Summary: The first time I played Def Jam Vendetta I thought it was one of the funnest fighting games ever. Then Fight for New York came out and completely took the cake with the story line, fighting and fighter accessories. In my opinion during that era no other fighting game matched up or had the lasting appeal like Fight 4 NY. So I highly anticipated Def Jam ICON and got the chance to play at a friends house and never wanted to play it again.
Summary: this has got to be the worst game that i have ever played. i have have the first 2 games and this was a complete let down. i have never been so frustrated playing a game in a very long time. it's very repetative and there's not much to do in the game itself. i honestly dont recommend the game for anyone, its that bad.
Icon is quite a few steps back from past great Def Jam games.
B. Mendoza "Jesuszilla", Amazon
5 November 2009
Summary: Compared to any other Def Jam game his one should not exist!!! Its been out for quite a few years longer but DJ Fight for New York is leaps and bounds past this title. My biggest peve is theres no power meter to judge how much life each opponent has but instead the screen gets really red....thats just one nag among the 15 others on the top of my head.
Summary: the title says it all...def jam vendetta was amazing...its like they said..hmmmm lets take out everything that made this game fun and see if people like this!!!..UM >>>>>>>>>NO!!!! IT SUCKS!!!
Summary: The game is pretty difficult for some, but is a good challenge for a true gamer. The button configurations aren't the greatest, and the timing is a little difficult to get down, and the gameplay sucks compared to it's predecessor, but overall it isn't a completely horrible game. There's enough action and music for anyone that regularly enjoys fighting games and jamming mp3's at the same time.
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty Reader Review - 1.0
lazyonespeed, IGN Entertainment
7 March 2008
Conclusion: THIS GAME IS HORRIBLE THERE IS NO CHECKPOINTS AND YOU HAVE TO CALL A `1900 NUMBER FOR CHEAT CODES I SPENT OVER 4HRS JUST GETTING THROUGH ONE CHECKPOINT CAUSE I'D GET PAST 3 SCENES AND DIE A MILLION TIMES AND START OVER I'D RATHER PLAY ROCK BAND THAN THIS GAME ITS A SHAME GREAT STORY LINE BUT THE GAMEPLAY IS HORRIBLE...
Summary: This game is a let down. I was waiting for the next installment for a long time, (over a year). I would think any game in production for longer than a year would be, at the very least, mediocre. WRONG. This game doesn't make it past unsatisfactory, not by a long shot. As many others have stated the controls are terrible. I actually controled the game better with a banana peel, and one of those paper fortune tellers. People "give it up" for the grafix. I won't agree.
Excerpt: Introduction Def jam have had two other games. They were fun but rather cartoonish with unrealistic battles and stupid special moves. So when icon came out I picked it up on play station 3. Plot The plot is very sketchy at the start but from what I can make out timberland hires you as a body guard and you and him then set about making a music record.