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gannonroader
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 05:11 AM Edited by gannonroader, 17 March 2005 - 05:13 AM.

GRAND THEFT AUTO + DESPERADO = TOTAL OVERDOSE


Well friends, for the first time since GTA3, I've found a game that actually genuinely makes you think "hey now, finally someone else is gettin it right!" I mean, there is still a chance that this game could turn out bad, don't get me wrong, but from what i've seen, it's in the "hopefull" category for sure! Heres a couple screens to wet the whistle.

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THE RUNDOWN

"The year is 1989 and deep in the sweltering heat of the Mayan jungle, camouflaged among the Inca ruins, Ernesto Cruz catches his breath for a few moments and admires his handiwork, bodies strewn across the temple ruins, as he makes a last gasp effort to board a DEA plane to take him to safety. He never made it home, the tragic victim of an alleged overdose."

"Two weeks ago Ernesto’s son, Ramiro Cruz, was hauled out of jail by the DEA to be told his twin brother, Tommy, works for them as an undercover agent and has some new information about their father’s death. But, Tommy has had an accident with a hand grenade and now Ramiro must take his brother’s place in an undercover operation closing in on the ruthless drug cartel overlord Papa Muerte."



According to the Total Overdose site, gameplay in total overdose will see players "crash cars, steal hats, shoot bad guys with style, jump bikes, fight in the street, meet girls, shoot more bad guys, find your fathers killer, hot-wire tractors, eat burritos, catch planes, [and] drink tequila." The game's trailer, viewable here, shows its frenetic gameplay and irreverent comedy in action--and packs nearly a dozen movie references into 30 seconds.

Give its eerie resemblance to the Grand Theft Auto series, it should come as little surprise that Take-Two Interactive helped develop the game. According to a freely downloadable business plan stamped "confidential" on developer Deadline Games' Web, Take-Two helped "finance production" of Total Overdose. However, Take-Two representatives told GameSpot the game was "not a Take-Two product."

According to its site, Total Overdose will ship in "Summer 2005" for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PC. Given its subject matter, the game will almost certainly be rated "M" for Mature when it arrives in the US. However, when that will be is unclear, as the site currently only lists the game with a PEGI rating of 18+ and SCi traditionally publishes in Europe. Representatives for the publisher were unavailable for comment as of press time.





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Posted 17 March 2005 - 05:27 AM

Ha looks just like Desparado what with the cool minigun quitar cases he he

Anyway this could be another True Crime but then again it could be our answer to a GTA in Mexico.

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 09:55 PM

at the moment this is looking like a good game, that has alot of potential, however, im always skeptical of these games, concidering past failures

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 12:03 AM

Well I mean, that's a given. Theres been tonnes of companies that try to reproduce the gta experience, and for some reason, nobody really succeeded yet, and theres more to come. Konami is working on one, then theres a new activision action driver i'm pretty sure(besides True Crime, starring snoop dogg)then there is the true crime sequel. I'm sure we will see a getaway sequel( I believe it has already been confirmed for a new unnanounced european city), then theres also some new ones featuring online play such as the new massive mp online game from the creator of gta, and a few others but not much info yet. So far, this is the only one (with a bit of info, and a couple screenies) that grabbed my attention. I think it looks real good, and real polished, and still has a couple months of development left. I think theres gonna be some corny dialogue like true crime, but that's not tooo bad if the gameplays great.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 12:07 AM

damnit, why cant companies release demos. you cant really judge a game until you played it. driv3r looked like it was going to be amazing but it played like crap.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 12:07 AM

Wow!!

That think looks f*cking awesome!

If that thing comes out, 'm buying it for sure wow.gif

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 02:32 AM

QUOTE (BCspeed34 @ Mar 18 2005, 00:07)
If that thing comes out, 'm buying it for sure  wow.gif

I'm going to hold you to that.

All aboard the Driv3r train! The first stop will be some amazing visuals and a lot of hype, then we are going to plummet into a ravine! Enjoy the ride!

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 02:35 AM

QUOTE (BCspeed34 @ Mar 17 2005, 19:07)
Wow!!

That think looks f*cking awesome!

If that thing comes out, 'm buying it for sure wow.gif

Why? Because gannonroader compared it to GTA? You barely know anything about the game, I feel sorry for you and your money-spending skills. I mean please, GTA Mexico? That shotgun he has in one picture is like four pixels. Is this for the Gameboy?

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 02:51 AM

This game definetely looks cool, the models and some of the textures generally look alot better than GTA, and I'm liking the time and setting alot.

If theres alot of open spaces with trees and deserts then I'll start considering this game more seriously.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 03:36 AM

Clones!!!

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Graphics is nice though.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 05:23 AM

QUOTE (GTA3Freak-2001 @ Mar 16 2005, 23:27)
... it could be our answer to a GTA in Mexico.

Nah, I wanted a GTA set in Mexico City, it would be a lot funnier and it won't highlight the typical Mexican stereotype that much...

Also, as I said in the other (locked) topic, they should know signs and advertisements in (rural) Mexico are not in English...

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:35 AM

to the guy complaining about the texture quality on the shotgun,

#1-Who cares what the graphics look like
#2-Maybe they sacrificiced a few textures for something else?
#3-The game still has months of development left.

I'm not saying you gotta like it, just saying don't cross it out yet. I'm not saying this game is gonna rule by any means, just saying its worth keeping an eye on.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:52 AM

I honestly couldn't hold it in but.. That last picture of the Grandma holding the knife really looks like Bernie Mac in a way..

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 09:19 AM

This looks pretty good, graphics are looking sharp, and storyline sunds interesting, I like the pic where he is about to shoot the crazy chicken lady! biggrin.gif

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 03:39 PM

This looks cool, but everyone knows that it cannot be better than Grand Theft Auto wink.gif.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 03:42 PM

That game is mine.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 07:15 PM

Pfft, not another Driv3r clone.

It'll probably suck, you know. I didn't realise people here would have heard of Desperado.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:46 PM

I know a developer of this game at another forum, he gave out some videos of this a few weeks ago. I'll try to find them again. smile.gif

In general the graphics do look pretty sh*tty as Slick said, but then again so did GTA3. Rarely do you see models up close when you're in-game though.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:46 PM

I love the guy in the first screen with his hands inside the telephone pole. Could be a good game, if they can keep it from feeling too much like GTA (if that's possible).

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:48 PM

QUOTE (40ozFreak @ Mar 18 2005, 14:46)
I love the guy in the first screen with his hands inside the telephone pole. Could be a good game, if they can keep it from feeling too much like GTA (if that's possible).

I think his arms are folded in front of him? cry.gif


The guys who made it are using their own engine, so it shouldn't feel like GTA. That also means it might play like True Crime or Driv3r though... sad.gif

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 09:14 PM

It looks too much like a mix of Postal 2 and True Crime...

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 01:54 AM

Dont critisize the graphics its not even the finished version.-Peace Out Yo

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 06:10 AM

QUOTE (SlickWilly @ Mar 17 2005, 18:35)
QUOTE (BCspeed34 @ Mar 17 2005, 19:07)
Wow!!

That think looks f*cking awesome!

If that thing comes out, 'm buying it for sure  wow.gif

Why? Because gannonroader compared it to GTA? You barely know anything about the game, I feel sorry for you and your money-spending skills. I mean please, GTA Mexico? That shotgun he has in one picture is like four pixels. Is this for the Gameboy?

Uh, 4 pixels? wtf?!?

And who said I was going to buy this for the gameplay? The models and textures alone are gold for GTA-Style renders. wink.gif

And also, I never read gannons post.

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 06:15 AM

ahhhh desperado biggrin.gif its just to bad they didn't give him long hair and make him look like Antonio Bandaras, then the game would be even more kick ass! looks kinda cool. Lets hope its actually worth it in the end. Graphis are not bad, gameplay seems a bit different from GTA style, the car textures are crisp and look alot more real then the ones gta cars use. This could be a promising game smile.gif


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Posted 19 March 2005 - 08:59 AM

QUOTE (Knightmare @ Mar 18 2005, 14:48)
QUOTE (40ozFreak @ Mar 18 2005, 14:46)
I love the guy in the first screen with his hands inside the telephone pole. Could be a good game, if they can keep it from feeling too much like GTA (if that's possible).

I think his arms are folded in front of him? cry.gif

D'oh! I see it now. It looked like he had no hands at first glance.

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 07:35 PM Edited by Spidey., 19 March 2005 - 08:29 PM.

QUOTE (Warlord @ Mar 18 2005, 11:39)
This looks cool, but everyone knows that it cannot be better than Grand Theft Auto wink.gif.

Yeah, it wont ever top GTA. But it will be GTA with a different feel. And i especially love the notion of shooting people with guitar cases with stylish shooting sequences simmilar to desperado. biggrin.gif

It seems like a game i would buy.


HOLY sh*t, HE JUST RAN UP A WALL AND SHOT PEOPLE. (check trailer.)

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 08:40 PM

blink.gif A couple of those really look like he did Bullet Time.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 09:22 PM

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 03:58 PM

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A couple of those really look like he did Bullet Time.


He actually is using bullet time. Just look at the official site here. It says there are some time features like in PoP - sands of time.

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 04:15 PM

I've waited for this game ever since I read about it. I think it's going to be awesome. I love how the scoring (of killing) scores like Tony hawks. tounge.gif




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