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VtM: Redemption - Retrospective

by Couchpotato, 2014-02-04 00:54:17

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.

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VtM: Redemption

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released