Archive for the ‘Boxing’ Category
  • Fight Night Champion Patch A Ways Off
    Posted March 9th, 2011 at 6:15 pm 9 Comments »
    Those eagerly awaiting a patch for Fight Night Champion have a significant wait ahead. Today it was posted in the official FNC forums that a patch can be expected to release "sometime in the next few months". I tend to think that was just worded poorly or the statement was made in an attempt to lower expectations and a patch would more likely be coming in the 4-6 week range. Thankfully the series added the ability to deliver "Tuning Updates" which can be pushed out at any time without bei...
  • Fight Night Champion Hits and Misses
    Posted March 1st, 2011 at 2:15 pm 30 Comments »
    The highly anticipated Fight Night Champion arrives in stores today. While the marketing push has centered on the "Champion" story mode numerous improvements were made to gameplay, feature additions to online play, and the 'M' rating (the first ever from EA Sports) makes its presence felt throughout the game. Continue on to check out where the game succeeded and where it misstepped in this "Hits and Misses" review.  (more…)...
  • Fight Night Champion Story Mode Review
    Posted February 28th, 2011 at 10:30 am 43 Comments »
    Fight Night Champion is being sold by EA Sports on the strength of its "Champion" story mode. Certainly on a personal level the mode is what I was looking forward to most, having never been a huge fan of the Fight Night series though still recognizing its achievements. After completing it in 3 hours and 19 minutes of play-time here are my full thoughts on "Champion" mode. Warning: There are minor spoilers contained within this review. (more…)...
  • Fight Night Champion Fighter Ratings
    Posted February 26th, 2011 at 10:45 am 30 Comments »
    Here is the complete roster for Fight Night Champion along with their respective overall ratings. Keep in mind that the overall rating is just the big picture representation of the 25 individual ratings each boxer possesses. Those are where each one's strengths and weaknesses are built. (more…)...
  • Fight Night Champion Hard Drive Evaluation
    Posted February 25th, 2011 at 2:00 pm 4 Comments »
    *Fight Night Champion is in hand so impressions, screens, and videos will be posted through the weekend and on Monday. Follow on Twitter for additional glimpses at the game and thoughts on it as I play through. Continuing with the series of Xbox 360 hard drive installation evaluations I've gone through and compared several areas of Fight Night Champion based on loading times from the disk vs the hard drive. Thankfully the loading times with Fight Night Champion are much more reasonable than...
  • Fight Night Champion’s Story Mode is Short
    Posted February 19th, 2011 at 2:00 pm 37 Comments »
    The "Champion" story mode in Fight Night Champion is getting a great deal of exposure in the build-up to the game's release, with EA Sports going as far as to tout how it was crafted by Academy Award nominated screenwriter Will Rokos. ESPN's Jon Robinson has offered some independent perspective on what to expect however by tweeting that the mode will last just 4-8 hours depending on individual skill level. One would think a story mode in a sim boxing game would be artificially extended by t...
  • Reminder: Time Running Out to Play FNC Demo Online
    Posted February 15th, 2011 at 5:45 pm 3 Comments »
    A real breakthrough for sports gaming occurred when EA Sports provided the demo for Fight Night Champion a month in advance of release while including a limited period of online play activity. The demo became more than a trial and akin to a beta. The online play was originally announced to be available for a two week period but was extended a few days longer. The head-to-head online play is scheduled to be shut off at 7pm ET/4pm PT on Thursday February 17th. Certainly we've already seen som...
  • Eliza Dushku in Fight Night Champion
    Posted February 11th, 2011 at 5:30 am 11 Comments »
    EA Sports has revealed that actress Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) plays a part in the Fight Night Champion story mode. In the "Champion" mode Dushku takes on the role of Meagan McQueen, daughter of cutthroat promoter DL McQueen, and potential love interest for the main character Andre Bishop. With the screenshot above and an image of her in a mo-cap suit and boxing gloves it is evident that she will factor into the M-rated story with a physical presence as well. This ma...