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"Yes, I'm a guy. Yes, I play games. Just an average Aussie guy who grew up on Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake and other violent video games I probably shouldn't have been playing."--Gmanlives

GmanLives (originally Gggmanlives) is a YouTube game reviewer who focuses mostly on first-person games, with a particular emphasis on old-school first-person shooters. He has done reviews for both Blood and Blood II, as well as Shogo, and has also done videos on related topics such as Death Wish, ZBlood, Bloom and Blood source ports.

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Reviews by Gmanlives:
default.jpg Retro Review - Blood PC Game Review Gmanlives April 23, 2013 5:53 A positive video review of Blood.
default.jpg Retro Review - Blood II: The Chosen PC Game Review Gmanlives March 16, 2013 5:51 A complimentary video review of Blood II: The Chosen, praising its voice acting, mood, and destructible environments, though critical of a lack of balance, polish and The Nightmare Levels.
default.jpg Retro Review - Mod Corner - Deathwish Mod for Blood Gmanlives November 29, 2014 5:32 An enthusastic look at Death Wish, praising its level design and creativity, but cautioning about its high amount of enemy placements. (BloodLine article)
default.jpg Retro Review - Mod Corner - ZBlood Gmanlives January 6, 2017 7:27 A review of ZBlood generously noting its willingness to be distinct from its inspiration, but critical of its game balance issues; also complimenting more accurate recreations like BloodCM. (BloodLine article)
default.jpg 7 of the Best FPS Shotguns Gmanlives April 22, 2017 12:19 A selection of the best shotguns in first-person shooters, featuring the sawed-off shotgun from Blood.
default.jpg Blood Source Ports - Gggmanlives Gmanlives February 18, 2018 8:27 A comparative overview of the various attempted source ports and recreations of Blood, including Blood Reborn, ZBlood, BloodCM and most notably BloodGDX.
default.jpg 7 Disappointing Sequels to FPS Games - Gggmanlives Gmanlives January 14, 2019 21:30 A list of first-person shooter sequels that he found disappointing, with Blood II at number six. Concludes that while it is "not a bad game, it is a bad sequel".
default.jpg The Blood Remaster Is Really Good (Review) - GmanLives Gmanlives May 9, 2019 13:57 A positive review of the new official remaster of the original Blood by Night Dive Studios, commenting mostly on the game's high difficulty and the new adjustable difficulty mode. Incorrectly implies it is based on the actual source code.
default.jpg Mod Corner - Bloom (Doom Meets Blood) - GmanLives Gmanlives November 6, 2019 10:33 An effusive outline of the Doom mod Bloom, which quite literally fuses elements from Blood and Doom.
default.jpg Hard Levels in FPS Games Gmanlives January 21, 2021 16:16 An overview of some levels from first-person shooters he found challenging; includes E1M2: Wrong Side of the Tracks.
default.jpg Train Levels in FPS Games Gmanlives February 11, 2021 18:09 An overview of some first-person shooter levels set aboard locomotives; opens with E1M3: Phantom Express from Blood with a mention of C1L1: Cabalco Transit System and its too successors from Blood II.
default.jpg Sewer Levels in FPS Games Gmanlives April 1, 2021 20:38 An overview of a few of the infamous "sewer levels" from first-person shooters; mentions E3M3: Raw Sewage from Blood as well as C1L5: Steam Tunnels and C2L3: Sewage Treatment Plant from Blood II (as well as the inevitability of Blood appearing in every listicle).