Excerpt: Def Jam: Fight for NY (FFNY) is the sequel to the hip-hop brawler Def Jam Vendetta. If you did not play Vendetta, then you may be surprised to find that FFNY is more of a wrestling game than a fighter. Sure it lets you throw kicks and punches, but to really put down your opponent you’re going to have to grapple with him and try to pull off bone-crunching throws and pins.
Excerpt: Def Jam: Fight for New York is the greatly improved sequel to Def Jam: Vendetta. While I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t play much of Vendetta (only enough to compare with FfNY) there is a definite improvement. So much so, in fact, that it feels like an entirely different game.
Excerpt: It's has been a little while since we last saw D-Mob and his crew in Def Jam: Vendetta , but they are back and there is a new recruit in their crew -- you. Def Jam: Fight for NY is a graphically stunning game. The venues, shops, Crib and other locations are full of detail. At times when my character was dazed and standing there swaying back and forth (against my better judgment of course), I would just look around and be in awe over the level of detail each locale had.
Excerpt: There's a special kind of person out there, we'll call them "retarded" that just hates everything about wrestling for seemingly no real reason. Yes, it's fake, but just about everyone knows that, so why hate on it so much? If I knew that, I probably wouldn't be so retarded, but I just can't stand it: I hate wrestling with every fiber of my being.
Excerpt: Everything is better in the sequel. The list of fighters has been expanded to include more than 70 big name personalities, including Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Busta Rhymes, and Sean Paul, just to name a few. Not all of them are rappers either, as evidenced by the presence of Henry Rollins, Carmen Electra, Omar Epps, and Danny Trejo (the scorpion tattoo guy from the movie
Excerpt: The fighting game is a genre at a crossroads. For years, people have maligned it for the lack of innovation. After all, how much variation can there be between two dudes hitting each other? Even before the advent of 3D, fighters had cannibalized themselves on their brethren, a tidal wave of similar titles of varying levels of quality.
Excerpt: When Def Jam Vendetta hit store shelves last year, it could not have been called anything but an out-of-left-field success. EA's seemingly unholy marriage of Aki Corporation's highly regarded wrestling-game engine with a hip-hop-themed street-fighting game featuring some of the rap business' top talent seemed like, at best, an oddball combination.
Conclusion: Overall, Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec is trully worth the wait. Superby detailed licensed cars, stunning visual effects, multiple modes and top draw sountrack makes this one a winner. A definite must for all racing fans.