So earlier this morning, a sleepy Jared and an especially sleepy Brad sat down with a new fighting game with politicians in it. This one is called Fightocracy 2012 [Free]. Unlike Chair Entertainment's Vote, this election season game doesn't seem to be too concerned with signing up potential voters or, really, even the whole satire angle. Instead, it's just a traditional 2D brawler that has you beating up past presidents as either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Because, politics. Or something.

Also, the actual fighting mechanics aren't so great. As far as we can tell, there are no combos, no juggling, no nuance. There's just two normal attacks and one special that you can activate when a bar fills -- that's it.

This is a weird one, so definitely give it a look. It's funny for about five minutes, or until you start thinking about what you're actually doing in the game.

POST VIDEO NOTE: You can totally pick different presidents to fight as in the game's "free mode." So, that's a thing.

  • StitchGames

    It's a shame you didn't get to the Liberty or Oval Office battleground levels, they look really cool and each has it's own soundtrack. Thanks for the review!

  • JJE

    Not to disagree with you but it's not a video game.

  • Micah Peterson

    I have to say, this video game has some wit, thats for sure.  I especially like the specials (Bush spouts oil from the ground, Roosevelt turns into a moose, Nixon turns invisible).

  • iqSoup

    Awesomeness!  I love the old school fighter aesthetic.  Its a shame that the combat system is so unplayably terrible.