Fear Gauntlet- Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines

I don't drink... wine. I only drink Fear Gauntlets!

Matt and Steve take a slight detour on their journey through the most terrifying scary games ever made and play an action RPG! But while Vampire is not in and of itself a scary game, it contains within it one of the scariest levels in any video game period!

So, they're going to check that out!

Matt http://twitter.com/#!/mattbodega

Steve http://twitter.com/#!/LemonPuddingPop

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Posted by MattBodega

I don't drink... wine. I only drink Fear Gauntlets!

Matt and Steve take a slight detour on their journey through the most terrifying scary games ever made and play an action RPG! But while Vampire is not in and of itself a scary game, it contains within it one of the scariest levels in any video game period!

So, they're going to check that out!

Matt http://twitter.com/#!/mattbodega

Steve http://twitter.com/#!/LemonPuddingPop

Posted by louiedog

This should be good.

Posted by DougQuaid

Fucking awesome! I bought this game the last time it was on sale on Steam and never played it. Maybe this will give me a reason to.

Posted by august

If you're going to play scary single levels you have to play The Cradle from Thief: Deadly Shadows.

Posted by Venatio

So done with Dead Space then? Was hoping for atleast another, oh well

Atleast there's a new fear gauntlet, but is this game really that scary? I didn't find it scary at all

Edited by TheHT
@august said:

If you're going to play scary single levels you have to play The Cradle from Thief: Deadly Shadows.

And Ravenholm if they haven't already.
 
Ravenholm is the reason I don't play through HL2 as much as I'd like.
Posted by Castiel

Hey I'm just glad to see more fear gauntlet.

Posted by HarlequinRiot

Man, what an early 2000s character design. Long skirt with a tank top and small, black shades? Jesus.

Edited by MooseyMcMan

NOTHING STOPS THE FEAR GAUNTLET!

Edit: @MattBodega: Can you guys turn on subtitles next time? I could barely make out anything "Marcus" was saying.

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Posted by ManiacMaysin

Should have picked malkavian. But it's awesome that you guys are doing this game.

Posted by Rhaknar

nothing about vampire was scary. Its hard to be scared when you are a super powerful wizard vampire. amazing game tho

Posted by endaround

Subtitles.....

Posted by CornBREDX

I LOVE THIS GAME. Awesome pick. =)

Posted by Origina1Penguin

Woah! Didn't see this coming (I'm serious)! The mission at Devil Mask Productions in Hollywood is waaaay scarier than the haunted mansion though. I love this game so I'm not complaining no matter what you show. Fear Gauntlet lives on!

Posted by dudeglove

The animations during dialogue really made this game unique. Bioware and other shit just have the dreadful dead blank stares of NPCs. Also there's a fat NPC.

Posted by EuanDewar

This is the best game you've played so far. I imagine Kessler will piss himself something good at the hotel part.

Edited by FunExplosions
@EuanDewar said:

This is the best game you've played so far. I imagine Kessler will piss himself something good at the hotel part.

Yeah, you gents better play up to the hotel, or there's not much reason to play this at all for the Fear Gauntlet. 
Edit: OH WHOOPS, GUESS I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED!
Posted by ArbitraryWater

It's pronounced THAW-MUH-TUR-GEE. You know, so you can bust it out in conversations when you're talking about vampire blood magic, which I'm sure is always common around the Whiskey Media offices.

In any case, I've played this game for around two hours and think it shows some promise. Obviously, that promise could easily be squandered, considering Troika's reputation. That haunted house though. SCARY?

Posted by endaround

@ArbitraryWater said:

It's pronounced THAW-MUH-TUR-GEE. You know, so you can bust it out in conversations when you're talking about vampire blood magic, which I'm sure is always common around the Whiskey Media offices.

In any case, I've played this game for around two hours and think it shows some promise. Obviously, that promise could easily be squandered, considering Troika's reputation. That haunted house though. SCARY?

You got the the hotel in 2 hours? I mean it can be done but that's moving quick.

Posted by animathias

@endaround said:

Subtitles.....

Yes, please.

Posted by SpunkyHePanda

The scariest part is the reading comprehension.

Posted by Scooper

My single favourite content on this website is back, keep it going please, fellas.

Edited by ArbitraryWater

@endaround said:

@ArbitraryWater said:

It's pronounced THAW-MUH-TUR-GEE. You know, so you can bust it out in conversations when you're talking about vampire blood magic, which I'm sure is always common around the Whiskey Media offices.

In any case, I've played this game for around two hours and think it shows some promise. Obviously, that promise could easily be squandered, considering Troika's reputation. That haunted house though. SCARY?

You got the the hotel in 2 hours? I mean it can be done but that's moving quick.

Nope. I was referring to it as I have seen in video format. With a question mark. Because it wasn't scary. Nah, I'm still on the various little quests in Santa Monica, and I was going to play more before being distracted by Icewind Dale II (and subsequently being distracted from that by Heroes VI). I will get to it eventually, even if my scattershot ADD approach to game playing is occasionally detrimental to the actual completion of said games.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@endaround said:

@ArbitraryWater said:

It's pronounced THAW-MUH-TUR-GEE. You know, so you can bust it out in conversations when you're talking about vampire blood magic, which I'm sure is always common around the Whiskey Media offices.

In any case, I've played this game for around two hours and think it shows some promise. Obviously, that promise could easily be squandered, considering Troika's reputation. That haunted house though. SCARY?

You got the the hotel in 2 hours? I mean it can be done but that's moving quick.

Really?

Posted by endaround

@Video_Game_King: Yeah it can be done, but only if you miss out on a ton of stuff before it. Its basically critical pathing everything. They are 45 minutes in already and not even in Santa Monica after all.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@endaround said:

They are 45 minutes in already and not even in Santa Monica after all.

And I was just about to watch the video.
Posted by triviaman09

This game is not scary, at least not yet, but it proves to me that I would watch Matt and Steve play anything.

Posted by LordXavierBritish

You fucked up you're supposed to pick Malkavian.
 
You'll have to start over.

Edited by Olivaw

Mannnn, I wanted to see Siren! Or Eternal Darkness! Or Fatal Frame! This game will take too long!

Oh well. I still love you, Fear Gauntlet. Just, you know. Don't take too many detours. You'll never get to Amnesia at this rate.

Also holy shit this game looks so much worse than Half-Life 2. This is the Source engine? Christ.

Posted by FunExplosions
@Olivaw said:

Mannnn, I wanted to see Siren! Or Eternal Darkness! Or Fatal Frame! This game will take too long!

Oh well. I still love you, Fear Gauntlet. Just, you know. Don't take too many detours. You'll never get to Amnesia at this rate.

Also holy shit this game looks so much worse than Half-Life 2. This is the Source engine? Christ.

I'm pretty sure it's the Source 1.5 engine. Meaning, Half-Life went through multiple iterations of the Source engine during its development. Valve had to keep improving it, because it took them so damn long to finish Half-Life 2. In the meantime, they gave the small Troika studio their first iteration of the new physics-y engine they'd been developing. Because Troika was so small, they finished their game at the same time the new and improved engine was being released with Half-Life 2.
Posted by Hobosunday

Fear Gauntlet! Welcome back my main time waster! I enjoy this series so much.

Posted by tourgen

woooohooo!

Posted by obscurefan

Hey always happy to have another episode of Fear Gauntlet, it's become a ritual for me and my girl to watch it together. Although what happened with Clocktower, couldn't find it?

Posted by ThatFrood

Wow Kessler.

You just fucking made a Phantom of the Opera reference right there, didn't you?

Yeah, I caught that little "vampires on parade" comment.

I give you applause.

Posted by me3639

Kept waiting for suck or blow.

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Posted by CL60

@triviaman09 said:

This game is not scary, at least not yet, but it proves to me that I would watch Matt and Steve play anything.

There's one part that is scary. It's the only part in the game that is actually scary.

Posted by punkxblaze

God I miss this game. I think it's time.

Edited by Marz

this game is not really scary but it's a damn good game :) 

Posted by punkxblaze

Also, totally agreeing with everyone else. Start over Malkavian, skip the intro, skip the tutorial now that you've done it, and press on. You will not regret it.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

Name: ButtButt

What?

Posted by MisterMouse

In the future could you guys turn subtitles on if possible?

Posted by TMThomsen

@FunExplosions said:

@Olivaw said:

Mannnn, I wanted to see Siren! Or Eternal Darkness! Or Fatal Frame! This game will take too long!

Oh well. I still love you, Fear Gauntlet. Just, you know. Don't take too many detours. You'll never get to Amnesia at this rate.

Also holy shit this game looks so much worse than Half-Life 2. This is the Source engine? Christ.

I'm pretty sure it's the Source 1.5 engine. Meaning, Half-Life went through multiple iterations of the Source engine during its development. Valve had to keep improving it, because it took them so damn long to finish Half-Life 2. In the meantime, they gave the small Troika studio their first iteration of the new physics-y engine they'd been developing. Because Troika was so small, they finished their game at the same time the new and improved engine was being released with Half-Life 2.

No, they're just using an early build of the Source engine. Not even sure it had reached beta-stage at that point.

Posted by FunExplosions
@TMThomsen said:

@FunExplosions said:

@Olivaw said:

Mannnn, I wanted to see Siren! Or Eternal Darkness! Or Fatal Frame! This game will take too long!

Oh well. I still love you, Fear Gauntlet. Just, you know. Don't take too many detours. You'll never get to Amnesia at this rate.

Also holy shit this game looks so much worse than Half-Life 2. This is the Source engine? Christ.

I'm pretty sure it's the Source 1.5 engine. Meaning, Half-Life went through multiple iterations of the Source engine during its development. Valve had to keep improving it, because it took them so damn long to finish Half-Life 2. In the meantime, they gave the small Troika studio their first iteration of the new physics-y engine they'd been developing. Because Troika was so small, they finished their game at the same time the new and improved engine was being released with Half-Life 2.

No, they're just using an early build of the Source engine. Not even sure it had reached beta-stage at that point.

But my point remains the same, that no, this is not the same Source engine as in Half-Life 2.
Posted by Rabid619

Cool, pretty excited for this one. I've heard a lot about this game over the years.

Posted by jozzy

I thought the hotel level was scary when i played it many years ago, maybe not so much these days because the graphics don't hold up that well. Big fan of this game, especially the first half.

Posted by probablytuna

I did not expect this to be the next episode of Fear Gauntlet, but I ain't complaining!

Posted by Nentisys

More Fear Gauntlet. Also subtitles please.

Posted by Vexxan

...and the Fear Gauntlet continues!   
LETS DO THIS!

Posted by Praxis

@Olivaw: @FunExplosions: The lackluster visuals of the game don't really have a lot to do with Troika having an early version of Source. Bloodlines was a troubled project in numerous respects, and the graphics were just one of many areas of the game which were left rough and/or unfinished.

Posted by djames216

@Venatio said:

So done with Dead Space then? Was hoping for atleast another, oh well

Atleast there's a new fear gauntlet, but is this game really that scary? I didn't find it scary at all

They talk about why they are done with Dead Space here.

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