This game had me hyped and ready for action, however, I felt somewhat cheated. This game has made some good improvements, First of all being the stamina. As EA said it is fun to pummel your opponent into oblivion by throwing haymaker after haymaker but the realism suffers. This was the main improvement to the game.
However this game made me feel cheated in that when you punch someone it sits there and makes this crunchy bone break noise. I feel that this makes the ps2 player feel mocked seeing as how the face acts much differently on the Xbox 360. Also when you knock you knock your opponent out and he lands on his face his left leg twitches uncontrollably. Also sometimes when I have won a fight the announcer will say, "this was a crushing loss for the dream" (my characters name is the dream) Also the music in my game has locked up to were it only plays one song over and over again no matter what I do.
EA was so focused on their Xbox 360 players that they forgot their PS2 fans.
However this was not a complete piece of you know what. I would recommend RENTING IT and trying it out.
This game is still fun however and is entertaining. I would not recommend it to people just wanting to haymaker, haymaker, haymaker as in the last game. Patience is the key.