-->--Raz "Wienerless Steve" Karcy

''[=OverBlood=]'' is a 1997 SciFi {{Survival Horror}}/[[AdventureGame Adventure]] game for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation. It was developed by the Japanese company Riverhillsoft and published by ElectronicArts. It was one of the many games [[FollowTheLeader made in the wake of the success]] of the first VideoGame/ResidentEvil.

The game begins as the protagonist wakes from cryostasis with amnesia. After saving himself from the life-threatening cold of the room by wearing a small vest he calls a [[BlatantLies jacket]], he learns from a computer terminal that his name is Raz ([[NamesTheSame No]] [[VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} relation]].) Karcy and that he was never supposed to wake up. With the aid of the robot Pipo he begins exploring the mysterious complex in which he is trapped, discovering the aftermath of an earthquake and the [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies unfortunate results]] of a Super Soldier project. Things [[FromBadToWorse get complicated]] when he discovers he is infected with the mutation-causing [[TheVirus ARNA Virus]] and that someone wants to make sure he never escapes...

It is notably more puzzle oriented than other Survival Horror games, having less than ten enemy encounters over the course of the entire game, counting the boss. It was also commended for its use of companions whom you could control at will for puzzles.

While it was at the time considered rather average, it is now [[SoBadItsGood incredibly entertaining]]: the laughably illogical puzzles are just barely passable, the animations for everything from jumping to just standing still are ridiculous, and its otherwise interesting but forgettable plot is chock full of Narm.

It's sequel, ''[=OverBlood=] 2'', was released in 1998 and [[FollowTheLeader had a lot of similarities]] to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII a certain game released a year earlier]]. TheHero is Arcano Brani, who traveled to the city of East Edge in 2115 to become a "Junk Blader." Since the events of the first game, [[AfterTheEnd the Earth has become a boiling furnace]] that is only habitable due to massive cooling devices. He tries to save an old man at the airport from being robbed and ends up becoming involved in a sinister conspiracy revolving around a [[MacGuffin mysterious capsule.]] It was released only in Japan and Europe, with certain copies containing a {{Game Breaking Bug}} that made it impossible to finish.

If you actually looked up this forgotten game, there's a good chance its because you watched the [[LetsPlay Super Replay]] of it on Gameinformer.com.

!![=OverBlood=] contains examples of:
* AmnesiacHero: He remembers nothing.
* [[spoiler: AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Raz becomes one... but in an unusual fashion, he gets cured in under five minutes.]]
* BigWordShout / SkywardScream: [[spoiler:Pipoooooooo!.]]
* BodyHorror: The result of the ViralTransformation entry below.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: Pipo's chip. Seems extremely pointless to take it? Yes, but Pipo is at the very end uploaded onto Zeus (the giant computer) who lets Milly and Raz out of the base that is about to explode.]]
* CloningBlues: [[spoiler:The main character, Raz Karcy, is actually a clone of the real Raz Karcy, a MadScientist whose wife died. Milly, your companion for most of the game, is actually a clone of the original Milly, the original Karcy's wife. The original Raz Karcy wants clone Milly to love him, but she loves clone Raz.]]
* CuteMachines: Pipo.
* DressCodedForYourConvenience: The good guys wear vests that are too small for them. The evil guys don't.
* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The first game took place entirely inside one.
* TheFaceless: The mysterious man who helps the heroes along and the scientists in the discovered video.
* GeneticMemory: [[spoiler: Milly remembers all of her original's memories because original-Raz wanted her to love him again.]]
* GoodMorningCrono
* GoshDarnItToHeck: It feels like the script was deliberately kept rated G for whatever market appeal they were going for.
-->"Oh for Gosh's sake, what is it?!"
-->"Move, darn you! Don't leave us trapped like this!"
* GuideDangIt: There is nothing that indicates what objects can be interacted with. Many items are not even visible in the game, you just have to interact with one of several identical environmental objects to find the item needed. Crouching and interacting with an object has a different effect than interacting with it standing up, to the point where while standing up you will get "There's nothing here" and while crouching you will find a crucial item. Completion requires you either check every single thing, from desks to boxes to walls, twice, or you use a guide.
** It's also entirely possible that, without a guide, you will miss the only item in the game that allows you to save your progress. Which happened in the Game Informer Super Replay.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Dear Pipo.]]
* LaserBlade: The laser knife.
* LetsPlay: The previously mentioned Gameinformer Super Replay of the entire game, [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/12/31/super-replay-overblood-part-1.aspx found here,]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL63E8E9356E867E63&feature=plcp here]].
* MadScientist:
* MagicAntidote: Once the ViralTransformation mention below is in full effect, [[spoiler: Milly takes Raz to get treated and completely reverses the virus.]] This essentially wastes the subplot, since there was a decent amount of build up but is never mentioned again after that event.
* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: Milly (the one who joins the party) was cloned to replace the original's death and be the wife to the husband, original Raz (the villain).]]
* RobotBuddy: Pipo. [[spoiler:We'll never forget you.]]
* SayMyName: [[spoiler: "Pipoooooooooo!"]] and later [[spoiler:"Milllllllllly!"]]
* SelfDestructMechanism
* SuperSoldier: [[spoiler: This has been Lystra's original aim, creating clone soldiers who carry the ARNA virus that gives them higher sensory perception. This is why the zombies are very strong.]] Obviously, it backfires until [[spoiler: the original Raz shows how to do it... and then you have to fight him]].
* TapOnTheHead: Raz gets knocked out in a single punch from [[spoiler: Original Raz]] compared to the other times he's been punched by zombies.
* ThisCannotBe: Raz says this upon [[spoiler: learning that he's a clone.]]
* TimeLimitBoss: The final boss must be beaten in five hundred seconds and still escape.
* UnskippableCutscene
* ViralTransformation: Happens to [[spoiler: the clone Raz. That is to say, the main character.]]
* YouAllLookFamiliar: The zombies all have the exact same model. More obvious than in other games because the only thing they wear is a solid-colored jumpsuit, normally blue but later [[PaletteSwap Palette Swapped]] to green.

!!The sequel provides examples of:
* AnimeHair: Arcano, lampshaded by an NPC who says it's weird and asks you to change it.
* BareYourMidriff: Every single woman in the entire game.
* TheCoatsAreOff: Kondo in the first fight.
* CoolAirship: Billboard Island turns into one.
* EnemyMine: The owners of Billboard Island force Arcano to fight with them after he tried to rob them.
* GirlishPigtails: Arcano's younger sister, Nina, has these.
* GoshDarnItToHeck: Averted when Arcano says both "shit" and "bastard" in the first cutscenes.
* HighAltitudeBattle
* JigglePhysics: Present, though subtle. Especially odd considering how simplistic the character models are.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The ITP have been doing this to certain people so they can't remember any information that could be used against them. For example, [[spoiler: they erased Raz's memories of the first games events.]]
* ManInWhite: [[BigBad Zeno Razuul]] dresses like this.
* NoEscapeButDown: At the very start, Arcano jumps out a window.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Arcano, but only for the first job. After that, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he decides to work for free.]]
* OrWasItADream: Did Arcano see [[spoiler: the spirit of his dead sister]] or was it a dream?
* RubberMan: Kondo is this in his "green" form.
* {{Seers}}: Arcano has visions of the future.
* TortureAlwaysWorks: Raz and the other scientists were tortured after they survived the explosions before the game started.
* UnusualEyebrows: All the bad guys have really odd eyebrows...