I’ve tried to finish Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines so many times that it’s an extreme case of deja vu going through Santa Monica again. However, it is the first area and we must always start with it!
This is the first game that I’ve linked to the GoG version of. I’m not sure whether Deathwing and Foxhole are available on GoG, but there is a reason why I prefer the GoG version of Bloodlines: Bloodlines was an almost broken game on release, thanks to the deadlines imposed upon the studio making it. GoG’s version includes the latest version of the unofficial patch that makes the game playable and enjoyable, although as you will see with the tutorial level some of the problems are either unfixable or close to.
This game will be a regular feature until I finish it or get irreconcilably angry with it. Some of the back and forth without a walkthrough was pretty rough on myself, who hasn’t played a proper RPG in a while, so I will be grabbing a walkthrough for next time should I get stuck.