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: Outlaw Volleyball review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com 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.
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).
Conclusion: Outlaw Volleyball is a very enjoyable and functional volleyball game. Hypnotix have managed to combine humour, good graphics and a control scheme that actually works to make not only a very good volleyball game, but a very good game overall. If you can forgive the A.I, it will take you ages to unlock all the characters, costumes and courts and you should have a lot of fun along the way.
Pros: + great control scheme, + genuinely fun to play, + on-line play via Xbox Live, + customisable soundtracks, + trademark outlaw humour
Cons: + questionable A.I, + annoyingly repetitive commentary, + only 2-player over Xbox Live