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- 3D hardware accelerator card required - 100% DirectX 9.0c-compatible 64MB video card and drivers
- 1.2 GHz Athlon or 1.2 GHz Pentium III processor or higher
- 384MB of RAM (512MB of RAM recommended)
- Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP*
- 3.3 GB of uncompressed hard disk space for game files and saved games (plus 1.4 GB for Windows swap file)
- 100% DirectX 9.0-compatible 16-bit sound card and drivers
- 100% Windows 98/ME/2000/XP-compatible mouse, keyboard, and drivers
- DirectX 9.0c
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From what I had read on the www the game was left in it's bugged state by Activision but a modder named Wesp5 has been working for years fixing things up. (look for a patch called "Unofficial english Patch 8.7 by Wesp5")
Currently 20 hours into the game and have to say that for a game this age it actually looks quite decent on 1080p. (build on same engine as Half-Life)
Start by picking your preferred Vampire from 7 different classes each with their own pros, cons and looks.
After that you are free to explore the first city and do main and side quests at your own pace and building up your skills as you gain quest experience.
Later cities get opened up after doing certain quests.
As long as you don't mind dated graphics this game is great for RPG players and probably also works well for those into action RPG.
As usual with most RPG games.. save often (but try to avoid saving while a discipline is active as I noticed some minor problems when loading that save)
However, the fix for this is simple and easy. Just look for the unofficial patches, install, and then play. I can understand why all these errors kind of annoy people, and I agree that Steam shouldn't be selling it in it's current state.
All that said, game is still worth it. Offers a great deal of interesting lore, incredibly wonderful and memorable characters, in-depth character creating, and offers a ton of replay value because you'll want to play the game with multiple vampire clans. This whole game is a reminder that the vampire genre still has great potential, even after Stephanie Meyer went and stepped all over it. You won't find glittering vampires here...only an original mythos and an exceptionally complex and memorable cast of characters.
One of the best things this game does is getting the player into the old World of Darkness setting with amazing efficiency. It starts you out with no clue what the hell is going on but manages to, by the end of the game, have you run afoul of vampire mystics, a golem, a werewolf, a wereshark, religious zealots bent on killing vampires, far eastern spirits who come off as vampires, and a 400 year old vampire who I still think is actually some kind of alternate universe form of Bender from Futurama in all the best ways.
The best part is that all of this stuff manages to happen but the game never feels like it is an exposition dump. As the player you are eased into the weirdness relatively slowly at first, and it is not until you have done quiet a bit of the main quest that you run into this weirdness, by which point some of it has been hinted at.
For example, the werewolves are alluded to on two occasions before you come anywhere close to meeting them, same with the far eastern spirits. So while you are working out what to do about the current plot of you having to blow up some building or help sort out a sibling rivalry seeds are being planted of some new element of the story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
REALLY FUN GAME!
Played through it at least four times, very immersive, very well written, can see why its a cult classic. Read more
Steam blows!! It lags your computer up horribly and updates every day don't buy get the hard copyPublished 6 months ago by Tom carlisle
This game is still good after all these years. This is an older game but there are patches that are still being developed to maximize such a great game on multiple platforms. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Azzaro
Not Amazon's fault, but the game doesn't even work, because Activision is... Well... Activision.Published 6 months ago by Royce Miller
One of the greatest RPG's out there. With the fan build 9.0 patches, all the bugs are (mostly) gone. Doesn't work with newer OS or MAC. Amazing buy for $5.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Game is buggy as hell. Thanks to Activision rushing to market and ruining Troika.Published 9 months ago by Scott A. Boyd