Excerpt: Fight Night, a franchise rich in history and the virtual sport of kings has come a long from its early roots. Fight Night round 3 is probably considered the greatest version of this franchise with its one button punch control as well as using the analogue stick and famed for its fluid fighting...
Summary: Fight Night Champion marks some significant changes for the franchise. Simplified punch controls, simplified defense, an "M" for Mature ESRB rating, and an honest to goodness story mode set it apart from previous Fight Nights.
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...
Conclusion: Unlike in previous Fight Nights where you had to stun your opponent and then KO them, in this one you can flash KO them out the blue. Those of you who are wondering wether the achievements on this game are hard/ time consuming. Some are but some aren't. So it' 50/50.
Excerpt: The following is based on a true story... I was known as "The Warrior" and woe betide anyone stupid enough to step into the ring with me. My record was 7-0, all wins coming via knockout. I'd just been sponsored, money was coming in, and I was moving up the ladder... life was good.
Excerpt: Between the legendary bouts of Rocky, the bittersweet moments of Million Dollar Baby or the more recent Oscar bait The Fighter, it’s clear that there is always a cinematic audience for an underdog boxer.
Excerpt: Well, it only took a decade or so, but it seems that EA has been - like every other sports franchise under their greedy moniker - slowly creeping ever-so-closer to making Fight Night a yearly release.
Excerpt: To give a series a little time off can often be a very good thing. EA are ordinarily the king of the annual update, although following the release of the superb Fight Night Round 3 , it took them over three years to produce the next game in the series.
Conclusion: Fight Night Champion is a good example of a big gaming company taking some chances and succeeding in making a better game. I would have liked to have seen EA go a little further with the tweaks they made, such as a longer, more in-depth story and a more compelling training mode.