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Eurogamer: The Fight Hands On

To differentiate itself from the Wii at E3 imaginary VP of Sony Kevin Butler showed imagery of a man pummelling a guy to death using the Move controller. That game was The Fight. The Fight has a very gritty art style, mostly using grey and black hues to create a seedy under belly of bare fist fighting. It’s set to appeal to the adult gamer or for those that think wearing hoodies makes them an hard nut innit bruv. Anyway, it turns out the game makes Wii Sports Boxing not only archaic but a rather stupid experience.

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Your left and right hands are occupied with two Move controllers, whilst your head is being tracked by the Playstation Eye. This allows you to dodge, duck and weave around at ease. Your opponents are particularly skilled and will give you a good work out. Calories burnt are shown at the end of every round, so the game has a nice fitness edge to it too. You can even bet your winnings on winning future fights, how that transcends in the game is currently unknown, but either way it adds a nice bit of pressure throwing money on the line.

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What’s really successful is the range of movement. You can uppercut, sideswipe, one-two punch, forearm smash, hammer-smash, smash your arms together to hit your opponents upside the head, it really felt intuitive. The higher you punched, the higher your character would display the movements, same for below the belt shots. I was astounded by the depth of combat and just how much fun I had working up a sweat. Bouts can last up to five minutes at times, before you know it you are burning hundreds of calories. It’s the presentation and constant surprise of recognised movements that makes The Fight stand out as a really good Move title, unfortunately we have to wait until 2011 but it’ll be worth it. Sony doesn’t need a fully fledged fitness game, though it’ll get one. The Fight will give you a tremendous workout and you will feel cool doing it at the same time. Every punch has a tremendous blow to it, the fighters are brawlers to the core, it is dirty and not afraid of being so. Sound is excellent too, you can hear every impact and it sounds pretty darn painful. As the match progresses you see the cuts and sweat pour from your players faces and the body fatigued. Definitely check this one out, you won’t be sorry.

THE FOLLOWING GAME WAS TESTED AT EUROGAMER EXPO BETWEEN OCTOBER 1ST-3RD 2010. EUROGAMER EXPO IS A LARGE CONSUMER EVENT HELD AT EARLS COURT IN LONDON. IT WAS THIS BUILD OF WHICH I FORMED MY IMPRESSIONS.

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