Def Jam Icon
I like the fact that the rappers fight
I like the 2008 video game called Def Jam Icon. It is very cool the way you can use rappers to fight other rappers. Also I like the way it is a two player video game and each player can pick their own rapper, location , and song so during the fight each song will play.
Fight for NY is better
As the subject says, I'd rather play the previous Def Jam than this crapload of garbage. When I first got my PS3, I didn't have any games for it, so I went to rent a few PS3 games to help me decide what I might buy. I had rented this game and hoping it would be good, but unfortunately, I was wrong. The graphics are great for this game, but the controls are stiff and I was dissapointed that the "blaze" mode from the previous titles wasn't in this game and using music to hurt your opponent. The customization took a while to design your character, like about half-an-hour that I've been in the game. After the customization, I was looking forward on the fighting, but it was a failure. In less than an hour, after my 3rd fight, I took the game out of my system and never played it again and I returned it. I'm glad that I didn't buy this game, b/c it's horrible! Get fight for NY instead, you'll save money by avoiding this trash.
Worst def jam game ever made.
This game was terrible, they changed the direction of the series and completely changed the greatly loved fighting style of the original first two games that made the fans love the series. That's why if you try and buy this used it costs 10 or less, while def jam ffny still cost 60 to buy used and it's a decade old. Don't waste your time with this game, I know I returned it right away. If I could give it a zero I would.
this game was not at all the same as def jam fight for ny but it was still a great game you get to use turntables to hurt your opponent. you could switch the songs and had some great rappers.
This game was really well done in graphics; really worthy of having the title next gen. But the story line isn't as great. The moves suck badly, only two styles to choose from which limits you greatly while the other opponents get moves you can't get. Sadly the game isn't much but fight, sell music, repeat. I was looking for more out of this, sadly I was let down. I wouldn't spend more than ** bucks on this game. The game does allow you to pass by the annoying rap and put in some nice Megadeth and good brutal metal. The fact that they took specials out of the game was TERRIBLE. Your new special is turn tables. Literally all you do is PRETEND you're mixing records *little hand movement and everything* and the screen shakes causing the environment to do damage IF the opponent is close to something that will hurt him. This was the deciding factor of me returning the game to the store. The character creation was terrible. No voice customization at all which was to be expected I guess. Oh well, let's hope the next one makes more of a style, that means Metal, Rap, Rock, Country, Emo, everything should be considered to make a good def jam.
A big disappointment
I really enjoyed the first two Def Jam titles. Fight for NY was one of my favorite games. Everyone should play that title. Now, for Def Jam Icon......what a joke. How is it possible that you have the opportunity to create the same game on a next gen platform, and you ruin it? Def Jam didn't even try to right the wrong that they did to the fans by creating a replacement "I'm sorry" game. Lucky for you guys Gamestop realizes how bad it is, and the price reflects that. I was one of the stupid ones that bought this title on the release date.
this a very cool game because it is about fighting just like the other def jam games but def jam icon lets you play as you're favorite singer or artist and you could fight you're favorite singer against you're least favorite singer that are available in the game.............. i would recommend this game to gamers who like to play casual games its very cool and i cant stop playing it......... :)...
Not what I expected
When i first started playing the def jam series i started with fight for NY, and i loved it, and when i heard about this one i immediatley wanted it. The previews were amazing songs outstanding and i decided to buy it. When i bought it the first thing i hated was the number of rappers. There were barley any. And you had to unlock alot of characters, but most characters weren't even real people. When i got into game play i hated the new controlls. They were very complicated and hard to learn. I liked the new mixing feature, but i also wish they would have kept the same aspect from the games before. If this is your first time starting out with def jam i recommend you buy fight for NY for ps2 or xbox, because you can still lay them on your next gen game system. Because i have to say i would rather play fight for NY than ICON.
It was alright but fight for NY was better
this game graphics and story line was great but the game play sucks, they should of stick to blaze-in moves and left the turn-tables out. And the stages breaking apart was kind of "what is wrong with this game"
this game sucks
this game is one of the worst fighting games i have ever played. def jam fight for new york is by far a game to get if you are in a positio to do so