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« on: February 15, 2006, 03:07:56 AM »

From Gamespot?!!!!?!?  Not what I expected! Now that the shock has worn off, I'm going to download and watch the video review.
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2006, 03:16:15 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2006, 03:17:53 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2006, 04:06:45 AM »

Maybe its a good game? Its not impossible. ((Though that fact doesn't make me want to play it)
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2006, 04:37:29 AM »

I've been looking forward to this for a while, actually.

All the previews seemed more positive than just the usual preview hype.  The cell game was very good.

I've noticed a lot of pre-release backlash recently, and that's what suprised me.  This game looked good from the beginning.

It may be that I have no idea who Mark Ecko is.  Maybe that's where the negative vibe is coming from.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2006, 05:02:28 AM »

In a lot of the recent stuff I've been hearing about this game, Prince of Persia keeps getting mentioned as the game it's most like.  I'm not interested enough to buy a copy, but it could be worth a rent at least.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2006, 05:46:51 AM »

Hopefully with the success this title garners we can look forward to such titles as Tommy Hilfiger's Skateboarding, Calvin Kleine's Dance Xtreme, and FUBU's Zombie Nightmare.

I don't know, I just really don't like seeing "Marc Ecko's _______" as the title.
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2006, 01:06:16 PM »

keep in mind, we're the niche... they're aiming at the general population and having names like that will bring games into the mainstream media.

Think about it, if movies and gaming produce equal respective amounts of revenue each year (in the billions).... movies cost 1/6 to 1/4 of the cost of gaming. That's a MUCH lower head count for gaming.
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2006, 02:44:35 PM »

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It may be that I have no idea who Mark Ecko is.

Good to hear I'm not the only one who has no clue who he is.  Some fashion designer maybe?

All I know is the name "Getting Up" is stupid for a game.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2006, 02:57:46 PM »

This game has been at the outer fringes of my radar for a long time now, and seeing it score well at GameSpot makes me inclined to pick it up.

To sum up Jeff Gerstmann's review: the game consists of an even balance of hand-to-hand fighting, acrobatic environment exploration, and graffiti painting, and while none of these elements are independently developed deeply enough to support a whole game, combining them together in Getting Up works extremely well.

He also said it would probably take the average gamer about fifteen hours to finish, and that he really loved the voice acting and musical soundtrack in the game.

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2006, 03:07:47 PM »

I'll keep an open mind, check out some more reviews, and maybe pick it up.

But I agree that the Mark Ecko in the title is annoying as hell.

I read they sold the movie rights to MTV.
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2006, 04:09:04 PM »

I have no earthly clue what this game is about.
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2006, 04:52:50 PM »

You play an up and coming graffitti tag artist in a near-future semi-dystopian hip-hop infused New York City. You beat people over the head, climb up grates and shimmy across ledges, then spray paint your tags on targeted areas. Eventually, you have to rebel against a corrupt government with the power of aerosol spray paint and your divine right of freedom of expression. Word.

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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2006, 06:41:06 PM »

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You play an up and coming graffitti tag artist in a near-future semi-dystopian hip-hop infused New York City. You beat people over the head, climb up grates and shimmy across ledges, then spray paint your tags on targeted areas. Eventually, you have to rebel against a corrupt government with the power of aerosol spray paint and your divine right of freedom of expression. Word.



For some reason, I expect your wacky ass to enjoy this game Morton smile
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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2006, 03:34:32 AM »

The corrupt police chief in the game is voiced by Adam West. Dare I say...
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2006, 04:00:27 AM »

7.0 from IGN...
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2006, 01:34:56 PM »

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The corrupt police chief in the game is voiced by Adam West. Dare I say...
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2006, 03:47:59 PM »

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The corrupt police chief in the game is voiced by Adam West. Dare I say...
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That is awesome.
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« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2006, 07:42:53 AM »

I picked this up yesterday for the PS2 and played missions 1-3. So far I'm impressed.

Getting Up plays like a stylistic combination of Grand Theft Auto and Half-life 2 which is actually surprisingly cool.

The soundtrack is one of the best ever. It includes RJD2, Jane's Addiction, Talib Kweli, Nina Simone, and tons more great music. Shockingly great. I love the main menu iPod and how you can find and unlock iPod songs hidden throughout the levels.

The cast of voice actors is impressive. I noticed Brittany Murphy, Giovanni Ribisi, and Sean Combs in the credits, among other familiar names.

Control is a little floaty but it works. The fighting is fun even though it's overloaded with combos and grapples and whatnot. The graffiti is a cool diversion. The acrobatic sections seem weird but they're at least a moderately entertaining way to get from point A to point B while adding some variety to the game.

The style and presentation and (again) music earns an A+ even if the gameplay isn't quite up to that level. I even kinda like the plot.

I think Gamespot nailed it with their glowing review. What's up with nobody talking about this game? Who's getting up?
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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2006, 05:14:11 PM »

Interesting impressions Rob, I would rent it perhaps if you continue to give it praise-I mean comparing anything to Half Life 2 is bold smile
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« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2006, 05:49:55 PM »

Beyond the issue of who the Hell is Mark Ecko, they've slapped a name on the game that registers as high up on the ambiguity scale as Beyond Good and Evil.  That and cursory scans of the box show the premise to be about spray painting.  Whee.

If it's as good a game as the review (and Rob) say then I hope it gets its due.  But the marketing certainly isn't helping at least me to check it out.
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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2006, 04:26:37 AM »

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But the marketing certainly isn't helping at least me to check it out.


Matter of fact it's hurting....at least in my case.

The name is just bizarre and annoying to even utter.
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