"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.
Having bought the game and tried it out for myself, I'm suddenly no longer surprised that they "had trouble trying to get our games onto Steam".
This game is, at best, a half finished tech demo. And not a very convincing one, at that. Save your money.
BTR had potential to be a good game: nice graphics, original background (Rome and its surroundings) and interesting 80s/90s culture. Ok, that's for the positive aspects. Now the major part of the game...
The game seems to be an alpha version of itself: the characters are hard to control due to the fact that they seem to be made of rubber, the AI is too much agressive and the physics engine is a bloody mess (bodies and props often flying for god-knows-why and collision damage glitches).
Not to make things any better, there's no tutorial and the manual (not even included with the damn game) is useless: the combos are hard to perform and the major part of them is useless. Most of the time, you miss the opponent and you have to get closer (if not giving him a hug) to hit him properly but this is the best way to get your *** kicked... Also, some characters are disadvantaged: while some of them are agile despite the rigid controls, others are as pleasant to control as driving a tractor.
Unfortunately, there's nothing in this game that maintains the interest of the player: all the unlockables are game modes that you have to play in the given order. Just waste an hour or two and you've "finished" the game.
If the devs polished it a lot more it would be an enjoyable game but in the end, it's just the worst indie game I've ever played. Also, there's no solid player base and thus no one plays it online, which leaves this game uninteresting. Thank god I only wasted 0,96€.
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