Inline from Acclaim is the latest in a bevy of extreme sports titles to grace
the PS2. It is however, the first rollerblading game on the console.
Z-Axis, the maestros behind Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2, Aggressive Inline is so
much fun that I found myself glued to the controller night after night.
basically the same
engine as Dave Mirra, Aggressive is possibly the most innovative extreme title
to yet grace the PS2, actually realising the extreme nature of the sport but
also making it possible for beginners through to seasoned gamers being able to
control the game.
selection involves a number of real life skaters and also some fictional
characters, mostly female fictional characters. The real life roster is
comprised of: Shane Yost, Taig Khris, Franky Morakes, Matt Lindenmuth, Chris
Edwards, Sven Boekhorst, Jaren Grob, Matt Salerno, Eito Yasuko, and Sam Fogarty.
game you get to select your character and then take to the streets to complete
tasks assigned to you by characters in the game. The beauty of Aggressive is
that there is no time limit. All you have to do is keep your tricks coming so
you don't run out of juice.
The size of
the levels on this title is staggering as well. The amazing thing though is that
even though you will be certain that you know the level inside out, complete a
task or get a score and a door that was closed will suddenly open revealing a
whole new area even bigger than the one you were in!
rollerblades also opens up tricks not available on any other type of game thus
far. Namely the grab is now yours to use as you wish as your boots will come
along with you for the ride.
Inline also boasts a brilliant soundtrack comprising of:
"Monday Morning" and "Falling For You," by Student Rick
"I'm A Cloud" by Boy Hits Car
"Passing Me By" by Pharcyde
"Sell Out," by Reel Big Fish
"Crawling In The Dark," by Hoobastank "Idea for A Movie," by The Vandals
"Song # 13," by The Ataris
"The Choice Is Yours," by Black Sheep "Your Disease," by Saliva
"Don't Sweat The Technique," by Eric B & Rakim