Jet Set Radio: The Kotaku Review

Few games were as revolutionary as Jet Set Radio for the Dreamcast. It completely overturned our expectations of what games could look like, and remained one of the best games to come out for the system.

In the video above, I discuss the HD port of Jet Set Radio: How it’s aged as a game, and how remains a worthwhile, important and must-play part of video game canon.

Jet Set Radio HD

It’s punk as heck and still remains a pillar of gaming canon.

Developer: Smilebit (original game)
Platforms: PS3 and Xbox 360
Released: July 11, 2012

Type of game: Rollerblading Graffiti Simulator

What I played: The entire game, both in it’s original form many times, as well as the HD re-release

I Loved

  • The use of cell shading still holds up.
  • The soundtrack remains one of the best, ever.

I Hated

  • A few clunky design anachronisms. Some textures remain blocky.

Made-to-Order Back-of-Box Quotes

  • “Jet Set Radio finally made me enjoy being a teenager in a game.” — Chris Person, Kotaku
  • “More art than you can spray a can at!” — Chris Person, Kotaku


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