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Posted by Morningstar

Some games where better in their day.

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Posted by Qblivion

Awesome!

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Edited by DjDonFrancisco

JET SET RADIOOOOOOO

Oh god, 20 seconds in and i'm entering nostalgia town.

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Posted by ProfessorK

Patrick pretty much nailed it when he said JSR has the better soundtrack, but JSRF plays better. I still like JSR for its style and characters over the other but purely on an aesthetic level.

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Posted by KingGiddra

The framerate feels really low to me. I always preferred JSRF to JSR.

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Posted by DeathbyYeti

I love these games and have every single song. I will submit and say the Dreamcast version isnt so hot anymore and the Xbox version is a bit rough too. I dont care because I still love them

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Posted by KingGiddra

@ProfessorK said:

Patrick pretty much nailed it when he said JSR has the better soundtrack, but JSRF plays better. I still like JSR for its style and characters over the other but purely on an aesthetic level.

I think that's insane. JSR had a pretty bad soundtrack compared to JSRF to me. Dragula had no business in JSR. The Chemical Brothers stuff in JSRF is awesome.

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Posted by spiceninja

I don't know what it is about this and Sonic Adventure. They're bad games that I love to play and I don't understand why.

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Posted by fox01313

Surprised that they never put in a trick system that will add time, glad I have no nostalgia for this. Game still looks interesting for the visuals of it but the game seems punishing in a non-fun way.

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Posted by Dooleh

I hope those constant half second freezes are video player issues and not the game.

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Posted by spiceninja

@KingGiddra said:

@ProfessorK said:

Patrick pretty much nailed it when he said JSR has the better soundtrack, but JSRF plays better. I still like JSR for its style and characters over the other but purely on an aesthetic level.

I think that's insane. JSR had a pretty bad soundtrack compared to JSRF to me. Dragula had no business in JSR. The Chemical Brothers stuff in JSRF is awesome.

Every time this song came on in JSRF my ears started to bleed.

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Posted by spiceninja

@Dooleh said:

I hope those constant half second freezes are video player issues and not the game.

Nope, it's the game. Ryan address it in the video at some point.

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Posted by bonbolapti

RYAN, DO TRICKS ON THE RAILS AND THANK ME LATER.

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Edited by KingGiddra

@PlasmaBeam44 said:

@KingGiddra said:

@ProfessorK said:

Patrick pretty much nailed it when he said JSR has the better soundtrack, but JSRF plays better. I still like JSR for its style and characters over the other but purely on an aesthetic level.

I think that's insane. JSR had a pretty bad soundtrack compared to JSRF to me. Dragula had no business in JSR. The Chemical Brothers stuff in JSRF is awesome.

Every time this song came on in JSRF my ears started to bleed.

There's so much more than that though:
  

  

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Edited by GhostofEazyE

Oh my god! You guys are really bad at this game. The way you played it makes it seem really boring. You are supposed to be grinding the whole time. Oh lord.

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Posted by Atwa

I don't care if you guys thrash this, I going to play it anyway. 

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Posted by ultrapeanut

Sad but fair~

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Posted by depecheload

@Dooleh said:

I hope those constant half second freezes are video player issues and not the game.

It's totally not a problem with the PS version.

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Posted by louiedog

I can't argue with their criticism of the way this game has aged. I do hope that JSRF gets the same treatment. I played that one for the first time in 2009 and thought it held up fine.

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Edited by Xeonian

Regarding Patrick talking about Naganuma's career at Sega after the JSR games, he did the Sonic Rush soundtrack which is very similar in style and probably the best thing about that game.

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Posted by Generiko

Jet Set Gemini

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Posted by Rayeth

The soundtrack in this game is still banging. Gameplay might not hold up, but man the sound. This series deserves a reboot by someone.

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Posted by Phatmac

JET SET RADIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Posted by MisterWaingro

I found JSRF boring as hale. JET GRIND RADIO FOR LIFE, BROTHER.

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Posted by two_socks

FUCK THE NOISE TANKS! I got stuck on that fucking level for weeks on the Dreamcast version way back when. I hate those fuckers. Watching this reminds me of how many of the levels were bullshit in JGR.

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Posted by KingGiddra
@Xeonian said:

Regarding Patrick talking about Naganuma's career at Sega after the JSR games, he did the Sonic Rush soundtrack which is very similar in style and probably the best thing about that game.

WOW!  I had no idea about that.  I'm slightly interested in Sonic Rush now.  I've loathed Sonic games, but this seems really cool if just for the soundtrack.
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Posted by JoeyRavn

Man, that stuttering is terrible...

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Posted by Freshbandito

Jet Set Radio Future fo' Lyfe! hopefully this sells well (going to grab it myself so that's 1 sale at least) and prompts an hd remake of jsrf.

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Posted by digitalrailgun

It's been years since I played this game but I believe hitting the trick button while grinding will make you move faster.

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Posted by Spuirrel

For what it's worth, I've had no hitching on PS3.

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Posted by stinky
@MisterWaingro said:

I found JSRF boring as hale. JET GRIND RADIO FOR LIFE, BROTHER.

JSRF was too easy. if you played JSR it was a cake walk.
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Posted by Nalktest

@PlasmaBeam44 said:

@Dooleh said:

I hope those constant half second freezes are video player issues and not the game.

Nope, it's the game. Ryan address it in the video at some point.

Actually he said he HADN'T experienced the hitch on both the xboxes he played it on.

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Posted by HedinnWeis

Platinum Games should do a new Jet Set. Think about it.

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Posted by Lurkero

Jet Set Radio is one of those things that people should keep in their memory as great and not try to replay without nostalgia goggles on. The style and character is great, but replaying the game after years is not the best enjoyment.

The saddest part is that Sega never bothered to modernize it. May have been really fun to see the formula translated to newer generations.

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Posted by doobie

the best in the jet set series

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Posted by GunstarRed

I'm reaaaaaally tempted by this despite all the negativity. I played Future for the first time about three years ago and it jumped instantly onto my list of favourite games. The difficulty stuff about the time pressure/police would probably be irritating, JSRF is really, really easy... I should probably keep my memories of that game pure.

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Posted by evanbower

Today in Patrick having one thing to say about a game, and repeating it for 20 minutes. I love you Scoops, but respect your audience a bit. You used to like it, but it might not have aged well. I was with you the first time you said it.

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Posted by dk3691

Just as a heads-up, JSRF IS backwards compatible, but it has a lot of framerate dropping problems on the 360. Doesn't make the game unplayable but it can be annoying in some sections.

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Posted by doobie

id forgotten how annoying the music in this game was. future was worse though.

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Posted by The_Ruiner

Noise tanks... this is the level that made me quit this game way back on the Dreamcast...

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Posted by Mesoian

@HedinnWeis said:

Platinum Games should do a new Jet Set. Think about it.

Platinum should do every nostalgia port.

I doubt they want to work with Sega again after Anarchy Reigns though.

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Posted by falling_fast

soundtrack is pretty sweet

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Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

Understand Understand

Understand Understand

Understand Understand

The Concept of Love!

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Posted by ExplodeMode

I bet the game is still pretty cool if you're good at it. But I get not being willing to unlearn the conveniences of the present. This was one of the few DC games I really liked, and I bet I would be awful at it now.

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Posted by rebgav

It's a real shame that this game has aged so poorly, especially when it still looks and sounds so good. They should fix the controls, add a mini-map, pull the best levels from both games and release an HD Remix of this franchise.

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Posted by Forcen

This is also out on Steam guys....

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Edited by sthef

This was THE game I bought a Dreamcast for. Loved loved loved it. I agree it's aged.....not so gracefully, but it was really frustrating watching them stumble around the score attack level for 20 minutes (re: not a real "story" level) complaining about how the game wasn't telling them where to go....

But yeah, those "tag the boss" levels were awful for sure....even in 2000. And that camera/frame rate hitches are just a huge bummer.

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Edited by KaneRobot

Ryan - if you bring in JSRF, don't play it on the 360. It slows down quite a bit and you can't use any custom graffiti. I just broke it out a few weeks ago in prep for this (which I'm now not buying) and wound up playing it on the original XBox because the performance was crappy on the 360.

Neither game has aged well. I guess JSRF is better, but it's still not some incredible treasure that is as good as you remember it.

The stuttering in this QL is AWFUL. Downloading the demo now to see if it happens on my machine.

@DiGiTaL_SiN said:

Understand Understand

Understand Understand

Understand Understand

The Concept of Love!

Wrong one. That was JSRF.

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Posted by noobcubed

As a fan of the original, I'm really enjoying this re-release. Yeah, the controls are really finicky but I haven't had any major technical issues so far. Sucks that the game hangs for some people, though. Really hope they patch that shit soon.

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Posted by zenmastah

So much cel shading lately....LOVELY!