EA SPORTS MMA
you guys r crazy
ufc 2010 is totally garbage they kiddyfied the game so that any idiot would b able to play it not to mention the auto block yaaa thats so realistic u can totally throw punches and hold position in real life. and this was suppose the be the most realistic fighting game ever. personally i thought 2009 was a masterpeice and was a very challenging game. 2010 is stupid with the submission controls how do you hold a submission like that its not possible. hopefully ea sports does mma some justice cuz ufc had a totally awesome franchise in the works now im not so sure i know if the controls dont change 4 ufc i will not buy another one its stupid how u have 2 transition 4 everything even standind up makes the game very unfun. so for those of you who are acting like 2010 is good what are you smokin cuz 2010 is horrible not to mention all the bugs with the game how do you release a game of that magnitude with that many screw up thq is garbage and they turned the ufc franchise into the next generation wwe completely sad.
Very Good Start EA
EA MMA is pretty good for a start. Controls are solid, the career isn't hard, and there's some good music to be heard(so long as you can weed through the bad stuff). Things I'm looking to see improved in the next EA MMA are: 1. Knockouts; it's just too hard to KO a guy. You have to keep punching away at them or they don't get KO'd. I wanna see the strike system of UFC in here, where you fight for a while and the guy ends up rocked, then you go in for the kill. 2. Submissions; The submission system in this game is wonderful. Don't change that! This kind of ties in to the KO system. I rely too much on submissions because It's too tiring to try for a KO. Some advice for players: LEARN THE TRIANGLE CHOKE! It will save your life! I can't tell you how many fights I've won because of it. Some people like to keep you on the ground all the time, so make em pay! 3. Clinch: Clinching just sucks and it slows everything down. Maybe remove that lol.
Like I said, this was a great first try for EA. This game is very good and very underrated. Don't buy in to UFC fanboys, this game if far better than Undisputed will ever be!
Like most gamers, when I played the demo online for EA MMA, I was like what the heck is this. The controllers were very weird and overall gameplay seemed to lag. Now mind you that I also own UFC 2010 so I may have been comparing alittle too much. Me being a hardcore MMA fan I went ahead and bought EA MMA anyway. This game is excellent. The controllers are actually not hard at all to get used too and the ground game is miles ahead of the UFC games. I love the submissions and you dont feel like your going to pull a tendon in your wrist like you do on UFC. I think overall EA MMA is better than UFC. The only advantage UFC has over this is the fighter roster, but you still have some good fighters on MMA. Dont sleep on this game, Im telling you and the career mode is great with fighter entrances and a good soundtrack.
it comes down to gameplay!
i dont think people realize how many big name fighters are OUTSIDE of the ufc and will be in this game. sure, the casual mma fan will not recognize some of them, but the regulars will be happy. i hear what people are saying about graphics, but in the end, if EA can find a way to improve on THQ's submission and grappling system, they have a chance to really take a bite out of undisputed. if the new final fantasy proved anything its that focusing on graphics too much will not make up for lack of gameplya. EA's big win already is the inclusion of pride style rules, with knees to the ground, headstomps, and kicks. dont get me wrong, im a fan of undisputed, but the grappling system was more than fustrating, and the whole button mashing thing shouldnt be a part of a 2010 game imo. i will end up buying both, and look forward to EA giving THQ a run for their money, cuz in the end only the gamers will win if thats the case.
Better than UFC
I played UFC 2010 for about 3 weeks and sold it, i loved how complicated it was to transition and get out of submissions, the game made the gamer get inside of the head of MMA fighter. ( you have to know your stuff). I down loaded the demo for EA sports MMA and i was blown away, not only does it beat UFC it destroyed it! There is no franchise out there competing against EA Sports thats going to get close. this game is real in every aspect from the grappling, striking, and to the ground game. UFC is only good for a gamer who is looking to fight with the spider silva or GSP. this game is for real MMA gamers world wide.
I'm not trying to get into a fan boy rant because I hate those type of reviews. I will start by saying I own both UFC 09 and 10 and were a fan of both. I beat both games in career mode with every weight class.
My issue with UFC is the balancing. If u have good ground game and know Ju-Jitsu u can use that to you're advantage and win most of the time.
Which is fine because I happen to love Ju-Jitsu but its MMA not a Ju-Jitsu / wrestling game only. There for I like the balanced features of EA's MMA because any one can escape subs and keep it standing if they want.
Now to the good stuff.
Ea MMA just has way more to offer and more variety then UFC...
Online u can compete in officially sponsored tournaments with chance to win real life prizes. I competed in a light weight tourney sponsored by Rockstar Energy did not do to well but it is fun.
I hope EA continues down that path because being able to compete for real life prizes brings more competitiveness to the fight my opinion.
I like the fact that if u are a Ju-Jitsu guy u can increase ur Ju-Jitsu belt rank u start out as white belt of course then progress on up to black.
Both games are good and both have there weaknesses but my friends find it more enjoyable playing EA's MMA its just easier to grasp but don't let that statement put u off because there is plenty of varieties and plenty to offer.
In UFC when playing on line I along with most people notice how much more powerful the CAF ( user made fighter ) is compared to the rest of the real life combatants roster. Ea has better balancing in my opinion in that sense u cna play with any of the main roster and hold you're own against CAF or user made fighters.
UFC all day
this game is not that good. Then only thing you do is online or career mode. It get's boring!. The career mode is not bad, i like how you can travel to different gyms and in different environments. I like how the moves are different than UFC, so it's not the same stuff i do. I like how you can download your face onto the game!!!. I watch UFC a lot and around wrestling a lot. I barley know most the fighters. I only know 7 the most. NO ONE watches strikeforce as much as UFC. The commentary is not that exciting. JOE and MaRK are the best mma broadcasters. BUY UFC!
finally a mma game 4 strikers
i think it is the best mma game so far ufc undisputed more 4 wrestlers the way the controls r using the right stick 2 strike better than fighting off takedowns and submissions also dont like having the same speed and power 4 everything like in ufc it is stupid feet hands and all other movements r different from each other career mode is much much better in mma than ufc undisputed but as much as i like this game improvements can b made in how fast stanima goes and takes forever 2 come back create a fighter better in ufc and needs more striking options training is 2 easy and most of all none of these games use reach and jabs the way they should or dont give the option 2 choose reach length hope they keep making more and dont quit with this first try
For some reason this game is very underrated. This is mma at its best no questions asked. You can change the controls if you dont like joystick punches. Ufc fighters ARE in the game, they are downloadable. The gameplay is almost perfect and so are the graphics. Buy this game for a true MMA experience.
Judging by the demo, this MMA game gets it right!
I own Undisputed 2010. There are some things I really like about it and some things I really hate about it. I liked the career mode. I played with my created fighter FAR more than any UFC stars. I DON'T like the submission system. It requires very little strategy. If you can shine like a madman, you can submit...a human oppenent. It's way too hard to sub the computer. Why should I have to beat the CPU within an inch of death to get a sub? Why should I have to drain their stamina for two rounds? Why can't I BLOCK a submission attempt? In steps EA Sports MMA. I can block submission attempts. I can submit the computer if they don't block my attempt, because they don't use the dumb shine system. The ground game is also far more realistic. The ground game features a Deny/Advance system. When on the ground I have the option to either block my opponent from advancing (if they attempt to advance position ie: move from my closed guard to half guard, etc.), or advance my own position (ie: move my opponent from my half guard to my closed guard, etc.), OR block their attacks. There is timing involved, and it makes the game feel far more strategic on the ground. You can't just hold the 'deny' button. It won't work. You have to TIME it, and with a little practice you can do this regulary. The thing is they can punch you in the face while you sit waiting for them to try and advance their position. You have to be smart and choose when to block, when to deny, and when to advance. I personally study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, so the ground/submission game were my biggest concerns and this game NAILS it. This game is everything UFC Undisputed 2010 SHOULD have been. I will pre-order. First day purchase for me. :)