Blood 2 Desecrates GOG

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Monolith's 1998 gory shooter sequel Blood II: The Chosen was today added to the catalogue of virtuous virtual vintage video game vendor Good Old Games at the small price of $5.99, complete with its expansion pack 'The Nightmare Levels.'

Continuing the story of the original Blood--which hit GOG last week--into the year 2028 with all the usual gore and black humour, Blood II boasts several playable characters.

Blood II made the jump to 3D with one of the earliest versions of Monolith's Lithtech engine, which would later go on to power titles as diverse as Aliens versus Predator 2, The Matrix Online and the No One Lives Forever and F.E.A.R. series.

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    April 29, 2010 10:46 AM

    There are so much games that simply lost their charm and atmosphere when they went 3D. I think this is one of them.

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      April 29, 2010 10:48 AM

      Blood was 3D...

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        April 29, 2010 10:50 AM

        The original was the Build engine...technically 2.5 or something silly.

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          April 29, 2010 10:55 AM

          It had 3D environments and voxel items, with 2D sprites for characters.

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            April 29, 2010 11:10 AM

            The environments weren't really 3D, just some BUILD hacks.

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              April 29, 2010 11:14 AM

              For all intents and purposes they WERE 3d. How they accomplished it is irrelevant. You could still move around in 3 dimensions.

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                April 29, 2010 11:33 AM

                Didn't mean to sound snide; I spent years building levels for Blood and had a bitch of a time overcoming the 2D nature of the engine.

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                April 30, 2010 3:10 AM

                Not with 6 degrees of freedom you couldn't.

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        April 29, 2010 11:35 AM

        I thought it was easy to see what I mean.

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      April 29, 2010 11:22 AM

      I would have to say that Carmageddon was the #1 game to lose it's personality when it moved to 3D. Blood would have to #2. Blood II is a horrible game.

      MD

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        April 29, 2010 11:40 AM

        uh wtf Carmageddon has always been 3d.

        Blood 1 was 2d game. you moved on a plain. yes you could jump on ledges but it was all engine hackery. the game had no "depth"

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          April 29, 2010 12:00 PM

          I meant full 3D with 3D models. It was the same as Blood where it had a 3D world but with 2D sprites. Part II was all 3D.

          MD

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            April 29, 2010 12:14 PM

            Carmageddon 1 was full 3D. The pedestrians were sprites but the cars and world were 3D.

            Actual real polygons sort of 3D, not Build engine fake 3D.