The lights are on
Our original plan for Super Replay was to give the best games of all time a lengthier treatment than our standard Replay episodes. I kicked things off with my favorite game ever, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. We continued with the classics by playing through Super Mario Bros. 3 and Resident Evil 2. However, things changed as soon as I picked an unassuming 1997 PSone title for our Replay Roulette during the Revolution X episode. We were so intrigued by what happened during the initial minutes of Overblood that we knew it needed to be the first obscure title to get its own Super Replay treatment. A year later, and the GI staff has Pipo t-shirts, the community has created remakes in Unreal and LittleBigPlanet, and we've watched (and participated in) the rise of an active Overblood/Replay fan group on Facebook. Now, it's time for us to play through Overblood 2.
The circumstances around this sequel are even more odd than our discovery of the original. Never released in the United States, Overblood 2 was widely reported to contain a game-breaking glitch that makes its completion impossible. Ignoring these warnings, we decided to order a UK version of the game off of eBay and try our luck. Can we finish the game, or will the bug result in our first-ever incomplete Super Replay? Will we see the return of Raz and Pipo? Can it possibly live up to the original? Watch below, and find out along with the Game Informer staff.
(Each episode will feature myself, Tim Turi, and Andrew Reiner, with a rotating cast of GI editors filling the fourth seat)
Want to catch up on all of our previous Replay episodes? Visit our hub, then head over to the fan-created "I Watched The Entire Overblood Super Replay" group on Facebook for discussion.
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Okay I will admit it....during episode 18....after 10 min of them wandering around looking for that damn diva plate....I kept the video running so I could hear them but I was on SI.com looking at the swimsuit issue....
I'm on Episode 7 right now, Ummm what's wrong with Banana Runts or Laffy Taffy? They are delicious!! Way better than anything Orange flavored! And Lemon starburst are awesome but Cherry rules!
The Simpsons and Philosophy is a real book, but sadly, Ben Hanson lied about being the author. At first, when I found it on Amazon, I was ecstatic that it was real, but I was immediately crushed by the realization that the author was not my favorite video producer, but instead some boring college professor type who uses the book to 'analyze the effect of..." Zzzzzz....
www.youtube.com/watch I always assumed this was how Ben Reeves' brain works...
probably 24 episodes, the way things are going, I won't even be surprised at 25
this game should end soon.
and I've been having problems posting my comments. if this one does load- please tell me if you've been having problems as well
i estimated 22 eps long ago. i better win a prize
Die monster... you don't belong in this world. Huuuuh. Hi doggie.
Also why do these games always have the random experimented-on little sister?
Yeah of course there is a clone. Who saw that one coming - *everyone raises hands* - oh.
Wow, no Uncharted references in this one, or did I miss something because of watching that awesome DBZ fight? (I want to see Pipo do stuff like that!)
If I can get Psychonauts over XBLA or something, I'll put my vote in for it, just so I can play it alongside GI, but last I heard, it got taken off Live or something?
The A-Ha reference was awesome. Reminded me of Family Guy lol
you guys need to watch the cutscenes. you missed a BIG overblood one tie
It was hilarious when the bad guy tries to explain what an overblood is, but you guys are too busy talking about fart apps to notice. That's a typical replay moment right there :)
I kind of hope this goes on until an episode 24 so that it's rounded off nicely as a full day of super replay, but judging by the additions from Mr. Hanson at the end of ep. 19, you guys are completely losing your minds. It's probably best that you finish this up quickly for the sake of your sanity.
I have to say I was losing interest in Overblood 2 but man that DBZ boss fight was awesome now I'm ready for 20 more episodes!!! But I do have to say that the story is the most convoluted pieces of crap that I have seen in a long time.