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Times?

Post by TheChosenOne » Sat Apr 04, 2009 08:01 pm

Hey bloodites... i have a quistion for you all . What century do you think that caleb fits very well?

- victorian time like london, paris, prague, or maybe new york
- western
- now
- future
- you name it 8)
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Re: Times?

Post by Blood of Nightmares » Sat Apr 04, 2009 08:49 pm

TheChosenOne wrote:- victorian time like london, paris, prague, or maybe new york
- western
- now
Caleb mostly fits those times I quoted above very well not to mention the 1920s/30s setting of the first game.
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Post by Tchernobog » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:24 am

TheChosenOne wrote: - victorian time like london, paris, prague, or maybe new york
- western
- now
When it comes to the future, I dont think Caleb would fit in very well. Blood 2 was close enough to the present that they could mix some science-fictional technology but still have Caleb in all his glory in a time that works with him. And of course no one can resist Caleb shooting cultists Al Capone style with his tommy gun in the 1920's.
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Post by DustyStyx » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:47 am

Depends on the future setting. Caleb would fit in right well in a Fallout or post Zombie war apocalypse type scenario.

I've fancied the idea of Caleb and the other Chosen popping out of... wherever they are in the Nightmare levels, to find the world over run by zombies functioning under a hive mind of sorts.
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Post by I Live...AGAIN » Sun Apr 05, 2009 01:45 am

I was never a fan of the futuristic weapons in Blood and B2. I like the good old dynamite, tommygun and such.

I think Caleb fits in nicely in the early 1900's
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Post by Slink » Sun Apr 05, 2009 04:40 am

I think he would also work well in the late 1930's and early 1940's.

...We've all played Bioshock, right? ... (Of course, that was set in ~1960, but took place in a slightly antiquated city, and also had the Art Deco look everywhere.)
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Post by zZaRDoZz » Sun Apr 05, 2009 01:40 pm

The chosen one
Hey bloodites... i have a quistion for you all . What century do you think that caleb fits very well?

- victorian time like london, paris, prague, or maybe new york
- western
- now
- future
- you name it Cool
Victorian? hmmmm, I picture foggy London streets and lots of people in formal wear of that time (petty coats, bowler hats etc.). I can't see it working. I keep waiting for Sherlock Holmes to jump out.

Western- Yes this could work, it would have to be a dirty spaghetti western sort of feel. There's a sub-option for this choice to inject a supernatural feel into things called the weird west. here's a link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird_West

Now? No.

future: This one is a slippery slope. A highly distopian world, largely unorganized, might work. Think more along the lines of Road warrior than blade runner.

Me name it? Nowhere and everywhere. Time would be hard to place precisely, just like Blood.
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Post by Blood of Nightmares » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:10 pm

zZaRDoZz wrote:Victorian? hmmmm, I picture foggy London streets and lots of people in formal wear of that time (petty coats, bowler hats etc.). I can't see it working. I keep waiting for Sherlock Holmes to jump out.
I actually think Victorian times also fits Caleb well since it's set around the same time as the Old West and probably around that time (including the old west) Caleb and the Chosen are still working for the Cabal and what if they had a mission from Tchernobog involving Victorian Europe to assassinate or slaughter an entire secret society/organization located there (inspired by this fan fic especially). It's also fun to throw in a old western gunsligner in the mix to f*** s*** up in a such formal society like Victorian England/Europe was.
zZaRDoZz wrote:Now? No.
I disagree, I think Caleb also fits well in modern times (well especially the 90s)
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Post by Slink » Tue Apr 07, 2009 01:01 am

zZaRDoZz wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird_West

Now? No.

future: This one is a slippery slope. A highly distopian world, largely unorganized, might work. Think more along the lines of Road warrior than blade runner.

Me name it? Nowhere and everywhere. Time would be hard to place precisely, just like Blood.
Cool post. +1.

WTH isn't Blood listed in that Wiki? I suppose I should do it...
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Post by Tchernobog » Tue Apr 07, 2009 01:24 am

Blood of Nightmares wrote:I disagree, I think Caleb also fits well in modern times (well especially the 90s)
I would have to agree. I think it add's to Caleb's character dynamic, having him in a time he now longer knows, seeing how he handles in a changed world. It adds a bit of weakness to the character which always helps to build up character depth. Blood 2 touched the subject in it's back story, although much of this was not able to be implemented in the final game. Also, Wangho and RedFanatic are also playing on this idea with Bloody Pulp Fiction. Just my two cents...
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Post by wangho » Tue Apr 07, 2009 01:56 am

Bloody Pulp Fiction only has a few things that make it feel like it may be from the present, especially in my first 2 maps, but you have your K-Marche' and things in the original Blood game that could remind you of the present as well. We're not blatant about pointing out that Caleb is in the present with BPF. A lot of it still has an old world look and style.

The problem with the present is that it's hard to retain that cold, mysterious, and gothic feel. It's hard to get that when Caleb is walking around in an age of cell phones and Dancing With The Stars.
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