"Breaking The Rules" is a third-person action/fighting game. Game is mainly played as a brawl, ( but can also be played in the classic 1 vs 1 mode ). Fights can happen local ( up to 4 players on the same machine ) or multiplayer up to 12 players. The game is 100% physic based, one still standing, and totally fallen in 8 of the most beautiful locations in the city of Rome faithfully reproduced.
This game has the potential to be a great brawler, but due to some factors; like the lack of personalized key mapping which lead to the impossibility to play without an xbox controller, or the need to launch the game in admin mode (in win7-x64); it's only sufficent, at least for now as the hope is that the team will polish this raw stone until the diamonds in it will start to shine.
Breaking The Rules aims to be a realiztic fighting game.
It doesn’t have a HUD or health display, although you can gauge your fighter’s stamina based on how fast they move and how hard they are breathing.
Fighters move slow in the heat of the battle, like it should be in real fights. If you are locking someone then you can always quickly change direction and punch or kick who's behind you. it takes some practice but when you learn it is very rewarding.
Combos are straightforward and simple, no absurd spinkicks followed by 3 meters jump in air. but solid one-two or one-two-three hits.
In conclusion: A great indie fighting game that could become a great classic if animations will be improved a bit.