Save yourself. You can never regain lost time from this heap of garbage EA has produced. This game fails on a number of levels.
The first thing you'll notice is, like EA's other titles, they included a licensed soundtrack; a practice that is getting old quickly. I like some of the tracks, but honestly, what's wrong with hiring a good composer? The gaming world certainly is short of any.
Next is the characters. While some are comical and have interesting designs and motions; they seem to try too hard in making them unique with some non-sequitar stereotypes blended into a diffenent style alltogether; one that doen't work well, more often than not.
As for the controls for this game..... where to start is the main point. The controls are far to complicated for any kind of immersion to ever happen. The Wii was built with simplicity in mind, yet EA continually releases games with broken control setups and akward layouts that often drive you to want to shelve the game for good or try and recoup some your hard earned money in a trade-in if possible. A good games' control setup will draw you in and immerse you to the point you forget your playing a game and the control becomes a extension of you. In this game, you consistantly feel like your playing an awful game. Most of the time it doesn't even feel like it's responding to you at all.
Unfortunately, the nightmare of this horrid game won't end until you hit eject to take it out and never subject your console to such tortoure.
To top it off, the bouts are presented in a side view perspective! When has any good boxing themed game took place from the side?! I understand it was a new concept, but was this game even tested? Does EA even test these games anymore?
The mult-player can't be commented on by me because my friends and family had no interest in suffering what I had showed them this game offers.
Would of gave this a lower score if negative was available, but one will have to do.
I was looking for something that has good motion control and more realistic boxing. I knew this game is more for a party type, fantasy, freestyle brawling game, but I gave it a shot anyway. So if that is what you are expecting, I would say it's a great game. Good controls overall with motion, but you will need to master the buttons and directional usage to do some real damage and defend yourself effectively. With all that said, I gave it the rating of 8 because it can be really fun. But after playing for a while, I realized this isn't what I was looking for. For what it is, it is a great party game of just something fun to play. I will keep looking for a more realistic boxing game that I can get a decent workout on with good motion and controls, which so far, seems hard to come across on Wii.