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