posted by deviant (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Sep 16, 2011
Member since Jan 2004
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
PROS: -graphics aren't terrible -more brutal than other mma games (if that interests you)
CONS: -small roster of fighters -no create-a-fighter -can't install game to hard drive -very limited move list -story mode for each fighter is super short and poorly done -controls are below average and not very intuitive -only unlockables are fighter outfits -not brutal enough (if brutality is your main draw to the game)
I can guarantee that you'll be bored with this game after 30 minutes, tops. It might be good for an hour if you're playing against friends (same console), but that's about it. If you enjoy mma games, then just skip this and wait for the next ufc game. I didn't bother with the online play, but I think it's safe to assume that at best it's below average, and at worst it's god awful.
posted by UndeadRussell (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Sep 18, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
The developers of this game promised a brutal unsanctioned MMA game based more on arcade fighting games than the simulation of the UFC or EA MMA games. Most of the gaming community was expecting Tekken with ground fighting and broken bones. What we got was the worst game of the year by far.
The graphics are decent, but the animation seems broken and jerky. The controls are clunky and unresponsive. The AI of the opponents borders on omnipotence. Even on the easy setting the opponents play like maniacs on PCP with seemingly twice the health you have. The sound effects are weak, but the soundtrack of metal songs seems appropriate for the game.
I felted ripped off by the game and I didn't even buy it. I can't imagine how the poor people that actually purchased this game must felt. 505 Games and Kung Fu Factory should be ashamed of themselves for releasing this monstrosity.
posted by Zombiegamer (COSTA MESA, CA) Sep 16, 2011
Member since Sep 2011
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
I thought this game was going to be epic, because of the breakable arms and extra gore. In my mind I thought this game was going to be like an MMA version of Bushido Blade. In that game it was two people fighting, but they had a weapon. If you got hit in the arms or legs, they would go limp and you would have to continue fighting with severed arms/legs. That game was epic.
This game is nothing like that. First of all, the animations just don't look right. There is no cohesiveness to how the body moves, and so everything feels and looks robotic.
The actual fighting is terrible as well. You basically have two buttons to press to either kick or punch; and you have a freakin' health bar. Once you run out of health you get knocked out. In MMA games this is a huge no-no. The whole allure to MMA in general are the surprise knockouts!
Lastly, the story mode was pretty lackluster... I chose to try out the Karate guy, and I ended up watching some really bad cartoon of a teenager throwing a fit with his parents. And then his mom died so hes all emo and starts fighting people as a karate artist. This game is whack and gives me heartburn from dissapoint.
TL:DR version: STAY AWAY, THESE AREN'T THE DROIDS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR!