Sometimes, when you've had a hard day at work, or you've spent several hours copying notes in a mind-numbing lecture, all you really want to do is smack someone in the face. Obviously, due to conscience, morality and stringent laws on the matter (plus it can really hurt your fist), you can't go around doing that in reality, but you can punch out your stress on the Wii with FaceBreaker to your heart's content. The cartoonish brawler finds itself a natural place on the Wii, with its over-the-top nature a perfect foil for the Wii's general modus operandi of forcing you to wave your arms about like a fool.
Here at Dealspwn, we love cheap games: and they don't come much cheaper than this. Tesco is currently offering FaceBreaker K.O. Party for just £3.97, which is almost a good £2 cheaper than nearest competitor The Hut.
In a similar fashion to Nintendo boxing classic Punch-Out!!, FaceBreaker boasts some heavily stylised graphics, and a simplified fighting system that sees you taking hold of the Wiimote and the Nunchuk and flailing about like Mike Tyson punching away at the invisible demons that his warped psyche has conjured up. It's all generally good fun, although the AI becomes somewhat schizophrenic and can seem broken to the point of being unplayable from time to time, but get a couple of mates around and the game quickly becomes a party favourite.
The big draw, of course, is the eponymous ability to break your opponent's face! EA have implemented a system that allows for 'real-time facial deformation', which is frankly hilarious. Leaving the imprint of your fist on an opponent's cheek is a wonderful sight to behold, and it's all absolutely fine because it's a cartoon, and cartoons were made to pitch adult themes to kids. On the PS3 and X360 you can import our own faces via those consoles' cameras, but sadly this is not supported on the Wii.
All in all, a solid game that makes up for its lack of depth with a large capacity for humour. Well worth £4.
Thanks to notts6501 at HotUKDeals