a world where graffiti has been banned and freedom of expression
has been suppressed by a tyrannical city government, an unlikely
hero rises to win back his neighbourhood and become an urban
legend of the city of New Radius. Play as Trane, a toy (beginner)
graffiti artist with the street-smarts, athletic prowess and
vision necessary to become an All City King, the most reputable
of all graffiti artists. In your quest to become a legendary
graffiti artist, you realise that an oppressive Mayor has
a stranglehold on the city of New Radius, and you must use
all of your high-wire graffiti talents to expose him and set
the city free...
Up is a novel game which PS2 owners won't have seen the
likes of before. Whether you are a hoody wearing teenager,
or a rather grumpy 30-something who still wears flared trousers
(well, you never know when they might come back into fashion!)
this game will impress you with its originality, if nothing
play Trane a young punk who, in a near future version of earth
where freedom of speech is prohibited, decides to stand up
for his rights. You are led around the city on various missions
where you have to write over other gangs graffiti, put your
own signature around your home town, and dispatch any other
gang members, or authority figures, that get in your way.
actual graffiti element is pretty easy to master. You can
write on any surface with one of your trademark signatures,
but at designated areas you can paint an impressive work of
art. When you find one of these areas you can chose how big
you want to paint and which of your signatures to use. Then
it's a simple case of spraying your art onto the wall. While
you spray, you have to move the left analogue stick over the
wall as the paint builds up. If you spray on an area for too
long a red patch appears, to let you know that area is wet,
if you continue to spray on that area then the paint will
run - knocking points off your final score for that piece
of graffiti. To earn extra reputation points you have to complete
your art in a set period of time. You also have a limited
amount of spray in your can. When it runs out you have to
wait while Trane shakes the can, and then you can continue
spraying. You can also ruin other gangs work - by changing
their cool graffiti to something other than they painted -
in order to make them look foolish.
are enough side missions and different levels to keep most
gamers interested for the duration. Although, the fighting
elements are rather boring, and the painting does get a little
tiresome after a while.
are some issues with the controls (the subway ride section
is almost impossible to complete due to the fact that the
controls seem to work sporadically) and the camera angles
(sometimes it's impossible to see what you are spraying),
but otherwise this is a pretty impressive game.
you play this solidly, you should easily complete it in a
few days, and for that reason alone this is worth renting
first. Other than those slight complaints, this is a pretty
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