After 19hr of gameplay.
Here i am after 19hr (and a 10hr long session), really happy with the game (addictive!).
I don't know the Fight Night series, but this game alone is worth if you like boxing or are interested in fight games, and you enjoy it for what it is (no real boxers, not really an AAA game - the game is a port from mobile devices). Plus it's the only boxing game in steam that i know.
Combat is more toward simulation than arcade gameplay, where you can't simply smash buttons to win. You need to think your strategy for the whole round, and the following ones. I found the mechanics equilibrated (although dodging is a little irritating, but adds a random factor to the combat).
Playing tournaments to grind stats could be a long run or boring for some people, but for me it's fun (always wanting more and more!), while learning how to play deeper at the same time.
In my case were around 17h to win all tournaments (3) without any KO/lost match (leveling stats before to a little more than my adversaries). Although the last tournament is always hard.
Graphics/animations are great, the sound/music is ok, the feeling of contact is really well done.
I highly recommend the game, i repeat, for what it is. It's my humble opinion.
And now my only "great" complaint:
The game didn't work without tweaks.
In my case: >>"Windows XP"<< (wow!), nvidia GTX570, intel Q9650, 4gb RAM.
- The game works fluid with max settings, but once loaded the main in-game menu:
> After 8-15s, the game tries to connect to internet, and i got kicked to the desktop with an application error window.
The only solution i found myself is to block the game access to internet with my firewall. I don't know if it's a kind of protection, or check, or whatever thing it is, the only thing i can do to avoid be kicked to windows desktop is simply blocking the game access to internet.
So i didn't tried multiplayer obviously :)
After that, i got each 8-15s of in-game time, a pause of five seconds long. But "ONLY" when moving around in-game menus (yeah, it's like the game is sending/waiting for online info, and after some tries, it continues).
Once started a match/tournament, the game is fluid, without interrupts/pauses.
At least, i can play!
> After each tournament final match, the game gives, again, an error to desktop.
Solution: Not found. Just load / run again the game, and continue. The match results are saved before the error, thankfully.
P.D: I hate to train after each match.