Jet Set Radio Or Jet Set Radio Future?

#1 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -
#2 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

They're both fantastic games but I personally prefer the original game. Let me once again qualify that I love them both though.

#3 Posted by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -

I prefer the original also.

#4 Posted by Reuben (622 posts) -

I haven't played the original so I wouldn't be able to tell you which is better, Though I REALLY enjoyed JSRF.

#5 Posted by SlowHands (347 posts) -
@Reuben said:
" I haven't played the original so I wouldn't be able to tell you which is better, Though I REALLY enjoyed JSRF. "
Me too.  Silly J-pop, lovely art style, grafitti and a somewhat totalitarian government.  Funny soup.
#6 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -
@get2sammyb said:
" They're both fantastic games but I personally prefer the original game. Let me once again qualify that I love them both though. "
Well I'm not asking you to choose one and pull the trigger on the other. I'm just asking which game do you like best.

For me, I choose the original game as well. I think it's mainly because the second game didn't have the same charm as the original; the second game did have many gameplay improvements but the music in the game wasn't as upbeat as the original, it was more serious. And the level design got even crazier, obviously it was partly due to the fact that the game took place in the future and the developer took full advantage of that.

Even though it was a re-imaging, but it was almost like the developer forgot what was the style of the original. Now don't get me wrong I still love the second game overall; it was the reason why I bought the original Xbox.
#7 Posted by yakov456 (1899 posts) -

Having never played the second one I would say, um, the first. One of my favorite games though, first time experiencing that type of game and probably the last. Pre-ordered it and received the soundtrack, I hate myself for losing that cd, loved it.

#8 Posted by AgentofChaos (1565 posts) -

Jet Grind Radio (NA name) was much better, and that game and its sequel are prime examples of how atmosphere affects experience.

#9 Posted by ArclightBorealis (1563 posts) -

Played neither sadly, but from what I've seen of both games, I like the original. The characters looked much better in that one I think. (especially Gum. I like her outfit in JGR better than JSRF)

#10 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

JSRF had such an effect on me that picking the other would be wrong on many personal levels.

#11 Posted by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

First. I felt Future lost some of the charm, visually and gameplay wise.

#12 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" JSRF had such an effect on me that picking the other would be wrong on many personal levels. "
I kind of felt the same way about the original.
#13 Posted by Godwind (2597 posts) -

Dreamcast owner confirmed.
I have yet to pick up an Xbox.

The Original.

#14 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

WTF people voted for the original?

JSRF was about 4 times longer to play through, areas were much bigger and more interesting, much more content, of course better graphics, more music...

I imported the original JSR for Dreamcast but it was just too short & shallow compared to JSRF.

#15 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -
@Al3xand3r said:
" First. I felt Future lost some of the charm, visually and gameplay wise. "
Yeah, I felt the same way too. Like the music for example, it was more serious and less upbeat than the original.
#16 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2480 posts) -

I picked the original as well... possibly because I played it first... but both games are awesome.
 
I do enjoy the spraypaint method in the first game better, as well as the music.

#17 Posted by xyzygy (9895 posts) -
@HandsomeDead said:
" JSRF had such an effect on me that picking the other would be wrong on many personal levels. "
This. I sank so many hours into that game and it was such a great time in my life. Good memories.
#18 Posted by ProfessorEss (7281 posts) -

I played a lot of both as well.
I felt Future kept all the good of the original and improved on it, so I'm goin with future.

#19 Posted by EVO (3864 posts) -

I'm playing through Jet Set Radio for the first time and I've gotta say, I'm kinda disappointed. Sure, I like the art style and soundtrack, but it controls like shit.
 
Also, I wish I could just roll around without having cops teargas me every five seconds.

#20 Posted by Nemesis (317 posts) -

Both, at the same time.

#21 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -
@EVO said:
" I'm playing through Jet Set Radio for the first time and I've gotta say, I'm kinda disappointed. Sure, I like the art style and soundtrack, but it controls like shit.  Also, I wish I could just roll around without having cops teargas me every five seconds. "
What was your expectation, to be better than the second game? You do know it's the original game, right? 
 
I have notice that everyone is choosing the second game because they haven't played the first, so I guess the second wins by default.
#22 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" WTF people voted for the original?JSRF was about 4 times longer to play through, areas were much bigger and more interesting, much more content, of course better graphics, more music...I imported the original JSR for Dreamcast but it was just too short & shallow compared to JSRF. "
It was also harder, had better physics and was much more rewarding to play.
 
JSR > JSRF
#23 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

The original was AWESOME.  Future was good, but still less awesome.

#24 Edited by YetiAntics (1489 posts) -

Equally both. But im going with the amount of hours put in... 
 and it looks like JSRF is the winner. 
 
Still i cant decide on both, they are like my childrens. I LOVE THEM ALL!
#25 Posted by EVO (3864 posts) -
@Kou_Leifoh said:
" @EVO said:
" I'm playing through Jet Set Radio for the first time and I've gotta say, I'm kinda disappointed. Sure, I like the art style and soundtrack, but it controls like shit.  Also, I wish I could just roll around without having cops teargas me every five seconds. "
What was your expectation, to be better than the second game? You do know it's the original game, right? "
No, I haven't played the second game.
#26 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:
@Diamond said:
" WTF people voted for the original?JSRF was about 4 times longer to play through, areas were much bigger and more interesting, much more content, of course better graphics, more music...I imported the original JSR for Dreamcast but it was just too short & shallow compared to JSRF.
It was also harder, had better physics and was much more rewarding to play.  JSR > JSRF
Can't say I agree with any of those points
#27 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

We can't always agree on everything.  Things would get boring. :)

#28 Posted by Stefan (519 posts) -

Love both games but but normally I prefer JSRF. Even imported the soundtracks of both games from Japan.

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