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75
Da Gameboyz (Dec 22, 2008)
Overall, FaceBreaker KO Party is step in the right direction and is perfectly suited for the Wii. The visuals are decent and the gameplay is much more forgiving this time around. Although it still takes a back-seat to other great boxing franchises such as Fight Night and Ready to Rumble, at the end of the day Facebreaker KO Party is a perfect mindless game where you and buddy can beat each senseless in the virtual ring and enjoy it.
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DS-x2 (Feb 23, 2009)
Facebreaker K.O. Party is a decent title that EA have put out on the Nintendo Wii but it doesn't live upto Ready to Rumble 2 or Punch-Out!. With it's very limited options and no online hardcore gamers won't find much in here with predictable AI and sometimes impossible fights. Casual gamers will have a blast with this title and if they have friends to play with then they will find the multiplayer modes acceptable and enjoyable. Overall Facebreaking is only for the selected few.
65
GameFocus (Dec 01, 2008)
Facebreaker is a hard title to rate. It’s lacks the depth of a fighter, the skill of a boxing title, and the super cheap AI can and will put most people off. Yet, the gameplay is so fast and furious, it does have the potential to be fun. Add a few friends to the mix, and you’ve got a reason to at least rent it for a weekend.
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gamrReview (Nov 01, 2008)
Okay, to sum it up: if you don’t like arcade boxing you won’t like Facebreaker on the Wii either. The fighting system isn’t balanced enough and 13 characters and 13 stages isn’t enough in 2008 for a game to be considered a must have title. On the other hand the graphics and sound are nicely done and the game isn’t as broken as some reviews make it seem (at least in my opinion). Unfortunately you won’t have a long lasting experience with this game. If it wasn’t for the gameplay flaws this would have been a nice effort really. If you like arcade/party boxing games this game could be interesting for you, especially as you should find it for 40$ new. Maybe give it a rent first, to make up your mind.
64
Cheat Code Central (Nov 30, 2008)
We can almost forgive it all, but not quite. For someone who absolutely must have a new fighting game at his next Wii get-together with friends, sure, FaceBreaker K.O. Party is the way to go, and it's only 40 bucks. But for anyone looking to fight a friend for hours at a time (on one console, of course; the Wii version did lose online capabilities), or to enjoy a robust and reasonably challenging single-player mode, this just isn't comparable to something from, say, the Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, or Soul Calibur franchises. If you want to punch with your Wii-mote and love it, you'll have to stick with Wii Sports for at least a little while longer.
63
4Players.de (Nov 20, 2008)
Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist auch auf Wii immer wieder bestialisch hoch, doch vor allem mit zwei oder mehr Spielern ist Facebreaker K.O.-Party für eine kleine Boxrunde zwischendurch immer wieder gut - was vor allem daran liegt, dass das Rumwedeln mit Remote und Nunchuk einfach mehr Spaß macht als das Rumdrücken auf einem Standard-Controller und dabei sogar ziemlich gut und präzise funktioniert - was angesichts der sehr oberflächlichen Steuerungsmöglichkeiten ohne komplexe Kombos aber auch keine große Kunst ist. Aber warum bekommt der Comic-Arcade-Boxer dann trotzdem eine schlechtere Wertung als auf der 360 und PS3? Zum einen, weil man es immer noch nicht kapiert hat, dass der Schwierigkeitsgrad einen Tick zu hoch angesetzt ist, damit für unnötigen Frust sorgt und der Umfang immer noch schwer zu wünschen übrig lässt. Zum anderen aber auch deshalb, weil man die Community-Features komplett über Bord geschmissen und dabei auch gleich noch den Editor geopfert hat.
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Nintendo Life (Nov 19, 2008)
Ultimately FaceBreaker is let down by it's confused relationship between control system and AI. It's frustrating and rarely gives the gamer a feeling of control over the action, something that Wii Sports Boxing managed perfectly. Perhaps another victim of the "hmm, let's try and make a Wii version" blue sky thinking we could all do without. Not awful, but still a chump.
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Thunderbolt Games (Dec 03, 2008)
But when it comes down to it, Facebreaker is just one glove short of a set. It’s a 5th round fighter at best. It’s a ring announcer shy of a main event spectacle. It’s any other boxing related pun or play on words you can muster up. Facebreaker shows some promise at the start; it’s plucky, full of spunk, and mildly charming. But play it more and it becomes apparent that it’s nothing but a one tricky pony. That charm and dazzle soon withers away along with your enthusiasm, and Facebreaker ends up punching itself in the face.


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