"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 is a good fighting game. The controls are straightforward ( if you use the pad ), choosing the right attack at the right time and engaging the enemy at the right distance for the attack is vital. Changing your focus between enemies takes some practice and precise facing, but with the crossair you get easily used to it. If you find the right sequence with the four attack buttons the results in some nice combos taht can differ a lot among the 8 characters.
Blocking is not a good strategy to win a game (it only reduces stamina, with no damage), so it is better to have an "attack - only" tactic which is good for my fighting style.
The brawls with up to 8 fighters at one time are the most distinctive trait of the game. The online game is fun but it crashes too often.
If you look for a realistic fighting game with no fireballs or people that fly and with multiple opponents this is the game for you.
And at 5.99 it's well worth the price.
Though it doesn’t quite reach the same high standards, the game resembles Mortal Kombat, but it has a lot of promise and a very dedicated team behind it. I have been looking forward to a solid new fighting game on PC, and found BTR rather addictive. For those hungry for Mortal Kombat to come to PC, this will hold you over until Boon (the executive producer of the Mortal Kombat series) finally decides to port it to PC, and, with the promised patches (see below) it could even become a good replacement if Boon decides to keep Mortal Kombat 9 console-exclusive.