Okay, so I am not a V5 guy. But, Vampire is my thing, the folks at Onyx Path are great, and I have been telling stories about splashing Chicago in blood since the 1990s. So, I needed to at least read this book.
Wow, it really is great. Perhaps I will mine the book for ideas in my games (quite likely, should I have the time), or perhaps I will use it as inspiration for other games. One way or another, there is no way to avoid incorporating some aspect of the book into future games. I was impressed by the mixture of information regarding Chicago the City vs. Chicago the home of lots of Vampires. I thought the storyseeds throughout the book and at the end were just fantastic...there is enough material to keep newbie vampires and their Storyteller busy for years.
Most impressive to me, and the part that I will get the most use out of: the characters. Fantastic on every level! Useful, interesting, they contribute to the setting, the provide even more story ideas, and even the portrait art is amazing.
Based on how good this book is....it is possible that the Blood Gods book just might rope me into playing V5. You hear that, Paradox? Onyx Path is where the soul of this game still lives.