Rented The Bouncer for fun...figure I'd need an occasional diversion from studying. GRAPHICS - 4/5 Good. Technically superior to many games out there. However, to be honest, the graphics of the Bouncer didn't really strike me the way Skies of Arcadia did, for example. I think a large part of it is the overly blurry effect, but I'm guessing a big it is the lack of interactivity that really kills this game. So although the Bouncer is a pretty game, it's not really aesthetically impressive. There's simply no wow factor. SOUND - 3/5 Nothing notable...not great, not bad. The punching/kicking sounds are pathetic, the explosions are ho-hum. GAMEPLAY - 2/5 God, I remember when Squaresoft was showing videos of the Bouncer there were a lot of people ready to jack off right then and there. Some were already calling it the greatest fighting game ever. I saw the videos; the sequences looked good; but I knew that the gameplay was far from guaranteed and that it would probably end up as a Final Fight clone. Boy was I wrong, this game plays worse than Final Fight. The story is stupid, the cinemas boring and the gameplay is dull. Best fighting game my ass. OVERALL - 3/5 Stricly average game, meaning it's rent only at best. The fact that you can easily complete the game under two hours doesn't support its case any. Another instance where the final product doesn't do the hype justice.