Saturday Gaming Post: Bloodlines 2
A million years ago, Vampire: The Masquerade -- Bloodlines was my submission for the Best Video Game Ever. (Seriously, I have been talking about this game non-stop since it came out. Here’s me not shutting up about it in 2011. And, again.) Seriously, the game was good.
You know how Great Art inspires people? It inspires them to change their lives? This video game inspired me to create a tabletop RPG group that is still going on today. I get with friends every other week and eat and throw dice and crack jokes and this measurably makes my quality of life higher. And I would not have been inspired to start that gaming group without Bloodlines.
Well, it’s now 15 years after Bloodlines came out and, holy cow. It’s getting a sequel.
HOLY COW IT’S GETTING A SEQUEL!
Dude. Look at that trailer! At 0:48, is that a Tremere or a Toreador (there’s a piano… that’s Toreador, right)? At 1:12, that’s OBVIOUSLY a Ventrue. I’m having vague trepidations because it’s probably going to come out that, really, this is a first person MOBA or something that is set in the World of Darkness universe… but if they played the original and said “we need to come out with a sequel to this” rather than saw the original’s license and said “we can make money off of putting a 2 at the end of that title”, I’m a Day One Season Pass buyer.
Now, the original allowed you to play as any of the seven original Camarilla clans (with all of their attendant pluses and minuses) and I worry that this will force you into being a Generic Vampire for the whole game rather than creating seven (or more) different potential paths to take… but, hey. There are a lot of ways to do it wrong but a handful of ways to do it right and, if they do it right, it will be one of those games that will be worth playing through a second time (and if they do it really right, it’ll be worth playing a fifth).
I’m cautiously ecstatic and I cannot wait to play this. If they don’t screw it up.
So… what are you playing?
(Featured image is Bloodlines 2 Promotional Art.)