Vampire - The Masquerade: Redemption - All News
Tuesday - April 26, 2016
VtM: Redemption - Review @ CRPG Revisited
Here is a review for Vampire The Masquerade: Redemption, by someone who likes to review older CRPG's, but was lukewarm about this game.
So it is worth buying ? Well, if you like the Vampire settings and the gothic theme and this world. Yes definetely now when it is not very expensive. Personally I lost interest after leaving the medieval settings only to find that I have to repeat everything again (getting new cash and inventory) in the modern settings. Too little variety and too repetitive.
In the beginning I was strongly hooked since everything was new but I lack secrets areas, puzzles, optional sub quests, more NPC:s, more varying combats, more equipment, better looting etc. A major breakdown of the game is the lack of good equipment to buy. Looting is totally broken in the modern world. You will never get anything worthwhile. Since London, I only played the game for the sake of completing it without much enjoyment.
Another problem I have with the game is the lack of control of your other party members. As I´ve said before I would like some sort of detailed settings to control how much - if any - blood they should use or which disciplines they should prioritize. If I don´t control them directly you could never be sure of what will be cast during combat.
Friday - October 31, 2014
VtM: Redemption - Review @ RPG Codex
The RPG Codex posted a new review of Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption.
One game the Codex never got around to reviewing is Nihilistic Software's Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption, published in 2000 by Activision. Compared to the much more celebrated Bloodlines, Redemption has fallen into relative obscurity, and isn't generally considered a very good game. Is this reputation deserved? Read on to find out.
Sunday - August 24, 2014
VtM: Redemption - HDTP Texture Pack
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.
Tuesday - February 04, 2014
VtM: Redemption - Retrospective
Hardcore Gaming has a new retrospective for Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption.
Nihilistic's approach was polarizing, to say the very least. On one hand, they adapted as best they could Vampire's mechanics to Diablo-like core gameplay. This has been done well, but on the other hand, every aficionado will scream at that particular choice of genre. In a world of "personal-horror" and byzantine power games, you spend your time genociding the vampiric population of Prague, Vienna and later on London and New York. Besides, while all the setting is explained and directed extremely well, some basics rules of V:TM are butchered. Draining a vampire without Diablerie? It's cool. Feeding on my buddies every two minutes without blood bond? Yup. Even without being too regarding on this, Redemption remains a real paradox - to enjoy it, you must accept that you are playing first and foremost a Diablo-like which looks like a Vampire The Masquerade adaptation. But at the same time, its driving force dwells in the setting and the atmosphere, not the hack and slash mechanics.
Friday - June 11, 2010
VtM: Redemption - Review @ Overidon
A site called Overidon has a review on Vampire: Redemption. It's blog-level stuff but it's always fun to take a trip down memory lane:
The story for this game is great and what really makes it hit home is the amazing voice acting. All the dialogue in the game including notes and papers you find on your journey are voice acted with amazing skill. You really feel like Christof loves Anezka and he is willing to travel to the ends of the Earth to find her again. At it heart, Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption is a love story. As a man, I wasn’t exactly sure that I wanted to play a game about a romantic love story. But after listening to the characters talk to each other I immediately got emotionally involved in the story. I felt like I was playing the part of Christof and being able to choose dialogue options at specific points in the game deepened the immersion. The story is also about redemption and the struggle to maintain someone’s humanity while in a perilous situation. Christof has to choose whether or not if he wants to embrace his vampire ways or else labor to become human again. Christof also teams up with other women that fight in his coterie (that’s like a vampire team) and they share their sympathies for Christof and sometimes offer themselves discreetly to him. But Christof stays focused on being with his true love, Anezka.
Friday - March 05, 2010
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption - Netbook Review @ GearDiary
Michael Anderson(txa1265) pens another one of his netbook reviews for GearDiary, this one on the 2000 cRPG from Activision, Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption.
Here's a snip:
... I am not suggesting that every RPG should offer unimpeded freedom in all areas. In many role-playing games you either have a predetermined character who gets loads of flexibility and freedom in terms of story and development (e.g. the Gothic series), or get to create your own character but have a fairly narrow set of choices leading to subtle flavors on the same basic game (e.g. the Mass Effect games).
But VtM: Redemption forces you into a tightly defined role (Paladin turned Vampire with Nun for a love interest), and then railroads you into a story-centric mission structure that take you straight through until the end of the game. As you proceed you gain party members who will fight alongside you as you make your way through the story, each with specific skills that will aid in advancing through combat.
Wednesday - March 03, 2010
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption - Retrospective @ Big Download
"Retrospective" is probably a bit grand for this short article (despite being spread over five pages) but it's always interesting to read about these games:
Character development for Vampire Redemption is vastly different from most RPGs. Rather than having levels that you gain, you spend experience points as a form of currency to upgrade your character's disciplines and attributes. As the attributes get higher, the cost of raising them grows as well. The game keeps track of the total number of experience points you have gained, while the actual number you have available is right underneath that. Attributes fall into three categories, each of which has three attributes: physical (such as strength), mental (such as intelligence), and personality (such as charisma). Certain disciplines use certain attributes, and specializing is incredibly important if you want to finish the game.
Thursday - February 04, 2010
Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption - Now Available On GOG
Cool news from GoG.com's "Month of Activision"! The 2000 RPG Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption is now available at GoG.com for $5.99!
Vampire The Masquerade: Redemption is a role-playing game closely based upon the acclaimed pen-and-paper RPG system Vampire: The Masquerade. It tells the story of a French crusader, Christof Romuald, whose perilous quest will see him traveling across the world in both the Dark Ages and modern times. You can choose between a path of good or evil and the choices you make throughout the game will determine which of the many endings will come to fruition. Last but not least it offers a multiplayer narrative mode, which essentially allows you to play an RPG session on-line, with one of the players being the GM.
The game is an 808MB download, and extras include the manual, hi-res wallpapers, artwork and avatars.
Source: Good Old Games
Information aboutVampire - The Masquerade: Redemption
Developer: Nihilistic Software
SP/MP: Single + MP
Play-time: 20-40 hours
Regions & platforms
· Platform: PC
· Released at 2000-06-07
· Publisher: Activision