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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bloodline Champions

The first MMORPG I ever played was World of Warcraft at the age of 15. Afterwards, I jumped from game to game until I landed upon an older game which wasn't even an MMORPG. I decided to try DotA because of the many videos I had seen and the hype I had heard about it. The first time I tried the game, I was terrible. I could not do anything without being killed by the other team. DotA is a game where there are two bases on opposite sides of the map controlled by the computer, protected by towers and waves of minions. These bases are also protected by 5 player-controled characters. The players start at level every game and must kill the waves of minions and towers for experience and money to become stronger, in order to kill the opposing players and to destroy their base.

After playing the game for almost three years, I stopped. I had become an excellent player, but I was getting bored of the game due to one reason. Killing the other players with my team mates was very fun, especially when it was all five of us against all five of them. The period of time where you start at level 1 and have to kill minions for 15-20 minutes every game had gotten old and stale. Bloodline Champions is a game in the same vein as DotA which addresses this issue.
Bloodline Champions is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) where everyone starts of equal and there is no more need to kill the minions or destroy the bases. All you do is fight either 2 vs. 2 or 3 vs. 3 against another team of players. No more time spent grinding at the beginning of the game, just the exciting team fights. This concept is quite original and although I was skeptical at first, the game is actually extremely entertaining. MOBA players know that if you do not have a solid hour to sink into the game, you shouldn't play or should be prepared to piss other players off (leaving a game leaves your team weakened and is frowned upon by the community).
Bloodline features a very nice waiting room which will remind players of League of Legends. You start the game with 4 available characters to play and these 4 are changed every week. You gather coins by playing games and with these coins you can buy characters, so theyre always unlocked, skins and portraits, and weapons. There is an excellent stat tracking system, tutorial and chat rooms. The support in this game is live and extremely quick and helpful.
Bloodline Champions has not redefined the genre completely, but they have innovated and they are headed in the right direction. The game is very quick paced and a lot of fun, and does not require you to set aside an hour to play. I had a lot of fun playing this game and would suggest it to anyone who enjoys MOBA games or even PvP MMORPGs.

Graphics - 8/10
Gameplay - 9/10

Overall - 8.5/10

50 comments:

  1. Thanks for this. When my exams are over, i will definitely try it :)

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  2. This game looks interesting. I'm not into MMO's but want to try it.

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  3. Very nice graphics like in League Of Legends!

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  4. You've got me interested in so many games now, that I don't know what I should play.

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  5. I actually tested the beta on this game. It's very very fun! following.

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  6. looks amazing, cant wait to pick this one up

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  7. Now this looks like something I might want to try out will do so after work today

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  8. I was in the beta, but I couldn't get into this game. The graphics were awesome though

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  9. I must check this game :) thx :)

    following

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  10. nice post, 9/10 for gameplay is really high, must be a nice one.

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  11. This looks awesome. One thing I liked about the grind of WoW is you got to know the different moves/spells of the char before you hit max level, allowing you to play at optimal performance. This is more like the old Street Fighter games, where you pick Chun Li and then mash buttons until you figure out the moves...

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  12. Good review, brings me back to my first encounter with WW.

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  13. looks like alot of fun. mine was Eternal Lands

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  14. Great review, you made me want to check it out.

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  15. meh I didnt like this game too much, but that might be because im currently addicted to sc2

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  16. Still not convinced. I still might check it out in the future though. Nothing about it wows me, you know?

    http://tameric.blogspot.com/

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  17. Great blog dude! Following and I'll look into these games, they look awesome!

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  18. Looks great, I approve of this blog!

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  19. hey, great blog! interesting looking game... anyways, i'll be sure to check back often. here's my blog if you're interested,
    http://lifeofbaron.blogspot.com

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  20. That looks very impressive. Is there a monthly fee?

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  21. I haven't heard of Bloodline Champions before this, and it looks pretty cool. I've played WoW and Guild Wars before, and it looks like some MMO's are taking an interesting direction on the genre.

    Cool blog by the way - check me out at guysimfreakingout.blogspot.com - I write about geeky/artsy stuff in college.

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  22. My friend keeps trying to get me to play this game but I think I'll stick to LoL

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  23. i've never heard of this game, but it looks pretty sweet. thanks bud.

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  24. Looks nice, never heard of it tho.
    Might try it out soon. :)

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  25. nice review! I was just about to review this game! Good post!

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  26. never played it before but ill look it up thanks!

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  27. Looks nice... not really into top-down style of MMOs anymore, though.

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  28. Look's good, will try out for myself.

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  29. sounds like a intresting game, maybee i give it a try

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  30. Great review, I'd love for you to do a RIFT beta review. The open beta starts Feb. 15th.

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  31. My mate got this on his laptop - was so hard to control without a mouse. However, nice game. Thanks.

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  32. DotA had such a high learning curve. Once again another great review, I think I'm going to have to try this game out.

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  33. It's pretty cool, have tried already. Let's see if it holds against DotA2 when it comes out though.

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  34. Wow this one looks impressive! I might try it out.
    Thanks for reviewing it

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  35. if you like this game, you should try league of legends

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