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Submitted by Entertainment_Fuse 568d ago | review

Jet Set Radio HD (PS3) Review l Player Affinity

Back in 2000, Sega released a stylish, original game called Jet Set Radio, or Jet Grind Radio at other territories. The cel-shaded graphical style was great, even on the Dreamcast at the time. Sega has been a roll on bringing back arcade, Genesis, and Dreamcast games to the HD era this console generation. It was only a matter of time Jet Set Radio gets the HD treatment on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. While the visuals and soundtrack as still as special as they were back in 2000, the gameplay simply has not aged well with today’s standards. (Jet Set Radio, PS3) 6.0/10

Deeke  +   568d ago
I agree! I tried the demo and it quickly turned out to be something that I'm not skilled at. I kept wanting to keep the flow going but timing it just right...and using the gimpy controls was something that put me back.
Main_Street_Saint  +   568d ago
Tried the demo myself and loved a lot; reminds me of the Dreamcast version (which I still own).
mushroomwig  +   568d ago
Obviously it reminds you, it's the same game.
Main_Street_Saint  +   564d ago
Looking back now, I should stated my last post a tad bit different.
aquamala  +   568d ago
this game is on also Steam by the way.
Gekko  +   568d ago
I suck at playing this game too but I could definitely see the difference between this and the one that was released on the Dreamcast. Hopefully, SEGA will do this more often with their old games.
Picnic  +   568d ago
Jet Set Radio remains an artistic beauty to this day, arguably more than 5 years ahead of its time in terms of offering a quirky, parkour like, atmosphere in a videogame. But it's a hardcore challenge because you're constantly attacked by the police and by the time limit. You're always Under Pressure like Queen and David Bowie.

The Xbox sequel (or reimagining) Jet Set Radio Future , makes it up to you in every way possible. Despite making your player much faster, it gives you no time limit and the only time that police chase you is as an easy afterthought right at the end of a level. It has more platforming and rail grinding goes up telephone wires as well. It's a great, leisurely, game dressed up as an action packed one and the music is slightly better than in the original game in my opinion.

However the original game has a cel shaded style that is so pure that the sequel offers a different, more shaded and effects heavy, version of it, not necessarily a much better one.

In short: play the first game if you want a hardcore cat and mouse chase between you and the police (where you're the mouse).

Play the Xbox game if you love easier platform games.
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