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on 9 July 2009
1st off can I start by saying how much I love the boxing game on Wii Fit. However, as anyone who has played it will know it does have it's limitations. Therefore, I purchased this title as I was after something a bit more gritty, with more of a sense of realism. On the graphics front it's by far the best I've seen for the Wii & the choice of boxers & training modes are excellent. However, the punching can be a little diffecult to get used to as body blows rely on a combination of buttons & movements. In fact I've lost count as to the number of times I've accidently paused the game just as I'm about to throw a killer punch!
You can play with or without the balance board but I personal found it to be more of a hindrance than a help. Also, if you're like me & you're over 6 foot tall then unless your telly is wall mounted you might find the camera angles when using the balance board a bit off putting.
Sadly my two biggest grips are;
1) In order to move around the ring you use the joystick on the Nunchuck controller. However, this is about as responsive as a fork in jelly & at times it can feel like your wasting valuable energy chasing your opponent round the ring.
2) It's just not that much fun! the developers seem to have missed the point that it's neither violent enough (Fight Night3) to get your heart pumping, or silly enough (Punch Out!!!) to be fun.