Grimbeard – Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines (PC) – Review October 29, 2019 100 By William Hollis CategoryArticles BlogTags2004 2018 2020 analysis creepy crpg Funny gameplay hidden gem news opinion pen and paper retro review RPG tabletop underrated vampire 100 Comments Cherrycordial says: March 26, 2019 at 12:04 pm Beckett isn't a werewolf, he's Gangrel. Reply fapnawb says: April 1, 2019 at 9:31 am I love this game. I've finished it a few times and I will play through it again before Bloodlines 2 hits. I can't really recommend the Unofficial patch plus because of the issues brought up in this video but the Unofficial basic patch definitely makes the experience super smooth. And yeah, first half of the game is amazing but once you get to chinatown the quality just isn't there… Reply Kai Krueger says: April 1, 2019 at 4:22 pm Installs VTMB for the 1254th time Great video mate. It's entertaining and good quality. I'm looking forward to the sequel. Haven't pre-ordered it or anything, because I don't trust gaming companies at this day and age. I will be creating a Gangrel for sure. I know it's an underdog clan among the community compared to a Malkavian or a Tremere let's say. Still the animalistic nature of the clan fits perfectly for my RP purposes. Reply Trevelyan Ignotus says: April 1, 2019 at 7:56 pm In relation to your thoughts at 31:53, after Dark Corners of the Earth and Bloodlines, there's another game that I personally regard as the third wheel in a hypothetical trilogy of "early 2000s almost-hits", and it's not other than the severily flawed and over ambitious Boiling Point: Road to Hell. Ludicrous as it may sound, in my mind Boiling Point is a distant relative to Bloodlines (in the sense that both games share the same unmistakeable "spiritual ancestor": Deus Ex), but where it can be argued that Bloodlines' writing and atmosphere saved the end product from its technical mediocrity, Boiling Point didn't have that luck. But, even knowing this, I still recommend you to give it a try. Even if you end up not enjoying your time with it as much as I did, I think it may give you some interesting insights into that line that divides the hits from the almost-hits and the almost-failures. In any case, thank you for this excellent critical essay on Bloodlines, I don't know how much work you put in it, but I think the result speaks for itself. Bravo! Reply Mr Revolution Mars says: April 1, 2019 at 9:00 pm no malkavians in vampire bloodlines 2 its declared problematic… Reply Jeff O says: April 2, 2019 at 12:13 am SJW game Reply PBJ says: April 2, 2019 at 12:13 am You're like 15 years late. Reply Babbleplay says: April 2, 2019 at 12:33 am Bought this years ago on sale, keep meaning to get to it. Thanks to your praise, I'm finally gonna give it a shot. Reply Desth O says: April 2, 2019 at 2:16 am Since on the subject of blood suckers, would you by any chance plan on making a video on Legacy of Kain and/or Soul Reaver either? Reply Dwing says: April 2, 2019 at 9:19 am 18:10 where is that? I played trough the game a dozen times (years ago) but I dont remember that hallway… Reply Samur/Aye says: April 2, 2019 at 10:53 am Awesome game…. still love playing as a Malkavian Reply Heldengrab says: April 2, 2019 at 3:13 pm Anybody watching this who has not played this game? Reply Jarl Siddgeir says: April 2, 2019 at 7:32 pm You deserve more subscribers than you have Love your music, love your videos Reply AlucardNoir says: April 2, 2019 at 10:43 pm Dude, everybody dreads going into the sewers, you're not special for dreading to go thought that. Oh, oh you mean the actual spooky stuff not the nosferatu sewers. Reply Alex Anderson says: April 3, 2019 at 12:59 pm I guess I gotta put suicide on the backburner for another year, next year after the game is out and it isn't delayed I'll probably finally go through with it. Reply Chels says: April 3, 2019 at 7:03 pm I love your style and humour and all your videos. Your music ones really help me find new artists. Thanks man. Reply amir 1 says: April 3, 2019 at 7:15 pm I'm waiting to bloodlines 2 Reply Doppelganger1994 says: April 3, 2019 at 8:48 pm what patch and/or modifications are being used for this because i thought i installed the full unofficial fan patch with the latest version but my menu still looks the same as it did before it doesnt have the replaced background or extra options, also animations for my game seem much more minimalistic than the ones seen through out the video Reply BigBadWolf says: April 3, 2019 at 11:25 pm you are making a review of a thousand years old game. Reply Jinn P yro says: April 4, 2019 at 11:47 am Damsel called me “Cammie” and I never felt so insulted before Reply Living Joker says: April 4, 2019 at 11:49 am I wouldn't get too excited for the sequel. The original WoD that lead to V:TMB is dead and the lore has been tainted considerably. The few story details we've been spoiled on for the sequel break lore further and in many fans' opinions are an attempt to upend and destroy the most interesting parts of WoD. Like with all games not limited in release quantity I'd wait on reviews and spoilers to see just how high the shark jumps, but of course nobody is silly enough to pre-order a digital-only release in current year, right? Reply Bob says: April 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm can you just do the review without trying to be pewdiepie Reply Влад Шуйский says: April 5, 2019 at 12:50 am You are much hairier than your voice implies Reply Taiga Rand says: April 5, 2019 at 5:37 am This is gamer Reply daniel hulson says: April 5, 2019 at 10:31 am great video mate,thank you Reply OniFeez says: April 6, 2019 at 2:37 pm I think you're a bit late in reviewing this game… Reply Drakyry says: April 6, 2019 at 4:18 pm Thank you, Mandalore, for bringing attention to this video! Reply Donmegamuffin says: April 6, 2019 at 5:18 pm Who else came from Mandalore? Reply Pan Limak says: April 6, 2019 at 9:02 pm Sadly Masquarade 2 stinks. From the interview it seems that Paradox is pushing political-loaded sjw bullshit, and Brian Mitsoda (writer for both games) is trying to dress it up into something that won't be a garbage fire, but it has "uphill battle" written all over it. We already know it's gonna be less sexual, and won't feature mental disorders, because being edgy is offensive nowadays. Reply WitchyDaggah says: April 6, 2019 at 9:02 pm I could point out the Beckett isn't a werewolf but seems like that's been said already. Tho the Antediluvian aren't the Childe of Cain but the Childe of Cain's Childe as they are 3rd gen not 2nd gen. Reply Chaktip Paiboon says: April 6, 2019 at 9:48 pm You don't need to make a review of this game at all. You just tell those who haven't played to buy and play it. But for those who have played, you just mention the game, and they all will reinstall it. Reply BrooksP says: April 6, 2019 at 9:53 pm Sadly I see VTM:Bloodlines 2 being less of what made the first one good, and being a more polished version of what it wasn't. Reply The Mad Hattress says: April 7, 2019 at 7:31 am In other words, fuck Activision. Just like EA, they gotta ruin good franchises. Reply Thomas maximus says: April 7, 2019 at 8:42 am Guns are by far the superior weapon type, especially on a toreador! Diablerie, not diablerization. The "patch" you were using was a fully fleshed out mod, not a patch. You can choose to work with the anarchs, functioning as a spy for them in the camarilla. Reply Cannot be Tamed says: April 7, 2019 at 11:42 am Someone in my comments recommended I check out this video and it did not disappoint! Great review. I will check out more of your videos. Reply xibalba117 M. says: April 7, 2019 at 1:48 pm for me its the best game ever. Reply Adriel Mercado says: April 7, 2019 at 7:06 pm I just picked this up on GOG and it's super fun, and found no progress-halting bugs, thanks to the fan patch. Reply Kory McCool says: April 7, 2019 at 7:21 pm Your videos are such high quality, thank you for making them. Reply codecarmine says: April 8, 2019 at 12:01 am godamn my dude i really love how you entirely embrace your personality sum pretty good khantent if ya ask me Reply Darkstar8473 says: April 8, 2019 at 12:10 am I love metalcore and it's the only thing I listen to … but that goth crap at the end is going to make me pull my ears out … nice review though … Reply Volmaaral Dovahkiin says: April 8, 2019 at 3:34 am Dammit man, don’t get your hopes too high! I’m hopeful too, but you know this industry! Reply Taylor Kitchens says: April 8, 2019 at 5:10 am WHACK WHACK CITY, BITCH Reply Jonathan Tanner says: April 8, 2019 at 6:00 am "Nobody should teleport it's not safe!"Mage coughs in the distance Reply Efe Açıkgöz says: April 8, 2019 at 7:41 am For me, the biggest achievement of this game is introducing me to lacuna coil. Reply bear-able says: April 8, 2019 at 9:03 am Hi guys, I'm thinking about reinstalling this game on my ultrabook while I'm away from home. Would you guy recommend any patch that'd be a must for a casual dude trying to enjoy this game in 2019? Reply Berfin Bıktım says: April 8, 2019 at 9:57 am how can ı get a higher resolution in this game bc its too bad in my computer do ı have to downlad a patch? Reply Siberian Goose says: April 8, 2019 at 10:26 am Guns during shootout?Laughs in "Mass Suicide" Reply Grunske says: April 8, 2019 at 2:53 pm 4:00 "Well then hang on to your hat, Biiiitch!"I lol'ed Reply Alex G says: April 8, 2019 at 5:44 pm What was the music that was played at the end? Reply emotep says: April 8, 2019 at 10:35 pm sadly the devs of the sequel have already revealed themselves to be max level SJWs and pretty much al lthey comment on is how bad the first game was because of the things that actually made it cool and how they cant wait to remove all that stuff Reply Baxter Beaton says: April 8, 2019 at 10:36 pm you have exactly 69 reviews, dont make any more please or make another playlist Reply superbad8008 says: April 9, 2019 at 1:02 am I was told by a few sources that playing as a Malkavian on my first run of the game would spoil my experience. Those liars, I was basically a psychopath with a Spidey-Sense. Reply Michael Sandford Comics says: April 11, 2019 at 4:52 am Came from Mandalore and watched all 69 videos in your review playlist over three days. Great stuff! Keep it up! Reply Clyde Cash says: April 12, 2019 at 7:02 am So glad Mandalore mentioned your channel. About to binge watch all of your reviews. Reply Mel Gibson Jr. says: April 12, 2019 at 11:56 pm You should review VTM: Redemption, I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was, both in gameplay and story. Reply The Fruit Barsket says: April 13, 2019 at 12:38 pm I really hope they don't, but I'm still terrified that they're going to fuck up Bloodlines 2… I just don't see it matching the tone of the original game, just like the Thief reboot was quite the miss. Anyone else agree? Reply Contractor 0211 says: April 16, 2019 at 7:07 am This game is so fucking amazing I'm literally getting an erection thinking of it. I don't know how old it is (probably from the 1990s), but the ambience is on par with games like The Witcher 3, Skyrim and Deus Ex. If you take time to install some mods this game is the best game you'll immerse yourself in. I personally installed 13GB of mods and I actually live in this game's world now. I've abandoned what social life I had and every effort is in pursuit of pleasing my vampire masters. I've watched the same TV program in the hotel for over 20 hours and found more pleasure than anything else released in recent times. The ambience is so on point it's stupid good.. like the rainfall in the city at night or the subtle conversations between NPCs. I can't even start to tell you how intricate and detailed the lore is either, it's so overwhelmingly beautiful it nearly brings me to tears. Makes me dream of a past I don't remember in a beautiful place I've never been. I hesitate to even call this game a "game".. I would paint it in the light it deserves but I have no words to convey the amazement it has brought me. You can spend $5 on a bag of chips or a box of tissue, why not spend it on this and be reborn in a new world. Get this and you will understand what I'm saying. Reply Alex T says: April 17, 2019 at 3:47 am I love your videos you goth bitch, they make a goth bitch like me very happy Reply Poisonous Panda says: April 18, 2019 at 6:26 am Wow cringey Reply MaLKaVIaN Science says: April 18, 2019 at 5:50 pm I am impressed by your production, your persona, and your comedy! And I was also embraced by Bloodlines in 2008. To this very day, I consider Bloodlines to be a gaming masterpiece! One of the very few games that continues to stand the test of time. Reply Raghead Hadji says: April 19, 2019 at 10:57 am Activision's balls should have been cut off for the way they treated Troika and the development of this game. They are the sole reason for the last 1/4 of the game not living up to the rest among other things. Reply Random Stranger says: April 20, 2019 at 1:25 am yep we fans wont commit suicide till we play this game Reply life is a bad joke says: April 20, 2019 at 2:47 am hopefully they'll bring back some of the characters like jeannette and jack from the previous game, btw thanks for bringing some attention to this Reply cerberu999 says: April 21, 2019 at 3:10 am Yo, idk if you're reading these, especially well… 3 weeks after the release, but hey. I got to the end and uh, while you said all that about… delaying "other" plans at least until the sequel is coming all jokingly, I just wanted to make sure you're okay :). If you ever need someone to talk to, hit me up. Cuz, you know. You don't know me. It's not creepy, I… promise. Shit. Reply Absence of god says: April 21, 2019 at 5:26 am Hey dude, got a link for that song in the intro? Reply Anon Nymous says: April 22, 2019 at 2:07 am The only problem Troika had, was fuckin' Activision! If those greedy douchbags hadn't rushed it, it could've been perfect. As it is, even with all it's flaws, it's one of the best RPGs ever. Reply Paltheus says: April 23, 2019 at 3:27 pm You just need to upgrade your unarmed and brawl skills…. never used a gun in the game…. ever. Reply AMR IBRAHIM says: April 27, 2019 at 12:35 am 17:30 i luv the edit Reply Elliot Dunn says: April 27, 2019 at 3:08 am This was a fantastic review. Surprised you don't have more subs. Reply Jakob Lundgren says: April 30, 2019 at 5:12 pm You've already been made aware of Becket being a Gangrel vampire, also Anarchs aren't a clan, they are a loose society floating around next to sabbat and Camarilla clans. Reply Shea Agnew says: May 8, 2019 at 12:53 pm I think the unofficial patch has an option to only install bug fixes. Reply Christwood says: May 8, 2019 at 6:16 pm Thank you for the detailed review! It brought back so many great memories of this amazing game. I can't wait to recreate my Toreador in Bloodlines 2. Reply Alex Romanov says: May 17, 2019 at 10:06 am I legit lol'd at the come out at night to rummage through the trash like an anaemic racoon line Reply Afonso de Albuquerque says: May 19, 2019 at 5:03 am I never liked this game Reply Andrei Capris says: May 19, 2019 at 12:23 pm Great job man. Really like your videos. Nice ending to this particular video, made me laugh hard as I saw a parallel with my life.You are doing great. Reply Luis Velez says: May 19, 2019 at 6:05 pm Did you use the unofficial patch? Tried to install but issues getting it to work Reply Un_Involved 0 says: May 21, 2019 at 1:53 am One of thr best content creators out here. Cheers. Reply MartwoPiola says: May 21, 2019 at 8:48 pm You must now review Redemption or… I will keep waiting for the notification to pop up. Reply The Pillar Ben says: May 22, 2019 at 8:52 pm Antediluvians are not caines direct childer, they are his grandchilder. they were sired by the second generation Reply BUMBO THE CLOWN says: May 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm I’m in my first playthrough and hot damn. I was in a room full of people with lights on and the Oceanside Hotel mission still scared the shit out of me Reply thegreenishcrab says: May 30, 2019 at 12:57 am Lord mandalore mentioned you, glad I checked you out fa brrn watching your reviews, all of them, definately binging your channel Reply Adrian Alvarez says: June 8, 2019 at 11:33 pm Thanks for the in depth review and comedy lol Never played this and I was interested cuz of the new bloodlines 2 coming out. Just bought it on steam idk how I missed this game all these years Reply Lord Noctus says: June 17, 2019 at 10:11 pm max out the skill auspex when i remember right toreador have that skill. use it in combination with guns and never miss 1 bullet again. Reply Nevilo says: June 18, 2019 at 10:03 pm Beckett a Werewolf? IS A FUCKING GANGREL! You sir, you truly don't fucking play this game, soooooooooooo…………. WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING MAKING VIDEOS OF A GAME YOU DON'T FUCKING PLAY EVER?!Play Games and don't fucking read wikis to makes videos for stupid "trending". Reply Milhouse says: June 20, 2019 at 7:55 am As excited as I am for bloodlines 2 I still have a hard time believing anyone can do this game quite like troika did, as busted as it is. Reply Brian Pica says: June 24, 2019 at 7:56 pm Anarch clan…. Reply JTheTeach says: July 18, 2019 at 4:52 am dude…antideluvians were embraced by Cains three childer. Those three embraced the 13 progenitors. Reply JTheTeach says: July 18, 2019 at 4:56 am Sabbat are not a clan. They are a Sect. The Kue Jin are an actual sepparate supernatural being from the Middle Kingdom in East Asia and are vampire/ghost like. Reply Katie Persons says: July 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm I can look past the old graphics, but those eyes… Reply The Talented Philosopher says: August 25, 2019 at 9:31 am Anarchs isn't a clan, it's a socialist vampire movement that wishes to end the rules of the Camarilla. (Because they all took a minorities studies class) And yes, there Anarcho-SocialistA bit you left out, ghouls do to there addiction and the magic powers of vampire blood, are in fact mind slaves. (The power of which is called a Blood Bound) Sabbat isn't a clan, there a governing body of kindred much like the Camarilla, but they don't feel the need to hide who they are, are very liberal in that they don't even enforce the masquerade, and that diablerie is not just only okay, but encouraged. (Also they make a blood pact that's called a Vaulderie that makes them all loyal to each other, and immune to Blood Bounds)It's also worth point this out, they went over budget and asked for more time so much, that bankrupted them, in fact the game was far in a lot ways worse this would mean if they didn't. So them getting even more time and money is more so a pipe dream then anything, this is a monument to incompetency. Also, more so as an aside, it is very weird that the game chose to focus on combat, since VTM and WoD pretty much as a whole, was never about the combat. (Hell the official combat rules up in till DAV20 would take you hours to do a combat scene that lasted less than a minute) Reply DasNetzwerk says: August 27, 2019 at 9:25 pm Obligatory comment to support this channel! Reply Vox Koshka says: September 16, 2019 at 3:20 pm Your description of the anarchs in this game is exactly how i feel about the anarchs in real life I know Reply Matthew Johnson says: September 23, 2019 at 5:20 pm Jeanette always reminds me of Harley Quinn. Well, he appearance does. Reply Jake Jutras says: October 2, 2019 at 7:43 pm Grimbeard or anyone still haunting the comments, what song starts play @00:50 I've checked his sound cloud and was unable to locate it. Reply Public Serpent says: October 6, 2019 at 1:07 pm Dude, what's that sweet intro track name? Reply José Neto says: October 13, 2019 at 3:59 pm Masterpiece. Reply Imaginary Star Studios says: October 22, 2019 at 1:02 pm FYI that Werewolf at the observatory can be killed through environmental puzzle. Also, props for the Snatch reference. Reply Fat2Mad says: October 23, 2019 at 11:03 am 7:26 Beckett is no werewolf. He is a vampire from clan Gangrel. That is like you are calling Frodo an Goblin. Reply Fat2Mad says: October 23, 2019 at 11:15 am 17:46 because… YOU ARE A FREAK *boom*… 18:33 FUCK…. YOU… DUUDDDEE… just hilarious Reply Fat2Mad says: October 23, 2019 at 11:24 am 24:30 It is not a fish demon, it is a were-shark. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.