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August 24th, 2014, 10:08
While re-installing Vampire The Masquerade - Redemption I came across a texture pack for the game from a small site called cryptikarma. So give it a look to see the changes.

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August 24th, 2014, 10:08
hmm, never could play that game for too long. any kind words on his behalf?
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August 24th, 2014, 11:04
Depends on if you're a game historican. For its time it was a nice little gem, although with some flaws. From today's perspective, there are better games for sure, if you're not looking especially for a Vampire game or Vampire The Masquerade ruleset.

The first half of the game is quite decent, dense atmosphere, interesting story, great visuals for its time and its character system was one of the best I think. Also the twist in the middle of the game was an unusual and therefor sursprising move. However, the second half of the game becomes more and more repetitive, the quality of level design drops to average at best. With guns, AI becomes more and more of a problem. For example, AI doesn't recognize walls and wastes its ammo firing into doorframes. But nothing you couldn't handle, if you really want to play the game.

It's important to patch the game, because the vanilla version only allows to save in your coffin/safe harbor. With 1.1 they added a global save option.
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August 24th, 2014, 15:42
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
hmm, never could play that game for too long. any kind words on his behalf?
VtM: R is one of those sad cases of "everything is great except the game-play." The controls are clunky (this game really needed an isometric viewpoint beside this over-the-shoulder camera which is quite limiting), hit detection is weird and delayed, your allies are so dumb they can't do anything effective on their own and you constantly have to switch between them so they don't kill themselves and most of the skills are useless and impractical, but few are overpowered (like the one that gives you claws). I really hate it when the skills are unbalanced.

Still, the game is quite fun to play if you get the hang of it. The whole dark medieval atmosphere was unique and the realistic "high and mighty" religious nature of the main character Christoph was amusing and unlike anything I have seen in video-game protagonists. Although all this impression is based on the first quarter of the game (Prague), because I lost my save file as soon as I entered Vienna. I have to start over and this texture pack might motivate me to do so. But I wish they make HDTP texture packs for other cities too, because as far as I could see, there were only two texture packs: one for general objects like doors and walls and one for Prague.
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August 24th, 2014, 16:32
Still the emotionally most engaging story of a WRPG. Three different endings, depending on your "humanity".

The second half is hilariously cool, ravaging through London and NY with a giant sword.

The texture pack is a bit of a let down, though. They have a higher resolution, but sometimes totally change the look of the game to a more bland version.
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August 24th, 2014, 19:35
Age of Redemption is absolute must, fixes a vast number of bugs and design flaws. Think of it as the Unofficial fan patch and it works perfectly GOG version (haven't tried it on Steam).

Released 15 years ago, it's extremely good story and acting. Also if graphics help set an atmosphere and mood, it was probably the best looking RPG at the time of release.

No reason not to play this flawed gem, if your a VtM fan. Especially since those idiots at ccp have most likely destroyed the legacy of VtM, by essentially causing it's bankruptcy and closure.
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August 24th, 2014, 23:18
I have very fond memories of that game. When it was released in 2000 it was bashed by the gamers for being a linear game. I think people expected much non-linearity after being spoiled by games like Baldur's Gate. Story telling was great and graphics were way ahead of its time. In vanilla version you couldn't save anywhere, but then patch 1,1 came with that feature. I didn't have any problems with controls, game could be played with RTwP system. I recommend every RPG fan to try this game, especially if you like story heavy games. This mod is a good excuse to install the game once more.
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