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I did not even play past the 1st fight. I rented the game and did not have the book with it. Maybe that had something to do with it. But learning the controls were awkward. And the moves were boring and appeared to be slow. Graphics looked ok. Selection of fighters was broad enough. But no character development? I thought I could make my own fighter, like in Def Jam-Fight for New York. I'm not much of a sports enthusiast, but I like fighting games. This wasnt able to even hold my interest through the 1st fight.
The game is great for an arcade experience, but career mode leaves a lot to be desired. Instead of moving up the ranks to become a contender and then a champion, career mode consists of a number of sponsored belts. You'll box a mish mash of boxing legends, with no care whether they're light weights, middle weights or heavy weights.
Instead of going after the heavyweight title, you go after the Burger King title or the EA title, each one granting a number of unlocks.
While game play mechanics are great, this arcade style career mode ruined the fun for me.