Yayınlanma: 20 Mart
Do not buy this broken game.
All i heard before buying this game was praise, apparently it had a good story and great atmosphere sadly i didn't get to experience much of this because even with the unofficial patch this game is pretty much unplayable. The game crashes all the time don't even think of alt tabbing that's a crash right there, you sometimes won't be able to activate your abilities in combat for no reason, there are so many clipping issues you even go near a broken bit of glass on the floor you can expect to lose control of your chracter and go flying. There's issues with textures sometimes you will be walking to a haunted house and all you see are black cubes on the floor, you jump inside a building sometimes the roof will disappear.
The combat from what i've seen is some of the worst combat i've seen in any rpg it's either ridiculously easy to the point where you can just stand there and let them hit you or sometimes its basically unbeatable. Pretty much every enemy apart from bosses can just be cheesed by using blood buff and hitting them once or twice. There's a stealth stat you can level up it's basically useless since stealth is broken as well you're supposed to be able to sneak behind people and a prompt comes up to press E to stealth kill them however sometimes it just won't appear and you can't do the stealth kill.
This also extends into using e to open things sometimes the prompt just won't appear and even if it did the doors are annoying anyway every door is pull to open no matter what side you are on, this means you have to press e then run away from the door otherwise it closes again because it touched you.
I honestly can't understand the praise this game gets, if i had bought this game on release back in 2004 i would have dropkicked the box and disk back into the offices of Activision. Luckily i got this game in a steam sale for like 2.99 but even then i feel i have been burgled. perhaps this could be a good game but in the 7 hours playtime i have i had 11 crashes even with the unofficial patch.
All in all this is a broken and very clearly unfinished game. from what i managed to play it showed some promise the lore behind the vampire clans was very interesting and i felt this could have been a very well fleshed out world but sadly the combat and many game breaking issues are a dealbreaker for me.
On a final note games need to stop with this way overdone player-bob, makes me feel ill.