I hope you are ready to spend most of your time watching people pick themselves up off the canvas because knockdowns are frequent and the computer AI somehow manages to pick themselves up 9 times. The controls are fumbly and when you hit a button control the punch will either come out late or not at all a lot of the time. There is also the repetitive nature of the training which toward the end of the game you are advised to just auto-train. In my opinion, if you want a boxing game, go out and buy Fight Night Round 3 which came out 2 years ago.
posted by xVLADx (HALLANDALE BEACH, FL) Jun 16, 2008
Member since Nov 2007
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Your created fighter's attributes start off weak and the controls are different than FN3 so you might want to give this game more than 10 minutes before you toss it. Actually this game is pretty cool and in many ways more realistic in terms of what goes on behind the scenes in the fight game. Worth the play.
Evolution in 'some' ways, devolution in the rest..
posted by Aleksandr (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Jun 13, 2008
Member since May 2007
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
I rented this expecting it to be at least up to par with Fight Night Round 3 in fighting mechanics and perhaps a much more advanced story mode,though the story mode was pretty cool in how it plays out like a documentary; but most of what i got was a lousy ineffecient way of controlling the character in battle(and training) and many seemingly overpowered opponents that can get to you easy simply because their split second programmed reactions will overpower your poorly controlled character that will probably anger you in many ways which will result in button mashing and another losing round(i mean of course you'll get better with time, but i dont think this game is worth your time, nor is that insane capitalist ba$trd Don King). After having such an innovative experience in the ring on Fight Night, you will see this is just another mediocre game produced mainly for profit, not innovative use by gamers (like a lot of games are these days).