-submissions are more realistic and possible to perform.
-career mode made small improvements.
-the cuts form unrealistically.
-needs more of an EA MMA feel to it.
-career mode makes you retire after a certain amount of years. there shouldn't be this feature because UFC fighters retire when they want to. you should be able to fight as long as you want to. and there should be a change in appearance when you get older.
posted by allisean05 (SOMERVILLE, MA) Feb 22, 2012
Member since Jan 2008
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
First off I have to say I do not follow UFC or Pride, but this game is great. I started off like everyone does... EXHIBITION. I do not need tutorials, I just want to FIGHT!!!! I fought a few times and just pounded the CPU til I won. Then I went to Career Mode. I created my person (I wish it was a little more robust) and started playing. That is when I noticed the thing that erks me the most about this game... the loading screens. I think since I have been playing the game I have logged over 3 hours, however I have only fought and trained for 1 1/2 hours of that. The rest of it is loading. It takes a good minute load between training, camps, and plans. Also the other thing that takes some time is that it takes a good 3 minutes to get into the game even trying to skip the pre-fight intros and movies. Once the action starts forget it, it is all out greatness. The collision factors are pretty much spot on. I have yet to see a phantom punch or kick that makes the characters grimace of flinch. The list of characters is so extensive that I even fight against my ultimate hero Royce Gracie. Watching the first UFC, I was in awe watching him... but I digress.
in closing, if you can get past the loading screens this game is awesome.
Love the graphics, loved everything about it, however, I found it hard to control. Got more and more use to the controls but kind of took the fun out of the game! I was concentrating so hard on getting the moves done that it took some of the steam out of the game.