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Foul Play

Mediatonic, Developer Digital
Sep 18, 2013 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5

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Critics Recommend

5.5 / 10
God is a Geek
6.5 / 10
65 / 100
PlayStation Universe
6.5 / 10
6 / 10
Press Start
6 / 10
6 / 10
7.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Foul Play

The lack of depth hurts Foul Play the most, and it's really a shame considering how brilliant the aesthetic is. I wanted to run around the stage, but playing the game made me exit stage left.

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Foul Play is a novel idea which takes an age old mechanic and twists into something new and unique, and its great theatre aesthetic and witty humour are both enjoyable to behold. However, repetitive combat plagued by difficulty spikes, and constant saving issues, left a slightly sour taste in the mouth.

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The presentation and set pieces are terrific and one of the best parts of the game. Within each level you'll see a lovely variety of enemies and backgrounds.

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Foul Play looks great and it's very funny, but it's lack of depth and rigid combat system holds it back from receiving a standing ovation.

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Foul Play should have brought down the house. But the pacing leaves the game corpsing

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Press Start

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6 / 10
Press Start

It doesn’t quite go the extra mile to a memorable, must-play experience – there are brawlers out there that I’d recommend more so that this one – but its theatrical approach is inventive enough that I definitely got a kick out of the game.

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If this was released in the 90s, it would be a superb addition to the stack of truly memorable arcade titles. Today, though? Compared to titles like Castle Crashers, it comes up a little short. The design and aesthetics are fantastic, but ultimately, they alone can't carry the title. The repetitive nature of the combat, the low level of difficulty and lack of extra features or unlockables to expand the lifespan make this one just average.

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With great wit and humour, Foul Play is a thoroughly enjoyable brawler that will keep you entertained for a good while.

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