I'm not convinced that this really does capture the feel of the original game as much as allow for a further development of the "Revised" edition that came out in 1998.
It tidies up certain rules whilst curiously keeping some other dysfunctional rules systems in tact eg the clunky combat system, and provides an overview of the complex world envisioned through 10+ years of game development. I personally tire of having to read through 500+ pages of content, however, especially when a whole bulk of it is just a catalogue of vampiric powers.
The artwork is a mixture of old and new, good and bad, black and white and colour. The writing is easy enough to read and the layout extends to 'splatting' out the Sects as well as the Clans, which does make the various political relationships easy to follow. It just doesn't quite have the focus or intensity of the original.
[3 of 5 Stars!]