Mysteries of Blood 2

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Mysteries of Blood 2

Postby DwayneA » Sat Sep 10, 2016 06:19 pm

Ever wonder:

-Why did they change the atmosphere from horror to science fiction?
-What the heck happened to Gabriel? Why is he now a she?
-Where did Ishmael get those tattoos?
-How come ammo for the voodoo doll and life leech now regenerate?
-Why can't you dual wield the napalm cannon and the tesla cannon?
-How come you can't carry as many bombs as you could in the original?
-How is it possible for Caleb to raise his health above 100 with life essences this time?
-Why did they redesign certain enemies from the original and cut out others?
-If it's supposed to be in the late 1800's, why does Ophelia's nightmare level have computers? How come the sorority girls do not wear fashion that matches the times? And why is there a message for Ophelia to call Caleb if they had not met until after her house burnt down? Why did the level designers put in weapons that were not invented in that time?
-How come you don't pick up as many keys as you did in the original?
-How come the levels don't feel as mazelike as they did in the original?
-If Gideon wanted to kill Caleb so badly, why did he spend much of the game having his minions trying to do the work for him instead of doing it himself?
-How come the Tesla cannon now uses 2 ammo per shot?
-How come the alternate fire of the voodoo doll can harm you now?
-If the Westworld level is taken from Caleb's past?
-Does Caleb ever reunite with the Chosen after killing the Nightmare?
-If Gideon died in a temple as a spider, why is his human skull outside in the wasteland? And who buried him?
-How come Gabriella can't run?
-How come the Deathray's alternate fire is short-range only?
-How come you can't use the alternate fire for the flare pistol and sawed-off shotgun like you could in the original when you dual wield? Same with the berretta and submachine gun?
-Exactly how was the singularity generator able to bring back the chosen?
-How come you can now fight female cultists, but not female fanatics or zealots?
-How come you won't see cutscenes when you play as anyone other than Caleb?
-Why did Ishmael have a portrait of Tchernobog in his cage?
-If Nightmare Levels brought back the classic cultists, how come they did not bring back the fanatics, zealots, acolytes, or priests?
-What further adventures would the Chosen have had if more Blood games had been produced?
-Where did they get marshmallows and hot dogs if stranded in the Ancient One's dimension?
-How come so many fans of the original think the sequel sucks in comparison?
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Re: Mysteries of Blood 2

Postby Gila » Sat Sep 10, 2016 09:46 pm

-How come ammo for the voodoo doll and life leech now regenerate?

originally characters had Focus for using various spells that you had in your spell book
like invisibility and other stuff.
later it got changed into this. also ishmael orb uses regenerating ammo (focus)

-Why did they change the atmosphere from horror to science fiction?

i suspect it's partly because general public didn't like drab and pale color palette and setting of first game
plus, why not
-How come you don't pick up as many keys as you did in the original?

following the trends and times, games were changing. even Quake 2 no longer had color keys
well, it did have some, but other progress items were different (power cube, airstrike marker, etc, but acted like keys anyway)

-How come the levels don't feel as mazelike as they did in the original?

same thing

-If Gideon wanted to kill Caleb so badly, why did he spend much of the game having his minions trying to do the work for him instead of doing it himself?

bad writing, and not only in the end 90s, but even in modern games (see Azmodan in Act III of Diablo 3)

-If Gideon died in a temple as a spider, why is his human skull outside in the wasteland? And who buried him?

humor

-How come you won't see cutscenes when you play as anyone other than Caleb?

originally they had dialogue happening during playing the game, like, you enter lafayette museum and some dialogue with one of the chosen would happen.
not a cutscene, just a dialogue. i guess using some walkie taklies or smth.
there was a development screenshot of caleb at cabalco meat plant with ophelia quote in a window talking to caleb

also it originally was intended to be different dialogue for every character, so you get some replayability
but all that was scrapped. thats why no cutscenes for other characters

-If Nightmare Levels brought back the classic cultists, how come they did not bring back the fanatics, zealots, acolytes, or priests?

slack designers

-What further adventures would the Chosen have had if more Blood games had been produced?

if made in a game like blood 2, then probably some mediocre stuff

-How come so many fans of the original think the sequel sucks in comparison?

because it does! well, not really, it's a matter of taste, preference and opinion.
but it's too big of a topic and has been discussed to death.
however, some info on B2 development explained some of the questions that people had about why B2 is so, let's say, average.
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Re: Mysteries of Blood 2

Postby N0t_mINe » Sun Sep 11, 2016 01:51 am

Id love to respond to some of Dwayne's questions, but sadly I've purchased an Android phone with no brackets on the keyboard. Is anyone else having trouble staying logged in?

I bet there's another keyboard at the app store.
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Re: Mysteries of Blood 2

Postby N0t_mINe » Sun Sep 11, 2016 06:05 am

This is much better, thanks.
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Re: Mysteries of Blood 2

Postby Wrim » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:35 am

If they would make another game maybe the original idea of beast form and gaining strength per kill would finally be used.
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Re: Mysteries of Blood 2

Postby Tchernobog » Fri Sep 16, 2016 05:39 pm

You know Dwayne, all you have do is tune in next time on As 'It burns, it burns'. They promised. :P

They also told us to get into some major BloodBath. October is coming up. :guns:
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Re: Mysteries of Blood 2

Postby Wrim » Sun Sep 18, 2016 05:53 pm

Sign me up for some Bloodbath!
Also if there isn't a Podcast about Blood called As 'It burns, it burns' yet I could make that happen.
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Re: Mysteries of Blood 2

Postby dosgamer000 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:49 pm

-If it's supposed to be in the late 1800's, why does Ophelia's nightmare level have computers? How come the sorority girls do not wear fashion that matches the times? And why is there a message for Ophelia to call Caleb if they had not met until after her house burnt down? Why did the level designers put in weapons that were not invented in that time?


Blood is a very anachronistic series and has some dark fantasy elements as well. The sorority house level was a psycho illusion by The Nightmare so it's inaccuracies can be blamed on that creature. For example, Caleb's levels are based on Episode 2 of Blood 1 but Drudge Lords weren't a thing at the time. The "Call Caleb" thing on the whiteboard was just for humor as his phone number IIRC ended in 666. As for the weapons and clothing being inaccurate, again, it was a psycho illusion but the real reason is that Monolith probably didn't want to be bothered to make Victorian women's clothing and accurate firearms (The Nightmare Levels would've been a great time to re-introduce the Tommy Gun actually.)

-If the Westworld level is taken from Caleb's past?


Most likely. Caleb was an infamous gunslinger during his day before joining the cult. All of the Nightmare Levels are based on the backstories of the Chosen and then twisted by The Nightmare. I also like to think that Westworld is also based on Caleb's hometown or whatever place he was born.

-Why did Ishmael have a portrait of Tchernobog in his cage?


Probably picked it up during one of his gigs as a non-Cabal cultist or Jojo the Idiot Circus Boy. Ishmael, despite being a former circus attraction, is extremely intelligent with vast knowledge of the dark arts. The painting depicting Tchernobog probably caught his eye and Tchernobog, being a dimensional God, probably realized how valuable Ishmael was and communicated to him through the painting. That, or Tchernobog just brainwashed Ishmael to break out of his cage.

-How come Gabriella can't run?


She can run but she has the slowest speed of all four playable characters. Her strength/resistance are the highest (5) among the Chosen but her focus/speed (1) are the bare minimum. Very much a tank character and not a speeder like Ophelia.

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