those posts, somehow. :coffee:
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Post by Grifman » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:58 pm

Max Peck wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:30 pm
Grifman wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:01 pm
I played the original and I understand the love for it but I'm surprised how many OO'ers are buying the game virtually sight unseen. Sure the original was great and it's a fantastic world but still . . . so little is really known, there's no way I'm buying the game at this point.
Who are all these people that are buying the game sight unseen? I missed all those posts, somehow. :coffee:
Did I say I saw this in posts in this thread? :) Just look at your Steam activity page - there are a number of OO'ers who have already bought the game :)
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Post by Max Peck » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:26 am

Grifman wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Max Peck wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:30 pm
Grifman wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:01 pm
I played the original and I understand the love for it but I'm surprised how many OO'ers are buying the game virtually sight unseen. Sure the original was great and it's a fantastic world but still . . . so little is really known, there's no way I'm buying the game at this point.
Who are all these people that are buying the game sight unseen? I missed all those posts, somehow. :coffee:
Did I say I saw this in posts in this thread? :) Just look at your Steam activity page - there are a number of OO'ers who have already bought the game :)
Fair enough. :lol:
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Post by hepcat » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:20 pm

The Ocean House Hotel level in Vampire: The Masquerade and the Shalebridge Cradle level in Thief: Deadly Shadows still stand out as my favorite moments in gaming since they scared the crap out of me.

also: March 2020?

Sounds like a damn kickstarter.

edit: this is a Paradox game? Wow, they're really breaking out of their comfort zone these days! :shock:
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Post by JCC » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:21 pm

Despite my not liking the latter third or so of the first game very much, I am very interested in this. I found the lore interesting and thought that the game was a lot of fun particularly in the beginning few missions.

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Post by Max Peck » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:19 am

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Post by Paingod » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:05 am

I think the Vampire: The Masquerade systems are trying to make a push back to relevance.

Over the weekend I felt nostalgic and went to look for Vampire: Jyhad cards (back in 1994, this was a fun Vampire card game), and bumped into the news that a new publisher had acquired the rights to the card game and was starting to distribute promo materials to game shops.
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Post by Max Peck » Wed May 01, 2019 9:34 am

I just noticed that Paradox has set up a Youtube playlist for Bloodlines 2. It looks like they will be releasing a series of reveal videos for the playable clans, starting with the one that we already know, the Thinbloods.

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Post by Max Peck » Thu May 02, 2019 10:41 pm

As mentioned in the PC Gamer article, there was a Twitch devchat to discuss the Brujah clan. Going forward, they will being doing one per week on Wednesdays to cover each of the remaining playable clans in turn.
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Post by Paingod » Fri May 03, 2019 6:33 am

They mentioned a "limited" clan release. I'd bet good money on additional clans being part of whatever DLC they have planned.
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Post by Max Peck » Wed May 08, 2019 12:04 pm

Clan o' the Week: Tremere.

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Clan o' the Week: Toreador.



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Clan o' the Week: Ventrue

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Post by Max Peck » Thu May 30, 2019 6:12 pm

Clan o' the Week: Malkavian

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Post by Pyperkub » Thu May 30, 2019 6:55 pm

Does anyone else think the name stinks? Why on Earth call this Bloodlines 2?

Every time I think of it, it cries out for a finisher, such as:

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2: the Blood-ening!

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Post by Paingod » Fri May 31, 2019 6:57 am

Pyperkub wrote:
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Why on Earth call this Bloodlines 2?
Marketing insisted. The "original" Bloodlines was hailed as the best Vampire RPG of its time - and probably since. The name needs to carry over for the simple purpose of brand recognition.

... or maybe it's a "20 years later" continuation of the last story? I know there was no story carry-over from Redemption and Bloodlines.
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Post by Pyperkub » Fri May 31, 2019 10:53 am

Redemption was a completely different Dev, publisher AFAIK. Fun game though. Grabbed me more than bloodlines to start.
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Post by Max Peck » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:50 pm

Time and tide melt the snowman.

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Post by Smoove_B » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:32 pm

That looks pretty nuts - though releasing it around the same time as CyberPunk 2077 is a bold choice. I'm guessing they both hoping the other one slips.
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Post by Max Peck » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:37 pm

Moar gameplay:


Same demo, different player:
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Post by Daehawk » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:21 pm

Whoever is playing the game in that video moves slow as smoke off shit and makes the game seem dull and slow but Im hoping you can run everywhere too.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2: 28 Minutes of Gameplay Shown at Gamescom 2019
28 new minutes of Vampire: The Masquerade -- Bloodlines 2 gameplay was shown this week at Gamescom, giving us a closer look at combat, traversal, dialogue, mission structure, and Hardsuit Labs' take on nightlife in a vampire-ridden Seattle.
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