Gungrave does everything it sets out to do, and while it may not be the longest or most complicated game, it’s nonstop action, unique art style, intriguing cutscenes, fun bosses, and replayability make it a game you’ll keep coming back to and a must-have for ps2 owners.
Short, straightforward and simple.
Like many games of the early 2000s, Gungrave epitomized the arcadeyness that still persisted early in the sixth console generation.
From end level scoring & bosses to linear level design and combat that was simple & fun but made an effort to not overstay it's welcome with a runtime spanning 2-3 hours.
Twenty years later Gungrave still holds up visually thanks to it's cel shaded art design and still remains a game that's easy to pick up and play.
It's a much overlooked game of it's generation but deserves to hailed up next to similar games of it's era, such as Devil May Cry, Shinobi & Viewtiful Joe.
Also... you're doing **** disservice if you haven't watched the anime. It's not a necessary component to enjoying the games; it's just really good.
Has a couple of glaring issues like horrific draw distance, short length (it took me about 2 hours to beat with multiple game overs), the story feeling like an abridged version of something much bigger, and level 6 being very bad, but you know what? It looks gorgeous and its pretty damn fun, and thats really all I was hoping to get out of it when I started it. I wouldn't suggest you go out and spend 60$ on it or something, but its a nice game to emulate if you just want something to blow through in an afternoon.
A great game often overlooked by many. This game upholds the tradition of great Japanese gaming classics: the gameplay is satisfying and never bogged down mid-level. The controls are wonderfully responsive, and despite the mayhem on screen it's never difficult to understand what is going on. In terms of presentation and story, it improves on its predecessor in every way by introducing even more likeable characters, bigger levels and more of the same great, electrifying big band jazz BGM. Despite the limitations of the PS2 hardware which resulted in occasional frame-rate drops this game delivers a satisfying experience and an enjoyable story full of likeable characters. Despite being shallow in some aspects, I was nevertheless able to glean hours of fun from this game by replaying the story and bonus modes. Moreover, it did all of this at the price of a budget title. This is a must play if you own a PS2.
gungrave a truly unique and entertaining PS2 game which is better if you have watch the **** I had not watch the anime, I would not have enjoyed this match the problem is that all the context and story is in the anime and there's barely anything inthe PS2 **** what is there is serviceable at least and the gameplay and graphics holds up surprising wall. hat to do some button remapping because I wanted to shoot on the R2 trigger and it worked and I enjoyed it way more and it's not that difficult to where you are losing a teeth. So that's always the best.
SummaryGungrave challenges gamers to kick some serious butt as Grave, a long-dead assassin sent back to earth to annihilate seemingly endless legions of merciless enemies. Players battle their way through massive, destructible areas in over-the-top anime-inspired action, earning insane special attacks and otherworldly power-ups as they embark o...