UFC 2009 - Undisputed


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El_MUERkO
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WOW!

What a game?! What a game?! I cannot stop playing this, OK so it's only a demo, the shine of something new may still blind me to the flaws repeat play may glare a harsh light on but I'm already fairly convinced it may be the best sports simulation and best fighting game I've ever played. Ever.

UFC 2009 - Undisputed is the first game based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC, the largest and most famous mixed martial arts organization in the world) in over five years but it looks set to wade into the sports simulation arena gladiator like and promptly fuck up everyone that goes against it.

Yukes the games makers have years of experience with the WWE wrestling games and while the sport may be faked the control systems, balance and consideration of exactly how you bring an in ring experience to the player has obviously paid off.

The game looks and sounds stunning, polished to perfection with an engine that models a ridiculous amount human movement with a fluidity I've not seen the like of before, a visceral experience that shines when a knock-out punch (or kick, or knee, or elbow) connects and the havoc physics used throughout the animation come to the fore as your opponent slumps to the floor with stunning believability.

Add to that a control and movement system of such depth and variety that it will take the truly dedicated to master it's nuances but one that gives such beautiful feedback that the user is compelled to dig deeper, learn more, try harder and you've got a package that is unbeatable.

You know a game is good when it makes you wince when a big shot connects and makes you gasp when the shot from no where drops you like a stone. You know a game is great when that loss just makes you want more, makes you want to get the two punch two second knock-out, makes you play for two hours perfecting your take-downs and makes you punch the air when you pull them off to devastating effect.

This is the fight game taken to the next level, download the demo NOW!
#1 at 03:03:00 - 28/04/2009
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Two men in trunks hugging on the mat?

Sounds kinda gay.
#2 at 04:16:41 - 28/04/2009
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I thought this was ace too, I wonder if it'll have a create a player mode? I love those, I get to kick everyones arse.
#3 at 04:27:10 - 28/04/2009
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NewYork said:Two men in trunks hugging on the mat?

Sounds kinda gay.


Some of the clinches are incredibly gay, and you can make your own fighter so you should love it :D
#4 at 12:08:44 - 28/04/2009
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Seem to recall a UFC game on the Dreamcast, which was completely, impenetrably, unplayable. Not a hint of a move list with the damn thing.
#5 at 18:41:20 - 28/04/2009
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You could probably tart your post up with a couple of screenshots and upload it to the front page as a preview, btw.
#6 at 18:52:42 - 28/04/2009
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It did prompt my only snigger at a review in the official DC magazine though, which was a photo caption for that very game that read "When mummy and daddy love each other very much, they give each other a special hug..."

#7 at 18:53:17 - 28/04/2009
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NewYork said:You could probably tart your post up with a couple of screenshots and upload it to the front page as a preview, btw.


This.

First thing I thought when I read it.
#8 at 18:56:07 - 28/04/2009
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NewYork said:You could probably tart your post up with a couple of screenshots and upload it to the front page as a preview, btw.


:D

actually what i wrote was part of an early draft of the review i plan to submit to AATG, i guess we could turn it into a preview but it'd be a bit light compared to others as those writers had more of the game to play with
#9 at 01:46:45 - 29/04/2009
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Nope, it's fine as it is I reckon, you don't even have to call it a preview, maybe a 'hands on' or something.

It's great FP fodder :D
#10 at 11:17:05 - 29/04/2009
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evilashchris said:Nope, it's fine as it is I reckon, you don't even have to call it a preview, maybe a 'hands on' or something.

It's great FP fodder :D


okeydokey, will sort it in work
#11 at 12:26:21 - 29/04/2009
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\o/
#12 at 12:35:24 - 29/04/2009
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My first comment will be "wtf?! This reads like a forum post"
#13 at 12:36:35 - 29/04/2009
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I've put it up for editorial approval, also added five screenshots but I dont think they've worked with the screenshot dohicky hairy installed :/
#14 at 19:56:15 - 29/04/2009
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Had a look through it and just ran over it with a grammar comb. But it reads great (made me want to shout "UFC! Fuck yeah!")

But yeah, looks like the screenshots ever actually uploaded.


My first comment is going to be "I think caged fighting is barbaric and the lowest form of entertainment."
#15 at 20:22:04 - 29/04/2009
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Also, at the end, I changed the last line to:

"I doubt there'll be much dispute... Or I'll personally kill you."
#16 at 20:37:25 - 29/04/2009
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NewYork said:Also, at the end, I changed the last line to:

"I doubt there'll be much dispute... Or I'll personally kill you."


that was in the third draft

i did have to tone down some of the omfgzismashedhisface blood lust from it though :)
#17 at 20:41:43 - 29/04/2009
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hairy can you remove the five broken screenshots from my article?
#18 at 02:49:21 - 30/04/2009
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repairmanjack said:Seem to recall a UFC game on the Dreamcast, which was completely, impenetrably, unplayable. Not a hint of a move list with the damn thing.


I was actually quite good at that one !! I winned the UFC with my own bloke and everything !
#19 at 02:54:27 - 30/04/2009
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got my first one strike knock out last night, liddel ran at me from the start and did his jumping punch only to be met in mid air by my foot to his chin, it looked like a killed him :D
#20 at 12:02:34 - 01/05/2009
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Still waiting for this to download purely based on your enthusiasm for it Muerko, so it'd better be good :)

#21 at 12:12:30 - 01/05/2009
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peej said:Still waiting for this to download purely based on your enthusiasm for it Muerko, so it'd better be good :)



/hides THQ money under bed

fear not my friend, the game has everything!
#22 at 12:19:12 - 01/05/2009
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Wow is the right word, just played about half a dozen fights with both fighters and it's just brilliant.

Nothing finishes a fight nicer than a flying knee to the face either! Ouch.
#23 at 20:43:15 - 02/05/2009
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playing a few games before a trip to the cinema, just knocked out rua with a knee as he dove for the take down, boom! near broke his neck, i love this game o/
#24 at 22:46:48 - 09/05/2009
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It is bloody good, about as close as you can get to something that almost knocks Fight Night Round 3 off the top of the pile as the 360's most accomplished proper scrapper.

Still, all bets are off till FNR4.

Demo's great though Muerkypants, you were indeed right.
#25 at 23:42:00 - 09/05/2009
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I got overwhelmed by the tutorial and gave up. I'm just not cut out for that kinda thing :)

Read that they expect to sell 2 million copies and reverse THQ's sliding fortunes. Neat.
#26 at 00:53:17 - 10/05/2009
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#27 at 22:01:47 - 18/05/2009
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Definitely enjoyed the demo. As Peej says though, we're so close to FNR4 that I'm hedging my bets for the moment.
#28 at 09:25:58 - 19/05/2009
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There were 2 Xbox UFC games. Tapout and Tapout 2.

Got a mediocre reception but someone was buying them, hence the sequel. This new version however seems to be a well thought out affair with a button mashing entry level but a depth of control for budding Royce Gracies.
#29 at 11:35:50 - 19/05/2009
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Tiger_Walts said:There were 2 Xbox UFC games. Tapout and Tapout 2.

Got a mediocre reception but someone was buying them, hence the sequel. This new version however seems to be a well thought out affair with a button mashing entry level but a depth of control for budding Royce Gracies.


I've definitely owned one before, but I think it was on the Dreamcast. That one was really good.
#30 at 12:15:52 - 19/05/2009

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