Excerpt: Boxing games are rarely story driven which is why I was curious to see how EA Sports handled a plot in their latest Fight Night game titled Fight Night Champion (FNC). To my surprise, it totally rocked my socks off. Yes, it had pretty much every clichéd character straight out of a Rocky flick but thanks to some solid voice acting and not to mention a highly likeable protagonist, I was hooked from start to end.
Conclusion: Fight Night Champion mettra pratiquement tout le monde d'accord, pourvu que personne ne fasse preuve de mauvaise foi. On commencera à l'aimer très fort en suivant le passionnant mais furtif scénario d'Andre Bishop, mais une fois le mode Palmarès entamé, seuls les mordus de boxe resteront debout (il en faudra du courage et de la ténacité pour accepter de se prendre des raclées par paquets de dix avec un boxeur débutant).
Pros: Mode Champion super prenant, Des graphismes sensationnels, Simulation, pas arcade, Une durée de vie assurée pour les fans
Cons: L'obligation de devoir se créer un compte EA pour jouer en ligne, Très (trop ?) difficile de se relever après un second K.O., Simulation, pas arcade, Pas de notice dans la boîte, Des icônes de sauvegarde et de chargement trop semblables
Conclusion: Finish with the option to inflict pain online to friends and random contenders and you’re looking at the most definitely Fight Night yet. Even if you’re not a fan of boxing, punching each other in the face appeals to the majority of gamers. What EA has done is capture the sport perfectly, fleshing it out to near perfection. It’s a game you’ll keep coming back to again and again. A remarkable achievement.
Conclusion: Fight Night Champion is far from being perfect, but it is fun to patronize a franchise that tries hard to improve and come up with fresh ideas. At least they tried. Before I finish I have to hail the revamped presentation for its darker, more humble tones. The obnoxious hip-hop tracks are not as oppressing as they were before and there is a little more variety (notably blues and r&b tracks) for us to enjoy. It also looks a lot better than before.
Excerpt: Everybody loves an underdog. Society is enraptured by these heroes, with their diligent struggles, unwavering perseverance and faultless commitment to success; these David and Goliath stories have been kept within easy grabbing distance of our storytellers for thousands of years now, and contemporary creations like the peppy, zeitgeist-riding phenomenon Glee remind us there's no chance of these little guy tales subsiding anytime soon.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Fight Night has been around for a while now, and for as long as many of us can remember, it has been pretty good. Without a doubt the series has been the best out of every boxing game out there. Some might worry that with no real competition the series will start falling behind. The previous games in the series have already improved on the career mode, the sound effects and the graphics.
Excerpt: Another EA title, another chance to pay another subscription fee. This accessibility overview won’t cover online aspects of Fight Night Champion, though with the way menus and gameplay are handled, it can be concluded that online interactions will be at a comparable level to those in the rest of the game. Round after Round of it’s previous incarnations have lacked a story - not Fight Night Champion.
Excerpt: Another EA title, another chance to pay another subscription fee. This accessibility overview won’t cover online aspects of Fight Night Champion, though with the way menus and gameplay are handled, it can be concluded that online interactions will be at a comparable level to those in the rest of the game.