Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions
|a game by||Survios, Inc.|
|Editor Rating:||6/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Boxing Games, Download Sport Games|
Arguably, there's really only so much you can do with a boxing game. Maybe you can improve the mechanics, create a new set of challenges, or tweak careers modes. Ultimately, most video game offerings for the sport tend to be a bit samey. Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions aims to change that by adding a cinematic flair into the mix.
If you had to think of a famous boxing movie, what's the first one you'd think of? That Philadelphia-based classic is incorporated into Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions - and all your favorite colorful characters are available to play. There's still that concern of the negative stereotypes behind movie games, though. A boxing plus movie game could be equally as bad as it is innovative.
What strikes you almost instantly is that Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions doesn't feel anything like the cinematic experience of rocky. It feels like somebody adapted it more to an anime series. The animations are lightning-fast with move combos that light up, are over-the-top, and have opponents spurt excessive amounts of blood.
Before we dive into the confused representation of a cinematic boxing game - we'll go ahead and say that the visuals are actually quite stunning. Colorful arenas, well-sculpted characters, and a refreshing user interface. However, you seem to notice quickly that those strong aesthetics are just about all that's going for the game.
You can play all your favorite characters from the Rocky movies. But when you get to the ring, players won't be quite sure what to think. From the film fan perspective, Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions is a very particular representation of the franchise. For the boxing game enthusiast - it just feels all a bit too straightforward.
Sure, players can get a few entertaining fights out of the game. There's enough muscle-flexing, combos, moves, and banter to keep everyone entertained for a while. The problem within the game is its identity crisis - and it's that noticeable to not resonate with players.
Eye of the What, Exactly?
'Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions does feel like a step up from its spiritual predecessor Creed Rise to Glory. However, the game plays more like an incarnation of Dragonball Z: Budokai using Rocky film characters. It feels a bit focused on the cartoony aspect - and doesn't really deliver an experience that would appeal to the target demographics of the game.
Having said that, Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions is intriguing, to say the least. There hasn't been a boxing game (at least in my experience) that doesn't feel like a steroid-induced potato bash. It's worth playing on the merit that it is more innovative than your average boxing game - but don't expect too much from the Rocky element of it.
- Feels more exciting than a typical boxing game
- Great visuals to capture the atmosphere of a ring fight
- Fighting mechanics are accessible to those who even don't enjoy boxing
- Not a great representation of the Rocky franchise
- Story mode isn't exciting
- Not much variation after a few fights
Download Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP