GP blogger, Standard Minion writes, "Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines(2004), developed by Troika, was a notoriously bug-ridden mess upon release, to the point that it even had to be patched by the community (a practice, I might add, which continues to this day). To put it technically: the game had jank out the wazoo. It had poor system optimization on launch, with many computers unable to run it nearly as well as they should have. It crashed. A butt-ton. You could also get stuck in all sorts of places (both physically and in straight-up overall progress), forcing the player to return to a previous save. (Oh, wait, you don’t have a previous save? Uh-ohhhhhhhhhh.) The AI was also totally all rough and shoddy, with guards seeming to hardly care if you tore a man to pieces but a few steps away."