Excerpt: I’m guessing that the Revolution of the title is in regards to the controls, as the newest Ready 2 Rumble isn’t too far removed from other titles in the series. It still involves cartoon boxers slugging it out in a more over the top manner than what you’d see in real life.
Conclusion: Concept: Take a franchise that hasn't been around for nine years and crush any goodwill left in fans
Graphics: The art sets up racial stereotypes done by that caricature artist from the mall
Sound: The voice acting knocks those caricatures out of the park
Entertainment: See above...
Excerpt: Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear oh dear oh dear. Ready 2 Rumble Revolution is the worst Wii game to pop through the VideoGamer.com HQ letterbox in recent memory. It's a cartoon boxing game with the worst controls ever seen in a cartoon boxing game.
Conclusion: At this point it's stating the obvious, but we'll come right out with it: don't buy this game. It's not worth your time, much less your $30. If you're a Wii owner who really wants a boxing challenge beyond that of Wii Sports, there's nothing to do but wait.
Horrible controls + stereotyping = one big sucker punch.
Common Sense Media
18 August 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this boxing game is an update of an old Midway game. While the game is supposed to be a satire with funny extreme caricatures of famous people from the music, acting, and sports industries, some of the portrayals could be interpreted as offensive stereotypes instead.
Summary: Ready 2 Rumble Revolution is exactly what you'd expect - super deformed characters running the gamut of comedic stereotypes, over-the-top super punches, and the ring announcing of Michael Buffer. A new character creator is a welcome addition to the aging formula.
Summary: There was just something downright fun about playing the original Ready to Rumble. I’m not sure whether it was the pick-up-and-play arcade-style controls or the over-the-top cast of characters that filled out the roster.
Summary: I can remember back to the first moment that I heard about the Wii's unique motion-sensing controls. I remember being intrigued by all of the ideas and impressed that Nintendo would make such a radical departure from the status quo.