posted by cbias1717 (CARL JUNCTION, MO) Jun 27, 2014
Member since Aug 2008
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Im not sure what these guys were expecting. The game has me hooked. I enjoyed the my face feature, and am enjoying the career mode. It is repetitive but it is kind of needed for the complex system used to control your fighter.
"doesn't have a good story"???? why would it? you are a fighter that has been cast on to ultimate fighter reality tv show. if you win you get a contract in the UFC. Then you fight in the ufc increasing your popularity. That seams like the only story you could have for a game like this!!
button mashers beware!!! it works at first but further you get into the game the harder it is to get away with this fighting style. Eventually leading to you just getting laid out!
If you're looking for a game to compete up to the Undisputed franchise, then look again. Career is pretty bland, no story, no immersion, nothing to really be exciting to train for. You can't customize your gameface if you use it. There are also no sliders in the game to make your immersion seem more realistic. Some training procedures can be annoying at times, as its a chance of a coin flip rather than skill. I honestly hate that you can't sprawl in this game. The whole point of Takedowns is to be able to out sprawl someone with Brute strength. In the game there is nothing but one button spams whether it to get out of a dominant position such as Full Mount or when it comes to Flicking a stick Down to prevent a take down this game is lackluster. Some punches in the clinch are very unresponsive, especially after doing a knee to the body, you either hit it and nothing happens or you spam it and accidentally hit it twice. Leg kicks mean absolutely nothing, doesn't provide benefits to take downs, only provides a slight chance that the opponent will limp. There is no finish the fight like in Undisputed, you get at max 3 hits when someone is knocked out on the ground. Then you just stand up and accept the victory rather than EARNING your victory. Knock outs are pretty unrealistic... Game face is OKAY, not perfect but some of mine just come out flat wrong. Overall though, this is a good start when you compare UFC Undisputed 2009 to UFC Undisputed 3. So expect this game to be a stepping stone for the future UFC games. To be honest, I wish this game was more about simulation but overall EA stole another franchise from us (NFL2k cough) and provide us with a amateur job of a game. If you're playing with friends this can be an endless game of fun, but overall the game lacks.
posted by deviant (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Jun 22, 2014
Member since Jan 2004
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
If you're just going to play against friends or whatever, then it's pretty fun, but the career mode is worthless. You never get the chance to change weight classes or anything, there is zero storyline, and zero things to do other than pre-planned training sessions between fights.
You don't get to choose a training camp, or visit other camps, or anything. My fighter had 38 fights before he was forced to retire (started out as an 18 year old, retired at 35), and was given a grand total of ONE superfight against someone in a different weightclass (and it wasn't even a belt holder). The previous version, while still incredibly lacking in its career mode, was better than this one. All they have is real video clips of fighters saying stuff like "nice fight, i'm becoming a fan", but that's it, there is absolutely nothing in career mode to make it in any way immersive.
Yet another example of EA making a quick money grab at the expense of the fans. I'm so glad that I rented this instead of bought it.