The Chinese Room has released a new Dev Diary for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, in which they talk about the “Visceral, immersive combat.” Creative director Alex Skidmore says the goal is to “create an action experience that can compete with modern titles.” To achieve that, players can expect three gameplay styles: Strategic Stalker, Action Fighter and Narrative Adventure.
Strategic Stalker is for those who enjoyed Dishonored or playing stealth builds in Fallout or The Elder Scrolls. It focuses on stealth and the “element of surprise,” while stealthily taking out enemies or using “hit and run tactics.”
Action Fighter is for those who prefer close combat, with the God of War series, Elden Ring and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor as references. The Brujah are most adept at combat, fully engage enemies and use crowd control. However, the two styles are considered “two extremes on the same action spectrum,” and you can mix and match as you like.
Narrative Adventure is for those who prefer the story to the combat. There are not many details, but it is meant to provide “exciting combat” without “going too deep into the combat mechanics if things like characters and story are more important to you.”