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The EA Sports Game Looks Awesome, But Are You in the Market For Another MMA Video Game?

If you were one of the people who actually sat through the commercials with an intense focus during Saturday night’s broadcast of Strikeforce on CBS, then you probably saw the impressive first ads for EA Sports’s MMA game, complete with what they claim is actual gameplay footage of Brett Rogers and Fedor Emelianenko going at it.  It’s no surprise that the people behind the bulk of great pro sports video games currently on the market managed to put together a good trailer for their first effort at an MMA game, but is the power of the EA Sports brand enough to compete with the UFC?  Sure, they’ve got Fedor.  They’ve got Mauro Ranallo screaming his head off.  They’ve got "Mayhem" Miller, even if he’s not pleased with his stats.

But say, just for the sake of argument, that you are both an MMA fan and a video game enthusiast.  How many different games do you really need at your disposal?  How important is it to you to be able to play as Fedor, rather than simply making your own off-brand version in the UFC game?  Does having the EA Sports label slapped on there matter, or is all pointless if you don’t have a digitized Dana White yelling at you? 

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Overhand Murderballs- November 10, 2009 at 8:04 am
Undisputed = Wet fart sound.
I can head kick Forest Griffin like 30 times with A.Silva, but get knocked out on the only puch Forest lands? I find it hard to believe that THQ threw the game together,
considering I watched a demo for it @ least a year before it actually made to the stores. I will definetly rent MMA first to avoid getting crapped on for a second time
Muay Thai KICK- November 10, 2009 at 3:00 am
My biggest beef with Undisputed and the reason it fell off with me was the quitters online. I was tired of smashing foo's only to have it not count, meanwhile I was always taking my losses. If EA prevents that from happening then that alone will make it a better game for me.
Oroborus- November 9, 2009 at 6:38 pm
hell yea i gonna buy it, already traded in my undisputed game that way i got maximum dollars for it XD~!
Jubbie- November 9, 2009 at 6:20 pm
Undisputed was basically a beefy demo. If they actually flesh it out this year, especially the career mode and commentary, it could be a solid title. I wasn't a fan of subs in the game, unrealistic and basically random so hopefully that gets fixed somehow.

I'm not a fan of EA even though I'm a slave to Madden but sometimes they actually try and make good games.
KillDozer- November 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm
I wish they released it on PC.
All this 360 and PS3 crap is for nerds who spend money on games instead of booze and bitches.
TheJuggernaut- November 9, 2009 at 4:31 pm
Was it just me it or did the graphics look pretty pixelated. And who in the hell is even going to even compete with fedor on the game? His stats are probably going to be +20 over everyone else. And is overeem included in the roster? Honestly the heavyweights are the only class with remotely any competetion especially if couture is only in heavyweights instead of lhw also.
Amsterdaam- November 9, 2009 at 3:49 pm
I would get it but I'm afraid that if i do, Dana White will find me and just stare in my window, scowling at me when I play.
831 Son- November 9, 2009 at 3:47 pm
Oh yea Modern Warfare 2 tomorrow. Fuck yeah.
SupermanPunch- November 9, 2009 at 1:49 pm
who cares? MW2, duh!

for those mma fanatics, i recommend renting.. duh!
James- November 9, 2009 at 1:22 pm
I am DEFINITELY in the market for ANOTHER MMA game. Undisputed was a hastily thrown together piece of crap, it had decent gameplay with good graphics, so of course people loved it. Just wait until EA shows THQ how it is done.
LargeMidget- November 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm
I will buy them both because I love MMA and video games very much, though I'm certain EA will make a better game than THQ did. Not only because they will have the opportunity to emulate the good aspects and improve upon the flaws of UFC09, but because they are better video game makers overall.

I really hope they incorporate a control scheme that utilizes the joysticks, like Fight Night.
McMonkeyBoy- November 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm
At the end of the day EA make a good sports game I guide you to fight night round 3. It's not the most stunning or eyecatching game out there but by God it's an MMA game & it shows how far MMA has come if nothing else. Needless to say Im skint & won't be able to afford the £40+ pricelabel but I will buy it despite reviews. I forked out for UFC because it was an MMA game when I first clocked eyes on a ps2 version, I was sorely dissapointed by the gameplay I enjoyed the 360 version however for a full careers worth then got sick and tired of Nate fucking Diaz being the only man in the game who I couldn't beat in wrestling (WHAT THE SHIT!?)

I'm looking forward to this games gameplay because EA have a knack of making a sports game with easy controls enjoyable for several play throughs. Who knows? Some other people might like it too! (God forbid!)
UncleSamsMisguidedChild- November 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Ill buy it just to see how they stack Fedors stats
Endocat- November 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm
I work at a video game retailer so i can say this, EA is a marketing juggernaught, they are a well known brand, and if they push it right people will get it just because its an EA product.

But im also surprised i haven't seen anything in the way of promo's or pre order date for the game, not to mention cbs bought Gamestop tv so I'm kind of surprised they haven't advertised at all or even mentioned it. I mean they are advertising a game that comes out in 2011 already
Barc- November 9, 2009 at 11:48 am
You kinda went supergeek there for a minute and I skipped to the next post.

I'll rent it, see if it's worth paying for, and go from there. I'm a cheap ass... I only have a handful of games, and I bought them all second hand for 25 bucks. My son is way more fun to hang out with than my 360 every day of the week. Unless he starts playing xbox, It'll never be on the top of my list.
831 Son- November 9, 2009 at 11:47 am
Cocky, you can buy refurbished Xbox 360's for about 140 bucks, more or less. Trade in your ps2 and games to GameStop and you only pay like 70 bucks for the 360. Do it so you arent stuck in the 90s bro. Same probably goes with PS3 but those would be more expensive.
portland mma- November 9, 2009 at 11:43 am
I'll definitely check it out, EA and sporting games go hand in hand, but the amount of fighters on the UFC game is pretty awesome. The striking gets old really fast on the UFC game though.
MMA42- November 9, 2009 at 11:28 am
Eh, I'll buy it to compare the two really. I'm curious with EA's attempt at MMA. Cheers to all
ihateemo- November 9, 2009 at 11:22 am
Because the PS2 is a thousand years old and has the comparative power of an Atari 2600 compared to the 360 and PS3?

I liked Undisputed a lot and the graphics look excellent for EA's game, but even if there were no other MMA games I would not buy it for one reason - I simply cannot stand the retarded announcing of Mauro Ranallo. He sucks all my enjoyment out of the broadcasts to an extent I had to drink heavily as soon as I saw his stupid goggle eyed face on TV knowing that I was in for a long night of bad puns and barely informed commentary unless I got as drunk as I used to so I could stand to be around my ex-wife.

I hate the guy, I hate his face, I hate his voice.

Plus I already own UFC Undisputed and still play it to death. I'll wait for the next UFC game.
omunto- November 9, 2009 at 11:17 am
What's a ps2?
steampunk22- November 9, 2009 at 11:10 am
They price dropped the PS3. Merry Xmas.
Cocky- November 9, 2009 at 11:05 am
I'm a loser with a PS2 - why can't they include PS2 into their available platforms?
steampunk22- November 9, 2009 at 11:00 am
^^Oh I didn't even think of that!
831 Son- November 9, 2009 at 10:56 am
Nice^. Ill buy it full priced if I get the infamous sweater though.
steampunk22- November 9, 2009 at 10:56 am
^^^Imakeutap : They cancelled out southpaw fighters due to the problems in hit detection and clipping, not because they're morons.