Excerpt: For a sport as popular as mixed martial arts it is hard to believe there has been only one real contender in the gaming space thus far. EA Sports is hoping to remedy that with their latest addition to the lineup simply title MMA. Developed by Tiburon this new kid on the block may not have the recognizable UFC license, but what it lacks in big names it makes up for with realistic controls and more in-depth fighting.
Conclusion: The game does have its ups and downs, and a lot of bumps in between. The game just doesn’t do enough to keep me invested for more than a few hours, and not very pleasant hours either. For every good thing, there’s just a bad gimmick to go with it. Bellator MMA Onslaught needs a vast update and some good old grease to get up to spiff and the sooner the better. The hefty price tag should alone be enough to scare you off.
Pros: Bellator Onslaught is fast-paced, first and foremost. The rounds are short and from my time, I never went a full round without either being knocked out, or having my character tap out. I immensely enjoyed the stand up game, and felt this aspect to be my favourite, because when you’re standing up, you have the control to keep your opponent guessing. The games has four styles of fighting, BJJ, Wrestling, Kick Boxing and MMA, which are varied and do feel a bit different ...
Cons: Sadly this game has more wrong than right, and it shows. As I stated earlier, the game is fast, but, the animations just don’t seem fluid enough for the action shown, and the fighters just seemed stiff to me. The graphics do little to wow me, and resemble something very late gen from the Xbox/PS2 days, considering the download size, and how far games have come to maximize graphics these days; I was a little underwhelmed at the representation of the fighters. The expe...
Excerpt: We’re glad to see Kung Fu Factory — developer of the mediocre Supremacy MMA — dust itself off and create a better mixed-martial-arts game. Unfortunately, this Live Arcade cage-fight contender isn’t quite championship material. For most of the bout, Bellator impresses with proficient standup combat. A Tekken -esque striking system with weaving and strength modifiers encourages you to mix up attacks, while a reasonably strict stamina meter punishes attack-spamming.
Pros: + Simple-yet-deep striking system rewards efficient fisticuffs.
Cons: - Submission system is broken and in dire need of rebalancing., ? Can 345 use the time before EA's UFC game ships to make
Conclusion: Supremacy MMA is rated M for Mature with ESRB descriptors of Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs, and Violence. Of course the game is violent, it’s a fighting game. But the injuries and hits are pretty realistic and more brutal because of that. Even though you can turn off the blood, you can’t turn off the cursing in the story modes, so the game is still best for older players only.
Summary: Parents need to know that EA SPORTS MMA depicts a violent sport of mixed martial arts in a realistic way. Fighters will take opponents to the mat, choke them out or apply excruciating pressure to bones to get fighters to tap out. Punching, kicking, or even stomping on a disabled opponent is allowed. The title shows the violence in a frank manner, and the repeated blows will result in blood.
Excerpt: EA Sports has long been the recognized leader in sports games. Madden is an institution, Tiger Woods swings a mean stick for them and they make buckets of money. According to Dana White, EA didn’t show him much love, so he took his game elsewhere. The big question going into the release of EA MMA was if it’s in the game, it’s in the game, but what happens when the biggest stars in the game aren’t in the game? This may be where EA suffers the most.
Excerpt: MMA is unabashedly obsessed with violence. Practised, controlled and precise violence, perhaps, but you only need listen to the riotous bellows of the audience when a heavy blow tears through a rival's skin to realise society is still trading on the pain and primal thrill of blood sports. While the content of MMA and its glitzy, elder brother boxing are hugely separated, both sports gleefully trade on the basic joy of dangerous, carnal competition.
Conclusion: For those who don't know UFC had a gaming series on the previous generation of consoles, EA MMA have come out fighting with this game and I look forward to a rivalry between UFC and EA in the future, just to let everyone know EA announced in December that a sequel was still in the works despite the fact that Strikeforce have been bought by Zuffa who own UFC. Cannot wait. 4/5.
Excerpt: Hey you, do you enjoy watching steroid-fuelled, almost naked, shaven-headed men violently rubbing against each other like it’s the last days of the Roman Empire? If so, you’re probably already acquainted with the wondrous face-smashing world of MMA, also known as Mixed Martial Arts. Yes, the king of the franchises EA Sports, have added another acronym to their belt, naturally packing it with all the fripperies one would expect from the makers of FIFA, despite lacking the...