I think that facebreaker ko party is an excellent mixture of action,humor,and fun.But I rated 8 because it is very challenging and that is another good thing if you want a challenge this is a perfect game for you.
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This game has a lot of visual polish, but I was a confounded by the control scheme. I would've preferred hitting actual buttons to control the puches rather then making the arm movements while holding buttons down. It's a little awkward, and quickly tiring. I also don't like the side profile view, it's hard to see what your opponent is doing, which makes it hard to react in time. They should've gone with a more "Punch Out" design. All in all, it's still fun, but only for about 20 minutes.
This could have been a much better game - maybe it doesn't have the potential to be a Fight Night, but it could have been much better than this. The graphics are really good, the soundtrack is decent, the characters are fun, and the over the top "Breaker" combos are hilarious.
So what is the problem? the same thing that plagues many wii games - a motion based control scheme that makes the game more infuriating than fun at times... especially against harder championship opponents.
You use a lot of the same motions to block, parry, and dodge, as well as to throw the various different punches. The problem is that it can be quite confusing remembering the correct combo of buttons and motions to execute a high dodge versus a low block versus a high parry - and you need those moves to even have a chance at defeating the upper ranked opponents. Besides having to remember the correct buttons, the motion sensors dont always interpret your moves the way you want them too - so that all important parry that you were going to follow up with a big punch combo turns into a block instead, which results in you getting punched in the face several times.
With that said, this game is still worth renting. While fighting the computer is frustrating as the computer does not have to use the fecal motion controls, fighting against other humans is fun, as theyll have the same difficulties you do. And the great "Facebreaker" combos - your most powerful weapon - are hilarious to watch... like when Ice falls on you, driving his fist into your head as you lay on the mat, and then does one armed push ups on your face.
So worth a rental or worth say $20 as a fun party game, but not an in depth, polished fighter by any means.