Excerpt: Blitzkrieg II 's name is more than just a passing reference to World War II, the period of time this particular RTS is set in, it's reflective of the style of gameplay. Literally translated, Blitzkrieg means ' lightning war ', and is descriptive of Nazi Germany's tactic of using speed and surprise...
Excerpt: Few games have been known purely as an action game. With so many genres meshing together, it's sometimes fun to just pop in an action game and not having to worry about finding some hidden key to open a door and finding a magical crest.
Pros: Stylish and very fun to play, Great art and character design, Good music that fits the mood, The price is right (20 dollars)
Excerpt: Graphics are about all that Gungrave has going for it. If Anime looked this good, I wouldn't stop watching it. Unfortunately, that's about all you can do in this game; watch it. It carries a heavily animated feel to it, even during the actual gameplay.
Summary: At $15 this game is a steal, but it's also one of the most enjoyable arcade-style action games of the year. Buy it for the over the top violence, buy it for the story, buy it for the anime. Whatever your reason, Gungrave Overdose has a lot to offer for a very small price.
Excerpt: It is funny to see how Hollywood influences anime, anime shapes Hollywood and how they both impact videogames. For instance, take a hard look at The Matrix, which is essentially an anime moved into the live action arena.
Excerpt: A methodical, cold-hearted killing machine lurches across the street, mowing down unarmed men with its twin rapid-fire cannons. One valiant soul, armed only with a sword, deftly ducks the burly juggernaut's bullets, easily running circles around the slothlike beast.