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Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York released for Linux

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Draw Distance today released Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York, a very stylish Visual Novel set in the universe of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition. Good to see it happen, after the confusion we were left with at the Windows version release.

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Feature Highlight:

  • Choose one of three pre-defined characters and play as a Ventrue, Toreador or Brujah
  • Each playable character offers a selection of powers (Disciplines), different ethical approaches to certain issues, and unique dialogue lines
  • Character-oriented quests allow you to meet four unique non-playable characters: a Tremere sorcerer, a Nosferatu detective, a Gangrel of conflicted loyalties and a Malkavian multifoliate online personality with their own agendas. Win their hearts and minds and up to two of them will assist you in the finale
  • Depending on your choice of the Clan you will be able to see the events from a distinct perspective. One playthrough is not enough to see all the game has to offer!
  • Different paths leading to a grand finale that will leave you surprised and eager to see more
  • Suitable for both Vampire: The Masquerade veterans, and fans of mature narrative-driven games who are newcomers to the setting

While stylish and the story appears to be enjoyable, many people I've seen across Steam and other critic reviews all paint a similar picture on how abruptly it ends. A cliffhanger before it really gets into the flow of it and your choices don't matter much at all. They've not said yet if they will be making a DLC to continue the story. So keep that in mind if you plan to pick up a copy.

If you do enjoy a good bit of fiction in the form of a Visual Novel, with a very good style to it, Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York is still probably worth a look.

Currently the Linux version is only on Steam, hopefully GOG won't be too far behind.

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7 comments

Arehandoro 23 January 2020 at 5:11 pm UTC
I most certainly wasn't expecting this. Given the critics will wait for an offer, but I'd like to play it.
PublicNuisance 23 January 2020 at 5:33 pm UTC
Better late than never. I'll pick it up at GOG when it's there.
Jack_Black 24 January 2020 at 10:04 pm UTC
The Linux version is still not shown on the shop page, but you can already download it on GOG. Works fine.
Shmerl 27 January 2020 at 4:30 am UTC
Yeah, it's weird that it's not listed on GOG, and lgogdownloader doesn't find it either, but you can download it from the browser.
Shmerl 28 January 2020 at 3:24 pm UTC
The game is listed on GOG now.
Shmerl 29 January 2020 at 6:38 am UTC
Just finished the game, it's indeed relatively short. And choices don't matter at all? I.e. does it always end the same way? I thought this kind of game could have multiple endings, depending on how the story unfolds.


Last edited by Shmerl on 29 January 2020 at 6:39 am UTC
NoSt 2 February 2020 at 5:58 pm UTC
I've enjoyed my first playthrough. I will play it with other two characters, though, in order to see how much your choices affect the ending.
Besides that, I've discovered a bug: Steam Cloud Save doesn't work. The game neither uploads nor downloads the save files.
If you are experiencing the same problem, please, leave a comment in this discussion.. The developer told me they are investigating the issue.
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