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Rollerblading Tag Artists

Rollerblading Tag Artists

  10:09:00 pm, by Damon   , 446 words  
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Categories: Games

I haven't updated my Adventures series in Dragonborn because I haven't been home to finish the game on the Playstation 3. I plan to get some play time in in the next week or so, but in the meantime, I've been playing laptop games... Mostly Football Manager, which I talk about on my own dedicated FM blog, because managing a virtual version of an English soccer team seems like a bit of a niche thing that wouldn't fit in too well on here. And I serialise the posts and do season by season updates meaning there are a load of posts that  nobody here would want to see and it would just dominate the blog.

I saw that Sega dropped a couple of free games on Steam, which will be free until the 20th. Normally, I redeem freebies and never actually play them, just because I want to have them, but one of them caught my eye: Jet Set Radio, a game set in a Japanese town where you're a rollerblading graffiti artist with a tagging gang that battles another one.

I haven't played this game since the early 2000s when I was playing it on my friend's Dreamcast when we were 9 or 10. And, I loved it. It was so fun and the music was so catchy, and who doesn't want to spray-paint cars and buildings in a video game while evading the law and battling a timer?

The JSR training

First off, let me tell you that your memory gives you the best graphical experience. When it came out, it was one of the first games to use cel-shading and bold, solid colors that games like Borderlands are known for, and it was a stunningly beautiful game for the time.

It really hasn't aged too well as far as visuals and controls go,however,  and while it was fun at the time, it's not so fun to play on keyboard, despite having been updated and made HD for Steam. I will definitely need a controller to play the game, since I can move around, do basic tagging, but it's hard to do some of the sweeping arrow motions that need a joystick.

Still, it's a nice thing to play, cringe at, and bring back the memories of a simpler time.

That's it. That's the whole post. Maybe when I get home, have the Playstation controller and can plug it into the computer to get a proper playing of the game, I'll give a full review. This post is more to comment on the fact that there arefree games on Steam for some weird Sega promotion that I don't understand completely, and one of them is a favorite from my youth.

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