Last time on Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines: we finished what was left of the side quests in Santa Monica. We stole some blood, started an investigation on a Masquerade breach, helped out a very excitable ghoul and even went gave a hand (pun completely intended) with a investigation for a bail bonds office. Now we shall go back to the main story!
SPOILER WARNING: spoilers ahead for the story of this game. Proceed only if this doesn’t bother or you already finished this game. Or some other motivation that I can’t imagine right now.
Last time on Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines… We had to go through a lot of hoops to get to our goal. For instance: deal with a haunted house, destroy artwork, get shot at by some mooks and even discovering some deep family secrets we had absolutely no business finding out.
Before we continue on with the main story though I decided to do some side quests. There are two reasons for it 1) They are pretty entertaining and 2) Good rewards.
So that is what we’ll be doing in this and the next post.
SPOILER WARNING! Spoilers for some of the side stories of Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines ahead! Read it at your own risk!
Last time in this series we learned how vampires are born, how they survive in the modern nights and dealt with some drug dealers. The last one is just so it wasn’t all about vampires. Well, not directly anyway.
This time we get back to dealing with some spooky things and some not-so spooky ones.
SPOILER WARNING: this post will spoil most of the story for the first chapter of this game.
Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines (VtMB, for short from this point forward) probably has one of the best introductions/tutorials in game. It sets the mood right, teaches what you need to know and even hints at some of the things you will have to deal later in the game.
In this post we’ll go through that. I don’t think my writing will live up to the actual cutscenes but I will try my best. I will add in the first mission of the game too just so it doesn’t end up a giant wall of text describing concepts of the game.
Oh, and in case you missed, here is my introduction post for this game and Let’s Play.
Since it is October, it seems like an appropriate time to start on a Let’s Play of one of my favorite games of all time: Vampire the Masquerade – Bloodlines.
If you never heard about this game, the short of it, is that it is an RPG based on the tabletop RPG called Vampire: the Masquerade. In Bloodlines we play a fresh created vampire, in the modern day world, that gets caught up into a power play between some older vampires.
In my last post I talked about my inventory woes in Final Fantasy XIV. I wanted to talk about how I handle the subject in single-player games too but due to length I decided to save it for this post instead.
Actually, it isn’t about inventory woes in single-player games as much as in Skyrim and Fallout 4 (although this applies to pretty much every other Bethesda developed games too). Simply because most other games are, generally speaking, sensible in terms of loot and inventory. But not those two. Those two always make me into a looting monster for some reason.
I’ve been meaning to make this post for a long but didn’t for…. reasons. Anyway, there is this pretty funny video made by a person called Chenova where she collected some amusing confessions from people in different forums and made a video about that. She also adds her own confessions near the end of the video too.
In keeping with the spirit of the video here are my confessions:
I think I like multiple companion mods not so much because of the extra muscle/companionship as much as for all the extra loot I can carry by having more companions around. Yes, I tend to treat them as a pack mules…
After finishing a dungeon if there are still loot around but my companions inventory is full and mine is about to go above my carrying capacity then I just turn TGM (godmode in Skyrim), loot anything that is left and then go to town to sell all the crap. Even if I don’t need the money I still do it. I may have a problem with looting…
It is a known fact that I love modding. How much? Well, right now I have about 133 .ESPs/.ESMs files enabled. Total mod files though (i.e. counting with retextures and such) is 172. But give or take a dozen for patch files and compatibility files. That is after trying to cut down on mod files. I think my record was 168 or 180 .ESPs/ESMs and an ungodly amount of total mod files.
When I played my Dark Brotherhood character she married Muiri for no other reason than I thought it would be amusing for a contractor to marry the person who just murdered a few people for her. True love in Skyrim? Not in that game!
My waifus in Skyrim would be Serana, Lydia and Delphine in exactly that order. I’d add Astrid too but her control freakishness might make her an interesting character but I am not sure I’d like it in a waifu.
So, those are mine. What are your Skyrim confessions? 🙂
EDIT: Forgot to add one confession! To me the most dangerous creatures in Skyrim aren’t the dragons. Or the Falmer. It is bears! I swear they are like ninja. They get behind you without you noticing until they are on top of you and mauling your face. My poor mage character died a lot because of bear attacks.