I was a little disappointed with Round 3 after all the Hype. Granted the XBOX 360 looks amazing, this version didn't feel any different from Round 2 to me. If I would have never played Round 2 I probably would've given this game at least an 8, but I didn't see enough evolution in this game to even keep it at that level, I give it a 7 bloodied noses outta 10.
When this game came out I thought that it was just going to be another boxing game. I was totally wrong. I subscribe to Playstation and Xbox Magazine and along with the Playstation magazine I received a demo disc for fight night round 3, so I figured, "Why not, Lets try it!" This game is awesome on the playstation 2 and just as much fun on the xbox game console. I do have to say that for the playstation it is a little bit easier to play but the xbox has a different twist on controller layout and once you get the hang of it, the xbox version is actually a bit better. The user creator menu is really simple and a ton of fun. The only thing that I questioned about the game is when you are playing it your coach will talk to you between matches and for some reason both your character and the opponent have this "I don't know where I am look", on their face. They also both look a little slow, if you know what I mean. Other than that I give this game a 9 out of 10.
After seeing the fantastic graphics this title has on the Xbox360 I wondered if I was going to be disappointed with this game. I was happy to find that this game is as good, if not better, than its predecessors. The controls are spot on once you get into the actual boxing ring and the fighting is very realistic. Unlike more arcade style games, Fight Night is more about whittling your opponents stamina down than hitting with the big punches for a quick KO. That's not to say you can't knock the other guy into next week, because you can, and when you do it's a lot of fun. The sounds of the fight are also great and the game has a thumping, hip-hop soundtrack.
The only things I didn't like about the game were the load times between screens and the fact that there aren't very many ways to upgrade your boxer. They also took out one of the entertaining options from the other games: the ability to change your entrance music and pick your ring side girls. These few things really do not detract from the game, however. Do yourself a favor and rent this game. You won't be disappointed.