Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York

Draw Distance, Draw Distance

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
63
Top Critic Average
18%
Critics Recommend
Based on 11 critic reviews
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Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

63

Top Critic Average

18%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCSep 10, 2020
Nintendo SwitchSep 10, 2020
PlayStation 4Sep 10, 2020
Xbox OneSep 10, 2020
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Draw Distance

Publisher: Draw Distance

Genres: Adventure, Interactive Story

Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York is a stand-alone expansion and a companion piece to VtM: Coteries of New York. While Coteries was a general introduction to the world depicted in the 5th Edition of the hit tabletop role-playing game, Shadows presents a more personal and unique tale. - A visual novel tackling themes of personal and political horror - See the familiar metropolis through entirely different eyes. Expect new characters, new locations and a fresh original soundtrack - Play as a member of the Lasombra clan. Master the shadows and communicate with the inhabitants of the Other Side - Shape your mind, shape your fate. The choices you make will alter the way you think, and your thinking will alter the paths you take - Explore the streets of the Big Apple. Catch glimpses of various fascinating vignettes and forge connections with the eccentric inhabitants of the city. One playthrough won’t be enough to see it all

Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York Critic Reviews

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Though it's light on meaningful choices, this brief dip into the Vampire: The Masquerade universe is at least filled with strong writing, interesting characters, and gorgeous art.

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Unless you’re a mad fan of Vampire: The Masquerade, and need to absorb every piece of literature about the universe, this will be a disappointing experience. While the artwork is rich and the music moody, the writing – the game’s backbone and its entire selling point – is weak.

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Shadows of New York is an unremarkable story that tries to hold your attention with relevant themes, but ultimately fails into abyss of triteness and weak presentation. If you crave some good vampire story, just read an Anne Rice novel, instead of wasting your time with this game.

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A proper iterative effort that builds upon Coteries of New York in unexpectedly compelling ways, Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York is an often opulent and brilliantly written visual novel that both veterans and newcomers alike can sink their fangs into.

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