When you first begin, Streetwise looks pretty good. Once you get past the first few areas, the “newness” of it all wears off and dullness sets in. Gameplay doesn’t really help out the lack of scenery either since you spend a large amount of time backtracking through areas, as you beat up the same few thugs over and over again. The camera doesn’t exactly help out all that much either. It doesn’t default to your back and instead requires manipulation. Constantly having to stop the action to readjust the camera in order to see what’s around you tends to hamper the gameplay and leads to more than a few cheap shots from enemies.
The audio side of the presentation is deplorable. Music is outright bad and basically tries to fit the whole “street” image the game tries to build for itself. Voice work isn’t much better and relies on too many “sentence modifiers” (you know, those fun, four-letter words) rather than good writing. Of course, there isn’t much to the story to begin with, but the profanity is really unnecessary.