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I'm not sure what is about these games, but every year I cannot wait to get the latest installment. The soundtrack was recently announced and it has gotten me even more excited about THUG2's impending release.

 

Frank Sinatra - "That's Life"

The Doors - "Break On Through (To The Other Side)"

Johnny Cash - "Ring of Fire"

Ramones - "Rock 'N Roll High School"

Sugarhill Gang - "Rappers Delight"

Metallica - "Whiplash"

Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Power of Equality"

The Stooges - "1970"

X - "Los Angeles"

Violent Femmes - "Add It Up"

The D.O.C. - "Whirlwind Pyramid"

Jimmy Eat World - "Pain"

Rancid - "Fall Back Down"

The Explosion - "Here I Am"

Melvins - "Sweet Willy Rollbar"

Distillers - "Beat Your Heart Out"

Less Than Jake - "That's Why They Call It A Union"

Faith No More - "Mid Life Crisis"

Ween - "It's Gonna Be A Long Night"

Joy Division - "Warsaw"

Dead Boys - "Sonic Reducer"

Brand Nubian - "Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down"

Cut Chemist - "Drums of Fire"

The Germs - "Lexicon Devil"

Disturbed - "Liberate"

The Living End - "End of the World"

Fear - "I Love Livin In The City"

Audio Two - "Top Billin"

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - "Soul Brother #1"

Das Oath - "Awesome R***"

Libretto - "Volume"

Handsome Boy Modeling School - "Holy Calamity"

Zeke - "Long Train Running"

Lamb of God - "Black Label"

3 Inches of Blood - "Deadly Sinners"

The Hiss - "Back On The Radio"

25 Ta Life - "Over the Years"

Nebula - "So It Goes"

Aesop Rock - "No Jumper Cables"

Living Legends - "Night Prowler"

Atmosphere - "Trying To Find A Balance"

Suicide Machines - "High Anxiety"

The Casualties - "Unknown Soldier"

Diverse - "Certified"

Ultramagnetic MC's - "Ego Trippin"

Camaros - "Cheesecake"

Steele Pulse - "Born Fe Rebel"

Ministry - "No W"

Grand Puba - "I Like It"

Operatic - "Interested In Madness"

Mike V & the Rats - "Never Give Up"

Dead End Road - "Sin City"

Melbeatz feat. Kool Savas - "Grind On"

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  • 2 weeks later...

Got this through from GameFly & have spent a few hours with it... So far it's a bit "meh" - some of the changes from last year's THUG are good, some are bad.

 

First off, the good:

- more varied terrain

- sticker slap is a great addition, great for enhancing runs.

- the new storyline's taking it in a new direction, more comedy cashing in on the whole Jackass/Bam stuff.

- vehicles are done a whole lot better than last year's sorry attempt.

- the "new" Classic mode, back to good old two minute runs with multiple goals ala SKATE, COMBO, scores, collect 5 etc.

- love the first level being a return of the very first THPS1 level.

 

The bad:

- when you start a level & get goals presented to you, it's really presented poorly, and you NEED to go into the menu & click each "view goal" individually to get the oldstyle presentation.

- people with goals that you need to talk to aren't clear, as you drive by it pops up a 'press b' dialog rather than having a nice clear arrow above them or something.

- to get all the goals on a level, you need to find "hidden characters".

- the new "spin on a pole" moves are pointless.

- the story's fun enough, but at times the jackass stuff just makes the game seem "juvenile" if that makes sense.

- there's much less of an importance on scoring in the main game, it's all about combos & runs to hit specific targets.

 

All in all, it's "more of the same" on what THUG was.

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