UFC Undisputed 2010
Horrible, horrible, frustrating
Words cannot express how much I truly hate this game. The biggest problem this game has, is it's ground and submission system. I've never been able to submit anyone, no matter how much I turn the stick, how smooth I try, I still can't get it done.
And when you do get taken down (at will and with ease) by the CPU, you can be sure that the first submission they lock in with finish the fight. So all you're left to do is just do stand-up and all game-planning can go out the window in favor of dumb luck. This ground system will frustrate you, as you are time and time again submitted and time and time again denied a submission.
Career mode is a joke. You are building up a weak fighter and the stats decay gets really annoying. That's right, your stats decay and sparring doesn't offer up many points. There's ways to get more, but you will never get enough to truly grow to a good fighter. If your stats are above 30, 50 or 70, they will decay down until they reach these numbers. While UFC 2009 made some things too easy, they make it a whole lot worst in this game. Sure the graphics are great, but great graphics don't make a great game. Don't buy this game, wait for EA Sports' UFC game, I'm sure it'll be better than this one. I regret the day I bought it and I'm going to trade it in.
To begin I would like to comment on just how the fight's are presented now they match the way the ppv's look and feel. which really adds to the experience. I have to say as of now I haven't jumped onto the online simply because my connection is so horrible and i have chosen to go through the career mode and the other "game modes". The interface on the main menu is spectacular and so much easier to navigate and looks twenty times better, I do miss listening to the hollywood undead, but I also havent got tired of hearing the same 5 or 6 songs. One of the major components I thought the last game was lacking was the ability to watch the cpu's go at it, because it's fun to see how the fights maybe you wouldn't see right away like BJ Penn getting KTFO by Ross Pearson. I'm really enjoying the ps3 exclusives, and the huge selection of ultimate fights with the multiple objectives really adds to the experience and in the end is really informative, sometimes making me look back at a fighter's performance in the actual event with a better understanding of their game plan.The title and title defense modes were like playing the old Mortal Kombat style arcade fighting build up where say you just wanted to beat up a bunch of guys with a specific fighter without having to go through selection each time and getting points to buy stuff in the game store, for things like shirts, nicknames, and even different actions when your fighter's name is called. I'm working towards saying things the developer's haven't already said, but the fighter's look better, they match their real-life counterparts style with better accuracy, and the move selection really allows you to build your fighter your way. think of the career mode as making a burger at Harvey's but instead of lettuce and extra onions you layer your fighter's skills with gogoplatas and backward spinning kicks to the head. But yes everything that the developer's and promoter's have said is completely true. tattoos and sponsors are actually fun to apply now. My one complaint about the career mode is how the points system works, they are much harder to earn now and the decay takes it away quickly. So to keep up with my digital competition in the game mode I found I had to focus on two specific stats and get them to the safe points before working on others. The focused sparring is really not needed until you get to lvl 50. Oh and submissions are almost near impossible to complete no matter how quickly i spin, but I'm willing to accept that maybe submission offence level 70 isn't equal to the cpu's. But all around it's a game that I will keep coming back to and playing for much longer then I played the last one, which I didn't take out of my ps3 for monthes at a time. Thank you UFC and THQ. As a martial artist and a gamer this is a must have in anyone's game collection.