Facebreaker is a Fighting game available on the 360 Wii.
Facebreaker is a Fighting game. Fighting games revolve around the interaction of two or more characters in some form of physical combat. Players learn to control characters through either memorisation of button combinations to access more advance moves, or by their reactions and accurate timing.
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Well, this game gets a prize unbeknownst to gamers preceding its release, it is the only game I have ever played to give me chronic cramp in my arm, and after only about ten minutes of playing it! I have never button-mashed so much in my life.
I must be honest and say that I think this game missed the mark. It was so close! So very close! Yet just disappointing.
Facebreaker is the first EA Freestyle game to hit the Wii. Previously released as Facebreaker 360, it offers a Boxer brawling game with strong characterisation and accessible move sets aimed squarely at the casual gamer. The Wii version works in motion controls although without changing the gameplay substantially.
Fighting games revolve around the interaction of two or more characters in some form of physical combat. Players learn to control characters through either memorisation of button combinations to access more advance moves, or by their reactions and accurate timing.
As EA Sports launches its new 'Freestyle' sub-brand with the arcade boxing offering FaceBreaker, I find beating on the game too easy and would rather go toe-to-toe with the series concept.
Let's get one thing straight up front: FaceBreaker is not a sports game. While EA might be marketing it as an arcade boxing game, it is, in reality, more Tekken than Punch Out!!
Facebreaker on 360 is spot on with EA's new Freestyle message for a broader range of gamers and delivers some impressive visuals and gameplay. However, its 'one size fits all' attempt to expand casual appeal while retaining the hardcore is in danger of falling between two stools.
Wii-Sports Boxing unavoidably comes to mind when you think of revolutionary boxing games, that and the recent Fight Night games. Whilst Wii-Sports introduced novel controls, EA's Fight Night focused on graphical fidelity and boxing realism.
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