Boxing experience The excitement of the fight it’s the hardest game I’ve ever played, my heart rate is higher, and while the graphics were a bit cheesy, I ended up totally immersed. Between rounds of a fight, I almost sat on the virtual stool in my corner of the ring.
The hands-on experience begins when you launch the app and see the menus that explain how the game works. Instead of pointing the drivers at the menu buttons (most games you want to aim at as laser guns), go straight to the menu screens and touch them with your virtual hands, which already wear boxing gloves.
You are in a small gym with a garage air. A coach stays by your side, watching you but not talking. There is a dressing area, a mannequin for punching and a raised boxing ring. Choose an opponent to fight and suddenly you are in a corner of the ring with a small crowd gathered around. You punch and try not to have punches. If you do it once, the world fades a bit, turns black and white and you (if you’re like me) move away from your opponent for a minute as you try to get your directions.
I won three rounds against my opponent, but it was exhausting. I hit him when I could and kept moving towards him, trying to keep up the pressure. I found myself constantly pushing towards the end of my Guardian, which the game usefully draws like a red rectangle on the floor of the virtual ring. I needed to punch i punch again i don’t punch me. The audience was watching, my coach was judging in silence. I didn’t want to fuck that up. I didn’t want to get punched. If you want to increase your heart rate or just feel a little terrified by a short interval workout, play Thrill of the Fight.