Excerpt: Rocky Balboa is something of an oddity. A boxing game on the PSP isn't anything too extraordinary, but a movie licensed game available only for the Sony handheld isn't something you see every day. The general rule for licensed video games is that they must appear on every platform that's currently available, generally resulting in an average game on all fronts.
Excerpt: The greatest underdog story of our time is back for one final round. So begins what will probably be the final Rocky story. The champ's getting on a bit. It has, after all, been 30 years since he first weighed in and audiences were treated to the immortal dirge that is the Rocky soundtrack. Back in the modern era a computer simulation shows that, in his prime, Rocky would have beaten current heavyweight champion Mason "The Line" Dixon.
Conclusion: Neither technical boxing sim nor arcade slugfest, Rocky Balboa seems a tad misguided. Whilst the game does generate some positives, the frustrating negatives counter them far too quickly. The film, however, is bloody awesome!