Excerpt: As improbable as the setup for MGM's Rocky Balboa is, it's still a decent license for a video game. After all, who wouldn't want to step into the ring as The Italian Stallion to fight against all of the memorable characters from the six Rocky movies? In the Rocky Balboa game for the PlayStation Portable, you'll spend more time playing as the younger version of Rocky than the aging fighter from the recent film.
Pros: Good representations of familiar characters from the films, Lots of characters, venues, and clips from the films
Cons: Unintuitive and unresponsive fighting controls, Power moods feel cheap, Very little context provided for all the fights
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.
Excerpt: Comebacks sind immer zwiespÃ¤ltige Angelegenheiten, das wissen wir spÃ¤testens seit der Axel-Schulz-Katastrophe im vergangenen Jahr. Nichtsdestotrotz kehrt Sylvester Stallone abermals als Rocky in den Ring zurÃ¼ck.
Pros: alle Boxer aus den sechs Filmen, leichtgÃ¤ngiger PrÃ¼gelspaÃŸ fÃ¼r zwischendurch, schicke Boxer ...
Cons: ... in hÃ¤sslicher Umgebung, kein Storymodus, lange Ladezeiten