Written by  :  Classic Nigel (150)
Written on  :  Sep 03, 2006
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What Have they done to the franchise?

The Good

In JSRF you once again play as the GG’s This game is not so much of a sequel but a remake to my favorite game of all time Jet Grind Radio this has the same basic story same rival gangs with two new ones more on that later so what’s good about this game? Lets see graphics are amazing using the Xbox’s power Shibuya Terminal is now on a larger scale more like a real bus terminal the music’s not as good but still quality.

The Bad

Now what’s bad? Everything else the story is basically the same with slight differences like the Noise Tanks are now Literally robots which for some reason are programmed by the golden rhinos to spray graffiti? Wait.. What? And due to the new gangs the immortals, Rapid 99, and the doom riders the old gangs get neglected like the Love Shockers are hardly in this one now correct me if I’m wrong isn’t the point of adding new gangs so that there’s more adversaries and not overshadowing old ones.

There are more annoying songs like Birthday Cake , I love, love you, and Rockin the Mic.

Only the first set of levels are any fun once you go to the sewers the game goes down hill I know they were trying to make the game longer but in the end it is too long the length of the first one was fitting not too short and not dragged out like this one is the original did not have filler except maybe for the American levels but those were a afterthought for example death ball is filler as is the part where you have to find Clutch and in the original you could once you had beaten the game you could play through again with all the characters unlocked in this one you can’t once you beat it all you can do is skate around with the characters so there’s no point in going there the trouble of getting the more difficult characters cause there’s not enough time to use them.

The Bottom Line

If you haven’t played the far superior Dreamcast original then play it even if you don’t have a Dreamcast buy one and the game instead of this game Yeah the original is that much better.