July 5th, 2005


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Hope you all had a fun and safe Fourth of July. As some of you know, adammaker and I were in a car accident on Sunday evening. We proved yet again that two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Adam's poor car. But we both seem to be okay and I believe the same can be said for the occupants of the other car.

On to less distressing (to you) news. I recently finished playing Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption and enjoyed it enough to buy Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. They are two very different games (although I am enjoying Bloodlines, too). Redemption is meant to have a multiplayer aspect to it, while Bloodlines is strictly single player. Redemption had only the third person perspective and was like Diablo in many respects (movement by mouse click, controls, inventory, linearity of storyline) while Bloodlines has more in common with the RPGs I have played (character creation, more choices in dialog, side quests, first and third person perspective, movement by key stroke, direction by mouse, that sort of thing). BUT, Redemption didn't scare me. I am sure the artists would not be please to know that their creations are not scary to me, but that is as it always is. The monsters never scare me by their look. But Bloodlines had me scared to turn out my lights last night. :O Maybe it's the ghosts that flicker in and out (there was a haunted house I had to ransack and having objects rattle, then fly at me really was anxiety inducing) or the fact that many of the monsters are SO close to looking human, but aren't.

But, no, that's not it. There is just an air to this game that nearly freaked me out last night. I would turn out lights and suddenly be afraid there was something lurking in the dark. Extraordinary! But then, the quest I took just before going to bed was straight out of a horror movie - old hospital with all the equipment strewn about and blocking halls, having to go through holes in walls and floors, crawling through ducts, seeing someone being dragged off screaming by some unseen entity (on camera), seeing another through the glass of a door trying desperately to open the door, screaming, then being flung against the door and disappearing. Maybe it's no wonder I was afraid to turn out the lights....