I don’t often get grabbed by team shooters. There were the regular 3am TF2 seshes as a student, and I spent most of 2016 playing a load of Overwatch, to the exclusion of almost everything else. But the battle royales have largely passed me by, either because they’re all kind of muddy war games or cartoony war games, and neither of those concepts really set me on fire. But as the emo-adjecent kid who would tell anyone who’d listen that S Club 7 sucked, a battle royale game based on the World Of Darkness IP – the setting for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines – is very much speaking my language.
Obviously, now I am a sensible adult I know that S Club 7 songs go hard – but so does being a vampire. So let’s take a closer look at Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, the aforementioned, free-to-play, bloodsuckers’ battle royale that has just been revealed by developers Sharkmob. Having played an early preview, I can confirm that it’s loud, messy fun. I also don’t think I should have been allowed to play it.