By 1UP Staff
Being British, I can spot a European-developed game a kilometer awayespecially when it involves a futuristic version of rugby coupled with awkward, over-the-top expletives in obnoxious American accents. So what's Deathrow like? Watch Blade Runner, play Blitz Ball from Final Fantasy X and then mash everything together in a four-on-four passing game ruined by unnecessary roughness and a steep learning curve. Your brain will be shrieking to be let out of your skull as you learn to pass and become annoyed by the rudimentary fighting system. But then you'll understand the passing game and start an almost-entertaining career collecting and unlocking groups of motley fools and cyber-arenas. While there's no real gore here, there's enough swearing to make the rejects from Conker's Bad Fur Day take Bible classes. It feels completely out of place in this shiny, well-rendered world that's desperately trying to be gritty. This is a well-put-together mini-game masquerading as sports entertainment. Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, this ain't.