So I got Thrill of the Fight finally, and it’s as good as people have said as a workout, especially for upper arms and shoulders, and an effective HIIT session. My play area was barely large enough, so the fighter was in my face all the time and I didn’t have room to dance around, but rearranging my office has been on the cards for a while anyway. Fortunately I put my bookshelf to my back so I didn’t punch anything by mistake!
Beat the first guy on Normal, but by the end of the third round I was about ready to throw in the rendered towel. The training gym is actually really good, the speed ball is about as good as the real thing, although you really need the feedback from the hanging punchbag for that to be effective. But yeah, being able to go full on in the ring for 300 seconds and then have a 60 second rest is awesome. I need to find a better way of gripping the controllers though, I kept hitting the Oculus button by mistake and bringing up the menu in the middle of the fight.