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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (2004)

Beginning your journey as a new Kindred, you must choose your path to follow the high class Vampire Society, or the lawbreaking group of Anarchs as you find your place in this new world.

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Mercurio / Caine / Bruno / Victor / Zhao (voice)
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Prince Sebastian LaCroix (voice)
Armando Valdes-Kennedy ...
Nines Rodriguez / Zygaena (voice)
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Heather / Rosa / Doris / Damsel (voice)
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Mr. Ox / Shu / Temple Guard (voice)
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Officer Chunk / Milligan / Cal / Bum (voice)
Debi Mae West ...
Patty / Hannah / Jezebel Locke / Bum (voice)
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Bertram Tung (voice) (as Dee Baker)
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Ming-Xiao (voice)
Edward Yin ...
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Nadia / Mira (voice)
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David Hatter / Tommy / Gargoyle (voice)
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Kilpatrick / Grout / Dema / Bishop Vick / Johansen (voice) (as Grant Albrecht)
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Knox / E. / Brian / Christopher / Sabbat (voice)
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Jeanette / Therese / Tourette (voice) (as Grey Delisle)
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After having been turned into a vampire without the permission of the local vampire prince, you and your sire are brought to trial before the Los Angeles Camarilla, an organization of vampires dedicated to enforcing the Masquerade, the code of laws keeping the existance of vampires secret from the mortal world. Although Prince Sebastian LaCroix executes your sire, an outburst from Anarch leader Nines Roderiguez convinces him to spare your life. After initially sending you on a successful mission to destroy a Sabbat warehouse in Santa Monica, LaCroix begins to see your worth and enlists your aid in finding the Ankaran sarcophagus, which may hold the remains of an ancient vampire and give power to the one who possesses it. Written by Anonymous

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The first game released after Half-Life 2 (2004) to use Valve's Source 3-D graphics engine technology. One character encountered early in the game - a woman with psychic abilities - strongly resembles Half-Life 2's "Alyx Vance". See more »

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Smiling Jack: Nobody's arguin' that. And if they tell you that's what this war's all about, then they're really givin ya the full fist!
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References Chinatown (1974) See more »

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Smaller God
Written by Cami Elen (as C. Elen), Jymm Thomas (as J. Thomas), and S. McManus
Performed by Darling Violetta
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An ancient, organized conclave of vampires invades Hollywood. But you already knew that...
11 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

First thing first- this game chugs on most machines like you wouldn't believe. We're talking Rambo pulling an army helicopter on a chain- it would obviously still go (hey it's Rambo) but it would really slow...

That being said; the story, the art, the style, the fighting and the gameplay are all superb. The game has multiple endings and several different ways to complete the game.

You start off choosing a race, much like an MMORPG. Race affects your starting abilities, as well as how you play the game. Some races are good with firearms and fist fighting, some are stealthy, some wield magic very well, and others have a silver tongue for smooth diplomacy. And, I don't mean the boring diplomacy where you roll a dice and hope your saving throw works- I mean a choose what to say in a dialogue based on your playing style and charisma and affect how the NPCs respond.

Because there are different playing styles and a horde of abilities, one can redo missions over and over with different results each time. However, that isn't so far as to say that each outcome is different. Let's face it, there are a hundred ways to skin a cat, but each time you are left with a sticky pile of fur.

The game is dark and yet romantic, stylized at it's very core. Sometimes it feels more like a Detective NOIR or a mob story then a typical Vampire.

Vampire: The Masquerade II: Bloodlines is really 50% First Person Shooter, 50% RPG, and 10% Adventure. Yes, the developer's gave this game 110% of effort. XD


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