posted by kdubgamer (GRAND PRAIRIE, TX) Feb 20, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
It was just like the orginal on the ps2 no really noticable difference between them graphics looked better but that is due to the hdmi cable I would wait for a new game to come out if you already played this previously on the ps2
posted by pixlpush (MANHATTAN BEACH, CA) Feb 20, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
I'm not a big boxing fan but I thought I'd check out t the game. Try as I might to figure out the total punch control I couldn't and in the end I realized I didn't really care. The action is sluggish the graphics are ok but I'd hardly call them great. I was disappointed and once again glad I rented it rather than purchasing it. This one went back after 2 days.
EA Fight Night: Round 3 is definitely a strong rental and also probably a good buy. The graphics are superb and really show off the next gen gaming platform. You'll be surprised by the level of detail on the fighters' faces and bodies. The sound and music are actually pretty good too, I was surprised to hear an Atmosphere song between fights. The in-ring gameplay is excellent, and really that is all you need for this game. The analog sticks give good control over the punches, and if you want, the buttons can be used to launch very quick combinations. Even after you can decimate most of your opponents, the game is still pretty engaging. I was amazed with how much the quality of opponents can change as you advance in your career or adjust the difficulty, it really adds to the replayablility of the game.
As much an I enjoyed this game, it has some flaws. The career mode is disjointed and you never really feel like you are in a true career. Just a couple press conferences, fake ESPN newscasts, or new intro animations as your fighter walks to the ring could have helped tremendously so hopefully EA will take the initiative with the next game. The between fights training gets boring pretty quick, yet you have to keep doing it because the auto-skip is terrible and you will miss out on many points. Also, although the songs are appropriate and good, there are only a few of them and they get old after awhile. Lastly, the BK King should have been given some sort of high pitched gibberish voice. It seems weird to have him talk like your regular coach. Despite these negatives this is still a very good game. I recently just sent the game back to Gamefly, but I already miss it and may need to rent it again.