In 1998, Nivek seperated from the then superior ZZT company Damage Inc and formed his own company FFF Interactive. The company had a lot of members and Nivek made this Classic Game of the Month, Blood Oath, together with some of the other FFF Interactive members. However, when Nivek quit ZZT, he announced that all the other members of FFF Interactive were fake. Nivek was actually the only member. A weird story, but now for the review.
A powerful archmage once longed for more power - he wanted to become a god. In order to do so, he had to travel to the labyrinths of Lede and face the anicent Wyrm Dauyath. He failed in his attempt for power and perished. Now, many years later, you (Laeraf the Dark), the archmage's apprentice, are going to try to slay the Wyrm Dauyath to gain its ultimate powers. Before Laeraf's master left to face Dauyath, drew a drop of each other's blood and swore an oath - the Blood Oath. If Laeraf's master didn't survive, Laeraf had to face Dauyath himself later. And Laeraf's master did die - now's time for you to face Dauyath yourself...
Blood Oath is a dungeon-exploring game and a good one too. The graphics of the dungeon itself are simple, but the cut-scene graphics are awesome. The story may seem a little weird, but it turns out to be pretty good. The ending of the game came as a complete surprise to me (you'll see what I mean if you play the game).
Blood Oath is one of the games that deserves a little more attention. If I didn't read a review of this game by Zenith, I wouldn't even have known of its existence. If you haven't seen this classic piece by Nivek, download it today.