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: I've got a love-hate relationship with boxing games. Over the last twenty-plus years I've gotten my hands on almost every single one of them - from the Atari 2600's Boxing on to Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!
Excerpt: Nearly every veteran Xbox 360 gamer remembers the moment they first laid eyes on Fight Night Round 3 in early 2006. It’s our version of the “Where were you when astronauts landed on the moon?” memory.
Pros: + Great controls and control options., + Amazing presentation; we’re not sure we ever saw a hint of clipping.
Cons: - More iterative than Round 3 and Round 4; climax of Champion mode is anti-fun; ref sometimes obscures the camera., ? Do Butterbean’s moobs really have to jiggle so realistically? Eww!
Conclusion: Whilst Legacy mode is a bit of a drag, this game is all about Champion mode. The story of Andre Bishop is compelling and enjoyable. Can this deliver a knockout punch? Yes, I think it can. Not just that - it's FUN. This review took twice as long as it should because I was having fun playing it!.
Excerpt: Another notch in the franchise, but can it deliver a knockout blow for the genre? I like boxing. I am not what you would call a fan, but I do like to watch it if it is on the telly. I also rather link boxing games, both arcade ones (Punchout!
Pros: Champion mode is great to play. Looks amazing. Full Spectrum Punch control is brilliant