I know, I know: ancient game. But recently sold well in the summer sale, so I had a lot of friends on steam talk to me about it again, and decided to replay it. I must admit, I totally forgot how friggin awesome this game is, and therefore decided that it was worth a thread.
For those not in the know: It was made by Troika games, a trifecta of former Fallout 1 developers, who made a grand total of two games. Arcananum and VtM:Bloodlines. The latter being a highly highly flawed (unfinished) product which pretty much killed them, but then later got picked up as a cult classic with an incredibly loyal community that has managed to keep the game up to date (resolution and graphics patches), fixed it (a massive unofficial patch that removes 99.9% of the game breaking bugs it had upon launch) and restored it (adding a HUGE ton of content that was meant for DLCs/Expansions or simply struck before release).
The most recent Wesp Patch (the unofficial community patch) is from June 2012, so is still being updated, and they keep finding more and more stuff to improve/add to an already superb game.
To give an indication of gameplay: A lot of you have played Deus Ex 3, which was composed of equal measures original Deus Ex aspects and heavily influenced by Bloodlines. Except that Bloodlines does everything better. (context: I'm a massive Deus Ex fanboy, but hated Deus Ex 3)
It's a World of Darkness setting which you may know from the inevitable CCP failure/abortion in the coming years. It's a first person RPG, with abysmal combat (the fps component is alright, I guess, but the melee and unarmed combat is atrocious) but incredibly strong atmosphere, character customization and great writing. It's also rather adult in its themes, in a non-retarded manner, in stark contrast to recent games that tried to incorporate sexual themes in RPGs ("HEY NERDS, THIS IS A SEX REFERENCE. GET IT, GET IT? LET'S JUST REPEAT IT SO WE CAN BE SURE YOU GOT IT, OKAY? SEX!").
Anyway, I had completely forgotten how much I love the crap out of this game, and thread is here because it'll inevitably come by again sometime in a sale, and because it's still a relatively obscure title.