Rated 10 out of 10 by Game Fan 123 Great game even though its quite different
This game is VERY unique. There is more story packed into it than any other boxing game on earth. In between fights you will sit there and watch anime cut scenes go on and on and on...and you can't skip them. Depending on the mood you're in, that's either a good thing or a bad thing. But I have to say that the amount of artwork and effort put forth by these developers really impressed me. As I said in the title of this review, the controls are weak. The problem is that the gameplay itself feels a little akward and takes ALOT of getting used to. At first you won't really know what you did to win or lose a fight. Don't buy this if you want a good, tight, hand eye coordination challenge that you'll get from Punch Out!! Or a true simulation experience that you'll get from Fight Night 4. Buy it because it's story and originality run circles around those two games. This game is in a class of its own and is well worth the money if you can get past the unusual gameplay.
Rated 3 out of 10 by nhoj502 Not much better than wii sports boxing
The only real difference between this and Wii sports boxing is the addition of an uppercut and hook. There is also more mobility among your characters. Besides that, you can save yourself the bucks and play Wii Sports or find a better boxing game. The story mode is quite boring. 70% of story mode isn’t even fighting, but more watching a poorly made movie. The load times are pretty slow and there isn’t much of a challenge getting through fights. The graphics resemble those of early PS2 games. The characters are limited, and all seem to fight the same regardless of what their stats say. There are very few unlockables, besides the new punches or characters. There is no build your own boxer, or modifications. The game has very low replay value. I can’t wait for Fight Night to hit the Wii
Rated 8 out of 10 by drdeboniar2 Buy this game
This game is much better than Wii sports boxing. On Wii sports sometimes you will punch and punch and nothing happens. In VBR if you move your controls it punches. There are several ways to set up the controls. The first way is a little tricky to learn but once you do it is worth it. Only problem the story and graphics during the story is a little weak but you can skip that if you want. The game can be as easy or hard as you like. You can choose the level you can choose to fight as different fighters. Each fighter has different special punches a few are to be kind not realistic but nothing to bad. I hear the XBox version was to hard and they say they fixed it. For my money i say they did. Overall if you like Wii boxing you will love this game
Rated 0 out of 10 by MetaKnight02 Alright~! Finally!
Awesome! I didn't think that this game would come out here in the USA, but now I have all the more reason to keep my Wii! Victorious Boxers, a.k.a "Hajime no Ippo" is a popular boxing game for the PS2 as well, but now also on Wii! The controls are innovative and I'm looking forward to it having all the characters from the anime series! This is a game worth buying if you're into boxing games. Reserve it now! It might be one of those rare games to get later on, I'm going to reserve mine now!
Rated 0 out of 10 by KinjoX WOO HOO
This game is going to ROCK, I played the original on PS2 and it was great, but it was before I knew what the franchise was about. I have since watched the anime and am really excited to see this coming out, and the creators have put some thought into giving you options on how to play with the various control setups so that you don't kill yourself punching like a mad man.
Rated 0 out of 10 by adurso A Up-to-date Punch-out!!
This game looks intriguing!! I always wanted to get back into a animated sports game since the "Punch-Out!!" Series, and this looks like a nice game to take a peek at! I played a demo JP version and the controls feel "Very Solid and Smooth". The Music is adequate though, however the Gameplay is Great!! Give it a Shot if you have a chance!!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Boxing Nut Can't wait for this game
Very cool, I had heard that this game, once you get used to the controls, is a great boxing game with the motion controls. Only "problem" is that it's a heck of a workout (think of how tiring shadow boxing is), so probably want to start getting into shape before tackling the game to make sure I'm not too sore after the first day.
Rated 0 out of 10 by myflowissick man
I hope you can throw a variety of punches like: hooks jabs crosses uppercut overhead body blows instead of the wii boxing (itt fun i'm just saying) a more realistic game will be better....I also hope the reaction time is dead on with ya own movements..we'll see...I waiting for this game...
Rated 0 out of 10 by Bigjuan87 lets do this!!!!
man i wonder if they are adding the takamura jokes "big mara makonuchi" "ippo firework" <==big and useless can't wait to play god i want to be that one big dude that he fights in the manga that is "a man of the sea" forgot the name but him ippo and yamada
Rated 5 out of 10 by dolphinboy Well...
This game is okay, but I wouldn't really recommend it because of the bad graphics, and horrible controls. Though once and a while this gets fun. XSeed should have done better with this. Rent this, if you like boxing but don't get it.