Jet Set Radio
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Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio!
Fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force!
- Heritage Collection treatment:
Available via PC Digital Download, Jet Set Radio is part of Sega’s Heritage Collection series and now features lush HD visuals, developer interviews, and amazing fan-created graffiti.
- Classic Beats:
Skate to the funky tunes of Pirate Radio! Jet Set Radio still features 29 of 30 tracks from the original Dreamcast release.
- Express Yourself:
Choose from a massive catalog of classic and new graffiti or create your own and use it to tag walls, billboards, cars, and even rival gang members!
- The gang’s all here:
Recruit more than 10 playable characters to your gang, each with their own unique graffiti!
Coming from somebody who played JSRF first..Sarkames | May 18, 2013 | See all Sarkames's reviews »
I never got a chance to play the Dreamcast version and I always wanted to after playing JSRF on the original Xbox, but since I played the second one first their were definitely some notable improvements (in my opinion) that weren't existent in the original.
Now, I've played this for about 3-4 hours in total on Steam and.. it's a lot harder than I thought it'd be. The controls are a bit iffy as one would assume from a classic game, but on top of that it's just Japanese-tier difficulty at times. For example, I played the optional tutorial all the way through and they start you off with simple things like.. how to jump, and how to speed up slightly when you first start moving, then 5 minutes later you're doing insane tricks off the wall and flying through the air to get enough momentum to perfectly string together a series of grinds just to get a trick multiplier that ends up being +50, which means you can't mess up and touch the ground once. Took me about 20 minutes to finish the tutorial and I came in thinking i'd have some leftover experience from JSRF, but the game made me look silly, lol. I even ragequit the last time I played this because the level I was playing was ridiculously challenging at one point. Let's just say it involves a really tiny string and the camera in this game isn't the friendliest for landing on those and I ran short on time.
ANYWAY, the occasional difficult moments aside, I've enjoyed every mission so far and I've even recorded gameplay for my friends and significant other to watch because I've always seen this series as the kind of game I wanted to show people so they'd either be freaked out by how bizarre it is or pick it up and play like I did.
To put things into perspective.. the game isn't meant to have a great story and the controls/camera haven't aged well, but between the choice of characters, the graffiti-editing mechanic, the somewhat odd soundtrack and the crazy characters and storyline, it's definitely a great game. If anything else, I get a great laugh out of some of the absurdity.
I highly recommend use of a controller and to not take the game seriously. -85/100
MemoriesKilly47 | May 11, 2013 | See all Killy47's reviews »
If you have ever played a jet set radio in the past and would like to go back to it's fun and colorfull world go ahead there's still plenty of fun to be haad. Plug a joystick and go back to your dreamcast cherished memories. The music is great, the gameplay is... well it's what you'd expect from a game of this era, and visually the game is still pleasing to the eyes. If you've never heard of Jet Set Radio, well, try it. It's not that expensive.
But really, get a pad first !
The Music!!artropodo | Feb. 20, 2013 | See all artropodo's reviews »
Disclaimer: I don't played the Dreamcast version so i can't compare both edition.
You go around painting graffiti to represent your group, defend and take over rivals territory. The game is really simple, but not easy, the control can be difficult to master. You can create your own graffiti, as you progress you unlock new character that you can use with different attribute. On the graphics area, they are old true, but they still look good and interesting. But my favorite part of the game is the music, no matter how many time i have to repeat a level the music keep me entertain.
100% Stylish From Start to EndDeweyDTruman | Jan. 20, 2013 | See all DeweyDTruman's reviews »
I never played Jet Set Radio or it's sequel before this release, but it is truly a wonderful game. In a way it's a perfect encapsulation of everything late 90s. The music is very unique, and the graphics (being one of the first uses of cel-shading) even moreso. While the controls aren't perfect, it's still a truly fun game to play, just as long as you have a controller at hand.
Decent port but aged very badlyScorpy | Jan. 7, 2013 | See all Scorpy's reviews »
Jet Set Radio was, at the time it came out, pretty unique. Its quirky story, in-your-face gameplay and strange gameplay made up for one of the oddest releases from gaming giant Sega.
The game was decent at best when it was released, but it certainly has not aged well. The graphics are certainly dated, but the art style just feels very strange. The port is decent, but it surely could have used a graphics revamping.
This is a bare-bones port, nothing new here. If you're a fan of the original, this will be a sure thing. Otherwise, you might want to do a bit of research.