Summary: For a boxing game, Rocky is pretty good, but for a movie-based game, Rocky is very good indeed. However, that isn't saying much as usually they are dreadful. In Rocky, you can have a quick fight against an opponent of your choice (there are unlockable characters to fight and play as also), play in a tournament or go straight for the career mode. All of them are pretty fun but the campaign is pretty easy with very limited AI.
Pros: Nice graphics, good replay value, many characters
Excerpt: "...from the 5 films, including rocky from each of them, 2 versions of Apollo, Ivan Drago and the misfit fighters who fall to Rocky along the way. This game doesn't play like most boxers, and especially like the recent fight night games. Its filled with combo's and special punches and it makes for an excellent multiplayer. The controls are easy to pick up, left and right straight punch, left and right jab, and modifiers for hooks and uppercuts. ...
Summary: Introduction Yet another game/movie tie-in? Clearly this is where the money lies for games developers, as invariably the copies will be flying off the shelves regardless of whether the game is a star or a lemon. so how does xbox rocky fare? Reasonably well actually, and without being outstanding, the game is very polished and includes nearly all if not more than expected in terms of locations, characters and of course the definitive Rocky soundtrack to mention several of...
Pros: Great use of the Rocky licence, Quick to pick up and play
Cons: Too easy to complete, Not great for replay value
Excerpt: "...the ear biting mode though). Rocky takes these two different styles and mixes them together in a big boxing glove to produce one of the most entertaining and playable boxing games ever. Choices, Choices --------------- From the outset, a movie which doubles as an advert for the DVD (cheeky!), this game oozes class production values. The options give you the chance to play in many different styles, from the usual Exhibition and tournament modes ...
Summary: Rocky has always been a well loved, or well loathed film series, that you could either say was great use of a basic, chump to champ story line, or a over worked clieched pile of crap. I stick with the first comment, as i am a big fan of the first 4 Rocky films, the fifth im not to bothered about, the others are great.
Pros: Great representation of the film and the characters, One of the best boxing games around, Fun, exciting, fast and furious
Cons: Too easy to blitz your opponent or be blitzed
Excerpt: "...remarkable flair. Movie mode sees Rocky starting life in dismal arenas fighting other no-hopers such as Spider Rico and Dipper Brown, until Apollo Creed makes an entrance. His momentous decision to give a plucky unknown the chance of taking his crown sets the player on a journey that vividly mirrors the films' magic. Movie clips, samples from all five films and tongue-in-cheek cut-scenes combine to add atmosphere and impetus to the boxing action. ...
Pros: Its Rocky ! Da da daaa da da, try and stop yourself singing along !
Cons: Strugles to find happy medium between being too easy and too hard
Summary: Boxing games have a more than checkered past on games machines. Even the ones reviewers have tried to convince you are brilliant in the past have generally, at best, been poor relations of flashier pyrotechnic beat-em-ups like Soul Calibur. Rocky finally exposes why - other boxing games have attempted to mimic the beat-em-up genre when what they should have been doing is trying to mimic the sport.
Summary: I was not at all impressed with this game, I bought it after having read a very positive review in a magazine which failed to point out any of the large list of annoyances and bad points... First off the graphics are pretty good, the characters are caricatures of their real-life counterparts, and look just like they're supposed to, the animation is fairly smooth and the framerate is solid, as you would expect as there's never much going on on the screen at any one time.
Summary: I wasn't sure about Rocky when I saw the screenshots a few months back, espeically as it was being developed by Rage, but a lot of reviews praised it highly and Ive always loved the cheesy movies so I went ahead and bought it on its release day. I have to say that Im pleased I did as this is a thoroughly entertaining game. Im not hugely into boxing but this is the first time ive really enjoyed and gotten into a computer simulation of the sport.
Summary: I was the first to be sceptical when I heard that a Rocky game was coming out on the X-Box. However, the game is great to play comprising of great graphics and fluid game play. The moves you make with your boxer are excellent and look just like the real thing plus it takes time to get your combos working. The graphics are better than any other boxing game - blood splatters the floor, opponents faces swell up and sweat is thrown from their faces as you land a punch!