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  • Summary: Dedicated to creating a story and environment that is a true representation of graffiti culture, fashion pioneer Marc Ecko has enlisted 50 of the world's most elite graffiti artists to lend their best artwork and personal experiences to the game and consult with The Collective to giveDedicated to creating a story and environment that is a true representation of graffiti culture, fashion pioneer Marc Ecko has enlisted 50 of the world's most elite graffiti artists to lend their best artwork and personal experiences to the game and consult with The Collective to give Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure the authentic look and feel of a real urban environment. The game creates its own genre of gameplay, combining combat, action, adventure and stealth. It uses a thrilling graffiti-driven framework to tell its story of self-expression and the fight for creative freedom. A thug, an outcast, a rebel...the lead character, Trane, is all of these in Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. He sets out to earn his street cred by getting his graffiti tag up throughout the politically oppressive city of New Radius but as events unfold, Trane becomes the unlikely leader of an urban revolution. The story's "Get In, Get Up and Get Out" gameplay mechanic offers gamers a unique arsenal of swift stealth and street fighting abilities to GET IN restricted areas of New Radius and battle through the city's rough streets; the dexterity and agility to scale any object in order to GET UP and place graffiti tags, spreading the message of rebellion; and the ingenuity to evade, escape and GET OUT. [Atari] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. Luckily, the smooth controls guarantee that all you'll have to worry about is dribbling paint and bumbling cops.
  2. 86
    Other than some growing pains on some of the side missions, this is a superb game that everyone should at least give a try.
  3. Getting Up has brushes with greatness: the ability to paint, draw, or sticker nearly anywhere you like is fantastic, and the environments, music, and general attention to detail provide just the right ambiance. [Apr 2006, p.67]
  4. 70
    I appreciate what this game is trying to do. Unfortunately, it can’t quite get the fundamental controls to work well enough. If fighting is in the game, it has to function as well as everything else. The same goes for platforming.
  5. While all of Getting Up's diverse elements are to varying degrees lacking, the game ultimately comes together as a moderately entertaining experience.
  6. You can't fault the presentation and all important street vibe, but you can fault the feeble level design, fudged controls and lousy camera.
  7. Fails to spark any excitement, innovation, or fun at all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. MargeM.
    Mar 30, 2006
    10
    Even for people NOT into graffiti like me this game is awesome and I highly recommend.
  2. AnthonyG.
    Mar 1, 2007
    10
    I gave this game a high rating because it is a very good game. The only reason I would expect others to give such a poor rating is due to the I gave this game a high rating because it is a very good game. The only reason I would expect others to give such a poor rating is due to the fact that their not too much interested in graffiti. I think to really enjoy this game to the full extent is too live in New York, or maybe another metropolitican city that would be compared to New York. 2 is you have to be into graffiti, and not just drawing on random papers when your on the phone or whatnot, i mean really really into graffiti, you know what pink dots are and the difference between a ny fat cap and a german fat cap. This game was a very good game, not great, just very good. The only reason i gave it that high of a rating was due to the fact that I have to try and balance it out because users gave it a 6.2 Expand
  3. StevieB.
    Jul 8, 2007
    10
    This game is a beat'em-up/ stealth game there are no other games like this and it is a classic. when i first heard about this game i This game is a beat'em-up/ stealth game there are no other games like this and it is a classic. when i first heard about this game i thought it would be crap as i hate hip-hop so i rented it insted of buying it straight away and found out that it was AWESOME!!!! went out and bought it straight after. cheesy but a good story. i have no idea why everyone is being so hard on this game. the only thing bad about it is that enemies can be a little too hard, them robot cops can be harder than bosses. buy it or miss out!!!! Expand
  4. CheaChea
    Jul 14, 2008
    8
    Not the best graphics they can make for the game.. Need to try harder on that.. Felt as I am the one in the game so good.. needs to be moreNot the best graphics they can make for the game.. Need to try harder on that.. Felt as I am the one in the game so good.. needs to be more realistic.. Average dialogue.. Great story to understand going level to level and up and up.. There should be a free roam where you can tag your own tag name..Overall great game needs better graphics.. Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2013
    7
    To be honest, I really was surprised by this game. I really do not care for the urban ghetto themed games, music and/or movies. Yet, this gameTo be honest, I really was surprised by this game. I really do not care for the urban ghetto themed games, music and/or movies. Yet, this game got me to sit up and notice a cultural genre I had since been avoiding. While I do get this is just an idealized vision of the reality, it still inspired me. The gameplay was simple but also something different that I hadn't seen in other games (aside from Jet Grind Radio.) Story is rather bland and uninteresting, yet still keeps you curious. Overall: A rather bland game that is made entertaining from its creative and almost original approach. Expand
  6. MarkK.
    Oct 6, 2007
    7
    Some flaws but it gives a terrifying political world without spoiling gameplay. One of the most original games you'll ever play.
  7. HarryM.
    Apr 4, 2006
    0
    Jonathan (above) is so obviously a marketing person from the game company trying to boost the ratings that i feel compelled to balance his Jonathan (above) is so obviously a marketing person from the game company trying to boost the ratings that i feel compelled to balance his review. Practically his who paragraph is cut and paste marketing-speak. Rent the game, and feel my disappointed. Expand

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