Gungrave: Overdose PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: (Also known as "Gungrave OD") Beyond-The-Grave, our favorite undead-Mafioso-turned-almost-good-guy, is back to kick ass against the Corsione family and prevent them from using the Seed to gain control of the world. Joining Grave are two new unlockable characters: Juji Kabane, a blind,(Also known as "Gungrave OD") Beyond-The-Grave, our favorite undead-Mafioso-turned-almost-good-guy, is back to kick ass against the Corsione family and prevent them from using the Seed to gain control of the world. Joining Grave are two new unlockable characters: Juji Kabane, a blind, foul-mouthed, and perpetually angry swordsman who wears a shabby overcoat and carries a pair of gunblades, and Rocketbilly Redcadillac, a rock star who wears a red riding jacket and sports a slick ducktail. The designers of Gungrave: Overdose believe in the art of the kill, and to prove it they introduced Artistic Points, earned through elegant and effective destruction. Artistic Points unlock hidden moves and power-ups. [Mastiff] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 50
  2. Negative: 4 out of 50
  1. Has it where it counts, however, as it offers a really good looking version of the anime characters. Additionally, it plays out cutscenes in the game engine that looks almost as good as most modern anime.
  2. When Gungrave is at its best, it's an extremely entertaining action game with a satisfying storyline. At its worse, it's still pretty repetitive and about as deep as a wading pool. Overdose doesn't break any new ground, but still manages to be a great waste of time.
  3. What I don't understand though is how the developers felt the need to add a really bad slow motion element to the final boss battle, when this had never happened anywhere else in the game. This makes the final fight agonizingly annoying, so if you can get this far then you may as well push on through.
  4. Often too chaotic for its own good. Struggling to lock onto enemies and the clunky camera will often frustrate gamers. The action is repetitive, but you get a good feeling from being outnumbered 20 to one and walking out alive.
  5. A lot of style with very little substance makes Grave a dull boy.
  6. You're going to give your controller a real workout as wave upon wave of enemies rush you and you send them straight to Hell. On the other hand this is a pretty mediocre looking game and it is a bit of a one-trick pony.
  7. 40
    Can be fun in limited amounts, but amounts to one gigantic action binge—packing in extra characters and drawing out its action sequences to excess.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. BillS.
    Sep 22, 2004
    10
    Fast, fun. I'd buy it at $39.99 and at $14.99 its a steal. Definitely recommended.
  2. JoshA.
    Sep 4, 2004
    10
    The camera is some what like "GunGrave" but Overdose still brings us the loving to shoot shit to pieces. Top Notch I Love fried Mafia in the The camera is some what like "GunGrave" but Overdose still brings us the loving to shoot shit to pieces. Top Notch I Love fried Mafia in the Morning!!!! Expand
  3. XERO
    Oct 9, 2004
    10
    Stop reading this and go buy the game , then shoot everything in siight.....great stress reliever!!!!
  4. XERO
    Oct 9, 2004
    10
    Stop reading this and go buy the game , then shoot everything in siight.....great stress reliever!!!!
  5. AT
    Nov 25, 2004
    10
    Way better than the first, the game play is really creative, and makes you feel like you're in the anime!
  6. JasonD.
    Jan 15, 2005
    10
    Love the game...can't find those Nightow Angels, though. Anyone want to help?