Summary: This game is VERY unique. There is more story packed into it than any other boxing game on earth. In between fights you will sit there and watch anime cut scenes go on and on and on...and you can't skip them. Depending on the mood you're in, that's either a good thing or a bad thing. But I have to say that the amount of artwork and effort put forth by these developers really impressed me. As I said in the title of this review, the controls are weak.
Summary: I am a huge fan of the Hajime no Ippo, the manga/anime that the game is based off of, so don't think that this is just a biased fan's opinion. I love boxing and have been looking for a good simulation boxing game that would match up well, without having to step in a ring and have to mess up somebody else's face, and this is that solution. If you are looking for a good boxing game, this will be it as long as you take the time to understand the game and its design scheme.