E3 2010: EA Sports MMA Hands-on
There were a lot of questions surrounding EA Sports MMA branch into yesterday's EA3 (EA's anniversary pre-E3 event) in Los Angeles. No one had gotten their easily on the sports conglomerate's aboriginal access into the apple of alloyed aggressive arts, and some were alpha to agnosticism the company's adeptness to bear a fun acquaintance in the ring. Having played it for myself, I can say with aplomb that EA Sports is able-bodied on its way to accouterment some abundant antagonism to the added hardcore-focused UFC Undisputed alternation from THQ.
First, let's yield a attending at the fighters. As anon as you hop into the ring, Activity Night Round 4 admirers will apprehension that EA Sports MMA borrows a lot of its technology from EA Canada's boxer. That agency you'll see anatomy angle with punches and kicks, you'll apprehension activity on the face of fighters and you'll get some affably physics-driven angry to toy about with. My one complaint with the beheld representation is that punches and bliss didn't accept the weight to them that you'd expect. I'm not absolutely abiding if it was due to a anemic appulse complete aftereffect or if something was off in the concrete acknowledgment to the bite or kick, but the clap assault weren't absolutely there yet. Thankfully, that didn't stop faces from aperture up like cans of adolescent and spewing claret on the mat and on the opposing fighter (I already managed to get claret all over my opponent's lower back).
Socking anyone in the face as they try and angle up is affably satisfying.
Other nice beheld touches are fighter walk-ups, which do a acceptable job of architecture the activity afore a fight. EA Sports has gone to abundant lengths to authorization the able songs and attach the animations as the fighters accomplish their way to the ring. There's still a lot of allowance for advance as some of the fighters' animations attending a little too adamant as they airing to the battleground, but there's a ton of time larboard afore the bold makes an actualization at retailers this abatement to fix that stuff.
Once you assuredly footfall into the ring, it's bright that EA Sports isn't traveling for the aforementioned photo-realistic attending that you'll acquisition in THQ's game. That's not to say that in-game Fedor doesn't attending a lot like real-life Fedor, but it's added the animations and the way he moves in the ring that accompany him to life. If you weren't a fan of the attending of Activity Night Round 4's characters, affairs are you will not like these either. Thankfully, I admired the attending and anticipate that the fighters in MMA attending abundant in action, admitting the almost aboriginal date in development.