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GF Rating
5.3

1502 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not Worth The Hype

posted by ps3stheman (LEXINGTON, MA) Mar 16, 2007

Member since Dec 2006

The rappers look exactly like they do in real life and the environments are pretty cool, but once the game starts this just turns into another button masher where any idiot can frantically tap his way to victory. there is absolutely no technique in the fighting at all in this game, just whoever's rapper has the quicker attack. once you punch someone they take a while to recover, so you just keep doing the same punch over and over again until they fall down. i will admit, the DJ feature is pretty cool, but it gets very old very fast when you learn that you can do it any time you want, not just when you knock someone down. this turns the game into a contest of who can mash their favorite button the fastest, and then blow someone up (or have the stupid explosion not effect them at all because they were knocked down too far from the only part of the environment affected by the DJ control). bottomline: you're probably better off buying def jam: fight for new york instead of def jam icon. its not worth the money

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Not an ICON at all!

posted by FSKMIKE (REYNOLDSBURG, OH) Mar 14, 2007

Member since Jan 2006

They have changed everything in this game from what was really good to what is now really bad. Where do I begin, the line up of characters is no where near what it was in the previous games. The fight system is not like any of the other games and is slow and non-fun. All they talked about in the trailers was how they wanted to produce a game that was blended with real hip-hop and all they did was put all the music, and artist that are not REAL hip hop. Where is Crazy Legs, LL, Nas, Emenim, Jay Z, Missy! There is no character to this game at all, the old Def Jams had character and life to it. This game is like one of today's rap videos, but in slow mo! They got so lazy with the fight engine in this one and do not even get me started on the names for the combat styles! This is ridiculous, the unnecessary filters on the screen were annoying and how do you make it possible for XBOX 360 to have custom soundtracks and not the PS3 version!!!!! What was good about this game, the graphics look awesome and the producer aspect is very cool. The create a character option is one of the best thus far I really made the character look like myself. In conclusion I dislike it when a game series comes so far and then drops the ball. In essence getting rid of all the things that made it cool to begin with.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

It was great and bad at the same time

posted by mooserocka (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Mar 12, 2007

Member since Sep 2006

I started the game by making a white guy. Let me tell u the optoins for making a white character are very slim. We like hip hop too ya know. The story was soo much fun. I was into the whole producing selling record getting artist thing. Then about after an hour my guys stoped amking music and i never got to do this option again. Then another hour into it the game is over. It doesnt let u keep putting out ure artists music. It makes u start over with teh same story. I was soo mad. I was loving this genious producing thing. It just ended wouldnt let me do anything. Then it said i can store my character well whoopty doo. I like how it ended but i thought it was goin to keep goin but it just stopped and the credits rolled. Great game for 2 hours but after that there is literaly NOTHING to do but do the whole story over again. A great rental other then that dont BUY!!!!

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