Who wouldn‘t love to pummel Sean Paul into the concrete?
Cheat Code Central
28 March 2007
Conclusion: Def Jam Fight for New York was one of the greatest wrestling/fighting games of the current-gen, and simply porting it intact with a couple extra moves seems enough to produce a fine game on PSP. Rounding out the solid packaging of Fight for New York with basic-but-fun multiplayer options for The Takeover is simply icing on the cake.
Excerpt: A list of recent games claiming to be 'street' would be as big as J Lo's backside. But there is only one franchise that can boast having over 40 real hip-hop stars in their game - Def Jam. The Def Jam franchise makes it portable debut on the PSP, which means you can fight as some of the biggest names in hip-hop where and whenever you want.
Conclusion: I've been dying to play a good fighting game on the PSP for quite some time now. Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover definitely fills that role with quick bursts of fun gameplay and a fluid fighting system. It may be an upgraded port of Fight for NY but there are enough bells and whistles here to make it worth bringing on the road; even if you have played through the original game. A nice presentation helps round out the package as well.
Excerpt: The PSP is quickly proving itself as a solid place to carry over the basic concepts -- if not the execution -- of some of the PlayStation 2's bigger hits. That doesn't mean that everyone loves the whole idea of ports, and Sony's mandate that 30% of the game has to be new if it is a port hasn't really done much to shut up most of the naysayers poo-pooing the PSP library. The good news is that the same visceral, bloody appeal of the console game arrives here intact.
Excerpt: It doesn't seem like anyone, especially the executives at EA, really expected a wrestling-derived fighting game drizzled in hip-hop culture to be terribly successful. We've seen probably dozens of terrible takeoffs from the wrestling genre flop almost instantly, so why would the
Excerpt: It doesn't seem like anyone, especially the executives at EA, really expected a wrestling-derived fighting game drizzled in hip-hop culture to be terribly successful. We've seen probably dozens of terrible takeoffs from the wrestling genre flop almost instantly, so why would the Def Jam games be any different?
Excerpt: While the PSP has received its fair share of weak console translations, it’s done rather well when it comes to fighters. Street Fighter 3 Alpha MAX and Tekken: Dark Resurrection are two of the best games on the system. As Def Jam fans wait patiently for the franchise’s next-gen debut, the two-year-old Fight For NY has gone handheld. If you’re from the streets, or just want to front like you are, this tough talking, name taking brawler is right up your alley.
Conclusion: The PSP has not had the greatest start of any handheld out there, but it is a game like Def Jam Fight for NY that can help take the platform further. This is a game that manages to be quite successful on the PSP, and makes a very good case of being worth a purchase. If you like the series or are a fan of fighting games, then you should definitely think about picking up Def Jam Fight for NY.
Excerpt: The trend of old games getting new life on the PlayStation Portable rolls on unabated with Def Jam: Fight for NY: The Takeover, an updated version of 2004's Def Jam: Fight for NY. A weird mixture of wrestling, fighting, and hip-hop, Fight for NY was one of the big surprises of that year, providing a brutally enjoyable combat system and an oddly engaging character-customization system to go along with some great presentational components.
Pros: Highly enjoyable combat system that blends simplicity and brutality wonderfully, Deep character customization system, Lengthy story mode, Beautifully smooth graphics and animations
Cons: New storyline isn't as engaging as the original console game's, Despite being an update of a two-year-old game, not much new content, Most of the excellent voice acting from the console game has been cut