dark        
nekobun blog header photo
nekobun's c-blog
Fronts 19Posts 0Blogs 171Following 0Followers 30


 
 

LONG BLOG

It's Thinking: Could You Quit Playing With That Radio, Love?

   0
In the not too distant future, the streets of Tokyo will be ruled by kids with rollerblades, forming gangs to find and fight over turf and marking their haunts with graffiti.

No, I'm not talking about Mark Ecko's Getting Up. No one is ever talking about Getting Up.



On top of the Graffiti Soul album, each area had its own special challenge modes that unlocked toward the end of the game, allowing players to flex their tagging, skating, and other in-game skills, if for no other real reason than to show off to their friends.

Smilebit's Dreamcast opus is a unique piece of work, without being super-weird like Suda51's creations, and it's a shame JGR didn't get more acclaim when its home system really could have used a boost. If you have a Dreamcast, you've no real reason not to track this game down, and if you have an Xbox 360, the semi-sequel Jet Set Radio Future is backwards compatible, and still looks amazing and plays well despite having a fair amount of years on it. It's a shame Smilebit seems to have fallen by the wayside, or else I would have some hope of the franchise seeing a resurrection on this console generation or the next.

Tomorrow, if I have time before my friends and I party down, I aim to wax poetic about the Dreamcast's fighter-friendly nature, something that seems almost genetic for Sega's disc-based systems. See you there.




The Gum in that cosplay pic looks awfully familiar, and if it is who I think it is, I should probably feel a bit weirder about checking out my friend's girlfriend than I actually do.
#Community    #Retro   
Login to vote this up!

LOOK WHO CAME:


nekobun   
Alasdair Duncan   1


 
 

  0 COMMENTS

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

 

About nekobunone of us since 5:17 PM on 06.29.2007

Hi, I'm Chris, though I've been going by nekobun and variants thereof for so long, I kind of answer to both anymore.

While I've kind of got my own thing going in the realm of indie coverage, at least in the form of playing through (and streaming) (and writing about) the huge backlog I'm developing of games gleaned from various indie bundles, I try to keep my more mainstream, game-related features here, as well as opinion pieces on the industry at large, out of mad love for the 'toid. When I'm not rambling here or trying to be clever in comments threads, you can catch me rambling on Facebook and my Twitter, and trying to be clever in the Dtoid.tv chat.

Now Playing:
360: Halo 4
PC: F.E.A.R.
SNES: Secret Of Mana

Promoted:
I suck at games: PEW PEW LASERS
Improving game communities: Collective consciousness
Nothing is sacred: These walls have torn my world apart
The wrong thing: Only cream and bastards catch them all.
Love/Hate: I love to hate -you-
Love/Hate: B(u)y the book
The Future: Is still what it used to be
My Expertise: Playing the race kart
Something about sex: Sex sells, but who's buying?
E3 Approaches: It's oh so quiet
Freedom: Together, we'll break the chains of HUDs
East vs West: We've got the empire
Handhelds: Graduating as 2000's Catchemaledictorian
Relaxation: Cheesy double Chief burrito
Online Passes: A spoonful of sugar
Peripherals: Many tentacles pimpin' on the keys
This is what MAGfest is all about
Beginnings: Put it on the pizza
Disappointment: Bad(vent) timing

Recap Topsauce:
It's Thinking: Could you quit playing with that radio, love?
Do the wrong thing: And do it right, for once.
Afraid to shoot strangers.
Not if you were the last junkie on Pandora
Is Jim Sterling servicing the video games industry?
Something About Sex: Unsafe at any speed.
Doing DLC right
Congress passes sweeping Elfcare reform bill
Bottom five healthcare systems in videogames.
Pushing my love over the quarter line.
When my life would depend on an eight point none.
Remember the heroes.
Every Journey begins with a single step.
It's all over now, bomber blue.
Being Social: We'll always have Rainbow Road
Labor Day: Of course you realize, this means wark.
Please, aim it higher.
There Would've Been Brawl: Show me 'round your eggplantcage.
Integration: A place for everything
Zelda Week: I guess this is growing up.
MAGfest: the (don't be an) idiot's guide
Promotions: The bees are alright
Now is the winter of on-disc content
This was supposed to be a dozen items about nekobun.
Without Slenderness, there's something missing.
Cheap tricks (and treats) don't come cheaper than free.
The legacy of the (unlikely) wizard.
Cheap Tricks II: Sugar rush boogaloo
Thank you, for bringing me here, for showing me Home.
Burnt flowers fallen: the tragic bitchotry of Lilly Caul
Red and blue, resolving into purple.
Xbox LIVE:nekobun
PSN ID:strictmachine
Steam ID:nekobun
Mii code:2610 8366 7890 1412


 

Around the Community

Featured

Posts

Blogs

Support