Metis Posted March 23, 2019 Report Share Posted March 23, 2019 What's I'm hearing is: Quote These ruins were a fictional take on the portion of Seattle destroyed in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, and while the mood captured the noir feel of Vampire the Masquerade, the exploration felt more like I was watching a new Dishonored game. Inspiration from the game that every bad sequel/reboot to a decade+ old game copies. Quote Clans are joined later on. Instead, player start as a “thinblood” vampire. 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. A so-called VtM game that doesn't use the VtM ruleset even a little bit. Quote Guns exist but are treated as temporary opportunities; you grab them (perhaps even directly out of enemy hands thanks to your telekinesis powers) and use them until your ammo’s dried up and you can discard them. Simplified/Action-fied combat with less depth than the game's (15-year old) predecessor. Quote Another system gives all NPCs a different aura called a “resonance,” viewable in a mode that emphasizes your heightened vampiric senses. Utter lack of even basic on knowledge of the setting (or just plain ol' refusal to use it). I'll give this one props for it's sensible and correctly spelled (if uninspired) title, but beyond that all I'm seeing is yet another "whatever is cool right now" game pretending to be the long awaited sequel to a decade+ old game in order to cash in on the hype and old player base. Prediction: This game will be everything the casual millennial who's never heard of a tabletop before wants out of a vampire RPG, but people expecting an actual VtM game will be sorely disappointed by the game's complete failure to even pretend at trying to be a part of the legacy that it advertised itself as living up to. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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