posted by warreng210 (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Jun 2, 2010
Member since Jul 2007
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
the game is very good its a tune up from 2009 a much needed tune up i like how you can dodge punches and come back with a counter and choose your own moves in career mode i like the choose of fighters and tournament mode was also great yea the game still has some way to go but compared to fight night round 4 and other fighting games this is by far the best i think in a year or two if the series continues it will have no competion once they fix the career mode this game will beast. but to better explain the game if you liked 2009 you will love this one more moves switch stances can use the fence signature moves for certain fighters more modes and more fighters what more could you ask for?? wack things are $5 online code and its really hard to submit the cpu other than that a win for sure i bought this game and have no regrets great game when i want to get off call of duty and fight a couple of people
I enjoyed UFC 09 so i was really looking forward to the next step of the franchise. Unfortunately, UFC 2010 didn't make drastic improvements, and made some aspects worse.
Pros: More fighters, graphics, deeper custom options for CAFs, ability to switch stances, swaying punches and dodges, cage work, custom fighter techniques
Cons: SUBMISSIONS - They did away with the button mashing offensive submission/defensive escape, but the "shine" system is pretty bad. Maybe i could have a warped control stick, but i have "shined" and "charged" and "charged then shined" all without any success at completing a submission. the only sub wins i've posted in career mode involved abusing the opponent's body until a slam to side control rocks him, then slapping a boring armbar while rocked. i've gotten my CAF sub offense over 90, waited until my energy was high and my opponents almost none, yet still couldn't finish by submission. I've managed to escape a couple times, but if the comp slaps on a couple subs in a fight, my fighter will always tap. I've looked on the internet, watched videos and read all the tips for subs, but still can't pull them off (i primarily play career mode without the sub switch ability). In 2009 making someone tap was probably my favorite thing about the game, so being unable to do that in 2010 is a major negative for me. They either need to make the "shining" sub easier to pull off (vs comp), provide the option for button mashing, or rebuild the submission system from the ground up. Submissions should be able to be pulled off at any time in a fight, not just late in a fight or after a beat down.
Other Cons: Career mode- the only thing you do is the training/sparring/camps, with an occasional fight. Of the hour i'm going to play the game, I'll probably only get 2-3 matches done since i'm spending all my time training. Also the Lv 1-3 aspect for all moves in career sucks and takes too long to do. let me learn it and be done, especially the subs.
This game is not as bad as some make it out to be, however to enjoy this game takes a lot of patience so if you are lacking you may want to pass. In order to actually enjoy the career mode you actually have to pay attention to your opponent's strengths and weaknesses or you will get drilled. (If you dont believe me, try submitted Shogun, or wrestling Rashad Evans.) The faults that I do find with the game is that stat degredation in career mode happens WAY too fast, so most of your time will be getting skills to levels where they dont degrade rather than learning new moves. All in all i dont think it's a gamechanger, but still a very realistic fighting experience.