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  • Summary: The setting is Tokyo, in the year 2024. Featuring unique anime-style graphics and tons of tricks, JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future brings the hippest game ever into a futuristic world. Choose a character, strap on your rocket-powered skates, and immerse yourself in the vast environments. TheThe setting is Tokyo, in the year 2024. Featuring unique anime-style graphics and tons of tricks, JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future brings the hippest game ever into a futuristic world. Choose a character, strap on your rocket-powered skates, and immerse yourself in the vast environments. The multiplayer aspects let you work together to reach seemingly unattainable places, create new attacks, and perform astounding stunts. Wherever your adventure takes you, it's all about extreme skating, extreme action, and of course extreme style. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    A breathtaking experience. From the inimitable graphics to the hypnotically addictive gameplay, it’s captivating on every level.
  2. JSRF is hipper and cooler than any game on the market. Other games are jealous, and rightfully so.
  3. Graphically, Jet Set Radio Future is one of the most gorgeous games to grace a console.
  4. After watching the characters dance and listening to the game's great music, I now find myself dancing around my house like an idiot.
  5. JSFR looks better than any game around but, being a bit too easy and slow, it doesn't involve or engage you as it should. [GamesMaster Magazine]
  6. A game caught in confusion, in one aspect Smilebit have tried to speed up the gameplay and streamline it, yet in removing the time limit and cops that said immediacy is completely lost, what’s the point in whizzing around all of the levels if you have all the time in the world.
  7. A great looking game that isn't very deep. [19 Apr 2002, p.75]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 45
  2. Negative: 11 out of 45
  1. CoryF.
    May 20, 2003
    10
    I love the game!!!
  2. bamwanabefox
    Mar 13, 2004
    10
    Josh maxx im with you guys this game kick ass and the audio is tight.
  3. Feb 2, 2012
    10
    It's quite telling when reviews are spread out so much- either extremely positive or extremely negative. Something to note though, is that theIt's quite telling when reviews are spread out so much- either extremely positive or extremely negative. Something to note though, is that the people who voted it low mostly didn't give the game more than a few minutes. Out of the critics, eg people who actually have (or at least, are expected to), there's not a single negative review.
    This game is one of the most outstanding and unique achievements of all time. It wont be for everybody, and is flawed in some aspects. Fortunately the outstanding parts overshadow the shortcomings parts in a big way- and for a game that took outrageous risks (the soundtrack brings together some of the weirdest and unappealing tracks ever and makes them into something absolutely incredible) pretty much all of it pays off.
    Sure, the level design can be detrimental to the fun factor, by trying to inject difficulty, and it gets a little lengthy if you don't take a decent break between sessions. But playing this through for the second time (third if you count the DC version) now, and it still holds up fantastically. Graphics, characters, style, gameplay... 10 years after release, and it still feels fresher than fresh.
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  4. SteveC.
    Mar 22, 2002
    9
    I love this game. The music's as good as everyone says. I do wish it were easier to go back and replay stages from the story, especially I love this game. The music's as good as everyone says. I do wish it were easier to go back and replay stages from the story, especially the insanely trippy final showdown. Expand
  5. Prophecy
    Aug 14, 2004
    8
    I really really liked it until i got to the final boss u cant sfip the long cut sceen and it is nearly impossible to beat the boss i still I really really liked it until i got to the final boss u cant sfip the long cut sceen and it is nearly impossible to beat the boss i still havent beaten him and the boss level does get anoying after a while. for the rest no one has ever made a game like this it is a classic and an interesting type of action. Expand
  6. JustinM.
    Jan 18, 2004
    2
    I hate this game. The music gets so freaking annoying I can't stand to play the game ever again. That dam music haunts my dreams!!!
  7. MarkH.
    Mar 13, 2002
    0
    It's is so so so short and simple...and why is it future? This game plays like a 4 year old game. Lack of innovation!!

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