What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that as brutal as Face Fighter is when using its pre-made characters, the overall experience can be more disturbing when using custom-created fighters as opponents. Kids can upload a friend, teacher, or family member's face to the game and then watch themselves beat that person black-and-blue. You don't need to play this way, but the option is available and promoted within the app.
Is it any good?
Technologically, FACE FIGHTER is impressive. The way it allows you to place, say, your brother's face onto your virtual opponent -- and then alters your brothers face by, say, knocking loose teeth, fattening a lip, breaking a nose, and blacking an eye -- is a definite feat of programming prowess. It's also kind of creepy, though. Putting that questionably feature aside, Face Fighter is a standard first-person boxing-type game with ugly characters made uglier over the course of the fight. There's a novelty to it at first, but that wears off after a few bouts.