VtM: Bloodlines - Retro Road Test @ Games On Net
Aussie site Games On Net has a Retro Road Test for Vampire: Bloodlines. The short article has a score of 3/5 and the author doesn't sound entirely convinced:
Using the first version of Valve’s Source engine, the game has aged remarkably well in some ways, and … not so well in others. Although there are a few disturbing instances of Uncanny Valley Syndrome, in-conversation character models are lovingly detailed and fluidly animated. Outside of conversation, in combat and general exploration, things are not quite so pretty. Animation becomes stiff and twitchy. All but the most basic actions look ridiculous – especially ones related to fighting. Environments are evocative but terribly cramped, which has the unfortunate effect of undermining their pretence to gritty authenticity. With no cars save a lone taxi, tunnels that end in brick walls, and skyscrapers that apparently only consist of a few floors, you never get a sense that you’re in a real place.
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