Review Office Rumble
A seriously great RPG brawler that you can relate to
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 20 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Very relatable content, excellent comicbook styled graphics, the controls and overall feel of the game are spot on
Uses an energy system, there is heavy grinding in the game due to freemium mechanics
Office Rumble for Android is every cubicle jockey’s wet dream. We all have that day when everyone around us just seems to grate on our nerves, so how cool would it be if you could challenge them to straight up mortal combat?! That’s kind of what this game is about except it pits your team of office fighters against, well, just a bunch of random people you might sometimes wish you could fight in real life.
Mission one is all about fighting strangers on the Subway. I, fortunately, don’t have to ride the subway into work, but I can still relate to the fact that commutes generally suck no matter what form you have to take. The rest of the game takes you through similar situations, which I personally think gives the game a ton of character and relatability that is sorely lacking in most mobile games.
The graphics, art style, and general feel of the game is great, too. Everything kind of looks like it’s a comic book come to life. From the way your characters designed down to the way that “pow” signs pop up while you’re fighting.
The fighting system is simplified but really exciting. The basic controls have you tapping the left side of the screen to defend and tapping the right side of the screen to attack. You can hold down the attack button to perform a series of combos, and once your fury meter builds up, you can unleash a super combo. You’ve also got some cool special attacks on a skill bar that have some large cooldown times.
Office Rumble is a ton of fun to play, and it’s a game that most people can relate to even if they might not work in an office. The controls and fighting are really great and responsive, and the art style is completely charming. While it does feature regular freemium grinding and level up mechanics, the rest of the game more than makes up for it.