Rage of the Gladiator has two things going for it in the originality department. Quick, count on your hands all of the first person fighting games you've ever played. Now, how many of them utilize Wii MotionPlus? Exactly.
I think this is a fair grade for the game, having seen trailers and other reviews on it. I think the use of MP was smart, but hard to pull off.
I disagree with the review on a couple of points and the "Final Grade". Rage of the Gladiator is an incredible game for $10. If anybody enjoys Punch-Out(old or new), you should enjoy Rage of the Gladiator. The game's presentation is more fun, than serious, but the game is seriously fun! Sure, some of the lines are repeated by the enemies, but if the game didn't have voice acting, would it be penalized? The only reason the voice lines may get super annoying, is if you're getting repeatedly beat by the same boss...which means you should probably take a break and go drink some coffee! I know in some of the boss battles, I would be talking loudly back to the television(yelling), the "annoying" lines back at the boss...all in good fun, once I beat said boss. @Andrew Clark: Did you finish Challenge Mode? I know it takes a long while(at least for me it did!). BTW, you should "Tilt" this score +10. Also, you failed to mention the "grading sytem" on each boss fight. You get a letter grade, for each fight, depending how you do. The grades go, "C, B, A, S". C being the worst, S being the best. "Tilt" +20 now, for lack of information. Final Grade = A. If anybody has any questions about the game, feel free to ask here in the comments!
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