Reviews and Problems with Pride Fighting Championships
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23 April 2006
Summary: Firstly, I am an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) guru. I've been watching it for years, and I've had this game since it's release day. I just joined on Amazon, so I'm just now reviewing the game. This game is much better than the UFC games that are out. The UFC games seem to have too much inconsitency in its fights. A stand-up striker should not be able to submit a submission master within 10 seconds (50 seconds their time) in every fight.
Summary: It's difficult to give longevity to any game of this type, and making it impossibly difficult is a turn off also. The balance here is pretty cool, most of the World's top fighters are here for you to use and play around with, with a mixture of fighting styles, and moves. The graphics engine is tight, and amongst the most realistic out there, even if the blood splattering on the canvas and the camera lens doesn't always tie up.
Summary: This is a good game but unfortunately there are some huge faults that you will notice right away. the first is the gameplay and plain and simple, it sucks. heres the way to win, just keep doing a submission. the striking system is also a bit faulty because you can knock someone out if you are on your back. it doesnt work that way in real life if someone is mounted on you.
Summary: I got this game yesterday. I have a few problems with it: 1) All of the fighters are left handed! All of the fighters use a lefty stance! If they wanted to have uniform stances they should have made them use the right-hander stance. Even then, it is unacceptable for each character to not have the general orientation of his stance. 2. Some things are just not realistic. There are far too many reversals in this game.
Summary: Sometimes I wonder if THQ cares about making video games anymore. Its been a long time since they did UFC on playstation 1 and not much has changed. The worst part is the control. While the buttons react alot better then in past fighting games, the button scheme is a mess. This is the same problem they have had with the Smackdown series. Its difficult to remember what direction to push a button when your moving 360 degrees around the ring.
Summary: While I love MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), a developer has yet to release a MMA game that is exciting enough to keep it interesting. There just isn't the depth of moves and action found in other fighting games. With Pride FC, you won't find anything substantially different than was in Tapout. Different fighters and a new name ain't going to cut it . . .