Excerpt: To adequately recreate the experience of playing Gungrave: Overdose , jam on the Square button for about an hour and a half, occasionally switching up to press Triangle, Circle, L1, or R1. The PS2 doesn't even have to be on.
Excerpt: The Corsione family, the bad guys of this game, are releasing a super powerful drug named SEED, which is extremely addictive and ultimately fatal to the person using it. Grave, Mika and Spike set out to destroy the drug and come across two more characters, which make up the rest of the three...
Excerpt: is a fairly interesting anime from 2003 that recounts the tale of two good friends, Harry MacDowell and Brandon Heat. Harry is by far the more outspoken of the two, and as they grow up they form quite a bond through the trouble they cause and the laws they break.
Conclusion: The game takes place a few years after the first game, the young ward Mika is now in her late teens and is still fighting against the proliferation of the new designer drug Seed, which is turning users into a dangerous army.
Excerpt: For those of you who remember GunGrave , and groan at the mere mention of its name, then cheer up. GunGrave: Overdose is the game you were looking for the first time around. To put it simply, the graphics of Overdose look like a full-rendered 3D anime.
Excerpt: Some say the Japanese are mad. Think contestant-maiming game-shows. Think incomprehensible television advertisements featuring Posh and Becks in aprons. Think giggling Japanese schoolgirls competing in the wonder that is cosplay. Think co-ordinated multiplayer Dance Dance Revolution... Me?
Excerpt: Gungrave: Overdose is an action-packed shooter based on the popular Gungrave anime. The game is violent, chaotic and all around crazy as you go from level to level obliterating everything in your path.
Conclusion: Gungrave Overdose serves up a decent dish of arcade style shooting, that should appeal to Gungrave fans. Interactive environments, bonus features, and the addition of new playable characters should add more appeal to the overall package.
Excerpt: Normally, the reviews here at GameCritics.com start with what I like to call a preamble—Chi and Dale like it when we find a theme or an idea that resonates outside of the gaming industry and tie it into the game review itself.
Excerpt: In 2002, the PS2 got an action-packed title known as Gungrave that was nice to look at but didn’t play very well. Fast forward two years later and we get a big upgrade to the Gungrave franchise with Gungrave: Overdose. This title has much better gameplay, a good story, and solid graphics.