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Blood (DOS)

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Written by  :  Mr. Me (36)
Written on  :  Sep 29, 2003
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Summary

The ultimate cult classic computer game...

The Good

BLOOD is possibly the best named game of all time...it's name tells you to get ready for a cultish, dark and with as blatant a gory name as possible, "Blood", a tongue-in-cheek experience...

Blood is definitely a cult classic. In it, you play as Caleb, an undead gun wielding zombie, a former cultist who died in the 19th century, who lives again in the year 1928, who seeks revenge on a the Cabal, who worship the dark god Tchernobog. Caleb takes "guilty" pleasure in nothing more than bloodily killing, and has sinister but drop-dead funny (pun intended) one liners. Caleb is not a hero, almost a villain. The weapons in Blood are great and original, such as a flare gun that will blow a flare into an enemies heart and burn it alive(Quote from the dying: "IT BURNS! IT BURNS!"), and the classic and painful voodoo doll... The atmosphere of Blood is unique, with a moving train level, a carnival, and countless more memorable levels. It is also really fun to kick enemies heads around!

In fact, even though Blood uses the Build Engine from Duke Nukem 3d, which was outdated even when the game came out, its "2.5D" graphics actually make the game better...enhance the experience, partly showed by Blood's god-awful sequel, Blood 2: The Chosen...

The Bad

It's too damn hard!...

Okay, so it's not THAT hard...but seriously, Caleb's easiest enemies, or rather, "target practice", are zombies, which come back to life a few moments after they are killed, and Tchernobog's cultists, which quickly blast you or something, making Caleb dead after a few shots. But in the cultists case this in forgiven, because of the hilarities that spew from their chanting mouth!

The Bottom Line

Blood, even with its outdated technology, is an awesome and very explicitly violent first person shooter. While a little too hard, this game is THE game if you enjoy VERY dark humor, and all the many horror movies which are given great tributes here! Highly recommended!...