There are a thousand and one vampire games out there, yet none have the allure of Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines. Sure, by modern standards it’s pretty janky and looks its age (and then some), but the game has withstood the test of time and earned its place among the best RPGs. With a potential Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 release date on the horizon after an almost 20-year wait fraught with turbulent changes in developer, numerous lengthy delays, and rumors that the game had actually been canceled, I’ve asked myself again and again how it can continue VTM’s legacy and inject some new (eternal) life into a withering videogame franchise. The answer lies in Bloodlines’ roots, and if Bloodlines 2 draws upon them, it could be the best vampire adventure that we’ve seen in years.
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