posted by synapsis51 (San Antonio, TX) Apr 23, 2006
Member since Apr 2006
gamers (20%) found this review helpful
Button mashing at best. Higher levels the AI just parries your punches more. I beat the games with hooks, jabs, and especially haymakers. However, note that I didn't have to use any defense. No strategy needed... just get close and haymaker most of the time. Became BORED in about 10hrs.
Graphics are great, good size, perspective and animations. Gameplay is smooth, good response with punches, timing, health and stamina. I was very impressed with movement and dodge reactions. One area that I can't stand or don't understand is why I can't fire or actually hire a cutman or trainer before the actual contact date and why can't I modify the contract date? Very obsurd that I was stuck with the $0 trainer for 52 weeks when I was less than $1k away from the $15k trainer I wanted. It's a bit slow to gain in the ranks but as you climb the opponents do get better and have more stamina. This game is one of the few that I feel is close to Monster Hunter, as it is entertaining and each bout takes only a handful of minutes. A great value for renting or purchase under $20.