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: Good but not great, it should be remembered that this game arrives at an almost budget game price, and as such is a bit of a cracker when compared to some other over-publicised and overrated sports games that we've all been daft enough to buy in the past.
Pros: The sexy, bouncy Laydees, There’s a really good Volleyball game in there, Lots of characters and courts to unlock