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With assistance from his friend and mentor Abraham Whistler, Blade has vowed to rid the world of all vampires. As Blade and in later missions Abraham Whistler, you must traverse foreboding towers, buildings and streets in an effort to cleanse the world of evil.
Played from a third-person perspective, Blade involves fighting a variety of enemies including vampires, henchmen, militia soldiers, police, attack hounds, zombies and SWAT soldiers. Vanquishing your enemies involves using one of the following five weapons: a double-edged Japanese sword, handgun, shotgun, the Multi-Launcher and Machine Pistol.
In order to use these items, however, ammunition must be obtained. There are four kinds including standard, carbon, explosive and silver. To help determine which ammo is appropriate for a particular enemy, you can check their color-based genetic makeup. Yellow represents a monster, green is human, while red represents a vampire.
Blade can collect health supplies scattered around the levels to help in his mission. These include serum, serum packs, thickening Coagulant, health boosters and Medi-Kits. While the first three items restores much needed strength, the latter two replenishes lost health.
The world of Blade also contains fourteen inscribed plates known as glyphs, used to open things in the library. In addition to these items, weapon parts are also hidden throughout the levels. When these items are found, Abraham Whistler can use them to alter and manufacture new equipment for Blade.
While facing a force of vampires and undead monsters alone is a daunting prospect, Blade is not hampered with the vampires' weaknesses such as sunlight, garlic and silver. The Vampire Nation owes the heroic vampire a huge debt for the loss of his mother...and now is the time to collect. ~ Nick Woods, All Game Guide