"Likewise, the dialog in the game is fantastic, especially if you choose to play as one of the terminally-insane Malkavian vampires. "
According to friends who have played the game before me, you should play the game twice. Once as clan of choice and another as a Malkavian, just to see how vastly different the game is.
Sadly, I've owned this game for years (and it's precursor, Redeption) but I've yet to actually install and play it. Mostly, I've been needing a machine to handle the two of them and secondly, because I'm just lazy *laughs* Not to mention I'm a chicken and I've been told about the "Haunted House" portion. There's a reason I don't play Ravenloft and Cthulu.
And for those of you ragging on the LARPers, just remember that the few do not represent the many. I belonged to a couple groups in the day and they were a lot of fun. And remember, too, that if you're in the presence of *good* LARPers, you shouldn't even know it