Excerpt: Two combatants trading punches until one falls over whilst the crowd cries out for their blood, yes boxing is a funny old sport that is as strategic as it is barbaric. It’s obvious that leather gloves and collapsing faces make for some great gaming material, and EA have known that for some time with releasing various head pummelling titles such as Knockout Kings, and more latterly the well received Fight Night series.
Excerpt: As one of the first Xbox 360 games to truly demonstrate the power of the next-gen console, Fight Night Round 3 made quite an impact on its debut. Although being shown first on Sony's PlayStation 3, the system's delay meant we have only just received the game in Europe. While primarily a port of the 360 game, a few changes have been made in an attempt to make this the ultimate version of the game.
Excerpt: Fight Night might be into Round 3 now, but this is the series’ debut on the PlayStation 3. The prior versions of the game have done an excellent job of capturing the strategy aspect of boxing, rewarding smart fighters while making it very difficult for the button mashers to succeed. With a history like that it would seem a foregone conclusion that Fight Night Round 3 would be an excellent game on a next-gen console.
Excerpt: Fight Night: Round 3 had the honor of being one of the first PS3 games shown in real time. The game managed to wow just about everyone, but the 360 version came out first and stole much of the PS3 version’s thunder, showing that the two systems were closer in power than everyone originally thought. Now, almost a year after the 360 version, the PS3 version is out.
Excerpt: Fight Night Round 3 (FNR3) signals the return of the sweaty man mountain in shiny shorts x2 and the only real competitor to take to the PlayStation 3 ring. FNR3 hits the spot with some of the most visceral visuals we've seen in a one-on-one fighter. Turn up the volume and listen to that gristle and sinew crunch and grate as you land (or get suckered by) the most powerful of punches.
Excerpt: Fight Night Round 3, an introduction. Most would admit that the EA Sports titles that arrived for the launch of the Xbox 360 were below the standard we've come to expect. Most launch titles for any console usually don't live up to expectations (there are exceptions to this of course) and the Madden and FIFA games were just two that could have been a lot better.
Excerpt: Most fighting games look and play very similarly. Two fighters move around a semi 3d arena, doing their best to hit the opponents. The moves are usually limited to high and low punches of various styles and it’s near impossible to find a game where you can’t block in some way or another. At first glance someone might think Fight Night Round 3 is the same “old thing”. That someone couldn’t be more wrong though!
Excerpt: was released to critical acclaim on the Xbox 360, so it's curious to me that EA would wait this long and then deliver the same game again. But here it is: it's got all the hard-hitting punches and great boxing action of the 360 version. While this port is still excellent, what little the PS3 version adds isn't quite enough to make up for what we lose in the rush EA had to go through to deliver this for the PS3's launch.