Big Rumble Creed Champions Boxing Review (Xbox Series S)

We take our Big Rumble Creed Champions Boxing Review and see if we are ready to become a boxing champion? We step into the ring and show off our boxing skills in a knockout arcade experience. Fight as 20 iconic characters from the Creed and Rocky universe. Take on world-class opponents across a variety of thrilling locations, or challenge your friends and family in intense, head-to-head matches.

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Big Rumble Creed Champions Boxing Review Pros:

  • Cartoon style meets cel-shaded graphics.
  • 9.3GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Boxing gameplay.
  • Three game modes – arcade, versus, and training.
  • How to play section shows the controls and mechanics via text and images.
  • The soundtrack features many popular songs including Eye Of The Tiger.
  • Twenty characters. Ten at the beginning then you unlock the further 10.
  • 3 difficulties – rookie, pro, and champion.
  • Arcade-style fighting with over-the-top combos and attacks.
  • You can dodge and block.
  • Special meter builds allowing you to do an unblockable combo.
  • Button mash a particular button to get up from a knockdown.
  • Slow-mo last hits.
  • In Arcade mode you get stories and mini-games between matches.
  • Uses some voice lines from the films.
  • Voiced commentary.

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Big Rumble Creed Champions Boxing Review Cons:

  • The story is told by text with occasionally spoken shout-outs playing.
  • The actual fighting feels sluggish and just mashy.
  • It’s like a budget Ready To Rumble.
  • No online play.
  • The mini-games between matches are pointless and time-consuming.
  • The commentary repeats a lot.
  • Every match feels the same.
  • The voice lines from the film sound low quality.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Had it a few times where the opponent would activate their special after me which then voided mine but still cost my special.
  • It all feels predictable with the down counts.
  • When dodging your attacks don’t actually hit and in fact, you are hardly ever facing your opponent.

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Big Rumble Creed Champions Boxing:

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Developer: Survios

Publisher: Survios

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  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.6/10

Summary

I’m not quite sure what they were going for here? I mean it isn’t exactly a Creed game based on the films, it’s not a huge Rocky mash up its kinda just boxing, anyway it doesn’t really matter its all about the actual boxing. The boxing in here is not good, it’s just a load of button mashing and specials. It tries to let you be flamboyant and skillfully with dodges and counters but it doesn’t actually play out like that as you just mash punch and uppercut with occasional dodging or blocking. The pace is fine as it is fast and has a low scale version Ready To Rumble feel to it but it doesn’t have the heart or atmosphere of a Ready To Rumble. I mashed my way through the story mode skipping the story as its just a load of text with an incoherent set of objectives, it’s all very throwaway. With no online you are against the Ai and its not a good thing because my biggest issue is you dodge and doing so breaks any type of lick on so if you attempt to string combos it goes into the air and the opponent gets the upper hand constantly. Ramp up their efficiency of this with the Ai difficulty. I came away from Creed Champions not liking it and just not enjoying the way it plays, the overall atmosphere and how they try to shoe horn in any classic Rocky references. I’m not sure what they were going for but it’s confusing, frustrating and not the boxing game I wanted.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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