Conclusion: If you have Xbox Live, go out and buy Outlaw Volleyball, if you don’t you should still consider picking this one up since you can still play locally with up to 4 players in some seriously fun sports competition. This is one of those games that will provide you with hours of entertainment and makes a perfect game for those dorm floor tournaments. Outlaw Volleyball picked up where Outlaw Golf left off and boosted both the gameplay engine and the overall fun factor.
Excerpt: With titles like Dead or Alive XBV and Beach Spikers , the volleyball genre has recently seen a number of me-too titles. Following on the heels of the moderately successful Outlaw Golf , Simon & Schuster Interactive have taken their extreme (or just extremely rude and offensive) themes and built a volleyball title that's both humorous and fun to play. With a cast of humorous characters that range from British punk girl Lizzy to gigolo El Suave.
Pros: Solid gameplay engine, Graphics and audio portions are fine, Lots of modes
Cons: Weak fighting engine, Repetitive commentary, Could be more complex
Summary: Outlaw Volleyball has a fantastic mix that is sure to make it a hit - great gameplay along with online play, great visuals and plenty of humour. The visuals will keep the males happy for a long time with plenty of polygon curves to see and for the ladies there's more than enough fun to be had with the game successfully creating a nice arcade-simulation of the sport.
Excerpt: Ahhh, Hypnotix . Where would the Xbox be without them? We would never have seen the genius yet oh so titillating Summer, star of Outlaw Golf and one of the sixteen over the top characters in the latest beach volleyball game to grace consoles.
Excerpt: First there were sports games, accurate simulations that attempted to recreate a sport on a console or a PC. Along with teams, players and stadiums, each league was truthfully presented for players. Next came extreme sports games, titles that covered “fringe” sports (to some people) like skateboarding or surfing. While some of these focused on the mechanics behind an activity, others reveled in the outrageous nature of their game’s personas.
Excerpt: Expanding on the success of their Outlaw Golf game, Simon & Schuster Interactive has released Outlaw Volleyball for the Xbox. Using many of the same characters, there is a decidedly adult twist to this version of the Outlaw game. But the real question: is it a good volleyball game?
Conclusion: I don’t believe anybody watches Volleyball for the sport; in fact I doubt anybody actually “watches” the game at all. What people are watching are the women – it’s the highlight of the Olympics and it makes a beach holiday even better. The only other contact I have had with the game is when Top Gun decided to go all “gay” and show Tom and Anthony running around without many clothes on (needless to say the DVD skip button comes in handy here).
Excerpt: Vor dem Spiel Zuallererst suchen Sie sich einen Charakter aus 16 unterschiedlichen Spielern aus. Manche davon wollen jedoch erst einmal freigespielt werden. Sobald Sie sich für ihren "Liebling" entschieden haben, geht es auch schon los: Auf einer Art "Welt-Tournee" können Sie mit einem anderen Charakter gegen verschiedene Gegner antreten. Natürlich können Sie auch zuerst einmal ein wenig trainieren, um gegen die teils recht starken Computergegner eine Chance zu haben.
Pros: Nette Charaktere, Gutes Volleyball-Spiel
Cons: Matches teils zu lange, Minispiele oft sehr schwer
Conclusion: Outlaw Volleyball spricht ganz klar Fans von arcadelastigen Sportspielen und von trashigem Humor an. Es war noch nie so lustig, Volleyball auf der heimischen Konsole zu spielen. „Outlaw Volleyball“ ist quasi das spaßige Pendant zu „Beach Spikers“ von Sega und kann in nahezu allen Belangen überzeugen. Die Grafik ist gelungen und ohne nennenswerte Schwächen, der Sound passt wie die Faust aufs Auge und die Steuerung ist ausgesprochen intuitiv.