not only steals the great audio from the films, but also the unique style
of the films. Starting with the slow-motion effects in some of the cut-scenes and continuing into each of the levels, Blade 2
truly does let you become Blade. From the moment you begin your journey, Blade will encounter tons of baddies that don't like the Daywalker at all. The key to fighting the hosts of vampires and zombies (that will approach Blade simultaneously) is all in the timing of your attacks.
As Blade, you will work your way through the game punching, kicking, slicing, and shooting the entire time. To accomplish this, you will actually use a combination of buttons (for weapons) and the right analog stick (for hand-to-hand combat), which makes controlling Blade and the direction of his attacks extremely easy. As you become surrounded by enemies, a perfect combination of blocking and using timed attacks is essential, or you can easily become overwhelmed by the number of bad guys.
The arsenal of weaponry in Blade 2 consists of a glaive (boomerang-type slicing device), a pistol, a shotgun, and a silver knuckle duster, as well as UV grenades. But when all else fails, and your rage meter reaches the desired level, Blade can experience a serious boost of adrenaline and will bust out his long sword. The result is Blade laying out a serious can of whoop-ass on the deadites that surround him. Even still, timing is always essential in these attacks. And unfortunately, the camera angle in Blade 2 doesn't always allow for the best view of Blade's surroundings.
In order to use these extra weapons, however, you must first unlock them. The difference between Blade 2 and other action games is that you won't unlock new weapons simply by clearing each area. Instead, Blade 2 works on a reward system, and you must earn enough points to unlock these goodies. True, you will earn points for each level cleared, but there is more to it than that. You will also earn points for the amount of evil that you slay, among a number of other area-specific goals. But you are rewarded in another way for searching the entire level. A number of glyph icons will be scattered around, and when picked up, will earn Blade bonus points. However, you will not be able to just carry all of these new weapons with you on each subsequent level. Just like in real life, you can only carry so much. This means that you will have to decide which weapons you will want with you upon insertion to each area. Use the right combination, and you may just survive.