Conclusion: Ok, so EA Sports have put out another boxing title, and a lot of new improvements have been made, but is it any good? Well, sort of.... Fight Night Round 2 (FNR2) continues where Fight Night 2004 left off. It continues the Total Punch Control (TPC)which I thing can get tedious, and that only due to the games difficulty. You see The TPC is sufficinet early on when opponents are easy up to the fighters ranked 10th and above. Any further and the game becomes impossible.
Conclusion: This game is ridiculous. The Total Punch Control is Total Crap. Its an exact science to try and throw the punch you want. You may want to try and throw an haymaker uppercut but if you don't move the right stick EXACTLY right, then the computer is probably just gonna nail you while you try to move the knob back and forth and round and round. This game would be fine if buttons controlled punches, but trying to move a small stick in exact motions is a waste of time.
Conclusion: This is a very well made game. From the graphics to the Carrer Mode every single detail is perfect. This game has many new features. One of the many new features is repairing cuts, bruises and swellings. It is almsot like a mini game, but it helps you when you are fisghting There is also a puch called a "haymaker". It is a very strong punch that I prefer to use. Fight Night is an almost perfect game.
Conclusion: Moving the series along, EA Sports, shows off plenty of new features and game modes, proving once again they're the kings of the boxing arena. [b]Gameplay[/b] - Total Punch Control, that's somethnig you'll hear often when discussing Fight Night Round 2. It is also the gimick that made the series what is today. Having complete control over your boxers movement and punches. Displaying precesion boxing control, and intutively mimicking your analog movement.
Conclusion: Finally I excellent boxing game online. People have been waiting for this for a long time. Although i am not totally in love with the total punch control I like the option to use the button for jabs and hooks. while still using total punch for haaymakers. Then haymakers is an added plus for the game. And for people who get use to dodging and blocking will see that haymakers are not over powerful. Someone throw 3 and miss you now have an opening to attack. nice balance.
Summary: If you are looking for a fun boxing game then this is one I would recommend. I have mainly been playing the career mode and although it becomes repetitive it was still enjoyable. A bit unrealistic with the devastating haymakers but overall a good game.
Excerpt: Boxing is to me, what football is to your normal guy, what shopping for shoes was to my ex and what drug addicts feel their chosen substance is. Boxing is my drug, from watching it to writing about it, from reading about it to looking at videos and now thanks to EA pretending I’m actually involved.
Pros: Boxing ! , fun, multiplayer, much more depth than the previous game
Cons: Dated, terrible judging, most fights end by early ko, hayemakers devalue the fights