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 system, beautiful graphics as well as being easy to gain a quick 1000 achievement points.
Realistic pro boxing game with bloody violence, profanity.
Common Sense Media
14 June 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Fight Night Champio n was designed to be a realistic boxing simulation and that it focuses on the sport's violence. Players can punch opponents in the face, head, and body, see their skin ripple and sweat and blood spray. The game's story mode depicts a bloody brawl between a few fighters. Women prance around the ring, often in bikinis, and the camera often zooms in on their cleavage and buttocks.
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. This game gets a rating of 8.3/10, from me. Hopefully eveyone else enjoys it.
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. Being that there is barely a movie trend that doesn’t work its way to the humble games console, it’s not really surprising that eventually someone would try to emulate that success.
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 contemporary creations like the peppy, zeitgeist-riding phenomenon Glee remind us there's no chance of these little guy tales subsiding anytime soon.
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. With Round 4 being met with positive reviews and commercial success, EA Canada comes out swinging with their latest in the long running series, Fight Night Champion .
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. Two years after the release of that very game, we now have the fifth 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. There is too much to love about this game to not look past its flaws and embrace the changes for the positive.