Jet Set Radio
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The Completionist - Jet Set Radio Screw hoverboards, I want MAGNETIC SKATES!

The Completionist - Jet Set Radio Screw hoverboards, I want MAGNETIC SKATES!

Episode Number 157
Date Released January 15th, 2016
Completionist Rating Finish It!
Link Jet Set Radio
Jet Set Radio (ジェットセットラジオ Jetto Setto Rajio?, called Jet Grind Radio in North America) is a video game for theDreamcast, developed bySmilebit and published by Sega on June 29, 2000 in Japan, October 30, 2000 in North America and November 24, 2000 in Europe. A version of the game by Vicarious Visionswas released by THQ forGame Boy Advance on June 26, 2003 in North America and February 20, 2004 in Europe. A HD version of the game by Blit Software was released for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Windows in September 2012. Its sequel, Jet Set Radio Future was released in 2002 for the Xbox after Sega became a software-based company. The game is also known for spearheading the use ofcel-shaded graphics in video games.

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The Completionist Edit

Jirard reviewed the Xbox Live re-release of Jet Set Radio for the 157th episode of The Completionist.

In the intro, Jirard thanks an early fan of Jirard’s streams, Kegan, who sent him Jet Set Radio when he was a smaller YouTuber.

When describing the game’s plot, Jirard comes to the realization that it’s basically a Japanese version of “The Warriors.”

Jirard finds the graphics and visual style impressive, even on the Dreamcast. He finds the lighting especially impressive. He also compliments the models of the main characters. He’s also a huge fan of the music and voice acting.

The gameplay is unique to Jirard, due to its focus on graffiti and skating. He finds the skate mechanics especially deep. He’s also appreciative of the multiple playable characters.

Completing challenges allows the player to unlock other characters from other gangs, which Jirard appreciates. However, he doesn’t like the lack of a replay button for missions. Other than that, completing achievements gives no benefit.

As a whole, Jirard is somewhat critical of the controls, lack of boost, and wonky camera. Despite these problems, Jirard overall enjoyed his time playing Jet Set Radio.

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