Conclusion: Ultimately, Supremacy MMA fails to deliver. It promised a light-hearted take on one of the world's most serious sports and it never gets anywhere close to showing that. Poor character designs, terrible mini-narratives, and a broken fight system make this a waste of time and effort. Fans of MMA might satisfy some blood lust, but for everyone else, it shouldn't even register on your gaming radar. And yes, there really is a character called Dante Algearay.
Excerpt: . Forget about mindlessly smashing the buttons of your controller in the hope of subduing your opponent; Supremacy MMA is an arcade fighter with smarts. Prepare yourself for some neck-snapping, leg-cracking, ground-tapping action with a gritty realism that is sure to keep reminding you why you should not try these moves at home.
Excerpt: With few big name fighters or promotions attached, 505 Games probably realised that Supremacy MMA was going to struggle at retail, so they made it controversial instead, and have even marketed it as the most controversial MMA game yet. The excellent EA Sports MMA failed to make a mark, despite actually having some big name fighters and a relationship with Strikeforce, so Supremacy MMA was going to need something to help sell it.
Excerpt: Supremacy MMA is a classic case of a game you want to like. It’s got its heart in the right place – delving into the shadowed world of underground cage fights to further educate MMA enthusiasts in the gritty nature of battles waged beneath our notice. It’s a title that comes in swinging, but tends to whiff more times than not. What a number of gamers may not realize is the entire roster is not made up of actual real life competitors.
Summary: On the surface, Supremacy MMA feels like it could be a solid notch in the win column for fighting games. Instead, after playing for mere seconds, it's clear the game will do nothing but make fans of fighting games doubt the existence of a deity.
Pros: A few solid laughs at the voice acting, It is a video game, None of the words are misspelled
Cons: Incredibly unresponsive controls, Unforgiving AI makes winning even one fight a challenge, Everything else
Conclusion: For an hour or so Supremacy MMA is mildly entertaining, but its lack of depth, strange submission systems and attempts to move away from many of the sport’s fundamentals makes it a difficult sell.
Excerpt: Launching in 2009, THQ’s UFC Undisputed arrived to a flurry of positive reviews, becoming the forerunner of an MMA resurgence in gaming. However, with the mainstream series on hiatus until January 2012, there’s been an opening for other contenders to step into the ring; 505 Games’ Supremacy MMA being the latest entrant.
Pros: Easy to harness and enjoyable., Clinch/Ground controls have also been simplified
Cons: Lacklustre multiplayer., A number of fighters feel identical., Female fighters barely get a look in., In dire need of a comprehensive single player career., Some gameplay/control aspects need refining., Not as brutal as some made it out to be., After 10 minutes, you’ve seen everything the game has to offer.
Summary: Zurück zu den Wurzeln wollte das Team von Kung Fu Factory mit diesem ambitionierten Projekt. Den Fokus auf das Wesentliche legen - weg vom Simulationsansatz der Konkurrenz. Unkomplizierte Action für jedermann. Ob die Rechnung, nach immerhin zwei Jahren Entwicklungszeit, aufgeht, erfahrt ihr in unserem Review.