The Getaway: Black Monday (2004)

Video Game  -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  11 January 2005 (USA)
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A cop, a boxer and a teenage thief take on London's criminal underworld.

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Eddie O'Connor (voice)
Jane Peachey ...
Sam Thompson (voice)
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Sergeant Ben Mitchell (voice)
Kerry Ann Smith ...
Jackie Phillips (voice)
Robert Jezek ...
Viktor Skobel (voice)
John Albasiny ...
Alexei 'The Dentist' (voice)
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Levi Stratov (voice)
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Nadya Prushnatova (voice)
Ronnie Yakubouski ...
Yuri Gorsoy (voice)
Jo Lawden ...
Zara Beauvais (voice)
Karl Jenkinson ...
Inspector Munroe (voice)
Craig Scott ...
PC Paul Evans (voice)
Seth Jee ...
PC Jack Harvey (voice)
Mark Beardsmore ...
PC Stoppard (voice)
Nicholas Denney ...
PC Finch (voice)
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When a police raid on a council estate turns nasty, Sgt Ben Mitchell of the Met's Organised Crime Squad finds himself pitted against some powerful elements of London's criminal underworld. Meanwhile, when a bank robbery goes terribly wrong, amateur boxer Eddie O'Connor teams up with teenage thief Sam Thompson to take revenge on those responsible. Written by Alexander Lum

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[Danny introduces Arthur and John]
Danny West: John, Arthur. Arthur, John. John's the cleaner on this operation.
Arthur: The cleaner? Danny, you never said nothing about needing no cleaner.
Danny West: When I say 'cleaner', Arthur, I mean cleaner. Like 'Mr Sheen' not Martin fucking Sheen.
Arthur: Oh.
Danny West: Art's the jemmy cracker. Used to work with the Krays, you know? John knows where the Icon things are, right?
John 'The Cleaner': Yeah, the head man's got a load of religious shit locked in his safe.
Danny West: Yeah, art collector, right cordon bleu. Right, now listen; ...
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Hidden Hand
Klute
Written and Produced by Tom Withers for Klute Productions 2004
Recorded at PBJ Studio, North London
Published by Suicidal Failures
(C) and (P) Commercial Suicide 2004
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Complete And Utter Bull Jobby!
4 February 2005 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

The only part of the game that is good is the size of the area's that you can drive in (the city in general), and car design. The rest of the game is absolute crud of the highest order. The characters look bad, they (at first glance) look like they have HUGE heads on little bodies. This is what i thought at first time glance at it, and still do really. The characters are heavy footed (lead foot syndrome), which is one of the major killers of a game of any kind. The whole control system of the characters is abysmal at best. Non responsive characters, leading to getting hit at the fault of the controls, not the player (even after 10 hours of "trying" to like the game, you still feel frustrated as flip).

Car handling is as bad as the first one, what makes GTA so enjoyable is the car handling in GTA 3, VC, GTA SA. Now you think the "muppets" involved in making this trash would learn from that...but no i guess you can't teach those chimps (Team Soho) anything. Like i stated about the first one, "I bet they spent 99% of the development time building the city. Then throwing the control system and car handling in at the last moment!". As there is no way this should be anywhere near as bad as the first. Not if the developers LISTEN TO THOSE WHO PLAY THE GAMES THEY MAKE. They are after all, making the games for us to buy, not for themselves. Or they wouldn't be in business and if they wish to stay in business. They had better LISTEN to us about what we say about the trash they are expecting us to buy. I say trash, because look at the quality of this game and the one before it, poor at best.

There is just so much that can be said about what is wrong with it, rather than what is good about it. Well it says a lot about the companies involved in it. That they are interested not in making a good quality product, for millions or even thousands to enjoy. But are interested in making any old piece of trash to make a quick buck from those who are suckered into buying this. It isn't even worth £5 let alone £39.99 that they are asking for it new, and i am deadly serious about that, it isn't worth it.

Utter trash, a poor mans GTA, always has been and looks like the series ALWAYS WILL BE. Due to the INCOMPETENCE of those who make this trash.


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