So as many of you know, Rag Doll Kung Fu was a free download on the Playstation Network last week, and not very many people are talking about the quality of this game. For those of you who took advantage of the free download, you probably already know how fun this game is, but those of you still on the fence, here’s a quick review of the game.
Character Selection – One of the coolest parts of this game is that you can customize up to 5 different fighters and use them in any mode. At the beginning you are limited to the parts used to build the preset characters in the game but as you complete more challenges, you gain more parts to use for your custom fighters.
Multiplayer – The multiplayer mode of this game offers four different styles of battle: Deathmatch, Dodgeball, Capture the Fish, and King of the Hill. Deathmatch and King of the Hill are exactly what you would expect. Dodgeball mode is similar to Deathmatch, but you can kill opponents with one throw from the dodgeball that is placed on the map. Capture the Fish, in the simplest of definitions, is pretty much a basketball game but a fish is the basketball. The objective is to grab the fish on the screen and throw it into a bowl as many times as possible before time runs out, or a specified point limit is reached. This is the only game mode that you can’t use AI players to play, for the other three modes you can play either with other people, or AI players ranging from difficulties easy to hard. The only downside to the multiplayer is that currently you can’t play with other people online, you can only play with people on the same console.
Challenges – The challenges in the game are, at first, used as a tutorial to teach you all the different skills that you can use in the game, and unlocking each new challenge only requires you to get a bronze fist in the previous challenge. This is fairly easy, but getting silver, gold, and plastic fists becomes much more difficult with each progression. It takes a lot of practice to master these challenges, but it’s a very good difficulty for the game and offers a little more depth than just having a multiplayer mode.
All in all, this is a pretty fun game that can keep you occupied for quite some time if you try to master each challenge. It’s a lot more fun when you play with friends, but it offers enough diversity to be a good single player game too. I definitely recommend this game to people who enjoy fighting games and are looking for something a little different than the standard Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter.