V:TM - Bloodlines

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Rev. Layle, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. jero cvmi

    jero cvmi Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 8, 2008
    following the long tradition of b-movie horror flicks, there's no weapon like the 12gauge shotgun (Utica 37?) when it comes to supernatural creatures :salute:
     
  2. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Ithaca M37, not to be confused however with current production "Ithaca" shotguns, which are no longer the same company.
     
  3. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 25, 2008
    Reinstalling this game, never played as a malkavian. This should be interesting. :)
     
  4. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Steyr-AUG is the best actually, my favourite.

    But nah, I'm a complete ninja this time, Obfuscate rocks. Too bad it only lasts like half a minute.
     
  5. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    by the time you can get the AUG, the rifle is a bit underwhelming.
     
  6. otsego

    otsego First time out of the vault

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    Nov 2, 2009
    All you first-timers who just finished the game...

    Care to post your impressions? Favorite parts, least favorite parts (I'd say consensus will be the last part of the game ;)), general opinions
     
  7. Excidium

    Excidium First time out of the vault

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    Mar 31, 2008
    My favourite weapon is the Auto Shotgun, After I got it, used it 'til the end. I saved the flamethrower so much that I ended up not using it on my first playthrough.

    Ah, the damned sewers.
     
  8. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I didn't used any ranged weapon. If you don't have the skills, they all suck totally. Now, when I do replays, I mostly only take melee weapons. Sword is just the best for me.
     
  9. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    My least favourite part are the Tzimisce two-legged screaming ass mouth infested sewers. And pretty much mst of the stuff after that I guess. Can't remember exactly how late that is, Hollywood? There are a few things to do in China Town I guess. I always feel sad when I realize all the little missions are done and I only have the endless monotonous slaughter left.

    I almost always use melee weapons, ending up with the aggravated damage sword, usually using the fire axe (a mad-mans weapon) a large part of the game. Claws if Gangrel, of course.

    Firearms were kind of fun with celerity, but then you had to reload with celerity activated which took forever and and wasted precious celerity time. With a melee weapon you could smack them around throughout the entire celerity period.
     
  10. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    with firearms maxed, it's very easy to take down the fleshcrafted twolegged mofos with either the SPAS15 or the magnum revolver.

    and yes, the fire-axe has about the most awesome description in game i've ever read. simple, but effective. :)
     
  11. otsego

    otsego First time out of the vault

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    Nov 2, 2009
    I don't remember exactly what firearms you could get because I haven't played in a while, but I found the Desert Eagle to be very very useful, especially when you had the skills that made it deadly accurate.

    Since no one has mentioned it yet, I'm guessing I missed out on a couple of firearms that were better!
     
  12. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I think I have one more replay left in me after this one, and it's going to be Tremere, becaues Strauss seems like one of the more interesting characters in the game.

    [spoiler:daefdaa9ba]The Malkavian dialogue with Samantha is hilarious! I also like that Ming Xiao gets freaked out the first time you talk to her.

    I dislike those monsters in the snuff film because they defy physics. Otherwise I like that particular part of the plot, which seems inspired by the movie 8mm. A very creepy flick, 8mm.

    Although the sewer crawl is tedious, I admit.[/spoiler:daefdaa9ba]

    I like the first and last armors for the Malkavian female, but the second and third ones are absurd.
     
  13. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Isn't it possible to mod those sewers out? I did nearly quit the game back in times when I first played it because of this boring dungeon. Or does it destroy the balance of the game?

    Make it smaller and shorter would help a bit at least. :)
     
  14. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Takes down most bosses really fast, especially the final boss. Is great for clearing the last few dungeons. Other guns are more powerful, but are a lot slower or have smaller magazines, so I opt for AUG.


    Favourite parts? The prosthetics shop. Dialogue lines when buying new wpns from Mercurio. The hengeyoukai quest.
     
  15. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 12, 2008
    Steyr Aug is a bad motherfucker. Definitely the most effective weapon for killing LaCroix's guard. Even when I play melee character I pump firearms to at least 5 to take him down with Aug.
     
  16. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    When I went through the Hollywood sewers this time I used the SPAS-15 on full auto to take out the big three-headed creatures. Worked like a charm. Empy a full clip into one of them at close range and they run away in fright, then half another clip and they're dust. You can carry just enough ammo to slaughter them all that way.

    I was trying to think which parts of the game are most replayable. I think the Sabbat warehouse at the beginning is pretty good. There are many different ways to accomplish your mission.

    There are a lot of interesting things to experience as a Malkavian, more than just dialogue differences. Pay close attention to your senses.
     
  17. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 25, 2008
    Yeah, alot of fun so far. I also rolled a Nosferatu (which I have also never played) but im not very good with it haha. Sewers are kind of irritating.
     
  18. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Meh SPAS is too slow. I don't think I even used any guns in the sewers, there's so many rats around that Blood Shot or Blood Boil make things a lot easier. 3 Blood shots and maybe a few bullets per one of those 3-headed guys.

    Malk senses are fun, but sadly don't change the way the game goes (out of what I've seen thus far anyway). Example: [spoiler:85b88bcf78]I find out that the ghoul in Asylum actually works for the Nosferatu I need, but he still doesn't tell me where to find him, and I still have to do the ghost mansion. Or, I find out that the two sisters are the same person from get-go, but unfortunately still have to deal with them the same exact way as before. I may be asking too much, but it'd be way cooler if there were Malk-specific conflict resolutions.[/spoiler:85b88bcf78]
     
  19. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I don't like it for anything but blasting those tri-torso creatures in the Hollywood sewers. They're big enough targets that you can fire on full auto and not miss.

    Yeah, that would be nice.

    I wish VtMB were as moddable as NWN. It's so much better at it's core. I'd also like to see the 3D used to it's full potential, with skill-based climbing, ropes, flying, etc. Take out the FPS action crap and put in more RPG elements.
     
  20. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    The FPS action isn't so bad, really. Until the last part of the game (the three horrid "dungeon crawls") it's fairly rare and far in between, so the game plays more like an adventure game with RPG elements.