Even twelve year after its original release on the Dreamcast, Jet Set Radio is still a must-have, blessed by an incredible soundtrack and visuals that didn't age much, thanks to the cel shading rendering.
A charming, stylish Japanese manifesto, full of ideas, revamped HD graphics and a really bombastic soundtrack. Maybe gameplay may somewhat suffer the weight of time, but this game still remains a unique experience.
All I can say about Jet Set Radio is that it’s, by far, one of my favorite games to date. The style is creative, and the gameplay is enjoyable. I could say more about this game, but it’s practically flawless.
Players looking for a game with finely tuned mechanics and thrill-a-minute gameplay will want to look elsewhere. But fans of the original, or those wanting to engage in some funk-fueled civil disobedience should definitely take the ride.
While this game is amazing, the Xbox 360 port is kind of a tradeoff. In this version, the Proffesor K voiceovers have t e r r i b l e quality, the game doesn't fill the whole screen, and the graphics for this 1080p remake look worse than the 480p original! I don't know if this problem is just me or not, but it doesn't happen to any of my other games, physical or digital. Also, the avatar awards won't load. I know this is a common problem which **** because I'd reallly love to have a graffiti soul on my avatar. The documentary is truly amazing though, and the songs from JSRF are a nice touch. But if I'm being completely honest, you'd be better off playing the original for better cutscene sound quality and better graphics. And worst of all they took out Yappie Feet! This is my absolute favorite game, but not this version. I feel for 10 bucks I got my moneys worth, but you should play it on Dreamcast instead.
I played it on my son's DC back when and I liked it OK, but it didn't grab me. But when I played Jet Set Radio Future (the sequel to JSR) on the Xbox, I was blown away. The gameplay was much better. Now had they released a revamp of JSRF, I would get it, because IMO, that was the better game.
Just as No Association said to ignore the Critic Metascore I must warn you of the nostalgic user score. This is an awkward game that is in every way worse than its sequel. It's stumbling and slow, but the music and personality is vibrant and will stick with you. Ten bucks you get what you pay for; Don't get much else though.
SummaryJet Set Radio lets players join the GGs, an up-and-coming street gang in the futuristic city of Tokyo-to, fighting for the right to self-expression against an overbearing, corporate-controlled police force. Rolling and leaping through crowded urban environments on magnetically driven inline skates, players take control of gang leader Bea...