Summary: All in all K-1 ends up being mostly
fun but quite a ways from memorable or remarkable. While better than a
lot of the other realistic fighters we've seen lately it is still lacking
in too many areas to be any kind of long-term contender.
Pros: Good counter system and deep controls…
Cons: Which, unfortunately, are slow to respond and feel lagged out. Also sorely lacking in the graphics department.
Excerpt: While it's not the most detailed fighter out there, K-1 World Grand Prix isn't all that hard on the eyes. The combatants are nicely detailed and resemble their real life counterparts well. There isn't much else out there to look at though. The stadiums and crowds are veiled in darkness (probably for good reason), and the ring is plain and square. This isn't all that bad though, because your attention will be focused on your opponents for most of the game.
Excerpt: I like mindless violence as much as the next person. Well, I should say I like fake mindless violence. You know, things like movies and video games, and I feel confident that there are tons of people into professional wrestling. Heck there is even a market for backyard wrestling. Americans like their violence and love violent sports. I can’t say we should be proud of it, but it is who we are for the most part.
Excerpt: “K-1 World Grand Prix” is the latest entry into the fighting market; aimed more towards the sporting side as opposed to the outlandish side. Konami has taken the actual K1 circuit and given the gamer 20 actual fighters to choose from. I knew a little bit about K1 from the start, but as I started playing this, I also started noticing the K1 commercials for an upcoming pay-per-view event from my local cable company.