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- Cryptic Puffin, December 4, 2021

- Malasana, September 2, 2021

- Austin Auclair, May 2, 2021

- Anya Johanna DeNiro (Minnesota), September 15, 2017

- Mona Mae (South Africa), February 10, 2017

- Lanternpaw, May 20, 2015

- Simon Deimel (Germany), February 28, 2015

- E.K., February 25, 2013

- perching path (near Philadelphia, PA, US), July 12, 2010

- schifter (Louisville, KY), May 31, 2010

2 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
Like Old Cigarette Smoke, May 17, 2010
by AmberShards (The Gothic South)

Although the Z-Files review nails the essence of the game, there's a few other aspects worth commenting upon.

Bloodline is probably the best use of the one-room game setup besides Marika the Offering. All of time telescopes to a single handful of fragmented seconds as you play a game with a guy you adore. It's not nearly that Romantic, of course.

The game is wildly inconsistent about the objectives of the main character. Is it to have a first kiss, or to get laid? Yes, 13-year olds totally like "going all the way" does happen, but that doesn't mean it's pleasant to participate in such a game. This is one of those situations where it'd be nice to know before playing what was in the game. (The game does not mention the main character's concerns about fitting in, although that could be a possible -- albeit poorly-worded -- conclusion that would also fight against her other comment.)

Outside of the profanity and the implications of sex, Bloodline captures the feeling of a slumber party well: the cliquishness, and the sudden emotional changes, particularly.

Finally, the pacing is lackluster, as the game really consists of only four turns at the end; everything else is simply waiting for your turn and additional cluing.

- Shigosei, March 17, 2010

- C.E.J. Pacian (England), September 26, 2009

- Ghalev (Colorado, United States), February 12, 2009

- Karl Ove Hufthammer (Bergen, Norway), January 12, 2009

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Solid but flat, June 20, 2008

Bloodline is a short game where the protagonist (a 13 year old girl) has to make a single choice to win over a boy she is playing a game with. The game is called "Bloodline", hence the title of this game.

It's quite simple, offers three different endings (at least what I discovered while playing it) and the action advances with each turn, so the playtime is limited.

It offers several characters and enough details with good description to fill the scenery with life. Itís solid work, no obvious bugs but a little too short and simple for my liking.

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