Originally posted on www.Defaultprime.com
After it’s disappearance for over 10 years the Punch-Out Franchise has finally returned. While many were overjoyed by the return of a old franchise many asked how much would change and could a game like punch out provide enough depth and game play to make it worth the full $50 value? While Nintendo promised that there would be enough content to justify your purchase, you can’t really trust the word of the one who’s trying to sell the game. Should Nintendo have left this franchise out of the ring, or can Punch-Out justify its place in the ring.
A reminder that this review is based off the Gamecube version of GUN. Other version may vary in quality and content.
Activision is probably one of the biggest money power houses in the video game industry. Instead of making new franchises Activision is focused on milking series like Guitar Hero with as many as four different Guitar Hero titles announced for the end of this year. The developers who currently makes these titles inside Activision is called Neversoft, previous developers of the Tony Hawk series. Neversoft has constantly slaved away at making yearly entries of the Tony Hawk franchise and seasonal entries in Guitar Hero franchise, but back in 2005 they had the chance to create a new IP. What came out was GUN, A Wild West third person shooter. Did Neversoft prove that they could hold their own as a developer of a new title, or should they continue slaving away at making these hollowed out franchises.