posted by dbarrick (MOUNT PLEASANT, PA) Sep 29, 2011
Member since Sep 2011
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
the game was meh. best way to put it. graphics weren't all that bad, but the game didn't feel like an MMA game. i like the idea of the game; an underground MMA game thats more bloody and violent and brutal than the UFC games. except when i played the game, it was set up more as an arcade style fighting game. for example, u cannot block and move at the same time, u cannot sidestep (unless u hold in LB), to counter or block strikes or moves u had to press a button at the right time, and there was a health bar. if ur into fighting games, dont get this get Marvel VS. Capcom or something of that nature. if ur into MMA and r looking for a game about it other than UFC, ur out of luck because UFC is the best MMA game on the market right now.
As strange as it may seem to others on here I actually enjoyed this game. I liked the brutality, I liked the simplicity of controls, I also kind of liked the submissions causing damage till the end (though the tap out animation needs work). I also some what liked the change in how submission battles worked. I have a hard time rotating my stick as fast as others, but back and forth is pretty simple to me. The stories are short and choppy but I actually still enjoyed them. Not everything has to be in perfect animated 3D to be liked, after all. The challenges are decent, if a pain at times, and I definitely liked the various unlockable outfits for each character. (Honestly I did, though wish they had ankle supports for some of the MMA shorts as well as the Muay Thai.) They could stand to clean up the movements and button/actions synchronization. An addition of even a basic created fighter and one or more simple stories for that, maybe based on fighting style, would have also been awesome. The damage variations should get a bit of work as not even a stand up fighter seems to do a significant amount of damage compared to ground fighting, but that's not to hard to fix. One other thing I liked was, actually, almost all the characters. The graphics of them could use some touching up but overall I liked almost all of them. On a final note the inclusion of female fighters, even in limited numbers, was a big change and rather welcomed. Hope to see a sequel in the future with improvements and watch this game evolve into something awesome filled with bloody, bone breaking, brutality.