I didn't think I would enjoy a boxing game, so the main reason I bought this game was because of the link to the classic Rocky films. The game is perfect for fans of the film because as you progress you fight all of the classic fights that appeared in the films, and some others as well. Naturally you play as Rocky and luckily it is quite a realistic likeness which was important to me as a fan of the series. As you fight there is realistic damage to you and your opponent's bodies as you pummel each other around the ring.
In the game you control Rocky with a fairly small number of buttons which means it is easy to learn to play but there is also a challenge for anyone who wants to take it further as you learn little tricks and combos to gain the edge. You can turn Rocky into whatever you want, as between fights you play minigames to improve statistics such as speed and strength (I found these pretty difficult actually, not to mention boring as you just tap buttons as fast as you can.) There is also a brilliant multiplayer, as you and a friend can choose from dozens of boxers to fight against each other and I have to say that it is one of my favourite games for multiplayer!