Toribash: Violence Perfected Image

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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Toribash is an online fighting game where you make all the moves. Use precision motion controls to create any move you want – the only limit is your imagination. Manipulate your fighter's joints for maximum impact and take out your opponents with precise hits. Boost your joints for added speed and strength to hit harder, then grab your opponents and slam them to the ground. Fight online and challenge players around the world using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (broadband Internet access required). Want to make your own fight movies? Just jump into the replay editor. You can enter replays at any point in time and review your fight to catch that move you missed. When you're done, share with your buddies through WiiConnect24. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. A fascinating and unique WiiWare game that deserves to stand on its own merits.
  2. I really like Toribash, but given that it's a downgraded port of a free game, I'm not sure how to score it. It's a really interesting experience no matter what platform you play it on, but there is no denying that it sucks to pay $10 for game that is arguably better and free of charge on Mac/PC.
  3. Toribash can both please and repel the player. On one side, it is very different, technical and strategic; on the other, its control is not good enough, and the game pace, in practice, is slow and not very well carried.
  4. Toribash is not fun. It requires too much attention to be fully enjoyable, but spending time with it doesn't automatically means you will get better and better. Not recommendable at all, also because you can still download it for free.
  5. Some people have an extreme level of devotion for the game. I do not. I like to have fun and lose myself in excitement, not tweak physics for a half-hour to get a five-second clip of what appears to be two marionettes squabbling.
  6. Put the time into it and it's rewarding, but it's an uphill battle with very little help. [Sept 2010, p.94]
  7. 40
    So know that if you're thinking of downloading Toribash and starting from scratch with the game, you're signing up for a long struggle before getting anywhere close to the level of mastery required to create anything impressive -- this isn't a game, it's a couple of lifeless puppets being handed over to you with the question, "Hey, kid, you wanna try?"
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Aug 23, 2010
    While it throws you in the dark with virtually no idea whats going one, when you get something right in Toribash, it's immenesly staisfying. The problem being it shouldn't be staisfying- they should have had way more and better tutorials, and the complex battle system doesn't help. When it works it ace, when it doesnt, however- its still funny watching a puppet fall over drunkenly. Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2013
    the game is so simple,the fights are so slow and boring,and haven't a history,only you fight with others in boring fights the only good from the game is that is free,but there are a lot of games free and cool but this isn't fun Collapse