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Posted by CaptainFish

How will EA cope without the UFC license

Posted by PoppaKyle

This will KILL Undisputed in gameplay. Unfortunatly all the UFC kids who think it's called ultimate fighting won't buy this cuz it doesn't have Brock Lesnar.. 
 
Posted by Ryax

this is going to be great. im getting it.

Posted by poundrock

That looks pretty cool.  At first little underwhelmed but those flashes of the different rings was really promising.  Hope it delivers on the control front because that was the part that I loved most about last years UFC game.

Posted by jakob187
@CaptainFish said:
"How will EA cope without the UFC license"
Personally, their best option would be to turn this title into its own thing.  One of the greatest prospects out there for the longest time is the idea of people making their own characters and gaining recognition via their gameplay online. 
 
I mean, how cool would it be that an average Joe playing this game could have some kind of recognition for being the #1 player in the world or something like that? 
 
Custom created characters is what can help make this game highly successful.  Let's just hope they get that through their heads.  Peter Moore, if you're listening... 
 
As for gameplay, the trailer definitely seems to have a bit more umph behind it than UFC Undisputed.  While Undisputed was an excellent game, the takedown mechanics were a bit too wonky for me to keep wanting to play it.  Flash KO percentages were also horrendous.  Hopefully, EA can balance all that out to make a tip-top game.
Posted by ImperiousRix

Hmmm, as someone who played a lot of UFC Undisputed 2009, I'm genuinely intrigued by this game.  It looks a little choppy at the moment, but they've included some interesting things not included in UFC's game like more fluid counters and different ring-types. 
Will be on watch.

Posted by JJWeatherman
@PoppaKyle said:
" This will KILL Undisputed in gameplay. Unfortunatly all the UFC kids who think it's called ultimate fighting won't buy this cuz it doesn't have Brock Lesnar..   "
First of all, fuck Brock Lesnar. He's the stupidest mofo on da earth ya heard? Real Talk!
 
But really, from this trailer, the animations don't look terrific and neither do the graphics. Obviously the controls can't be judged but I think this will either be about the same or maybe a little better control-wise as undisputed. As of now I would still go with Undisputed if I were to buy one.
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Posted by lockwoodx

The UFC dreamcast game had better graphics.

Posted by RandomInternetUser

If that fiery MMA logo is going to be their boxart, they're going to have a hard time selling this to the dudes that don't even really like video games but love UFC but don't even know the sport is called MMA.  It should have at least two dudes punching each other in a ring in the background.

Posted by Chokobo

Yeah.  The animations dont look so good...  The lighting seems a bit off as well.

Posted by Damian

I still can't wrap my head around EA going around buying licenses which are lesser in every discernible way to the ones THQ has.

If us consumers are so easily manipulated that just by virtue of it being a license makes it more valuable, then this is still worthless when compared to THQ's game. 
 
Gameplay could save it, I suppose. But that's not looking likely at this point.

Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles

Graphics look sloppy at the moment,

Posted by MrKlorox

Wonder how it will compare to UFC 2010.

Posted by ErrantElement

So who's in the game from the looks of the trailer? 
 
Scott Smith 
Cung Le 
Jeff Monson 
Randy Couture 
Fedor  
Nick Diaz 
Brett Rogers 
 
did I miss anyone?  
Looks decent. I'll pick it up because why the hell not. It's kind of dumb to ignore one MMA brand game over the other. Who knows, this might actually really innovate. 

Posted by TwoOneFive

this actually looks excellent. and yo everyone isnt all about ufc. many people actually prefer other leagues. im not saying ufc isnt the best or anything, im just saying ufc fans arent stubborn pricks. im sure everyone will adopt this game now. 
 
it looks really good though. i'd love to see a quick look. 

Posted by Fbomb
@PoppaKyle said:
" This will KILL Undisputed in gameplay. Unfortunatly all the UFC kids who think it's called ultimate fighting won't buy this cuz it doesn't have Brock Lesnar..   "
Count yourself into the same sort of category, since you're already giving this game the crown without playing this or the new UFC branded title. You're just as bad as the "UFC kids" you talk about, only you're the "anti-UFC kid". Play both, and enjoy the fact that there's now competition in this genre that will help drive innovation.
Posted by PoppaKyle
@Fbomb said:
" @PoppaKyle said:
" This will KILL Undisputed in gameplay. Unfortunatly all the UFC kids who think it's called ultimate fighting won't buy this cuz it doesn't have Brock Lesnar..   "
Count yourself into the same sort of category, since you're already giving this game the crown without playing this or the new UFC branded title. You're just as bad as the "UFC kids" you talk about, only you're the "anti-UFC kid". Play both, and enjoy the fact that there's now competition in this genre that will help drive innovation. "
Lol I'm not anti UFC. I'm anti people who call it Ultimate fighting. Based of last year's UFC game, and this being made by EA i'm saying this will be better. UFC's gameplay wasn't good at all, and from what's been promised and will happen in this. This will be better
 
Don't speak out of your ass next time
Edited by Fbomb
@PoppaKyle said:

" @Fbomb said:

" @PoppaKyle said:

" This will KILL Undisputed in gameplay. Unfortunatly all the UFC kids who think it's called ultimate fighting won't buy this cuz it doesn't have Brock Lesnar..   "
Count yourself into the same sort of category, since you're already giving this game the crown without playing this or the new UFC branded title. You're just as bad as the "UFC kids" you talk about, only you're the "anti-UFC kid". Play both, and enjoy the fact that there's now competition in this genre that will help drive innovation. "
Lol I'm not anti UFC. I'm anti people who call it Ultimate fighting. Based of last year's UFC game, and this being made by EA i'm saying this will be better. UFC's gameplay wasn't good at all, and from what's been promised and will happen in this. This will be better Don't speak out of your ass next time "
hhhhh.... I'm not speaking out of my ass... but someone here that's already passing judgment based on a first-generation of game, and a yet-to-be-released game just might be....
Posted by PoppaKyle

@Fbomb said:

"@PoppaKyle said:

" @Fbomb said:

" @PoppaKyle said:

" This will KILL Undisputed in gameplay. Unfortunatly all the UFC kids who think it's called ultimate fighting won't buy this cuz it doesn't have Brock Lesnar..   "
Count yourself into the same sort of category, since you're already giving this game the crown without playing this or the new UFC branded title. You're just as bad as the "UFC kids" you talk about, only you're the "anti-UFC kid". Play both, and enjoy the fact that there's now competition in this genre that will help drive innovation. "
Lol I'm not anti UFC. I'm anti people who call it Ultimate fighting. Based of last year's UFC game, and this being made by EA i'm saying this will be better. UFC's gameplay wasn't good at all, and from what's been promised and will happen in this. This will be better Don't speak out of your ass next time "
hhhhh.... I'm not speaking out of my ass... but someone here that's already passing judgment based on a first-generation of game, and a yet-to-be-released game just might be.... "


 

Do you think they re did everything about the first game? If not then it won't be that good again.  It was ok for a week or so.
 
Use more periods next time so you can SEEM like you know things........ That's what I do..........
Posted by Fbomb
@PoppaKyle said:
"

@Fbomb said:

"@PoppaKyle said:

" @Fbomb said:

" @PoppaKyle said:

" This will KILL Undisputed in gameplay. Unfortunatly all the UFC kids who think it's called ultimate fighting won't buy this cuz it doesn't have Brock Lesnar..   "
Count yourself into the same sort of category, since you're already giving this game the crown without playing this or the new UFC branded title. You're just as bad as the "UFC kids" you talk about, only you're the "anti-UFC kid". Play both, and enjoy the fact that there's now competition in this genre that will help drive innovation. "
Lol I'm not anti UFC. I'm anti people who call it Ultimate fighting. Based of last year's UFC game, and this being made by EA i'm saying this will be better. UFC's gameplay wasn't good at all, and from what's been promised and will happen in this. This will be better Don't speak out of your ass next time "
hhhhh.... I'm not speaking out of my ass... but someone here that's already passing judgment based on a first-generation of game, and a yet-to-be-released game just might be.... "


 

Do you think they re did everything about the first game? If not then it won't be that good again.  It was ok for a week or so.  Use more periods next time so you can SEEM like you know things........ That's what I do.......... "
Good tip.
Posted by PoppaKyle
@Fbomb: 
 
I like to help the people sometimes
Posted by Fbomb
@PoppaKyle said:
" @Fbomb:  I like to help the people sometimes "
You are a master of ellipsis.
Posted by PoppaKyle
@Fbomb said:
" @PoppaKyle said:
" @Fbomb:  I like to help the people sometimes "
You are a master of ellipsis. "

Don't make me google ha ha
Posted by theveej

am I the only one who don't really mind the graphics and animations?  
It looks a lot better to me than undisputed. They actually look like the fighter, and they seem to at least fight like them.
 
but i highly doubt this game will be amazing. To be honest undisputed started really sucking after the initial coolness of playing a modern mma game. It was waaaay too arcady/gamyey for me; you would throw 4 head kicks to a dude and he would knock you out with an inline elbow. The striking felt like it was taken out the wwe games and just expanded on, the ground game was ridiculous, people were reversing from gaurd to mount or mount to gaurd like its nothing and the submissions and submission skills took no skills... in MMA the most common finish is a RNC and you would rarely be able to pull that shit off in the game. It did not look realistic at all. it branched all fighter under stupid classes. everyone in MMA is so well rounded its stupid to have classes like that. Il give undisputed 2010 a chance but im highly skeptical about anyone producing a good mma game that is realistic. So i doubt this would be any better, if anything this looks more arcady than the other but atleast the fighter kind of look and fight realisticly. As long as i can get nick diaz to tauntt people mid fight and use 300+ boxing combo a round I would be happy. I dont want to create virtual me to fight mma, I want to play as fucking MMA fighters. I want bash skulls in with fedor, knee tap fools with gsp, avoid any damage like machida, and to pull gaurd with aoki. .............
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Posted by PoppaKyle
@theveej:
I agree with you completely.  
 
I think the fighters in the video look great! The last UFC game, some were good but when they were bad they were TERRIBLE ha ha. The graphics seem fine to me
Posted by lunalicrichard

i'm getting the one with bas rutten in it as a playeble caracter . e.a 's mma game seems a bit iffy still . i agree that when you can play all the ufc guy's,why would you want to play with lesser people ? the ufc brand is now an astablished brand even with non gamers and non martial arts nut's like me . on the other hand ; i do want this game to succeed . because it wil bring even more people in the martial arts and that is a good thing .
Posted by Linkyshinks

 
 New Screens

Posted by Globox82

I only care about gameplay and in long run we know EA wins over THQ, actually i think even with first try they will win.

Posted by PJ

 It looks good. The hit detection seems to be on par whit Fight Night 4 and thats not a bad thing. Since this will use the FN4 engine this has the potential to look way better then UFC. If a MMA game has the UFC license or not has no effect on me since I never watched UFC.
And whit EA having a better track record whit their fighting games then THQ, EA Sports MMA is more interresting

Posted by yates

The characters animations seem a little stiff. The faces show absolutely no emotion either. Maybe I'm judging it a little harshly but I expect a bit more from EA in 2010.

Posted by JiuJitsuka85

From what I see here the combat seems more fluid, opposed to the robotic/chess like nature of UFC. Then again, THQ said that was fixed in UFC 2010. I'll have to play both before deciding which to buy.
 
I'm hoping UFC2010 will turn out to be the better game, as i'm more akin to that franchise.

Posted by Rhaknar

oh yeah, bobby lashley is in mma now... anyone knows how he's doing? I don't follow strike force

Posted by TheHendenpeter
@Rhaknar:  He fucked up Wes Sims in Strikeforce Miami, haven't seen him fight since then. However Sims took the fight on like 3 days notice or something crazy like that and he's terrible to begin with so that's not saying much haha.
Posted by Daryl

This is the year of doubles is it? UFC and MMA, Blur and Split Second.

Posted by Terjay

Oh hey! They got Nick "I let weed ruin my career!" Diaz in it.

Posted by bpwwhirl

I'll play it if it has Herschel Walker in it.

Edited by handlas
@ErrantElement: 
 
The full roster so far is:
 
 

Fedor Emelianenko
Randy Couture 
Dan Henderson
Bobby Lashley
Tyron Woodley
Joe Riggs
Nick Diaz
Marius Zaromskis
Joe Riggs
Melvin Manhoef
Tim Kennedy
Frank Shamrock
Jay Hieron
Gegard Mousasi
Renato Sobral
Nick Thompson
Brett Rogers
Hidehiko Yoshida
Shinya Aoki
Jake Shields
Muhammed Lawal
Jason Miller
Cung Lee
Gilbert Melendez
Robbie Lawler
Ronaldo Souza
Matt Lindland
Scott Smith
Josh Thomson
Nick Thompson
 
I haven't been watching MMA THAT long and I know who 26 of those 30 people are.  I don't see Jacare listed but I thought he is in the game as well...there is a vid of him visiting the devs.
 
The thing that excites me the most about the game is that they say (so I'm taking them for their word) is that every person will have their own fighting style.  Yes, they use some of the same techniques but each fighter has different ways they stand and throw punches, etc.  UFC Undisputed got lazy with some fighters..Lyoto Machida for instance didn't fight anything like he does in real life.

Posted by SuperIntendentChalmers

Didn't EA turn down the UFC brand  when it was first offered to them? Now that THQ has a running start on this EA has to make their version of MMA.

Posted by Bionicicide

Haven't watched MMA in a long time. Maybe if the demo grabs me at the right moment and all the action Hollywood shooters get delayed...

Posted by kagekage
@SuperIntendentChalmers said:
" Didn't EA turn down the UFC brand  when it was first offered to them? Now that THQ has a running start on this EA has to make their version of MMA. "
Exactly. That's why Dana White got so pissed off when EA asked him to work with them. So he threatened to null any UFC fighters' contracts if they signed with the game.
Posted by MeatSim

That looks like some MMA fighting alright.

Posted by Milkman

The most interesting thing about this is the bootleg cast. If they can get the fighting down, they got themselves a game.

Posted by shatteringlast

I love when people say "Man FUCK Brock Lesnar! He's a bitch!" on the internet. I'd pay to see them say that to his face.

Posted by NickyDubz
@PoppaKyle: prove it yo
Posted by Zerstoren
@ErrantElement:  yeah Anderson Silva was in there too I think.
Posted by Edmundus
@handlas: You already have Jacare in that list. Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza.