After last year Def Jam Vendetta Both the trade press and video gamers around the world were pleasantly surprised when the successor, improved in every respect, was released Def Jam Fight For NY. Little has changed in the scenario: again you have an illustrious selection of rap greats and numerous fictitious fighters at your disposal. In contrast to part 1, the clashes no longer take place exclusively in the ring, rather you fight your way through backyard clubs or let your fists fly in the middle of a crowd.
In addition to genre-typical variants such as ‘One-on-One’ or ‘Tag Team’, you will experience the development of your virtual alter ego in the extensive story mode. You are accepted into a gang, fight for recognition and have to prove your loyalty to your kind in daily fights. In addition to several team battles, lots of cutscenes and the free design of your fighter bring variety – you gradually unlock over 400 outfits and accessories. This also includes a visit to the jeweler for the necessary bling bling as well as the option to transform your fighter into a living work of art in the tattoo shop. In addition, you will improve your skills in the gym and learn new bone-breaking finishing moves. In addition to an initial basic fighting style orientation, your digital image will optionally acquire further ‘Fighting Styles’ in the course of the game – away from the wrestling-heavy predecessor to the multi-faceted Beat’em-Up.
Graphically moves Fight For NY at a very high level and shines with numerous details and a high recognition value of the rapper. The sometimes very brutal finishing moves are staged spectacularly through slow motion, special camera perspectives and effects and benefit from the almost flawless collision detection. The lip-sync voice output with the original voices of over 35 rappers and hip-hop ladies and a fat soundtrack leave nothing to be desired.