If you like your combat against real people, and you are a fan of fantasy-based games like World of Warcraft, you definitely want to know about Bloodline Champions. This game brings blood splatters, special moves, races of all kinds to the table, and lets players create near-endless combinations of characters dubbed Champions. Hardcore gamers will be pleased to know the game is completely skill-based, with chance never calculated into the formula for damage! Teams are color coded, stats are tracked allowing you to see your effectiveness in battle (and even that of your foes), and the controls have been designed to flow with a mouse and keyboard but is also completely re-assignable.
Designed from the ground up to be a competitive sport (like we saw this weekend in the fighting video game finals at EVO), Bloodline Champions takes itself very seriously. With short “cool-down” times in between the use of magic spells and skills, no Mana or MP is required. The game also sports fast-paced game-play that will not have you wandering for hours on end, but instead slashing through real live players for how ever much time you may have at the moment. Check out the trailer after the break, featuring game-play and all. Before you hop into the brutality, a tutorial and practice mode are available to help you hone your skills before the real thing.