I didn't see a meet up thread for BE users to meet and play each other in the new EA UFC game that was just released today, so I figured I'ld start one myself. Anyways, like some of you I just picked up the game today. There's things I like, there's things I don't, and I'm down to play against other BE members. Since I need X amount of words for a Fan Post I'll post a short review:
1.) Most importantly, this is an over all a fun game, games like this really don't work on a typical gaming press ten point scale because there's way too many flaws to give this game anything above a seven and a half or so, yet it's a lot more fun than the typical seven and a half game. It's certainly above average, and if you have an Xbone or PS4 and you like MMA you should buy it used at the very least. There's a natural learning curve that should at least give the game some replay value.
2.) The roster is pure unadulterated dog shit. There's too many big names missing, there's too many "WTF" inclusions, and the ratings suck ass. The lowest rated guy I saw was an 86. Why is Roy Nelson a 90 and Mark Hunt an 86? Hunt's made insane strides to be the fighter he is today and I guess we'll find out soon enough, but the discrepancy here is uncalled for. However, I will say that the legends they included like GSP, Anderson Silva, BJ, and Chuck are still good fighters...maybe not their peak but still 92s and up. Competitive with their modern counterparts. That I appreciated. This problem can be fixed by EA hiring people that actually know what qualities to look for in MMA ratings.
3.) The gameplay mechanics are good, right now I'm button mashing but I'm slowly but surely learning how to play the game correctly. I've had some pretty sweet KOs and hit a few gnarly subs in practice. The "damage" mechanics aren't the greatest. I was able to leg kick the piss out of Roy Nelson with Mark Hunt and he was still hitting huge slams when in reality he would have trouble standing.
I've only played two hours or so, but I like it...definitely recommend it. Anyways, I got it for PS4. I'm VeronicaMarsPI...lets meet up bros/broettes!!!