Roger Wilco (1114)
Aug 26, 2002
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The huge and unusual levels of the game are the best feature. Our character Caleb is memorable and so are his enemies. Players will especially remember the weird, crazed language of the cultists. Weapons that actually cause loads of damage leaving behind pools of blood and severed limbs! Even the limbs of the enemies can be kicked around by Caleb like the Zombie heads!
It may look out-dated now, because of it's build engine and 2D sprites. But, real FPS fans don't care about that! It has a few bugs that may cause it to crash. Although, I never encountered them!
The Bottom Line
Blood is one of the most innovative, atmospheric, humorous and bloody FPS game ever made. Here's why, each level is unique with lots of movie references like a whole level dedicated to camp Crystal lake (from Friday the 13th movies), a level based on the movie, Shining and references to H.P Lovecraft characters such as Pickman and Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm street series) etc. There is even a level in which Caleb gets to ride a train! The story is unique, because we are told Caleb is not our typical hero, but he's a hired gun-slinger, who fell in love with a woman, joined a dark cult, Cabal. But, he's betrayed and killed by the god of the cult, Tchernoborg. So, he comes back from the dead to take revenge and eliminate all the members of the cult. It's atmospheric, because most of the levels are dark and scary, with a haunting music. It's humorous, because our hero has amusing one-liners for each bloody occasion, usually inspired from movies in the style of Duke Nukem. It's bloody, because Caleb has a whole arsenal of weapons to eliminate his foes and with alternate fire for each, it doubles the fun.
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