Ok so lets begin by saying i really liked the premise behind this game and thought i would give it a go,but i didnt expect a game where you press the right and left mouse button to be all that captivating or to take up a lot of my time.Well i was wrong on both of those points as this game is both addictive and has taken up all the gaming time i had for the day.
Lets start with the graphics,they are ok and serve their purpose (there are some nice touches when you do a bone crunching move though),the music is actually really good and sets the kung fu movie aspect of the game really well,the story well there isnt one (again this is a game that doesnt need one) and lastly the voice overs are all done really well and sound like they belong in an old Bruce Lee film.
When you start the game you get a brief introduction to gameplay with the first 3-4 levels and they show you the whole one button gameplay idea in a nutshell and how the enemies all have different health and attack patterns up their sleeves and how to deal with this,and then it gets tougher from then on in,as the map opens up (and it is fairly large) new challenges open and thats when the fun really begins.
There are various levels and i will detail some here,first lets talk about "SURVIVAL MODE" this mode cant be failed as you just survive for as long as you can and get marked on that,the "MOB LEVELS" have you taking on various enemies who can withstand any where from between 1 to 3 punches (thats as strong as the enemies are that i have faced so far),the "TIMED LEVELS" have you having to defeat a certain amount of enemies before the timer runs down (usually in a fast fashion otherwise you will fail),the "THUNDER LEVELS" have you taking on the enemy but you cant see them only the bars under their bodies which lets you know what enemy they are and how many hits it will take to defeat them and how they will behave whilst you fight them,the "NUNCHUC AND LIGHTSABER LEVELS" play pretty much the same with you taking on enemies 1 after another who get more numurous and faster with you hacking/smacking them with your lightsaber/nunchucs and my favorite levels are the "BOSS BATTLES" which have you facing one opponent in "MORTAL KOMBAT" (sorry couldent resist) and they usually are tougher than your normal enemies as they have all their skills and are quite devious (but learn their attack patterns and they go down just as easy),there are some other levels but these are the best out of the ones i have played.
Now lets get back to the main idea that this game is based on,you using just the 2 mouse buttons-now in theory this shouldent help this game as combat in the game shouldent flow that well as what can 2 mouse buttons do when compared to the combination of buttons that give excellent moves in other games (MORTAL KOMBAT comes to mind and STREET FIGHTER) but thats the whole idea of the game and it flows and ebbs brilliantly with the gameplay and after a while you are more engrossed with trying to perfect the level and with what is going on,on the screen than in how many buttons you are pressing and thats what makes the game fun.
So why do i like this game so much,simple really its the need to better my last score and acheive a platinum medal for all levels and do them perfect that kept me going for nearly 3 hours straight and also the fact that the game is just so much fun.
Anyway looking for a game that will captivate you with its simplicity and eagerness to please look no furthur,if you are after an in depth fighting game and one to tax your thumbs look elswhere as this is one fighting game that isnt for you.