Posted by MiniMan
I still cant see this game being that great, Maybe the gameplay will be there, But that roster blows imo, Break that down into weight classes and you will get bored very quickly! UFC 2009 had tonnes of fighters, But in each weight class there kinda wasnt enough after a couple days!
I am excited to play this, Will rent it though. Just UFC 2010 already has my money it just doesnt know it yet!!
For EA to have a great game, Needs the UFC on board...
Oh oh, I hope I can play as Jason Guida!!!!!!
I don't think it nessacerly needs the UFC to have a great game.
Maybe for an amazing roster it does. But if EA is planning to add a "global" aspect to the game,then I doubt the UFC would ever join since the rumors are DREAM and Sengoku will be in this game as well as Strikeforce.
It's hard telling how well the game will fair without the UFC's involvement but hopefully any lack of UFC fighters will be supplemented with a great create a fighter mode.
Breaking this into weight classes could potentialy lead to not enough fights but we also have to keep this in mind:
1. The game has still praticly got a year until ship date.
That's plenty of time to add more fighters to roster.
2. This game will probably incoperate open weight fights much like the fight night games have. Meaning players could mix match some very interesting fights.
I'm wondering since Yoshida is now in the game if he will be wearing the Gi?
Here's a few things I think the EA's MMA needs to topple the Undisputed franchise:
1. A better submission system
In undisputed I believe the grappling and posistion changes were good but I felt this all went out the window with the submission scheme.
Randomly rotating the joystick seemed like a let down to me. Instead I think EA should work on the actual physics of the submission your trying to pull off.
Example: I got mount on my opponent and get his arm.
When I begin to apply the armbar,instead of randomly mash the stick, I beleive it would be much better to lets say "push in" the joystick and then flick it up to simulate applying pressure and direction.
By pushing the joystick this simulates applying the pressure. and by pushing up on the stick this simulates pulling up on the oppenents elbow while applying the armbar.
Likewise the opponent would apply simuliar pressure and direction to escape it.
2.Diversity. EA already has planned to make this game global and if they live up to what they have said we will get to fight in a ring under Japanese rules as well. This means Knees to the head and possibly a different judging criteria. This isn't something they said with 100% certainty,but they have said their working for this. i think this is a must to make this game succseed with "global" appeal.
3. A huge roster. They may not get the all or any of the UFC elite,but they do have Randy and I'm sure they'll get Hendo as well. Their goal should be to pretty much get everyone not in the UFC into this game.
This won't be possible with a first installment but by the second or third game the roster could be enormous.