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Bloodsuckers in Review

Between kidney stones and getting set to have a baby next week, I’ve been in short supply lately. But I have never missed a Cracked LCD, nor will I ever. This is my solemn vow to Bill Abner. I think he would be shocked if I somehow didn’t produce one week. Yes, there will be a column as usual next week along with review of both Toy Soldiers: Cold War (fun) and El Shaddai (painful). When we had our first, I was playing a game for review in the hospital and had an article on the editor’s desk on time. It’s how I roll.

Anyway, this week’s Cracked LCD is a review of Bloodsuckers, a 2-4 player vampire hunting-themed card battler. It’s not bad at all, but I do think it’s more appropriate for younger gamers or folks who don’t have a shelf of a hundred or so other games with which it will be competing for attention. There’s a couple of nice ideas in it, but overall it feels a little workmanlike. I like the company that published it a lot though, it’s Fireside Games. They did what I consider to be the first attempt at a tower defense board game, Castle Panic, back in ’09. Cute little game.

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Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

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