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Blood: Plasma Pak (DOS)

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Written by  :  Tomer Gabel (4374)
Written on  :  Aug 23, 2000
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Summary

Like the original, only with even better mutiplayer fragfest!

The Good

Well, Blood just isn't a particularly good game, no matter how you look at it. Plasma Pak is no different, only it adds some additional goodies:

  • The Life Leech finally has a secondary attack: you can leave it behind you and it fires at your enemies, whereas its firing power varies according to however much ammo you have left. Even if it doesn't make for a terribly effective weapon (as it can be picked up by your enemies), at lesat it gives you a good indication of where they are (since you can here it firing).
  • A few additional multiplayer levels which are fairly good really.


As you can see, not much has changed. So where are my comments regarding the actual levels the designers added to the game?

The Bad

Well, it shares Blood's problems: crappy 3D engine, terrible textures, disastrous level design, braindead AI... in short, it still sucks terribly.

The added levels in the Plasma Pak add a fifth episode which doesn't really qualify as an episode, since even the original game's single player mode isn't worth mentioning. At least in Doom you had a fast engine, atmosphere and music - in Blood you don't even have that. In short, stay away.

The Bottom Line

Improves the multiplayer game somewhat, but make sure to avoid single player mode or you'll be traumatized for life.