|System: Wii||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Grand Prix / Cavia||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: XSeed Games||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: Oct. 16, 2007||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-2||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Teen||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
Truthfully, the graphics and sound could have afforded to be worse; don't get me wrong it is great that they are not, but in the end a game like this lives and dies with its controls. Fortunately, that seems to be a place where they concentrated quite a bit of their attention as Revolution gives the players three control styles to choose from.
Swing mode literally turns you into the boxer because you throw deadly combos with each hand, pointer mode makes the player point and drag the Wii-mote to prompt on screen beat downs, and lastly the classic controller is an option for the less adventurous boxing fans. Swing mode is definitely the best; it is the most responsive and gives you the best chance to win. Pointer mode is just too slow to keep up with the high-octane computer and despite having the benefit of a familiar feel the classic controller falls short too. Although Swing mode is the king of the mountain, it does have its own problems. It fails to pick up your punches a little more often then I would like. Fights can be intense fare, and you can ill afford for Ippo to let his guard down.
Overall Victorious Boxers: Revolution does a lot of things right. The main drawback is the lack of options it gives you. There just is not much to do, and because of that what little is offered wears thin. Engaging in pugilistic exploits with your friends can be fun, but it still fails to elevate this game above rental status.
CCC Freelance Writer