Excerpt: While EA's Madden franchise may have suffered from being the only NFL game around, the same can not be said for the Fight Night series. The 3rd iteration of the successful boxing series may not do a whole lot new, but what it does, it does very well.
Excerpt: Ever since the introduction of Microsoft’s new console some have questions as to its true “next-gen” qualities. While the games may not knock your socks off in the visuals department you can recall that neither did Dynasty Warriors 2 for the PS2 launch.
Conclusion: Fight Night Round 3 should be considered the first real sports game to grace the Xbox 360. EA’s other efforts were fine in areas, but it Fight Night Round 3 is the most complete next-gen sports game of the whole lot.
Excerpt: “Let’s get ready to Renderrr!” And render it does… really well. EA Chicago has come out of their corner swinging and delivered another devastating haymaker in the form of Fight Night Round 3 for the PS2, Xbox and, with astonishing visual flair, the Xbox 360.
Conclusion: In the audio front, Fight Night Round 3 features
amazing sound effects that could only come from
a live boxing match. You’ll hear cartilage
popping and tendons snapping as the weight of
your punch come across your opponent’s pretty
Excerpt: It's been a while since I've seen a multiplatform game so obviously designed with one console in mind. I'll give you a hint: It's white, it makes a whole lot of noise when it's running, and it's in a severe need of an update to its backwards compatibility list.
Conclusion: If you really want to box try FNR3. with a little practice you can even bob, duck, and weave your way around your opponents punches to deliver counters almost at will. the strength and stamina bars are nice. I liked playing with them off so you have to kinda feel your way during the fight.
Excerpt: Developer – EA Chicago Publisher - Electronic Arts Features: Genre: Sports Console: Xbox 360 Multiplayer: 1-2 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround HDTV Support: HDTV 1080i Fight Night Round 3 for the Xbox 360 is truly the new undisputed king of boxing video games.