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*In ''[[:wikipedia:Doom_3|Doom 3]]'' there is a new type of [[zombie]] that does not appear in any other ''Doom'' game: the Fat Zombie. It is possible that it was inspired by the ''Blood'' [[Bloated Butcher]]s or at least came from a similar inspiration. There is also a section of the game where the protagonist is riding on a Monorail eventually crashing it it in a manner reminiscent of ''[[Blood II: The Chosen]]''. Some parts of the Delta Labs also share a similar feel to [[C3L7: Research and Development]] with new weapons and portal technologies being developed and various specimens from other worlds or dimensions being experimented on. [[CabalCo]] and the [[:wikipedia:Union Aerospace Corporation|UAC]] share many similarities: a focus on R&D, caring about progress before safety, a willingness to risk their own members in scouting missions to hostile new dimensions (compare the scouts in hell to the scouts in [[:Category:Reality Beta|Reality Beta]]), and sheer monopoly over many industries giving them no legal or moral obligations and control over dangerous advanced technology.
 
*In ''[[:wikipedia:Doom_3|Doom 3]]'' there is a new type of [[zombie]] that does not appear in any other ''Doom'' game: the Fat Zombie. It is possible that it was inspired by the ''Blood'' [[Bloated Butcher]]s or at least came from a similar inspiration. There is also a section of the game where the protagonist is riding on a Monorail eventually crashing it it in a manner reminiscent of ''[[Blood II: The Chosen]]''. Some parts of the Delta Labs also share a similar feel to [[C3L7: Research and Development]] with new weapons and portal technologies being developed and various specimens from other worlds or dimensions being experimented on. [[CabalCo]] and the [[:wikipedia:Union Aerospace Corporation|UAC]] share many similarities: a focus on R&D, caring about progress before safety, a willingness to risk their own members in scouting missions to hostile new dimensions (compare the scouts in hell to the scouts in [[:Category:Reality Beta|Reality Beta]]), and sheer monopoly over many industries giving them no legal or moral obligations and control over dangerous advanced technology.
 
*In the [[E1M4: Dark Carnival|Dark Carnival]] level, Caleb states, "Wait... Carn-Evil... I can kill whoever I want!" Coincidentally, a light gun arcade game by the name "[[:wikipedia:Carnevil|CarnEvil]]", released a year after the release of ''Blood'' and the same release day as ''[[Blood II]]'', is set in a dark carnival setting, filled with numerous zombies and monsters along with innocent bystanders.
 
 
   
 
   
 
*It was once suggested on the ''[[:wikipedia:Left 4 Dead|Left 4 Dead]]'' wiki that the ''[[:wikipedia:Left 4 Dead II|Left 4 Dead II]]'' campaign "[http://left4dead.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Carnival Dark Carnival]" may be a reference to the [[E1M4: Dark Carnival|map of the same name]] from ''Blood''.
 
*It was once suggested on the ''[[:wikipedia:Left 4 Dead|Left 4 Dead]]'' wiki that the ''[[:wikipedia:Left 4 Dead II|Left 4 Dead II]]'' campaign "[http://left4dead.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_Carnival Dark Carnival]" may be a reference to the [[E1M4: Dark Carnival|map of the same name]] from ''Blood''.

Revision as of 14:03, 19 October 2011

This is a list and index of outside media that have references to Blood or characters from that universe.

List of References

Caleb Jack-O-Lantern
Shogo reference
  • The Korean manhwa, Priest is almost certainly inspired by Blood as it features an extremely Caleb like anti-hero protagonist and a supernatural dominated old west setting. The series creator has gone as far as stating that the game and his comic are "inseparably related."
  • In Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition fan modification: Age of Evil the main character Chris Quinn paraphrases Caleb in the beginning of the second episode by saying "I live aga... Uh-huh. Sorry!" In Age of Evil there is also a level set on a train that is probably inspired by Blood. Chris like Caleb spends a short time undead, gets a sadistic pleasure from the death of his enemies and wears a black trench coat. Yahtzee also later referenced Blood, among other Build engine titles, as an example of what first person shooters should be in Zero Punctuation, as well as noting Blood II: The Chosen (and SiN) as a typical "campy and colourful" shooter of the late 1990s in his "real" Duke Nukem Forever review. The first game in the Arthur Yahtzee Trilogy features the player making a rat burger, a concept mentioned in Blood.

Possibles

Fighting off Zombies in Eternal Damnation using an Aerosol Can
  • The video game Duke Nukem Forever features a number of lines that are similar to those in the Blood series, such as "time to paint the town red", "another day, another disembowelment", "rainin' blood, baby", and the Army of Darkness quote "good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun". The quip "when you get to hell, tell 'em Duke sent ya" is particularly curious as the taunt "when you get to hell tell 'em I sent ya, you'll get a group discount" was an original for Blood II submitted by Glen Maydom in a fan one-liner contest. As another sequel to a Build engine title, opinions were similarly divided as with Blood II - only Blood II had notably higher scores on average and many think that Blood II was rushed out, something Forever certainly was not.
  • OpenArena, a free software arena first-person shooter game built on the ioquake3 engine, contains many Blood-like bots such as gargoyles and spiders (and a cultist-like bot called an "Assassin"). Also one of the original OpenArena developers has a user page on Death Mask (with the comment "Gargoyles are cute"). It is possible that these connections to Blood were deliberate. It is also worthwhile to note that the Q3 BloodBath maps and the Caleb Quake III bot/model both work in OpenArena.

Coincidences

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 coincidence
  • In Call of Duty: World at War, a minigame known as "Nazi Zombies", in the maps "Shi no Numa" and "Der Riese", contains a weapon known as "Wunderwaffe DG-2", which fires a bolt of electricity towards enemies. The file name for the DG-2 is apparently "Tesla", which is coincidentally a nod off to the Tesla Cannon. In addition to the two maps, an enemy known as the "hellhound" (a demonic dog that attacks with its fangs and claws or explodes on the player) is featured in the game; when injured or nearing the player, the hellhound suddenly catches on flames, indicating it will explode when killed or on contact - similar to the fire based attack of the Blood Hell Hound. World at War also contains weapons that also appeared in the Blood series, such as the Sawed-Off Shotgun, Thompson Submachine Gun (which appears more like its military counterpart), a ray gun, a combat knife and an type of timed explosive known as the "Monkey bomb".
  • Postal 2 features a wide variety of similarities to Blood and Blood II such as talkative anti-heroic trench-coated protagonist (though more morally ambiguous then down right evil), an implementation of head kicking, similar urban environments to Blood II including a meat factory and water filtration plants and interactions with non-playable characters similar to that of Innocents. Both game series feature deliberately over the top violence but Postal 2 also features obscenity, stereotypes and other shock-value functions as well as subtle social commentary. Reviews and user comments of the game also have compared the Postal Dude's numerous quips to that of Caleb.
  • In Doom 3 there is a new type of zombie that does not appear in any other Doom game: the Fat Zombie. It is possible that it was inspired by the Blood Bloated Butchers or at least came from a similar inspiration. There is also a section of the game where the protagonist is riding on a Monorail eventually crashing it it in a manner reminiscent of Blood II: The Chosen. Some parts of the Delta Labs also share a similar feel to C3L7: Research and Development with new weapons and portal technologies being developed and various specimens from other worlds or dimensions being experimented on. CabalCo and the UAC share many similarities: a focus on R&D, caring about progress before safety, a willingness to risk their own members in scouting missions to hostile new dimensions (compare the scouts in hell to the scouts in Reality Beta), and sheer monopoly over many industries giving them no legal or moral obligations and control over dangerous advanced technology.
  • The Bloat, of Killing Floor, greatly resembles the Bloated Butcher: both are obese zombie-like foes that use meat cleavers and corrosive vomit to attack the player(s).

See also