Excerpt: Jet Set Radio is back on the Playstation 3 (PS3), Xbox 360, Personal Computer (PC), and Playstation Vita. Jet Set Radio explains right from the start that spraying graffiti is a criminal act in the real world. Jet Set Radio is a counter cultural, underground, gang banging, graffiti spraying, high flying, inline skating experience.
Summary: " Jet Set Radio " remains an outstanding example of gaming, but one that needs the context of time. It style is as wonderful as ever, and seeing the world it creates is a true joy. As a game it may had dated mechanically but, for a piece of gaming history, the price is right and it is well worth experiencing if you missed it the first time around… or if you played it and just want to see how good it still looks.
Conclusion: I give the story a 8/10 Summary: Good: -Fantastic art design -Sick tunes and professor K -A timeless classic (Shame it didn't sell well) Bad: -poorly designed races -Some bad level design -Wishing that there was a soundboard of Professor K Overall I think it's still a fantastic game and certainly has aged very well. I give it an overall score of 8.5/10. Hopefully there will be a port for Jet Set Radio Future in the Future. Did you see what I did there!?
Conclusion: Final Verdict: For the cheap price, this game is completely worth the purchase. It will keep you entertained for a few hours of leisurely play, but there are things to collect on each level, giving completionists satisfaction as well. The remake has leader-boards and trophies to give even more incentive to replay the game. The few flaws may be frustrating, but they can easily be overlooked in the grand scheme of things.
Excerpt: Coming off as an amalgamation of ‘Marc Eckō's Getting Up’ and ‘Aggressive Inline’, despite preceding both of those games, Jet Set Radio is a surreal beast. I was never fortunate enough to have played it during its original Dreamcast release, so I came to the game with entirely fresh eyes.
Excerpt: When a game’s separate tutorial mode is nearly impossible to finish without first diving into its story campaign to learn the ropes, that’s a strong statement. In other words, the Dreamcast skating, tagging, and police-evading classic Jet Set Radio ain’t playing around. Originally released as Jet Grind Radio in 2000, it’s the stuff of gaming’s joyous past: cel-shaded, Day-Glo visuals layered over insanely catchy tunes and a wildly imaginative concept, but with a gameplay...
Pros: + Simply gorgeous HD update; thrilling challenge for the right gamer., + Loads of side-challenges, unlockable goodies, and all-around goofiness; great soundtrack remains intact.
Cons: ? Does anyone else think Professor K’s voice actor phoned in his part?
Conclusion: Those who are passionate about bringing the brilliance of Jet Set Radio to a new audience will be disappointed to find that some of the problems with the original have been ported over to the Xbox 360. However, those who aren’t too fussed about that and are just happy to send themselves back to the start of the 21st Century without having to dust off their Dreamcasts will find themselves grinding, leaping, tagging and smiling just as much as they ever did.
Conclusion: It can be chilling to realise that what was once considered fun Sci-fi scenarios slowly become reality. With the current political climate going through transitions of suppression and revolution, Jet Set Radio can accidentally be seen as political art rather than a quirky game about cartoon Japan and high scores.