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Punch a Bunch

Developer: Pontypants

Publisher: No Gravity Games

  • Price: $14.99
  • Release Date: Jul 20, 2023
  • Number of Players: 1 - 2
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  • ESRB Rating: E10+ [Everyone 10+]
  • There’s a very approachable quality to the boxing controls here, but in practice they’re at the expense of precision and feel inconsistent at best

    This is one of those experiences where initially I had some unexpectedly high hopes for success, but then in the execution of actual gameplay I sort of crashed back into reality. On the one hand the controls actually feel pretty good at the core. You feel like you can reasonably control your left and right hands, the base controls feel approachable, and you get the sense that maybe this will work out. Getting into the ring against opponents, though, that feeling of security begins to crumble. You can throw punches just fine, but with your somewhat stunted ability to position yourself effectively landing them is quite another matter. Worse, the crossover sorts of movements you use to throw more powerful punches feel inconsistent, which compounds the issues with it being hard to connect. In the end who this does remain perfect for are kids or people who aren’t looking to master the game, they can probably just have some fun slugging it out with each other. However, if you’re looking for a reasonably good fighter to enjoy on your own this ends up being a tougher sell.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.5]

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