THQ has annoying standup. People complain about EA MMA's footwork, but at least the stand up damage is realistic. Example, on undisputed, if an online player has better stand up than you, and you can't take them down, you have 2% chance of winning. Reason being, you can't get flash ko's until you damage their head a lot, barring a ko moment which doesn't mean anything, because even the worst players can survive a ko moment 30 seconds into the fight. It's unrealistic that you can land 4 hooks flush with Carwin, and potentially not even wobble a guy. On EA, flash ko's within seconds can happen. I was Brett Rogers once online and I dropped my opponent early and swarmed him, but he survived. I let him back up and just tee off on him because I'm clearly kicking his ass, but then I leaned in carelessly because I felt no danger and he landed a clean right hook on my guys jaw. Knocked my guy out one punch when I hadn't previously gotten hit at all because it was timed perfectly. At least on this game, the lesser striker still has a punchers chance. It's a good challenge that always keeps the game competitive, even when you are gifted an easy match up. Of course it depends on your fighters power. On undisputed, you need to land that punchers chance about 20 times to be able to get a "flash" ko. It gives the more novice players very little chance of beating the guys who are always online. You may think quick flash ko's are unfair, but they are realistic and teach you to use more defense. It really isn't that hard to avoid in the game if you aren't careless. I like to have a realistic fight in an MMA game, and flash knock outs (without having to get the opponents head in the red zone) are apart of realistic MMA. It shows that the better striker doesn't always win which is true, and it makes games more unpredictable because that's what MMA is, unpredictable.
Ea's stand up is better (besides footwork), career mode is better, and both ground games suck. Undisputeds career would only be better if they brought back post fight interviews and expanded that area. Stupid getting rid of them all together in the first place. Career mode is just boring on Undisputed 3.
Also, EA will obviously try even harder on this game since it's a franchise. It's first UFC game will probably be 5 times better than EA MMA.
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Last edited by Stapler; 06-06-2012 at 03:56 PM.