Q:Take another look at UFC 3....4 fighters were available in the Demo. 2 in UFC mode, 2 in Pride mode. Even if nothing had changed in UFC mode, the Pride mode alone is worth getting it.
I will give UFC 3 a second look, thanks anon.
I got this reply from an anon this morning and decided to replay not just the UFC 3 demo, but also UFC 2010. I see this series as being built better through each newly released game. The additions of more content and substance have made this game better each time. Now, I am moving from 360 to ps3 for this one but controls aren’t the issue.
In UFC 2010, I really disliked the online play due to lag and mid fight buffering issues, which I hope this one improves on. Above all, I loved the career mode in 2010. You were able to build your fighter up from the WFA, go through fight camps, train with other MMA professionals and build up the particular fighter you wanted.
In my preview, I failed to mention that Pride FC, one of the largest MMA and now defunct organizations, also has 2 fighters to choose from. You can now start your fighter as a newcomer in that organization. Pride FC is a great addition to the game, and gives more insight into the history of MMA. Pride GP (Grand Prix) is also included. When you fight in Pride, you get to experience the differences vs. UFC. Just to name a few: soccer kicks and stomps to a grounded opponent were legal where elbows to the face and head were not, there are four weight classes, and you fight in a ring rather than an octagon. Oh, you also get to listen to ‘El Guapo’.
Although this game is a lot smoother, has integrated a new organization and a new stamina system, the demo only gives an impression of what to expect and I actually think I’ve had my fill of UFC games for a while. I probably will rely on gamefly for this one.
Preview of UFC 3
I’ve played UFC 2009 and 2010 on 360, so I decided to try out UFC 3 on PS3. Not bad, but I had to go from beginner to advanced in order to get the AI to kick my ass with takedowns and submissions. However, it doesn’t help that you only have a choice between Anderson Silva and Jon Jones. In one of the previous UFCs, you could win all of your matches while playing with Silva. Clinch and high kicks to the face. Not that I did that or anything, but my research does allow me to exploit these things. With the difference of consoles and controllers, it felt pretty familiar. I went with the pro settings since it was most like what I was used to with the 360.
Would I buy this game? Probably not, I do own the first two UFCs but I don’t think much has really changed. It might look a bit more cleaner and slightly less laggy special combo controlling, but I think I’ve had my fill of the games already and I’ll just stick to watching UFC on tv.