Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is awash with vampiric intrigue and blood and appears to live up to its pedigree.
The player character is among the new vampires born from this event. Siring a new vampire without approval is a big no-no in the World of Darkness setting, and the player—like in the first game— is brought before a court of prominent vampires to recount what they remember of the Mass Embrace before being executed. Luckily, the court is firebombed before that can happen and the player is thrust into Seattle to find out who is responsible while also learning the ropes as a fresh-faced vampire. These ruins were a fictional take on the portion of Seattle destroyed in the Great Seattle Fire of , and while the mood captured the noir feel of Vampire the Masquerade , the exploration felt more like I was watching a new Dishonored game.
Clans are joined later on. This limits their early powers to certain ability trees like the Chiropteran tree which allows for levitation or the Mentalism tree, which grants access to telekinesis. It affects how you might deal with exploration. If a door is blocked, you could use your mentalism abilities to remove the barricade. Or maybe you spec into the Nebulation tree, turn into mist, and sneak through an air vent. Clumsy and stilted animations made melee attacks frustrating to perform, while gunplay was heavily dependent on pouring your stats into a Firearms trait.
The combat I saw for Bloodlines 2 seemed much more fluid. Stinson dashed about, using vampiric speed to slide into melee range and slash at enemies or execute them with melee weapons. In certain cases, the camera pulled back to showcase narrow dodges or special executions. In one case, Stinson countered an attack and instantly grabbed a foe for some bloodsucking.
Flashy combat and navigation is fine, but Vampire: the Masquerade lives or dies by the roleplaying. There was less to see here in this demonstration, although there was still plenty of character to the dialogue options. Choices ran the gamut from snarky to serious to profanity laced rants. It would have been nice to see more about how clans affect things or how skills might change dialog, but the demonstration left those details in the realm of speculation. What seemed more impressive was how Bloodlines 2 plans to approaches its hub world.
Seattle was active, with plenty of neon signs and nightlife. Crowds gathered outside clubs and muggers preyed on victims in side allies. The player can scale buildings, their verticality offering new paths through the world or secrets to find. We wanted to preserve that and plan for a lot of World of Darkness supernatural bits and pieces.
The team was quick to highlight two features meant to add spice to the world. The first is a massive side-questline, written by Ellison, that allows the player to hunt down and find all of the other thinblood created during the Mass Embrace. Each will have their own story about entering into their new life. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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A dark family secret. After the shocking revelation of what the future holds, Fiona and her archrival, Mallory Fiennes, must commit themselves to Sisters of Mercy Psychiatric Hospital if they wish to continue their journey with the True North Society. It is a very specialized hospital, which caters to a very specific clientele.
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Sort order. Better I felt this book was much better than the first, so i am glad I read the next book. The story was not as choppy and Matthew played a bigger part. I do not understand the society and the big deal. It seems more like fluff, it is suppose to be intense training, yet it seemed simple and glossed over. It sure did not turn Fiona into a warrior. Later in the book she is introduced to a vampire and she is scared and ready to cry, instead of standing strong.
I will read the next book, just because Better I felt this book was much better than the first, so i am glad I read the next book. I will read the next book, just because I want to know what happens with Matthew. Yet, I could really care less about Fiona. Nov 08, Elda rated it it was amazing. Lots of mystery in this book. Underground operations a plenty.
We catch a glimpse of certain things that are in the future for Fiona but not about others. However, my interest is peaked and I am certainly going to continue reading to find the answers to all the mystery. Dec 23, Gea rated it really liked it. Susan has a very different role than I expected, just like a few other characters.
The story of what happened at the Sisters of Mercy was thrilling and sort of bonding too. Yes it might prove that you can come out stronger, or not. May 03, Shannon Heck rated it it was ok. I don't get it The vampire psychiatric hospital out me over the edge. The whole concept is weird and I'm not feeling it.
I'm not finishing the series. I was hoping that Fiona and Matthew would be a couple. I was glad that everything turned out ok for Fiona and melody. I can't wait to read the next book love it. Gin Angell rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Tabitha Wade rated it liked it Oct 12, Pia rated it really liked it Dec 05, Wendy Wallace rated it really liked it Jan 18, Robin Shines rated it it was amazing Oct 04,
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