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Offline Aloysius

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I have spilt my wickedness upon thy innocent bossom...
« on: August 31, 2018, 11:32:16 PM »
I had a few wallet fund dollars to spend quickly, and though I believed I already had redemption on GOG for whatever reason, it turned out I didn't so I spent my wallet fund on it.
A strange thing maybe, given I finished this game only once, I don't remember when but I have always remembered how I find it's gameplay horribly boring. Fighting, crossing levels of fighting, boss fight and then more fighting, fighting armies and then more armies...

Despite the lasting bad experience Redemption's gameplay left me, I also liked the story and the characters, if only sometimes because they were just, what's the word, entertaining? So I decided to replay just the beginning to check how it feel after all this time.

It's pretty much what I said above. The silver mines alone made plenty of terrifying memories come back to my mind. Memories of long wasted hours in fighting to get to the next cutscene...

And the Anezka/Christof scenes made great memories come back on what this game has in good...

'Oh Anezka, I will fight every demons of hell to stand by your door...'
'Oh my, Christof, such love is a blasphemy, and yet, I...
'Do not deny me, If you deny me, I am undone...'
'I can not deny thou, I too fall the moment I saw you...'
(There, Christof turn around on 180:)
'Oh no, what have I done, I damned us both with my lust... I have spilt my wickedness upon thy innocent bossom... I shall leave before I exchange a enternity in heaven, for one night in your arms...'
'Oh, know that you are not alone in such desires...'
'Truly I am damned...'

Mh ha ha ha, that's epic in it's own style. I should try Christof's lines, minus the turn around and damnations. Too bad I can't bring myself to play further.



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Re: I have spilt my wickedness upon thy innocent bossom...
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 10:49:41 AM »
It's strange that you're had a problem with mines, the part of game without any companions was quite easy to me on unmodded game and my abysmal gaming skills 16-17 years ago. It's was the damned companion AI that took the entertainment away to the extent that I've simply abandoned it only to finish in the past year thanks to AoR that alleviated the situation a little.

Probably you're allocated XP in an inefficient way or something among these lines.
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Re: I have spilt my wickedness upon thy innocent bossom...
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 02:23:37 PM »
Oh, no I wasn't speaking of difficulty, only from the gameplay's design that feel like a total waste of time to me. Fight, fight again, destroy a army to face the next army... Even Bloodlines last vanilla levels are good in comparison.

The silver mines are indeed the easiest because you don't have companions and aren't yet a vampire, ironically. When you are vampire and drag companions, I think among worst memories are keeping everyone blood bar at a decent level. Regardless, I can't play again even in super cheat mode to speed through despite the music, story and characters.

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Re: I have spilt my wickedness upon thy innocent bossom...
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 04:06:26 PM »
Got misleaded by the mention of multiple hours in the first dungeon.
Indeed, it surely has a room for improvement even for hack-and-slash rpg. Myself was astonished at my character talking with Garinol after the monastery slaughterhouse like nothing important happened at all. Wasn't it easier to wait a hour for his return or reason with his people? Kathy was his ally at the time, so Christof should be allowed to have a talk with Mercurio, unless I've misunderstood something.

I think that these phrases that would fit a porn movie were purely intentional, by the way.
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Re: I have spilt my wickedness upon thy innocent bossom...
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2018, 07:21:16 PM »
I sure hope these lines are intentional, they are superb. Christof must have regretted he never sent his dear extreme catholic faith to hell once or twice after that night.

edit, I have spilt my wickedness upon your thy innocent bossom... I absolutely have to place that line with a woman I don't know even if it's to collect a strange look, a slap or whatever.
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Re: I have spilt my wickedness upon thy innocent bossom...
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 07:29:47 AM »
Will be shocked if not, considering their likely source of inspiration, namely the undisputed master of double entendres called Shakespeare, whose plays, tragedies included, are filled to the brim with such an ambiguous wordplay.

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Re: I have spilt my wickedness upon thy innocent bossom...
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 07:06:21 PM »
Well, despite what I said I strangely found myself continuing my playthrough on occasions one hour here and there to brieve between two sessions of modding Bloodlines. I actually got to New York in something like 15 hours according to the save game.

The game, despite some boriness in gameplay, is actually less difficult and shorter than I remembered it to be. I play vanilla 1.1 without mods, like when I played it before, I think it wasn't long after it's release because I was a teen back then. It might explain why it was more difficult, I mean I remembered Lucretia as a absolute nightmare who took several attempts to beat for instance. And in this playthrough I wiped the floor with her in a minute. Even the early bosses like Mercurio didn't require as much attempts than I expected.

I stopped near Orsi, and, hm, hm, I am afraid to go on. Vudolvak scare me. Christof had it easy, he just took a 800 years nap. Anezka is the true hero, the woman has a set of steel on her. She didn't have the luxury of napping around, she had to play along with Vludo boy during all this time. And if I remember enough of her 'living' diary which I didn't see again yet, she really was acting while still dreaming about Chris.
If that doesn't take brass of steel.

Not only Vludovlak is a very scary boy but I remember the fiend as unbeatable in his last form. And he is very scary, did I say that?

 

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