"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 (originally Gggmanlives) is a YouTube game reviewer who focuses particularly 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 and Blood source ports.
|Reviews by Gmanlives:|
|Retro Review - Blood PC Game Review||Gmanlives||April 23, 2013||5:53||A positive video review of Blood.|
|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.|
|Retro Review - Mod Corner - Deathwish Mod for Blood||Gmanlives||November 29, 2014||5:32||A very positive review of Death Wish, praising its level design and creativity, but cautioning about its high amount of enemy placements. (BloodLine article)|
|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)|
|Blood Source Ports - Gggmanlives||Gmanlives||February 18, 2018||8:27||An overview of the various attempted source ports and recreations of Blood, including Blood Reborn, ZBlood, BloodCM and most notably BloodGDX.|
|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".|
|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.|