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JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future (Xbox)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
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User Reviews

One groovy game with equally groovy soundtrack Aki Fales (3) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
What Have they done to the franchise? Classic Nigel (150) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars
Vibrant, stylish and full of beans Rupert Breheny (117) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
Very cool Mullet of Death (604) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (40 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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100
The Next Level
In the end, Smilebit and Sega have produced a superlative sequel, better than the first in many ways, chipped by a few issues, but ultimately worth the cash. If you've got a Xbox and buy only one action game, this is it.
100
GamePro (US)
Boys and girls, please allow Pong Sifu to break it down for you: Jet Set Radio Future is the most visually brilliant, hypnotically addicting electronic gaming experience you’re likely to have for the rest of the year.
95
SegaFan.com
Según mi humilde opinión, JSR de Dreamcast marcó un antes y un después en la historia de los videojuegos, sobre todo gracias a su novedosa estética que ha creado escuela. JSRF no es ya tan innovador ni sorprendente, pero mejora los posibles fallos de su antecesor y duplica su duración, convirtiéndose en uno de los mejores juegos que jamás he probado. Es una valoración muy personal, así que os recomiendo leer otros análisis para contrastar opiniones o, mejor aún, probadlo vosotros mismos y sacad vuestras propias conclusiones. Para mí, un juego absolutamente imprescindible.
93
Gaming Target
In all, JSRF’s gameplay is fun and extremely addictive, but unfortunately it’s not without it’s faults. One thing that really bugged me is that as the game progresses it seems to lose a little steam, and at times your objectives become a bit blurry. While I’m no expert on game design or anything, I think they should have brought back some of the older gameplay mechanics, like a time limit, later in the game. Seeing as you already know the huge areas, it would have been less frustrating and would really livened things up a bit.
92
Game Freaks 365
People who enjoy extreme type games will like this game. It is a complete inline blading experience with skating on streets instead of parks. Other than that nobody else will really enjoy it the way others will. The life span of Jet Set is short after the game is beaten. The game has many unlockables, but it's difficult to unlock them and you won't want to do it. The game is only 8 hours long for the majority of gamers, meaning that it really is quite short.
91
Netjak
JSRF is the combination of great control, unique gameplay, killer graphics and a soundtrack to die for. This justifies a full-fledged purchase. A rental would not nearly give you enough time to complete. In fact, it took me about 20 hours to beat the game the first time around. The multiplayer was decent, but lost its luster a few hours into it. I hope you have the chance to pick this game up, and experience what a real game is like.
91
GamersMark
Jet Set Radio Future is a game that can only be described as unique. It’s not everyone that’s for sure, but if you’re a fan of those funky Japanese games then there’s a very good chance that you will enjoy Jet Set Radio Future. Despite some minor camera issues, JSRF is a great package that truly shows that Sega still knows how to make a worthwhile gaming experience.
91
IGN
Jet Set Radio Future is beautiful to look at. The environments are wonderfully textured and full of detail. Some areas have over two-dozen pedestrians, all of whom react to you separately. Sometimes they'll even say things to you.
90
SEGA-Portal.de
JSRF macht immer noch genauso viel Spaß wie der Vorgänger zu guten alten DC Zeiten. Die vielen freizuschaltenden Extras und der sehr motivierende Story-Modus lassen euch so schnell nicht los! Auch später legt man es gerne mal wieder ins Laufwerk um einfach noch mal ne Runde zu der genialen Mucke zu drehen und um die Polizei ein bisschen zu ärgern. Wer auf abgefahrene Spiele steht und dieses noch nicht hat, sollte es sich umgehend holen!
90
Gamesmania
Trotz des kleinen Schönheitsfehler der Kameraperspektive gehört Jet Set Radio Future zu den besten Spielen, die bisher für Xbox erschienen sind. Sowohl technisch, als auch spielerisch kann JSRF überzeugen - ein wirklich geniales Actionspiel des Entwicklers Smilebit. Für JSR-Fans ein Muss, und für JSR-Neulinge ebenso.
90
X-Power
Het is echter wel een feit dat dit spel niet iedereen zal kunnen boeien. De innovatieve grafieken en gameplay zullen niet iedere gamer slapeloze nachten bezorgen. Dit bewijzen reeds de verkoopcijfers in Japan en de VS waar het spel de traditionele gamer matig kon bekoren. Onbekend is onbemind en dit is jammer want JSRF bruist van stijl, coolness, een hippe soundtrack en vooral een erg goede gameplay. JSRF heeft alle verwachtingen die ik van dit spel had waargemaakt en meer ... Ik meen zelfs te durven stellen dat dit één van de beste Sega-games is die ze hebben uitgebracht nadat ze een third-party developer zijn geworden. Maar het is officieel (champagne !) : de Xbox heeft zijn eerste klassieker waarvoor de traditionele koper zijn neus zal ophalen. Voor de twijfelaars : huur dit spel zeker eens, leg al je vooroordelen aan de kant en get funky met JSRF !
90
Play.tm
To conclude then, Jet Set Radio Future is a rare gem of originality and genuine personality. It shows-up many other critically acclaimed titles as being rather unoriginal by comparison, and whilst it isn’t perfect, is sure to have grinning with joy as you’re immersed into the unique world of Tokyo 2024. An essential Xbox purchase.
90
XBox Solution (XBS)
With rumors of this title going out of print, we Highly Recommend you go grab it while you still can! This isn’t a title you would want to totally miss out on.
88
videospiele.com
Mehr Style und Design geht nicht. Der verrückte Polizeichef und die trotteligen Polizisten, geben dem Titel die nötige Prise Humor, so das es vor lauter Coolness nicht lächerlich, sonder sympathisch wird. Jet Set Radio Future sollte in keiner Xbox Spielesammlung fehlen. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad steigt schön langsam an und so haben sowohl Anfänger als auch Profis was von dem Titel. Der Multiplayermodus macht das Spiel auch zum Partyspass.
87
GameSpot
It's an unusual game that offers a serious challenge, as well as gorgeous graphics, a strong soundtrack, plenty of style, and a good replay value.
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Microsoft peut se réjouir d'accueillir en exclusivité sur Xbox le nouvel opus de Jet Set Radio. La talentueuse équipe de Smilebit fait une nouvelle fois la preuve de son talent en nous offrant un titre unique qui ne laissera personne indifférent. Une incontestable réussite qui mérite amplement sa place dans votre ludothèque Xbox.
85
Game Critics
While that cant be blamed on Sega, its one of the few small problems that keep JSRF from the high echelons of gaming. Still, its a fun, accessible, lengthy game with no glaring problems, plus some of the best game music and visuals of all time. If youre looking for something unique and quirky on the Xbox, this is your best bet hands down.
82
4Players.de
Vor allem Anfänger dürften an Jet Set Radio Future Gefallen finden: Cleveres Leveldesign, eine Steuerung, wie sie einfacher nicht geht sowie ansprechende Grafik fordern dazu auf, die Inline-Reise durch das Tokyo des Jahres 2044 abzuschließen. Profis hingegen werden während der gut 15 Stunden Spielzeit wenig gefordert und trotz des herausragenden Soundtracks vermutlich relativ schnell gelangweilt sein. Trotzdem: JSRF ist auf jeden Fall einen Blick wert und stellt eine konsequente Weiterentwicklung des Dreamcast-Kults dar. Nicht der erhoffte Überflieger, aber immer wieder für ein Spielchen gut.
80
GameSpy
Jet Set Radio Future is a welcome return trip for fans of the first game, but a quirky, odd and refreshing ride for new players. Quirky and odd are all too rare these days, despite the proliferation of consoles and technology. Hey, Sega's console days may be finished, but thank god they're still plugging away in the game department.
80
Game Informer Magazine
While these features are exciting, I feel JSRF misses the mass appeal boat for two reasons. It's not as challenging as Tony Hawk, and its new multiplayer isn't as engaging either. Regardless, I had a blast with the game, and applaud Sega's continuation of quality. This title's only fault is that it won't sell systems by itself.
70
Game Informer Magazine
Jet Grind Radio (Jet Set Radio in Japan) on Dreamcast was actually one of my favorite titles for the system. It was just weird enough to be different, and had gameplay that was just easy enough to be enjoyable. The follow-up, Jet Set Radio Future on Xbox, is almost identical to the first with some tweaks and improvements to bring it up to date. But, it also has some design changes that I felt hindered the game. The improvements to JSRF are obvious once you load it up: The environments are much larger than on the Dreamcast, and the level of detail and ambient life is truly impressive. Scores of people dive out of your way as you cruise down the streets, and cars, banners, and carts fill the streets. Jet Set Radio Future is still a decent game, but its lack of depth makes it the poster child for an average game. You will enjoy it, but it’s nothing to write home about. On a side note, the music is some of the best I have heard in a game in a long time.
70
Press Start Online
Jet Set Radio Future is a curious one, for sure. In some areas it’s pure and simple, laugh out loud, play all day fun; in others, it’s awkward and frustrating. The lifespan of the game proper seems to have been cheaply drawn out with unimaginative or repeated set pieces, and some sections, such as the random encounters with various enemies, just don’t sit right at all. It’s obvious that Smilebit wanted JSRF to be something of a palette on which to experiment with their own creativity and curious new ideas. While some areas are successful, others fail. You can’t help but enjoy some of what‘s on offer, but there’s something about it that stops you loving it.
67
Fragland.net
Take your average skating game, add some fancy graphics and mix that with a sent of territorial battles, finish with a setting in a mega city called Tokio. That’s the recipe of Jet Set Radio Future (JSRF).
60
Eurogamer.net (UK)
As you may have guessed, I'm disappointed with Jet Set Radio Future. There's a great game in here, but Smilebit has once again failed to strike a proper balance between technology and gameplay. It's agonizing, as a fan, to watch them fluff it up for the second time.