The real IC game of the year is Gungrave G.O.R.E., it’s just that none of you have played it yet. Let me know when you get back to it.
It is 7.77~ repeating forever, out of 10.
It is the best PS2 game of 2022.
There are multiple secret unlockables that aren’t documented anywhere online yet because there are no “achievements” or “trophies” associated with them to datamine, it’s just there for the fun of it, for the kid who gets this game as a gift and, having no other games, plays it 20 times.
They patched a whole new character into the game for free a couple months after release. They patched in auto-fire after like a week because they are simultaneously bold enough to believe you should mash that trigger just like Grave (“Brandon Heat”) must, and humble enough to bend the knee. (Attn Studio IGGYMOB, if you’re reading this, go ahead and add double-tap-and-hold for the Death Spike charge shot, this way you can still access it in full auto!)
A single line of dialogue in the last level introduces outer space aliens as a plot twist in a game series that is already about a former mafioso cowboy’s feud with an organized crime family that pushes drugs that turn you into a vampire. It is never mentioned again.