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Def Jam Vendetta - Gamecube

  • Buy New: $79.00
  • as of 8/1/2014 07:53 MDT details
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  • Seller:Johnnyauto
  • Sales Rank:13,086
  • Platform:GameCube
  • Media:Video Game
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Genre:Action Games
  • ESRB:Teen
  • Autographed:No
  • Discs:1
  • Operating System:Gamecube
  • Memorabilia:No
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
  • Dimensions (in):7.8 x 5.8 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:March 17, 2005
  • MPN:14427
  • Model:14633144277
  • UPC:014633144277
  • EAN:0014633144277
  • ASIN:B00005CFA0
Availability:Usually ships in 1-2 business days

Features:
  • Over 45 characters
  • Unique, original storyline that complements explosive gameplay action the plot thickens as you fight your way through the underground circuit
  • Continuous play with over 1,500 unique moves


Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
Def Jam VENDETTA invites you to the underground circuit of hardcore brawling. Get your props as you hook up with the urban local legends and battle for ultimate supremacy. Featuring an original storyline and more than 45 unique characters, Def Jam VENDETTA by EA SPORTS BIG provides over 1,500 varying moves, including dozens of signature special moves and taunts. This is your chance to earn money, power, and respect. Advance through more than 10 highly-detailed hip-hop venues, each filled with animated crowds, hot beats, and original music, and see if you can overthrow D-Mob, the underground king.
Amazon.com
You can divide any game ever made into one of two categories: those that were designed in an effort to innovate and create something new, and those that were created by a formula in order to generate money. In Def Jam Vendetta, you play as a young tough making his way through an underground wrestling circuit by battling famous rappers. Welcome to Formula City!

Despite being a wrestling game at heart, DJV deviates from the standard path in a few ways by providing a story steeped in rap culture, established rap personalities, and even the ability to choose girlfriends for your fighter of choice. Unfortunately, these deviations are done poorly, and are probably the most disappointing aspect of the game. The storyline is laughable at best, and a textbook case of stereotyping at worst. When you encounter famous rappers like DMX or Method Man, they don't display any personality or affect the story in any significant way. They threaten you in one or two sentences, you fight them, and that's about it. The girlfriend routine is amusing exactly twice: The first time two girls get in a catfight over your player, and again when your girlfriend leaves you for another woman. Even the highly touted rap soundtrack is lame; they play stripped down muzak versions of rap during the game, and you only hear the full songs during menus.

The wrestling itself is stupendously mediocre. Your controls include the very standard attack, grapple, run, and block buttons. When your fighter gains enough "momentum" (read: fills up the blue meter), he can perform a devastating "Blazin' move" (read: special attack). It's precisely like every wrestling game made since Pro-Wrestling for the NES, except DJV is slower, unusually difficult, and the wrestlers are wearing FUBU.

The bottom line is that unless you've desperately got to settle a schoolyard debate over whether DMX or Ludacris would win in a fight, there are better wrestling titles out there to play that offer a whole lot more entertainment value, most notably the WWE Smackdown series. Fear not, Rock. Sleep soundly, Stone Cold. Your legacy lives on. --Jon "Safety Monkey" Grover

Pros:

  • Conceptually an interesting idea
  • Blazin' attacks are really cool to watch
  • Perfect if you have a lot of aggression directed at rappers that you need to vent somehow
Cons:
  • Storyline is bland, none of the featured wrestlers or rappers have any personality
  • No real innovation
  • Slow-paced and unusually difficult

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