Fight Night Champion Demo Impressions

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Posted February 2nd, 2011 at 4:30 pm

The Fight Night Champion demo released yesterday with a full month to go until the game hits store shelves. Reaction has been mixed though a segment of the community has been highly critical. Over the years the boxing community has proven to be extraordinarily passionate and outspoken regarding any gripes or perceived slights in games representing the sport. Some of the complaining at the forefront of FNC seems justified in this case as the gameplay, at least at first, seems to appeal more to a casual audience.

There are quite a few things I like a lot about Fight Night Champion based on the demo and a list just as long that drags it down. With the “Champion” story mode being the big selling point of the game that remains worth of anticipation. However the gameplay has issues that are hard shake off. The fundamental changes have benefited the experience but that may not be enough.

The first reaction I had when playing FNC was simply how fast the action is. The fighters are quick and punches can fly at an intense rate. That seems to be primarily due to the new right stick punch system and the lack of stamina drain.

I’m a big fan of the new “Full Spectrum Punch Control” which involves pushing the stick in various directions rather than completing motions with the stick. It is a much less intensive process and allows for putting together combos quicker when the openings present themselves. It took some time to get used to the change as I found myself (and still do) throwing unintended follow-up punches as it played out a sequence I had apparently entered with the stick accidentally.

The new 360 degree camera angle is great and I also appreciate the automated blocking which simplifies things. Being defensive should put the fighter in a protective state rather than having to pretty much just guess at where to block. I like the change and support it but at the same time understand why some wish they would have more control over it or find it to be too easy for their opponents to block their shots.

The lack of stamina drain and ability for fighters to throw near or even over 100 punches a round is the most evident problem seen in the demo. Even if long-term stamina effects are properly implemented (won’t know for sure until fights can go past the three rounds) the short-term effects are not. There is the possibility of running out of gas when throwing heavy-modified shots over and over but the stamina regenerates within seconds and the numbers seen in between rounds show little (if any) drain present.

The one-punch knockouts and knockdown shots seem almost to be completely random. I’ve also seen several wonky shots result in knockdowns including punches that missed (see below), punches to the back of the head, grazed shots that barely connect, and punches that look more to be clotheslines than flush hits. It is ugly to see those things and they are impossible to overlook.

Presentation and commentary are two areas that really haven’t received much enhancement from FNR4. For those who didn’t play the previous game (or spend much time with it) deficiencies in those areas won’t be as obvious. There even seems to be a tip-off as to which fighter won when going to the cards based on what scene plays out. The graphics are fantastic but that may have come at the expense of the frame rate.

Other issues include the inability to move while punching to the body, questionable judging, and poor sound effects. Online performance has been decent but not without hiccups. On the 360 it has been responsive but occasionally experiences pauses and from reading around it would seem the PS3 performance has been worse off.

Given that the game is M rated I take no issue with anything that takes place in “Champion” mode or the effects that are seen due to the brutality in the ring. However there are a couple places where EA Sports has pushed the limits seemingly just because they can and without necessarily needing to. One is in the menus where the songs contain explicit lyrics and I’ve heard from several people who have been unsettled by that. The other is the gratuitous shots of the ring girl where the camera does everything it can to zoom in on and focus on particular parts of the body while lingering there for an uncomfortable length of time. It is just completely unnecessary.

Its unfortunate that there isn’t anything beyond a trailer for “Champion” mode included in the demo as that still looks to be what the success of Fight Night Champion will ultimately ride on. Otherwise EA Sports has delivered a terrific demo with plenty of time to play and even get to fight head-to-head online which is a big development. All that time now until release of the game can be taken advantage of by responding to feedback and getting a tuner set and/or patch out. More to come in a video Padrecast that will go up either tomorrow or Friday!

  • Pobbey

    went from interested to no buy. that video you posted shows how crap the game is.

    • Jbonax

      why is there a DOUBLE punch each time I punch? can that be fixed?

      • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

        I think you’re probably just not being precise with the stick, pushing to a spot and letting go. That happens to me where a second, third, or fourth punch even happens because the game seems to think I’ve queued it up.

        • Foolish

          i use buttons and i have the same problem

          • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

            Interesting. Well that’s not good hearing that. I thought over time people would be getting used to the stick, but if the buttons respond that way too…

        • Foolish

          i use buttons and i have the same problem

        • Jbonax

          Thanks, pastapadre. readjerry.com

        • Manup!!!

          In my opinion(yes its not everyones), I think the new controls suck…i liked the way the old stick was for throwing punches and never had a problem putting together combos…where’s the skill? You no longer have to do anything but hold a button to block or press a button to punch…can they make these games any easier for the retards?

          This whole thing of dumbing down the controls for the people who don’t play games much is really starting make the games just that…dumb and down…meaning soon i’ll be passing on many titles because they’re just outright bullshit to play and its like watching EA choose what will happen.

          About the Ring Card Gilrs…they need to be in Bikini’s like they are on TV…what the hell is this stupid dress crap?? I say man up and look at the eye candy they show….its only an animated chick anyway…damn…you act like they showing it of a real person…LOL

        • Manup!!!

          In my opinion(yes its not everyones), I think the new controls suck…i liked the way the old stick was for throwing punches and never had a problem putting together combos…where’s the skill? You no longer have to do anything but hold a button to block or press a button to punch…can they make these games any easier for the retards?

          This whole thing of dumbing down the controls for the people who don’t play games much is really starting make the games just that…dumb and down…meaning soon i’ll be passing on many titles because they’re just outright bullshit to play and its like watching EA choose what will happen.

          About the Ring Card Gilrs…they need to be in Bikini’s like they are on TV…what the hell is this stupid dress crap?? I say man up and look at the eye candy they show….its only an animated chick anyway…damn…you act like they showing it of a real person…LOL

    • Anonymous

      Off-Topic Piggyback on Pobbey’s Comment:

      Man I’m sick and tired of the pussification of this society. Grown ass men complaining about tit n’ ass and curse words in a fucking M-rated game. Do you dudes cry about cussing in R rated movies too? This shit is really getting out of hand.If you don’t think kids should hear it then don’t play it around kids. It’s not the responsibility of companies to raise your damn children.

      All this moral hypocrisy and I’m willing to bet 95% of you don’t volunteer your time to help the less fortunate and do whatever you can to avoid eye contact with homeless people. …Yet you on the internet crying foul for the children…..

      FUCKING FRAUDS

      • Anonymous

        Actually a lot of it seems more like “we did it because we can”. They throw in those songs with swearing simply because they can, not based on actual choices of what would fit well.

      • Anonymous

        Actually a lot of it seems more like “we did it because we can”. They throw in those songs with swearing simply because they can, not based on actual choices of what would fit well.

      • http://twitter.com/Mason_drews Mason Drews

        Couldn’t agree more AMEN!

    • Sdot

      LOL LIKE I SED SAME BULL SH….WIT EA

      DEU DONT KNO HOW 2 MAKE A GOOD SIM 4 N e OF MY FAV SPORTS

      B-BALL
      FOOTBALL
      BOXIN

      ALL MADE 4 DA CASUAL FAN (ALL DUMBED WAY DOWN)

  • Nytwriter

    Seriously Pasta, you are gonna complain about the Ring Girl. Sexy Ring girls are tradtional to fights. I normally like your post or reviews, but we cant complain about something being not real enough, then when they give it to us..say its unnecessary. Having rotating ad banners in NBA 2k is not necessary either, or fake guys in madden holding cameras or 41 fake player clones standing on the sideline..but it adds to the effect of the game. Uh lets keep the ring girls, matter of fact Im for Custom Ring Girls (ok I may have lost all credibility there) I think your other criticisms are fare..I think you mainly forgot to add that the fighters dont bounce and seem cemented..real boxers feet are always moving

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      I have not watched a broadcast where the camera zoomed into a ring girl’s ass for 15 seconds. The camera purposely moves as quickly as possible to focus in on the body, its ridiculous and unnecessary.

      • cabrillo24

        Pasta, I think the ring girls argument isn’t going to be something most guys will complain about LOL. Ring girls are eye candy, and if you don’t like it skip through the cut scene. Completely agree with you on the cut scene issue that will tell you who won, that was in FN4 and used to take away from the excitement of a decision. EA MMA does a pretty good job of not giving away the decision, so I don’t know why Champion couldn’t follow suit.

      • Anonymous

        Damn grown men complaining about ASS even if it is fake. I’m all for Gay rights, but you dudes can’t be fucking it up for the rest of us. AHAHAHAHAHA

        I’m fucking with you….

      • Mark_uwl

        why would a guy complain about this? Most men like to stare at women’s tits and ass.

  • Nytwriter

    oh and the fighters are zombies..the facial expressions rarely change…even when they win…they’re like uh..duh ..yeah I won!!

  • eastrash

    EA is the king of recycling games year after year.. jesus. along with the same commentary.. THE KING

  • HR

    The game is fine.. if you’re not insane and realize that you’re playing a video game. It’s not 100% accurate to reality, but it’s fun. I mean, come on, it’s boxing !

    Bitch about the ring girls ? Why ?

  • Teenickelz

    The demo is pretty good but after a 2year layoff this game shouldnt have anything to do with the last edition .. i thought thats why they wanted to take their time with this series?…..

    I like the fact that most of the exploits online were dealt with for this version… i cant get crazy about it just yet

    will i get this on march 1st …more than likely i willl !!! but im hoping its more finished and polished by that time ….

    I’m Pre-Ordering tmr. Dont let me down EA!

  • Smh

    Ha. Explicit lyrics? Ring girls? U must not know shit about boxing pasta. This isnt golf.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      That doesn’t make any sense. This is still a video game. Decisions were made and it is debatable whether they made the proper determinations.

      On a personal level the music doesn’t bother me but the camera work on the ring girls is incredibly tacky. I’m not the only one to have talked about taking issues with either of those and I won’t be the last.

  • lolEA

    i know its a demo and all but it just looks so stupid how the fighters intro is.. they just standin in the middle of no where on some walkway.. fireworks going off literally in fans faces.. just looks so stupid. There NEVER IS ANY DEPTH TO EA’s games just some flashy grpahics and hype on bullshit that doesnt matter..

    • MasternRuler

      Well, the ring girl thing is just kinda dumb. I agree. Auto blocking? what do you mean by that? if you hold the right trigger it’ll autmotically block appropriately? I think the song profanity on the menu screen is unfortunate. Ok you gave it an M…Kids are still gonna play it and I mean really? is it neccessary? I’m excited about the game..I like the one punch knockout thing. I think it will keep the game fresh for awhile. I just wish it was more of a cerebral game like boxing is. It from the demo does seem to be quite arcadey. 100 punches per round is really not a thinking mans fight thats just let me hit the stick/button/wave my arms as many times as i can and connect. Hopefully its tweaked

      • bob

        yeah i noticed that auto blocking aswell wtf.. thats really dumb lol

  • Yezurrrrrr

    this shit is hard.. very very challenging.. I’ve went against Ali 12 times so far and lost every single one.. but that’s a good thing

  • Yezurrrrrr

    this shit is hard.. very very challenging.. I’ve went against Ali 12 times so far and lost every single one.. but that’s a good thing

  • Foolish

    really so you would rather hear explicit lyrics bleeped out. chances are you know what they’re trying to say. the double punch is my only problem with the game. when i get the game i probably wont spend much time watching the cut scenes so the intro and ring girls don’t matter much to me. to each his own i guess

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      It doesn’t bother me personally but I’ve heard from several people who were caught off guard by it. I mean, I understand, now you’d have to worry about kids being around when navigating menus cause of the music I suppose.

      • Really

        No one really cares when kids are around when they’re playing M rated games since kids are pretty much PLAYING M rated games nowadays.

  • http://twitter.com/vlnj13 vlnj13

    I completely agree: there were even some things that I liked better about FN4s gameplay. Though they are still in the game, I almost prefer landing uppercuts with a real motion in the old controls, not just a flick in one direction. That is a personal thing, however, but many of the real misses of this game are much more fundamental. It feels arcady to me, like the pace is going even faster than Madden 09′s (in retrospect) insane game speed. I wish they gave a real TV Broadcast camera angle as an option, and while this camera is cool, it feels unnatural to me. Though the sheen of the game leaves much to be desired but doesn’t come near to NBA Elite-sh performance, one thing that Elite did better than FNC is audio. There are no grunts, the crowd could be more alive, and the commentary is more stale than ever. Though this is a demo build without full commentary, it seems like they even removed some of the Teddy Atlas-isms that made FN4 so much fun.

  • Longshoreman

    rock em sock em robots…

  • S000148293

    please stop complaning about the game..thats not coming out for another month..play fight night round 4 then play FNC and i bet you will go back to FNC..gameplay has been modified so the game speed is going to be different..if you watched any boxing you would understand that the fights are fast and the punches are faster..noone loads up to swing and if you do in real boxing its pretty predictable what you are doing..this is a huge step in the boxing franchise..ppl knit pick at minor things…they can slow the gameplay down..and tweak allthe other minor problems..and please pasta you stare at areas of girls for long periods of time.so chill

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Stop complaining? These are impressions, meant to discuss the positives and negatives. The demo is there for that purpose to help form opinions.

      • Wsu_gb23

        The ability to have an opinion about something is what makes Pasta’s site great! I’m sick of going on Operation Sports and getting hammered for not conforming to the opinions of the moderators and select posters. Keep up the great work Pasta!

      • Jskinner8154

        Just give up on this thread pasta.. as soon as you said anything to seem as “frowning” upon looking at women’s goodies you shoulda known you were going to be assaulted..

  • Number1lakerfan23

    Whining about shots of the ring girl and explicit lyrics in an M rated game. The soccer mom crowd is proud of you. Grow a pair.

    • Rich

      Yeah no one should complain about DOA Volleyball either right? Just accept it as is? No thanks.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Just cause its M rated doesn’t mean it should push boundaries just for the sake of doing so.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Just cause its M rated doesn’t mean it should push boundaries just for the sake of doing so.

    • Jbonax

      I’m sure if you stand in the middle of the ring and button mash with the speed of a greek god, you can throw 100 punches. that’s up to you and your fingers; however, i defeated a CPU fighter last night by boxing, not fighting. Use the jab, back off, use the ring, angle my attacks, counterpunch, take advantage of his being stunned to implement more punches. In the end, he had two cuts and lost on points: that’s boxing.

      The opening music is inappropriate in its placement. Perhaps if they place it inside the game somewhere besides where everyone HAS to hear it upfront in the demo, where there’s no control over the audio options. Sorry if your children play M games or stand around while you play them. That’s a parent problem. They should be in bed, dreaming.

      The ring girl is about boxing. She is what boxing fans go to see. She’s not naked or wearing a bikini or anthing. Sure, too much focus on the mid sextion, but afterall, if you went to a fight and watched her each time between rounds, would you be staring at the card? In that case, they should put a tight black dress around the card. It’s like Nascar. Everyone goes to the race because they love racing, but they are really there to see the wrecks. Oh, now I’m calling the digital ring goddesses wrecks. See what this discussion has done to me!

    • Jbonax

      I’m sure if you stand in the middle of the ring and button mash with the speed of a greek god, you can throw 100 punches. that’s up to you and your fingers; however, i defeated a CPU fighter last night by boxing, not fighting. Use the jab, back off, use the ring, angle my attacks, counterpunch, take advantage of his being stunned to implement more punches. In the end, he had two cuts and lost on points: that’s boxing.

      The opening music is inappropriate in its placement. Perhaps if they place it inside the game somewhere besides where everyone HAS to hear it upfront in the demo, where there’s no control over the audio options. Sorry if your children play M games or stand around while you play them. That’s a parent problem. They should be in bed, dreaming.

      The ring girl is about boxing. She is what boxing fans go to see. She’s not naked or wearing a bikini or anthing. Sure, too much focus on the mid sextion, but afterall, if you went to a fight and watched her each time between rounds, would you be staring at the card? In that case, they should put a tight black dress around the card. It’s like Nascar. Everyone goes to the race because they love racing, but they are really there to see the wrecks. Oh, now I’m calling the digital ring goddesses wrecks. See what this discussion has done to me!

    • Jbonax

      I’m sure if you stand in the middle of the ring and button mash with the speed of a greek god, you can throw 100 punches. that’s up to you and your fingers; however, i defeated a CPU fighter last night by boxing, not fighting. Use the jab, back off, use the ring, angle my attacks, counterpunch, take advantage of his being stunned to implement more punches. In the end, he had two cuts and lost on points: that’s boxing.

      The opening music is inappropriate in its placement. Perhaps if they place it inside the game somewhere besides where everyone HAS to hear it upfront in the demo, where there’s no control over the audio options. Sorry if your children play M games or stand around while you play them. That’s a parent problem. They should be in bed, dreaming.

      The ring girl is about boxing. She is what boxing fans go to see. She’s not naked or wearing a bikini or anthing. Sure, too much focus on the mid sextion, but afterall, if you went to a fight and watched her each time between rounds, would you be staring at the card? In that case, they should put a tight black dress around the card. It’s like Nascar. Everyone goes to the race because they love racing, but they are really there to see the wrecks. Oh, now I’m calling the digital ring goddesses wrecks. See what this discussion has done to me!

    • Jbonax

      I’m sure if you stand in the middle of the ring and button mash with the speed of a greek god, you can throw 100 punches. that’s up to you and your fingers; however, i defeated a CPU fighter last night by boxing, not fighting. Use the jab, back off, use the ring, angle my attacks, counterpunch, take advantage of his being stunned to implement more punches. In the end, he had two cuts and lost on points: that’s boxing.

      The opening music is inappropriate in its placement. Perhaps if they place it inside the game somewhere besides where everyone HAS to hear it upfront in the demo, where there’s no control over the audio options. Sorry if your children play M games or stand around while you play them. That’s a parent problem. They should be in bed, dreaming.

      The ring girl is about boxing. She is what boxing fans go to see. She’s not naked or wearing a bikini or anthing. Sure, too much focus on the mid sextion, but afterall, if you went to a fight and watched her each time between rounds, would you be staring at the card? In that case, they should put a tight black dress around the card. It’s like Nascar. Everyone goes to the race because they love racing, but they are really there to see the wrecks. Oh, now I’m calling the digital ring goddesses wrecks. See what this discussion has done to me!

  • Benny

    Agree on the music and shots of the ring girl. Im passing on the game not only cause of that but its part of it.

    • http://twitter.com/Mason_drews Mason Drews

      What a joke. . . cockeyed lame!

  • http://twitter.com/shogunoflive Wynston Williams

    I agree with Pasta about the akward KO punches and judging… as someone who played over 200 online matches of FNR4 and had a pretty good understanding when I won or lost a round, I am completely shocked sometimes by the scoring in this game. The punching to the body thing, is minor because if you watch real boxing the best body punchers don’t move their feet while they are throwing shots..

    Have to completely disagree and I think pasta is also exaggerating about the whole ring girl thing, I definitely noticed how they show off the ring girl’s body, but hey thats why she is there at a real fight. And if you have a M rated game, why bleep out the music. Over the year’s in videogames ive hated when they would have a nice hip hop song in the soundtrack but you couldnt really even fully enjoy it cause of the masses amount of bleeps.

    Boxing has a very adult fan base these days, and video games definitely have adult prices. So I applaud EA and the team behind this game for what they are doing.

    • Jbonax

      I like your honesty, Wynston, and the fact that you are an avid fan of boxing games, especially since you boxed over 200 online matches. that makes you an expert in the field, but not everyone is a hip hop fan, especially when the song if filled with obscenities, words which are foul and degrading. Bring the hip hop on if it’s clean enough. I like your ideas about the ring gir.

  • http://twitter.com/sdot206 Shayne Hubbard

    First initial impressions of the game were excellent graphics but the gameplay is not much different than in FNR4. After reading the “first impressions” article, a lot of the issues discussed I experienced as well and are hoping that they are addressed with a patch shortly after the release. Gotta put more time in on the demo to get a better feel for the game…

  • Honestly?

    You complain about language and suggestive themes in an M rated game? Seriously? Do you even play games, or do u just stick to the bland sports titles. That little M symbol in the lower left of the case details what kind of content you will see in a game. If that little symbol is an M, guess what? Language and suggestive themes might be an issue.

  • http://midwestmadden.com/ Bmoremurda

    Dam phantom punch reminds me of ali and listen fight!

  • Barringerr

    The ONLY problem is the stamina drain not occuring enough. Fighters are throwing 100+ punches per round and at least a of right now they are not losing stamina. Thats not to say they wont later but still it should be a lil more stamina drain. Not being able to punch to the body while moving is a GOOD THING. Fighters don’t lunge body shots in real life. Overall this game is much better. THe FN4 spammers are still trying to exploit the spamming but it wont work in this game f’ers.

  • jusmegamer

    I have not played it but I saw the new control scheme on OS and really like it all even the defense. Makes it more simple, you should not have all that guess work and thoughts into things in the heat of the battle.

  • SimFBallCritic

    Totally agree!!!

    • SimFBallCritic

      I meant to say I totally agree with Nytwriter.

  • SimFBallCritic

    Who complains about lyrics and ring girls?????? I guess mature rating means you will use Dont Worry Be Happy as the background music and Mary Poppins would be the ring girl.

    • http://twitter.com/Bgamer90 Brad D.

      Or maybe they could have just had clean normal/indie hip-hop songs and no close ups of the ring girls… you know… like they did in FNR3 and 4?

      I’m pretty sure that the game was going to be rated M just for the story mode alone. It seems that FNC is taking things a bit too far though.

  • Chris

    Is there not an option for the 360 where you can replace music from a game with your own? If cursing bothers you (which is an archaic argument anyways. I mean, thinking that combinations of letters and sounds are somehow bad? Context people, context!), select your own playlist. And as far as the ring girls go, I’ve been to some low level professional fights where the girls are practically naked. EA knows their target demographic, and choose to market towards it. There was a post before that asked where your eyes go when she comes out? If you don’t like it, skip it. Pugilism has always glorified the warrior, and objectified women. At least thats one part EA got right.
    Oh, and if I’ve offended any women reading this at all, please speak up.

  • Skihawks

    It will be interesting to see this build compared to the final build. In regards to the stamina, it is hard to gauge based on three rounds. In a 12-round fight it may be more evident.

    I enjoyed the demo mostly because I didn’t nit-pick every little thing.

  • Graysenspop76

    why complain about the ring girls, but not about the all the new damage and the blood thats gonna fly? bloody eyes are cool, but a computer generated girl getting virtually eye humped is wrong, LOL, im still gonna buy it

  • Timmy B.

    I do feel like everybody making too much of a deal about the music and the ring girl, but I respect your opinions. I mean for all the people complaining, there are people happy that they doing things to bring out the brutality in boxing. If you feel that way about the music/ring girl when the full game comes out, turn the music off or use a custom playlist and skip the cutscenes. It’s that simple. In regards to the game, commentary starting to blow, no suspense during the decision(they dont even read the cards on the 5th edition?! Better then round 4′s boxer lowers his head when he bout to lose look though lol)no impact on heavy punches(other boxer wont even stop their punch sometimes), stamina loss sucks at the moment, ref dontseem to be interactive(he dont even try to make you break up the clinch)I am still getting it on the 1st, but I would love little changes though.

  • Josh

    I DON’T CARE HOW GOOD THIS GAME IS, IF IT’S NOT 60 FRAMES PER SECOND I’M NOT BUYING IT! IT’S 2011 & EVERY GAME SHOULD BE 60FPS! NO EXCUSES ANYMORE!

  • slim919

    Why are people talking about the music. It’s minor. Watch boxing it’s mostly hip hop except some of the spanish guys. I buy alot of games and don’t like the sound track. But overall the demo is ok but still need some tweeking with the gameplay.

  • slim919

    Why are people talking about the music. It’s minor. Watch boxing it’s mostly hip hop except some of the spanish guys. I buy alot of games and don’t like the sound track. But overall the demo is ok but still need some tweeking with the gameplay.

  • Premiere

    Well alot of negativity here. I actually thoroughly enjoy the game as whole nitpicking little animations flaws aside. I was so inspired by how great the demo is I made this video…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMVVaJi_7oU

  • Bhurst99

    I think the question for a lot of casual boxing fans is going to be: Is this game worth $59.99 when the previous boxing game is on the shelves for $19.99 or less? It doesn’t look like it from the videos and same commentary but I’ll reserve comment on that until the retail version comes out.

  • http://twitter.com/Mason_drews Mason Drews

    FNR3 Ring girls show WAYYYYY more (Bikinis, Boob physics) than these girls in FNR4 and FNC. I’ll battle you to the end on that Pasta!

  • Derell Douglas

    THIS IS MY FIRST POST IVE EVER DONE ABOUT A GAME!! YEP THIS IS CRITICAL EA SO PLZZZZZ LISTEN!! As a young boxer i can actually say that EA has keept me playing the fight night series. n i liked how the were making such an improve meant each time they released a game, but as soon as i see the trailers of champion i get sooo excited but the DEMO HAS ONE MAJOR PROBLEM FOR AAAAALL THE MOST BASIC FUNDEMENTALS IN ACTUAL BOXING,! Now this is my laydown on ALL the games.. but not in full deteals….FIGHT NIGHT 2004 was great Greeat gamplay n Good grafics (straight up boxing) ..FNR2 Good gamplay good grafics (arcade haymakers)…FNR3 had good gamplay n Great grafics (Counter Fighting lol)…. FNR4 Great grafics and Great gamplay (2 YEARS AWAY FROM BECOMING A COMPLETE BOXING GAME!!!)…. FIGHT NIGHT CHAMPION has Great grafics…. BUT GAMPLAY CAN BE GREAT IF YOU YAKE OFF 1 BUTTON BLOCKING!!! EA PLZZZZ THINK ABOUT WHAT UR DOING, YOUR ALMOST HAVE A COMPLETE GAME!! IT TAKES AWAY THE FUNDENTALS OF SETTING UP PUNCHES WITH YOUR JAB.. WHN OU DO ANY INTERVIEWS WITH ANY PRO BOXERS THEY ALWAYS TALK ABOUT HOW THEY LIKE TO SET UP PUCHES WITH THIER JAB.. I UNDERSTAND TRYING TO MAKE IT SIMPLE FOR NEW PLAYERS BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REAL PLAYERS WHO HAS BEEN DOWN WITH THE SERIES FROM THE BEGINNING. THEIR IS NO REASON FOR THE JAB IN THE GAME. (LET ME BE ABLE TO SET SUM1 UP WITH MY JAB TO THE HEAD AND GET THEM TO START BLOCKING UP TO SO I CAN GIVE THE A COTTO LEFT HOOK TO THE BODY !!!) PLZZZ THINK ABOUT THE BLOCKING EA. Im sure any fan of boxing would agree. so shut all the haterz up EA and make a great boxing game, this is boxing…. NOT MORTAL KOMBAT OR DRAGONBALL Z. IM SURE THIS POST IS TOOO DANG LONG BUT MAYBE IT WILL CATCH AN EYE N SUM1 WILL LOOK AT IT THATS ACTUALL PART OF THE EASPORTS TEAM.. AGAIN PLZZZZ DNT MESS THE FUNDEMENTALS UP!!!!! PLZZ DNT

  • View_paper

    noo one button blocking!! i agree!! in all the great uptodate fighting games have optional block. dnt change the whole fundementals EA DAMNNG!! IM GLAD SUM1 ACTUALLY POSTEDTHIS PROBLEM. HOPE THIS GETS FIXED FOR THE ACTUAL FREAKN GAME! CANT BLEAV U GET THIS CLOSE TO MAKING A GREAT SIMULATION THE MESS IT AAAAAALLL UP WITH THE DUUUUUMBEST MISTAKE SMDH PLZZZ DO US JUSTICE Y CHANGE THE BOXING FUNDIMENTALS.. U CANT SET ANYTHING UP IF ALL I GOT TO DO IS HOLD BLOCK N COUNTER WITH AN ROCKY BALBOA PUNCH!!

  • zzzeric

    I think the songs are actually really good and fit the game well

  • zzzeric

    I think the songs are actually really good and fit the game well

  • Anonymous

    If you’re going to be playing a game about beating the crap out of another guy until he can’t stand up, you shouldn’t have a problem with a few curse words in music. That’s just plain stupid. Do you really think EA looked at the songs and say “Oh wow! This has swear words in it! Let’s put it in the game cos we can!”
    I welcome it, censorship is ridiculous in my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    If you’re going to be playing a game about beating the crap out of another guy until he can’t stand up, you shouldn’t have a problem with a few curse words in music. That’s just plain stupid. Do you really think EA looked at the songs and say “Oh wow! This has swear words in it! Let’s put it in the game cos we can!”
    I welcome it, censorship is ridiculous in my opinion.

  • FighterforJC

    Pastapadre is an ignorant of the sweet science, always has been. You can see it in his play style. There’s NOTHING random about the one punch KO’s, and his complaint about not being able to move while throwing body shots is completely idiotic. What he means is he wishes he could stick to a moving target as though he was on a moving platform with wheels as he continues to wail on the body. LOL. Spamming no longer works in Fight Night Champion. This is heartbreaking news for all spammers like Pastapadre.

  • FighterforJC

    Love pastapadre’s rendition of the sweet science. Throwing quadruple left uppercuts followed by double right uppercuts playing as Ali. lol.

  • shiznickmasta

    Both of the people playing are so terrible I couldn’t even finish watching the first round. Please do not pass judgement on this game by watching these noobs box, its ridiculous. The game is extremely fun and addictive and it works best by fighting like the real life counterparts which is awsome. Once you learn the mechanics and can stick and move like Ali or jump in an out with combos like Pac man you will see how great it is. Trust me.

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