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Bloodnet now available on GOG

Thursday, 9th January 2014 23:57 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Here’s one for the veterans among you; Microprose RPG Bloodnet is now available on GOG. For $6 you can enjoy both versions, which were originally released on floppy and CD, depending on which system was the seat of your heart back in the day. The Cyberpunk RPG boasts a cool gimmick in that players visit Cyberspace, which is a bit amusing now but was very cool in 1993, especially given the then-novel vampire theme.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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  1. TheWulf

    Oh my, I remember BloodNet. Sadly, it wasn’t received favourably, but I have fond memories of it. I mean, it had a sapient virus in it with the personality of Elvis (thanks to some bloke uploading his brain to the Internet), what’s not to like?

    It also went into a few topics that gaming would probably think of us as being a little too dumb to understand, these days. One of my favourites was how people were actually removing their own limbs in favour of upgrades because the resolution of sensation was so much higher. Hearing this one bandit guy very finely describing the feel of a texture at a much higher resolution was both creepy and amusing.

    So I might actually pick this up again, for nostalgia’s sake. I don’t know if I could recommend it to anyone else though because, you know, it wasn’t fondly received. I liked it just for being so eccentric, I guess.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Too bad the game looks nothing like the cover.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. revolting

    I used to love this. It was clunky as hell, but it was also just so incredibly interesting. What’s not to like about cyberpunk vampires? Sadly it looked dated even at the time of release, and it certainly hasn’t improved with age. I very much doubt modern sensibilities will take well to this, as even in it’s time, it was not exactly popular. But you can’t fault it for not being different, because it’s certainly that.

    #3 9 months ago

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