Summary: THE GOOD- great story. good voice acting. lots of realism if you like that in a game. cutscenes felt like a movie (minus the ok graphics). it was funny to here the dialouge spoken with a british accent. hearing the f word in that accent made me crack up. THE BAD- complicated. driving around the city would have been easier if a map was given to you. sense of realism was too high. i did not enjoy how the cars felt.
Summary: For some reason or another I liked The Getaway more than any of the Grand Theft Auto games. Maybe it's because The Getaway isn't free roaming like the GTA series; there are levels with strict instructions so it keeps you focused and the story moving. Maybe it's the British accents (the game takes place in London) instead of the Italian wise guy voice of Ray Liotta. I just couldn't stand his voice.
Conclusion: If you liked the first Getaway then you'll will like Black Monday I was a big fan of the first getaway. I liked driving around London. Doing missions and having fun. The new Getaway feels the same to me. London looks exactly the same as before They didn't extend it or nothing it just looks the same. The game controls are the same as the first one, bad aiming system, no control what so ever over the camera, And the driving don't feel responsive.
Conclusion: Good graphics, great realism of londons streets, but i finished it in 15 hours, what a dissapointment. The extra modes were far to short too. A great game but far to short they could have done better.
Summary: The Getaway follows the story of Mark Hammond trying to rescue his kidnapped son from by completing a set of missions for the kidnappers, while trying to escape from the police who wrongly suspect him of killing his own wife. However I won't want to spoil the storyline anymore by telling you what happens, because they clearly put a lot of work into writing the story, and there's no way in skipping the dialogue.
Pros: Great Story and Graphics
Cons: The game play and controls let it down. Lack of health and Ammo Bar.
Excerpt: "The Getaway is a Playstation 2 game which is set in London and is based around the life of Mark Hammond, a former gangster living in Soho. When he returns home one day to discover that his wife has been killed and his son kidnapped, he goes on an all-out mission to get his child back and avenge his wife’s death from the gang who took him. But all doesn’t go to plan when the leader of the gang, Charlie Jolson and his henchmen hold Mark’s son to ransom ...
The Getaway (PS2): Buy GTA instead (unless you like Cockney gangsters)
24 July 2009
Summary: The Getaway is set up as a sort of Guy Ritchie film meets Grand Theft Auto game, with driving meeting gangsters in a full on cockney collision. Grapically the game is pretty good, using the full capacity of the PS2 to recreate the streets of London in such detail, that on a recent visit I was able to recognise some of the areas that I'd never been to and navigate without using a map!
Pros: Decent shooting missions. London well mapped!
Excerpt: "Be warned, the Getaway is a game not for the faint of hearted not only is the language remarkably foul making a Quentin Tarantino film seeming like a novel written by Dr. Seuss, and the accents are absoutly dreadful, with so many East End London cliches, "muppet" "filth" and of course "claret". The game sees the player taking control of two characters which helps to explore and unravel the plot, these two being ex-bank robber Mark Hammond and Detective ...
Summary: This game was pretty good..when you play it the first time. This game is similar to The GTA franchise but with better graphics BUT NOT better gameplay. The driving seems realistic which is a good thing. I thought the Profanity was over the top..Every cutscene has the F word atleast 10-20 times. They use it alot! And the violence is pretty over the top...With blood I mean, But not as violent as GTA 3. The gameplay is a little short.