Lucha Fury is a Mexican themed arcade brawler that quickly loses it's way with repetative button mashing and unresponsive controls.
The first thing that will strike you are the graphics. The game is incredibly detailed with a wonderful art style. Seeing this makes the game look promising but within 10- 15 minutes you will overlook this and see how bad the game really is. You can play as four unique wrestlers but when I say unique I don't mean with their own special abilities, they just look different. The arcade-style game will have you button mashing waves of enemies to death. Your then told to move further up just to do more button mashing. If you enjoy constantly pressing the X button and getting a painful thumb, this game might be just for you. As you progress you do unlock new combo attacks but it's not enough to keep it fresh.
Even the Boss fights are uninspiring and lack any fun what so ever. It's simply bashing the enemy or dodging it's attacks. I know this is an arcade game but it could have been a lot more varied with combat. Another big issues that lets the game down are the controls. They are far from fluid and makes fighting even more tiresome than it already is. Moving the character feels as if you haven't got much control over it and it's unresponsive to your actions. It feels as if the character is on ice skates instead of actually walking on the ground.
All games now a days are expected to have online multiplayer. When I noticed Lucha Fury had four-player Co-op that's what I was expecting. Unfortunately you can only play offline and this added another disappointment to the games issues. It doesn't even feature a drop-in drop- out multiplayer.
The games strongest point is it's graphics but everything else falls flat.
I really wanted to enjoy Lucha Fury because it looks so good. But the repetative combat, no online multiplayer and wonky controls let it down quickly.
Review by Gareth Smith