7 more Bloodlines reviews

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  1. mathboy

    mathboy New Member

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    Since I haven't been able to post these one at a time, so I'll post them all together:
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    <br><A href="http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines/566646p1.html">Gamespy</A> 80%
    <br><A href="http://pc.ign.com/articles/567/567009p1.html">IGN</A> 84%
    <br><A href="http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/vtmb/review.html">GameSpot</A> 77%
    <br><A href="http://www.ugo.com/channels/games/features/vampirebloodlines/review.asp">UGO</A> 90%!!!
    <br><A href="http://www.actiontrip.com/reviews/vampirethemasqueradebloodlines.html">ActionTrip</A> 82%
    <br><A href="http://pc.gamezone.com/gzreviews/r22186.htm">Game Zone</A> 90%
    <br><A href="http://www.computerandvideogames.com/reviews/reviews_story.php?id=112106&page=1">Computer & Video Games UK</A> 87%
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    <br>Notes: Ugo's review is the same as <A href="http://www.nlgaming.com/nl/asp/id_1037/nl/reviewDisp.htm">Next Level Gaming's</A>
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    <br>Seems like the cons are some graphical glitches, CTDs and a little too much linearity at some places, except Gamespots wonderful comment about its combat system:
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    <br><blockquote>Where Bloodlines stumbles is in its combat system, which simply feels clumsy and unsatisfactory. The combat mechanics are a blend of twitch-based action and role-playing stats, and it's an awkward compromise. You can battle it out from a first-person perspective using firearms, or you can switch to a third-person viewpoint to use melee weapons, such as knives and swords. However, while Bloodlines is built on a first-person shooter engine, the gunplay is nowhere near as smooth and natural as it should be. <B>Your firearm abilities depend heavily on your characters stats; it's not as simple as placing the cursor over a target</B>. Unless you invest heavily in improving your firearm skills, your aim will veer wildly. Meanwhile, melee weapons are simply overpowering, and combat is skewed heavily toward knife and swordplay. To give you some perspective, we attempted a certain boss battle with a character specializing in firearms and lost repeatedly, but we beat it on the first time that we used a knife instead of a gun.</blockquote>
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    <br>Everything else is great, I think I'm gonna like the ability to watch in-game TV.
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    <br>Sources: <A href="http://www.rpgcodex.com">RPGCODEX</A> and <A href="www.gamerankings.com">Game Rankings</A>
     
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    Shows you how narrow-minded the reviewers at Gamespot. I'm glad to hear there's a change from the plain point-and-click fighting style. I've been replaying Deus Ex lately, and I had long forgotten how wonderful a game it is, and how skill depends on how well your firearms work is an excellent plus that I had previously overlooked.

    Congrats on joining the news staff, mathboy.
     
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    mathboy New Member

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    A few hours ago. I'm advancing fast, soon I'll own the place.
     
  4. Sleek_Jeek

    Sleek_Jeek New Member

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    Plus you have good taste in music.

    Mathboy is my favorite.
     
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