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Retro blobber Bloodwych now on Steam

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Curratum, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Curratum Cipher

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    Launch discount. Never played it, any opinions are welcome.
     
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  2. ProphetSword Arcane Developer

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    I was just playing a version of this on my Commodore 64 last week.

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    The version for sale looks like a port from some other system (Amiga or Atari ST, maybe?). Honestly, the game seemed kind of clunky and you could only pick from pre-generated characters. I didn't find a way to create characters.

    To be fair, I only played the game for about ten minutes before moving on to something else, and I had never played it previously. Hopefully someone will have a more informed opinion about it that can share some knowledge. Maybe I'll give it another go if it's worth the effort.
     
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  3. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    Regarding characters, there are 16 characters avalaible, one for each of the combinaison of one of the 4 classes and one of the 4 spell elements. Mages get spells faster, adventurers normally and archers and fighters slower. You start with one and can recruit the other ones, you need to convince them to join the party but I don't think I ever got into a situation where the ones I wanted to recruit refused to join my party.
     
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  4. V_K Arcane

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    Oh god, why.
     
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  5. karnak Arcane Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    DOS version.

    The Social Justice RPG Warrior once tried to beat the game. He didn't manage to finish it (maybe it's a good sign?).

    I played it a lot on the old ZX Spectrum. I think it was the first Dungeon-Crawler which allowed co-op.
    Huuuuuuuuuge game. My only point against it right now is that it doesn't have Automap (which is good for those folks who are under quarantine maybe?)

    Still it's a nice gem for old-school dungeon-crawling fans.

    And here's a cool introduction to the game:
     
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  6. Grauken Agent of the NWO Patron

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    The versions I tried had mouse-key movement only, which especially in a blobber can become an utter chore
     
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  7. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    Wasn't there remake done in mid-90s or so calledHexx: Heresy of the Wizard? Anyone played it?
     
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  8. Grauken Agent of the NWO Patron

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    Wikipedia says the same, but from vids you can see it's free-moving, no more grid-based movement, which would make it even more cumbersome for moving around (it's clearly no UU). I remember the reviews scores when it came out where pretty mediocre, if it was reviewed at all
     
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  9. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    Yeah, I think it was reviewed in finnish gaming magazine at the time, but can't remember what they said about it or the score, so probably mediocre.
     
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  10. Mortmal Arcane

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    So it adds Nothing to the already available version on various abandonware sites since decades now , no visible improvement from the amiga version either..What's the point ?
    Game was Worth playing back then, but now not even an upgrade, really. It's not especially harder to finish than dungeon master or chaos strike back, if crpg"addict" wasnt able to finish it its probably because he's not interested into gaming but only in an ego boost.
     
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  11. k0syak Savant

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    Played Hexx, but not Bloodwych.
    Don't remember having to recruit characters and it had free movement.
     
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  12. Andhaira Arcane

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    I played it back in the 90s. Couldn't play it more than a few minutes due to a system/game bug; not sure what it was. But the game always intrigued me.

    However from what little i played it was unimpressive, sadly. Could be wrong though.
     
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  13. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    I agree with you. All games cprgaddict liked are cuckshit and vice versa.
     
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