Here I am with yet another oldie but goodie RPG for all of you. If you like nostalgia or you somehow missed this title I urge you to give it a shot.
What is it?
Basically, one of the best RPGs ever made. You play as a vampire in modern days. The game is semi-sandbox as you're offered a lot of freedom in your movement, there are lots of optional side quests etc. The story is pretty good and the game itself is very well made and immersive.
What's so great about it?
The feel of the game is amazing. You should note, however, that it is aimed at mature audience, with a lot of violence, nudity (not total nudity but definitely NSFW), foul language and so on, it has 18+ on the box. One of the things I love the most about this game is that you can do everything in several different ways there: you can brute force your way through problems, talk your way through them or use stealth and guile to tackle the problem (or any mixture of those). The characters are really cool, dialogue is great and the game doesn't get boring quickly and has pretty high replay value as each clan (there are 7 to choose from) has different strengths and weaknesses and requires a different approach (Nosferatu and Malkavians are so different that you're basically playing a completely different game here, not recommended for 1st playthrough).
What do I need?
A copy of the original VtMB (steam version available too) and patches:
Grab the official 1.2 and unofficial 7.8 patches.
If you complete the game (possibly several times) and want some more then go ahead and grab either the Camarilla Edition or Final Nights mods (available on the same site). Note: They only require patch 1.2 so you'll have to re-install the game.
There are other mods available too if you want to try things out, but these 2 are the best out there and change the game completely.
The game works fine under Windows 7 64-bit, no tweaks required (although unofficial patch has widescreen fix included, which is recommended). You may have problem with developer videos being black but that's no biggie, just click and you go to the menu. All of the in-game cut-scenes are made using game engine so no trouble there.