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Developer: Lazy Bear Games
Content Rating: Teen
Your father was brutally murdered before your eyes. Now you must train hard, eat chicken and punch dudes in the face to earn your place in the Punch Club ranks, and discover who ended your father's life. Punch Club is a boxing tycoon management game with multiple branching story lines. Your goal is clear, but how you get there depends on whether you want to legitimately climb the rankings, or take the more ridiculous, shady route. Along the way you'll want to focus your talents. Will you take the Way of the Tiger, the Way of the Turtle, or the Way of the [other one?]? Your strength, accuracy and agility all depends on whichever Way enlightens your path. Do you have stripes, or flippers? And every decision will matter, especially in your social life. You'll be juggling friendships, love life, work, recreational time, relationships, and possible stardom, all alongside your gym time and fighting aligators. It's not all just pumping iron, you know.
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I love the retro style of Punch Club, the chiptune soundtrack is a joy to hear, and the depth of strategy and training involved to go from nothing to a hero makes for a fun, addictive, and challenging fighting simulation RPG. If there is one game that you must pick up this week, make it Punch Club, even if you aren’t normally a fan of sport simulations, like me.
The game definitely brings out a batch of nostalgia for 80s fighting games. While it isn't all that impressive technically, it is still a game that will such you in somehow. Everything functions "fine" but it just doesn't do anything spectacular. The story, however, is the shining achievement of the game. The visuals, though retro, make some things a little difficult to read. The sounds are also awful, making the game one you will automatically put on mute.
If you're looking for a brawler, Punch Club is not your game. That being said, it's a very interesting management sim that does a great job of throwing curve balls at you to prevent you from settling into an easy rhythm. On top of that, the game's got a really great look and a surprising amount of narrative that will be sure to keep you training for the next fight.