Punch Club falls under a number of genres once you give it a chance, and is certainly worth checking out if you enjoyed games such as the recently released Fallout Shelter on the Xbox One. If you want an actual genre however, well the website calls it a Fighter management sim with RPG and tycoon elements, so let's go with that.
Sleep is just a case of having a quick nap on your settee or drinking an energy drink to boost it back up, but things such as happiness and even more so hunger need you to earn some cash to refill it. Jobs are a key role in the game, with just two jobs available to me at the moment, with those being to deliver pizzas or working on a construction site. Just turn up with time on your hands and earn anything from $30.00 to $50.00 for a days work (not game time). Like I said this will mostly be pumped into buying food to fill your hunger, gym sessions, some quick boosts to fill certain abilities before a fight, to even fixing you up if you suffered an injury in an ultimate fight.
Strength, Agility, and Stamina are the three things you need to work on before any fight if you wish to get anywhere. The game gives you a book early on explaining all this, so the image below is from the first page of the book explaining what working on each attribute will do for you. Saves me typing a bunch of text out to you at least. I found myself going high on both strength and stamina, but even then getting to a point in the boxing leagues where my opponent would have something to easily match what attributes I did have. The fights themselves are just a round by round affair where you must pick moves out from ones you have and see how you do. Not a really interesting few minutes if I'm honest, but this is a sim game not Fight Night from EA.
Overall: I'm on the fence after spending a few hours with this game, but I think that's more down to me not really being into this genre of games than the game itself. The guys who eat this sort of thing up will find themselves losing hours in the game, where as people who don't quite pick it up won't feel the need to keep playing it after a few hours, as the game itself can come across quite repetitive. Enjoy this sort of game though and Punch Club is something to at least try.
Nice retro feel with nods to old school things old people like me remember
Enjoyable in short bursts if you start doing well
Things are not really explained that well
Can come across being quite repetitive