Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure – Review
21 January 2007
Excerpt: Getting Up opens with the most disingenuous disclaimer in the history of legal doublespeak; It claims that while the game presents graffiti in a context where "street artists" are heroic anti-establishment figures, it in no way condones acts of vandalism against public or private property.
Excerpt: In Marc Ecko's own words, "Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure" was conceived as a celebration of one of the most powerful art movements in recent history. Rising above the fact that there will always be those who refuse to see "graffiti" as nothing more than filth, Marc chose to create a game that...
Conclusion: Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure has great gameplay, great rhythm and an even greater story. I enjoyed this so much it’s all I could think about till I finished it, and I’m a player (since GTA) who must accomplish every little speck a game has to offer.
Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure Review
4 August 2006
Excerpt: When a 'celebrity' endorses a game a few alarm bells start ringing. Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, as you might gather, is at least partially created by Marc Ecko, a man whose celebrity status is so great that I hadn't heard of him before this game was announced.
Excerpt: Developer – Mark Ecko and The Collective Publisher - Atari Features 3-D environment 1 Player Mouse and Keyboard controlled Windows XP Tagging, rep, street cred, busting homies and keeping away from the Man.
Conclusion: Actually painting in Getting Up is a pretty easy process that doesn't take a whole lot of skill. When you get near a surface that's part of an objective, an outline of your tag or piece will appear.
Pros: Great storyline with interesting character development, Quality dialogue and voice acting, Amazing soundtrack, Really strong gameplay, Great-looking graffiti.
Excerpt: Wer schon immer mal vor einer Mauer gestanden und im Geheimen die dort angesprühten Graffiti bewundert hat, sollte bloß nicht im realen Leben zur Sprühdose greifen. Glücklicherweise könnt ihr eure kreative Ader jetzt aber auch auf dem PC ausleben – 'Marc Ecko's Getting Up' sei Dank.
Pros: cooles Setting mit viel Style, variantenreiches Kampfsystem, unzählige Graffiti-Elemente, exzellenter Soundtrack
Cons: auf Dauer ödes Missionsdesign, Steuerung ohne Gamepad hakelig, deutsche Sprachausgabe misslungen, grafisch nur Mittelmaß