“I live…again!“, those were the exact words that the anti-hero Caleb said out loud for the very first time in Monolith Productions classic horror FPS game “Blood”.
Well, that was back in 1997, and now in 2019, I (with so many others) are hearing that very same and famous quote from Caleb once again (I think that it might actually be the one video game quote that most people still remember to this very day).
However, this time that quote (and everything else that has made “Blood” so loved by fans over the years) are to be found in an updated 2019 version of “Blood” (Atari and NightDive Studios have done a great job dusting off “Blood” and putting it in a better-looking suit).
That’s right, because “Blood: Fresh Supply” is more or less an upgraded and fine-tuned version of the original “Blood” from 1997.
You see, the graphics, sound, music (I still think that the “Blood” soundtrack kicks tons of ass) and much more has been improved.
For starters, “Blood” now supports DirectX 11, OpenGL 3.2, high resolutions and 4K monitors. Simply put, “Blood” has never EVER looked, sounded or felt any better than it does in “Blood: Fresh Supply”.
Furthermore, B:FS also runs without any problems whatsoever on modern computers (I had zero problems with the game under Win 7 and Win 10). So that means that B:FS should work like a charm for pretty much everyone.
Other than that, I got pleasantly surprised when I realized that B:FS actually comes with both the “Plasma Pak” and “Cryptic Passage” expansion.
Why? Because it’s been ages since I played any of them, and now I got a chance to do so with better visuals and much more in B:FS.
As for the actual game itself. Well, “Blood” is “Blood”, only this time it’s the best version of “Blood” yet.
So that means that you get to enjoy killing tons of enemies and bosses with all sorts of crazy weapons and items, and since you get “Blood” together with its two expansion packs, you got plenty of stages to play through.
It’s also pretty freaking awesome that you can now play “Blood” in a co-op online mode together with a friend (there are plenty of other gameplay modes to be enjoyed as well, such as the 4v4 team-based “Capture The Flag” mode).
So, all in all, I have to say that “Blood: Fresh Supply” has managed (against all odds) to make “Blood” relevant in the year 2019, and that’s one hell of an achievement considering the fact that the original game is over 22-years old.
So if you liked the original “Blood” game (or old-school-like FPS games in general), then you should most definitely buy and play “Blood: Fresh Supply” as soon as possible, trust me, you won’t regret it!
+ “Blood: Fresh Supply” has taken everything that made “Blood” great and made the game even better.
+ You get the original “Blood” and Plasma Pak and “Cryptic Passage” to a very good price.
+ Better graphics, higher resolutions (there’s even support for 4K monitors now!), sound and music quality.
+ Caleb, his dark humor and his unforgettable quotes.
+ Tons of crazy weapons and items to use.
+ Plenty of levels, monsters and bosses to blast your way through.
+ The game’s soundtrack is beyond epic.
+ You can now look up and down with the new 3D view feature.
+ Online co-op support, you can also fight against each other over LAN in a handful of different game modes.
– The enemy A.I can be rather stupid at times.
– It would be nice if you could get some confirmation on that your game has been saved.
– Some people might find “Blood” to be rather hardcore when it comes to the game’s difficulty settings.
Sound and music: 5/5
Replay value: 5/5
“Blood: Fresh Supply” has managed to take all the parts that made “Blood” great and made them even better.
Furthermore, you get the original “Blood” and the Plasma Pak and “Cryptic Passage” expansions to a very good price if you decide to pick up “Blood: Fresh Supply”.
It’s also worth pointing out that both the original game and the expansion packs runs like a charm on a modern computer as well.
In other words, B:FS is a must buy and play for anyone who loves old-school-like FPS games with a modern touch to it.
Title: Blood: Fresh Supply
Developer: Monolith Productions/Nightdive Studios
Resolution: Default resolution
Release date: 2019-05-09
Spent time: +6 hours
Average grade internationally: N/A
PEGI age rating: +18
Price: Eight Euros via GOG and Steam
Robin “V-Act” Ek
Editor in chief
The Gaming Ground
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