If you’re unfamiliar with the story, Jet 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 Beat and his growing posse of deviant artists as they steal turf from the local gangs by covering the city with colorful graffiti. Guided by Professor K, DJ for the hottest pirate broadcast in town – “Jet Set Radio” – the GGs will ultimately uncover the sinister plot hatched by the controlling powers of Tokyo-to.
Out of all the Dreamcast games that have been demanded for re-release, only two really topped the list – Shenmue and Jet Set Radio. And while Sega mulls over bringing back Yu Suzuki's story-based saga to this medium, we at least have Smilebit's skating/graffiti spraying game, now available for Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. For ten bucks, you get a game that's got a very good HD treatment, along with one of the best gaming soundtracks in recent memory. Now the only question is if you can put up with the minor control setbacks. The game takes place in an alternate version of Tokyo, dominated by street gangs who prefer to dress up in loud colors and spray paint to mark their territory. Among these gangs are the GG's, consisting of... Read Review