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  • Summary: For countless generations there was very little to stand between vampires and their human prey--until now. In Blade II, you are a vampire hunter who possesses all the strengths of a vampire, and none of its weaknesses. Skilled in martial arts, guns, and swordplay, you must protect humans from the hungering darkness. Keep the evil forces at bay with your 360-degree combat system and unstoppable rage powers. High-tech weaponry, destructive rage abilities, and over-the-top finishing moves turn every enemy encounter into an action-packed bloodbath. Expand
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  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Vampires are cool. If you're reading this right now, there's a good chance you probably think games are cool. Therefore, a game about vampires should automatically be cool just by default, right?
  2. Simply lacks refinement in a number of areas, with the level desing being the foremost culprit. [Nov 2002, p.141]
  3. Walking into the club for the first time and slicing through dozens of vampires with your sword is definitely a cool moment. However the rest of the game is so bland and monotonous that you’d have to have been lobotomised to enjoy it.
  4. 52
    It's pretty much all bad. To put it quite succinctly -- the game bites. It's not a horrible game. In fact, it's pretty average.
  5. Repetitive action, awful controls and so-so graphics keep the game from being a fun action game based on a really great movie and action hero.
  6. 50
    Blade II has a lot of good raw materials, but the end product doesn’t congeal into a bloody good time.
  7. 33
    The characters were atrocious. Did the makers only use 100 polygons to build these people? Even Blade looked a bit haggard and blocky. These guys should be on a Playstation One because I can not believe the Xbox can produce only this much power.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
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  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Apr 1, 2011
    3
    The controls are absolutely horrible. It feels like crap. Fighting feels redundant. Graphics are not good. Sounds are terrible. I tried playing it. I really did. Expand

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