Don King Presents: Prizefighter
I am writing this review due to the poor quality of this game. I would advise anyone who is a boxing fan, or a fan of the FIGHT NIGHT series to avoid this game. The physics engine is very poor, and button response is slow. Also, the online servers are pretty horrid. There are a lot of connection problems when trying to play with others over Xbox Live. The career mode achievements are not stackable so you must play on multiple difficulties to unlock them, which would be fine, except one play through was bad enough for this game. On a side note, the developers did make an attempt to stray away from the FIGHT NIGHT style of boxing, boxing and more boxing by adding a little bit of a story line. I was actually excited to try something different and got this game for that very reason. **SPOILER ALERT**
There are different little twists in career such as staying out late and being fatigued for your next fight, or your opponents cheating by using something to blind you on their gloves. It is a nice touch, but I was left disappointed at what they COULD have done so much better rather than what they did do. (Thanks b30118218 for pointing out the games perks as well as downfalls).Playability: 3/10
It is alright if you have NOTHING better to do; the punches are assigned to buttons on the controller, instead of the joystick like fight night. Your boxer gets fatigued easily and it is hard to block the CPU at times because of the poor button response and overall design of the game.Online Mulitiplayer: 4/10
It is getting 4/10 because it HAS online multiplayer. There are so many connection problems over XBOX Live that getting the achievements without boosting is nearly impossible. There are also probably not enough players to complete some of the achievements such as Winning a Ranked Torunament without finding help from other gamers. I'm sure the servers will eventually get shut down.Graphics: 4/10
Mediocre to say the least. A far cry away from Fight Night. Characters look blocky, and the roster is only fighters that Don King worked with I believe?Achievements: 3/10
The online achievements are nearly impossible to finish without help. You must play career twice on different difficulties to get two. There is an achievement for throwing 50,000 punches, that is a lot of poor looking boxing to play. OVERALL SCORE 3.5/10
Try your luck with it if you must, but I would advise waiting for the new Fight Night game like the majority of those who avoided this one...