Excerpt: When Def Jam Vendetta was originally announced, some gamers scoffed at the premise. A wrestling game with rappers?! Their jests were squashed as Vendetta provided an appealing story, plenty of famous artists to beat up (or play as in skirmish modes) and responsive controls.
Excerpt: Any game that has a record label name always tends to fill our hearts with dread. It screams marketing exercise and implies a game that would have the same level of game play as 'Barbie's show jumping adventures'.
Excerpt: More rough and tumble in ill-fitting, over-priced sports gear comes to XBox in the shape of this sequel to Def Jam Vendetta, the menacingly-titled Fight for New York. Having delivered the goods last year, developer AKI has upped the ante with FFNY.
Excerpt: Genre: Fighting Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: Aki Release Date: September 20, 2004 Buy 'DEF JAM: Fight for New York': Xbox | GameCube | PlayStation 2 Rap artists and underground fighting leagues go together like peanut butter and jelly, right?
Excerpt: The first Def Jam title revolved around a disgraced street brawler battling his way back into an underground fighting circuit to save his best friend and ex-girlfriend from a crime lord named D-Mob.
Excerpt: My hip-hop “career” started and ended in 1986 when my posse, The Brookview Boyz, performed a less than flattering little ditty at a Junior High talent show that scored rave reviews from the crowd and a six week string of detentions.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, you also have to dress your character in the manner of Barbie. This really is like playing with dolls. You spend your money on 'bling', haircuts, tattoos, sportswear and other stuff, with the gameplay excuse of causing the crowd to respect you more during fights.
Conclusion: Wollte man alle positiven Aspekte des Spiels hier detailliert auflisten, würde dies wohl den Rahmen dieses Reviews sprengen. Def Jam Fight for NY ist meiner Meinung nach einer der interessantesten Titel dieses Jahres geworden.