The game is all about atmosphere. I found the environments exhilarating instead of depressing; probably because I knew that I was a badassed monster who could likely handle anything that was thrown at me.
And, unless I'm playing as a Toreador or Brujah, I skip the zombie quest and pimp for Romero instead. It's just not worth the frustration. I managed to beat it once as a Nossie, but I was never able to do it again without Celerity.
"They should rename the team to the Washington Government Sucks. Put Obama on the helmet. Line the entire walls of the stadium with the actual text of the ACA.
Fix their home team score on the board to the debt clock, they can win every game 17,000,000,000,000 to 24. Losing team gets taxed by the IRS 100%, then droned."