it is not like the original def jams if you can remember them, i got lost if its fighting or if its about learning how to become some famous producer of music artist, and everything you do is the same even the way you fight! your characters fighting style remains the same the only thing you unlock is the songs of characters. The dj system is hard to get used to because it does nothing for you but interact with the background and all the computer does is block all the time. Also if the song your using for your fight song it would end and you cant activate any of the environment traps. All in all if they would have kept the old def jam style the game would have been better!
Wow, the game play is awesome, and the graphics are superb. I love the fighting, but lacks variety, you can do two things fight and read your email. Sound is intense with a good sound system. Extremely good game for 3 hours. It is extremely repetitive, no variety, combine this games fighting with GTA variety and you would have the most addictive game in the world, comparable to W.O.W. good to rent not to buy.
For a 1 on 1 fighting experience this game just does not do the job. You'd be better off going with Virtua Fighter 5. But if you love the music and want to show off a little bit of the graphical capabilities of the PS3, give this game a shot. The 1 player story mode was interesting and it does get quite difficult in the later stages. Fighting to the beat of the music works well and I love seeing the buildings and things bounce with it. Quite fun. Not a keeper in my opinion but rent it and play it at least once!