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Game News BloodNet Released on GOG

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    The latest addition to GOG's catalogue is MicroProse's BloodNet, the world's only vampire cyberpunk RPG and one of the most interesting bad games of all time. Here's the promotional blurb:

    BloodNet, a dark cyberpunk adventure classic with RPG elements, in which vampires take Manhattan--and cyberspace!--and the stake of the game is your very soul, is available for Windows and Mac OS X on GOG.com, for only $5.99!

    In 2094 the children of the night have a new playground, as far from the burning rays of sunlight as possible--the cyberspace. With the wired and wireless networks covering the whole of New York with a thick digital shroud, there's virtually no place out of their reach. The fact that you have fangs at the helms of the mega-corporations doesn't help either. It would seem that humanity is doomed. But this isn't the story of the human race's fall. It's a story of one person's struggle. When you wake up with two bite marks on your neck in the middle of vampire-ridden Manhattan, and you start to feel the HUNGER, there's very little time to save your soul. Just remember to install some humanity-boosters in your cyber-deck.

    BloodNet is a remarkable game that brilliantly blends horror and cyberpunk in a mixture of adventure and RPG gameplay. You will explore the gritty locations of a high-tech futuristic city full of cyber-enhanced freaks, and tread the dangerous paths of the Cyberspace, that houses more demons than it did ever before. Build a team of deckers, cyberpunks, mercenaries, and rage gangers to help you in your desperate fight for your last threads of humanity. With a dark, memorable story, a haunting setting, graphics that aged surprisingly well, and hours of exciting and original gameplay, this classic title is a cyberpunk delight you cannot say no to.​

    The release includes both the CD-ROM and floppy versions of the game, plus the manual and soundtrack. According to GOG, the game's publisher is an obscure firm called Tommo Inc, which apparently picked up some of MicroProse's IPs when their former owner Atari went bankrupt last year. Hopefully that means we can expect more MicroProse releases in the near future.
     
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    Nice, hope Challenge of the Five Realms gets there too. That game deserves a lot more recognition.
     
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  4. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    A perfect time for ghostdog to pick back up his LP of it.
     
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    But who is the Lead Producer for his mustache?
     
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    From Bloodnet to Amalur to TES:O... damn, that's verticle decline right there.
     
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  8. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    PnP interview with Lawrence Schick from 2009: grognardia.blogspot.com/2009/05/interview-with-lawrence-schick.html

     
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    why do you post videos like this that stirs up the animal in me, wanting to go on a killing spree?

    Bloodnet is one of the best written games
     
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    My expectations for TES:O are pretty low, but I still can't imagine a world in which it can be worse than Amalur.
     
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    It is very well written, yes. But everything else in there is somewhere between mediocre and just plain weird game design. I tried two or three times, but could never force myself to finish it.

    The game is something very unusual, so if you fancy that, you should play it. The art certainly is hilarious.
     
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    Schick actually worked on Ascendant, which is what Reckoning was before it was overhauled with R.A. Salvatore's Amalur setting.

    So, who knows what his work there was actually like.
     
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    More like docking, amirite?
     
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    Is it just me ... or does he look like the bastard child of Ron Jeremy & Vincent Price?
     
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    Beat this game once.
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    I had it installed on HD 20 years ago. These days there are emulators.

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    Im not saying that the game is good or bad (I've never played it), I actually find the setting quite intriguing. Its odd to hear these dudes fault the game for graphics and design flaws when its so old...
     
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    Apparently the "O" key being used as shorthand for "Ok" is the worst control system ever.
     
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