According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Drug Reference, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Violence
Parents, The Getaway is clearly made for adults. If you don't like hearing profanity, mentions of drugs and sex in your household, steer your child away from The Getaway.
Fans of Grand Theft Auto III should be weary that The Getaway is not a clone of the popular title. The Getaway pays more attention to story and is linear in design.
Mature gamers may want to take a look at The Getaway for its groundbreaking treatment of game design and its sophisticated content.
Deaf and hearing-impaired gamers will have no problem keeping up with the story since subtitles can be applied to the cutscenes, but they should also be aware that during the actual gameplay, there aren't any subtitles and there are occasions where direction is provided via audio clues. It's nothing that makes the game impossible to finish, but it is worth noting.
In the 1980s, Chi grew up in small town on the outskirts of New York City called Jackson Heights. Latino actor, John Leguizamo referred to the town as the "melting pot of the world," and while living there, Chi was exposed to many diverse cultures, as well as a bevy of arcade classics such as Pac-Man, Space Ace, Space Harrier and Double Dragon. Chi's love of videogames only seemed to grow as his parents finally caved and bought him an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (after being the only kid in the block without one). In the 1990s, Chi finagled his way into the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.
Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.
Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers GameCritics.com his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that GameCritics.com will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
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