By Geoff Keighley
Updated September 13, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Film marketers have it tough these days, what with everyone TiVo-ing their way through commercials. But did New Line really need to resort to making this game’s intro a Blade II DVD commercial? Once the tacky ”Now Available on DVD!” offer is out of the way, this run-of-the-mill brawler has Blade careering through more than a dozen vampire-filled locales. On the plus side, the combat system lets you attack in any direction, Jet Li-style. Unfortunately, horrendous artificial intelligence makes the hordes of enemies act more like automatons on the fritz than menacing bloodsuckers. Perhaps those DVD ads are there for a reason…

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