The Game is split into two halves. In the first half your main goal is to make a name for yourself using graffiti, known as “getting up”. Early on in the game you are beat up by rival graffiti crew known as the Vandals of New Radius, or VaNR. Throughout the course of the story you meet different graffiti legends, get revenge on the VaNR, start your own crew called Still Free Crew, and show the public that you are not a “toy” (an inexperiencedgraffiti writer). You also fight with the Civil Control Keepers, a government controlled police force, and soon discover they have been fueling the war between you and the VaNR. In the second part of the game you ally with the VaNR to publicly humiliate and expose the CCK. To your shock, you find out that the CCK’s plan to “eradicate”graffiti artists is simply to kill them. You also find out that Mayor Sung killed your father some years ago as part of some conspiracy plan to get into office. After the CCK destroy your hideout and kill your mentor, “Decoy”, you go all out to expose Mayor Sung and the CCK for what they did. After a series of “artistic attacks” that include painting the side of a bridge, putting up hundreds of posters, defacing government propaganda billboards, and dropping thousands of anti-sung pamphlets from a government blimp on New Years, Sung resigns from office and all his anti-graffiti campaigns are dropped.
- World famous hip-hop artist Talib Kweli as the voice for lead-character, Trane and featuring other star-studded voice talent including:
- Sean “P. Diddy” Combs as DIP – a member of Traneâ€™s rival crew, Vandals of New Radius
- Rosario Dawson as Tina the girlfriend of Game â€“ the leader of Vandals of New Radius crew;
- Brittany Murphy as Karen Light â€“ the ambitious television reporter;
- George Hamilton as Mayor Sung â€“ a cagey politician;
- Giovanni Ribisi as KRY1 â€“ a member of Traneâ€™s Still Free Crew;
- Adam West as Chief William Hunt â€“ Mayor Sungâ€™s right-hand man;
- Andy Dick as Aunt Beth â€“ a ruthless female boss of Vandal Squad;
- Charlie Murphyas White Mike â€“ another member of Traneâ€™s Still Free Crew;
- The RZA as Stake â€“ lead of the Wrong-Way Assassins;
- Michael “M.C. Serch” Berrin as Gabe â€“ the leader of the Vandals of New Radius crew.
- A revolutionary, deep storyline written by Marc Ecko poses the question â€œWhat if graffiti could change the world?,â€ demonstrating the struggle against authority while seeking to save a neighborhood from an oppressive city government;
- Authentic tags from more than 65 actual graffiti artists from all over the world – six of whom are characters in the game including Cope 2, FUTURA, OBEY: Shepard Fairey, Seen, Smith and T-kid and will teach Trane their specialties to add to his arsenal of graffiti tools;
- 11 distinct metropolis-style environments of New Radius with 20 levels to complete;
- Revolutionary graffiti gameplay system designed to hone your skills as you get your message up. New Radius is your canvas as you tag with Aerosol, Rollers, Markers, Wheat Paste, Stickers and Stencils;
- Ability to use a variety of different graffiti tags, including stencils, stickers, posters and throw-ups;
- Special fighting mechanics â€“ combine kicking, grappling and punching moves along with improvised weaponry;
- Graffiti intuition system which allows Trane to locate ideal places to tag within each environment;
- A digital â€œblack bookâ€ to unlock new tags and abilities, and store pictures and tags of graffiti legends Trane encounters along the way;
- Extremely responsive enemy A.I. mechanics;
- Lessons in graffiti evolution â€“ watch Trane grow from â€œtoyâ€ to â€œAll City Kingâ€ as his graffiti style and the state of graffiti in New Radius evolve over the course of the game.Â Start in a 1980â€™s train culture scene where subways were prime targets for gaining fame and continue to an exaggerated version of the silver-train era when “Take Back the City” was the cityâ€™s battle cry, and extreme use of anti-graffiti tactics was rampant.
- Operating System: WindowsÂ® 2000/XP
- Processor: Pentium 4 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz or higher
- Memory: 512 MB RAM
- Hard Disk Space: 3 GB free
- Video: 64MB Hardware T&L compatible video card*
- Sound: DirectXÂ® version 9.0c-compatible sound card
- DirectXÂ®: DirectXÂ® version 9.0c (included) or higher
* Hardware T&L video cards that do not support shaders, such as the GeForce 4 MX or Intel Extreme Graphics family, are not supported.
It seems to work fine in Win7 x64, though I only ran around the first level, so problems could avail themselves later on.