"Electronic Arts came out to New York yesterday to show off the software they have in the pipeline for this upcoming holiday season. Among them was the arcade fighter, Facebreaker (Xbox 360/PS3) and Facebreaker K.O. Party (Wii), and although it's meant to be an ode to the classic Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!, an equally viable comparison, that younger gamers will be able to relate to, is Ready 2 Rumble Boxing. The cartoon-inspired art-style, while familiar, is a welcome change after so many years of realistically styled boxing games, and doesn't take away from the experience at all.
After spending a bit of time playing against the games' designer, we came away extremely pleased. It was very reminiscent of our days playing Ready 2 Rumble, considering both were in 3D (Punch-Out! wasn't) and feature a Russian boxer who carries the spirit of the Soviet Union in his gloves. As expected, it's especially accessible on all platforms, with a practically instantaneous learning curve. So, getting wrapped up into a match can happen pretty fast."