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Fist Puncher
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07-01-2013

Fist Puncher

There are few things quite as cathartic as punching a nigh-endless horde of villains in their ugly mugs. I'm all for highfalutin, emotionally charged, wordy games where you are meant to care about people, but sometimes I just need to hit nasty people really hard in quick succession. 

Fist Puncher dutifully scratches that itch, providing many hours of of retro, River City Ransom-inspired cartoon violence. The 8-bit aesthetic, somewhat juvenile premise, and the simple mechanics are all throwbacks to the age of the side-scrolling brawler -- it's a nostalgic homage, and Team2Bit certainly hasn't made any bones about this.

Nostalgia alone does not a good game make, however, but Fist Puncher also oozes character, with its absurd humor and ridiculous villains. There's a lot of charm amid the flailing of limbs and slaying of bullies, so it's unfortunate that a lot of enjoyment I stole from the experience was marred by egregious flaws. It's a game I desperately want to love, but often I found myself mildly frustrated.

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