I'd love to play some of you guys, when the game comes out we should have some sort of MMAFORUM UFC UNDISPUTED 3 tournament? Could be fun and some creds for the winner.
Well yeah Rampage doesn't throw high kicks in the game cos how many times have you seen Rampage throw high kicks in real life? When I play these games I play like the fighter I am playing with. Thiago Silva or Rampage you stand and bang (they've got good chins and even if you land 1-1 with your opponent they almost always have a power advantage). I use sways religiously, head movement is key to excellent striking and I love to be Anderson and stand in the pocket and just slip all of Bones' punches and counter HARD.
Knowledge of striking translates well to the game, like you know what strikes are the smartest to throw at that point in time (technical countering) like say you see someone go for a shot, step back and throw a kick and you will kick them right in the head, it's like 4x more powerful as a regular strike aswell.
I'm kinda going off on a tangent but i've really enjoyed these last two games.
Yeah striking imo was super fun in 09. I cant say i ALWAYS played as the guy i was using but tbh i didnt experiment with many characters. I was so good at striking in 09 that i would use CroCop online and even with his bad chin in that game i would still be able to land a kick clinic on my opponent. The feeling of getting that High Kick KO was incredibly satisfying since its the only place i will get to see it again haha.
Believe it or not we actually did have a 09 UFC Tournament but i think it fell apart somewhat since ALOT of the matches were lagi. Since i didnt give the second UFC a try did they fix the online lag at all?? It was horrid in 09 but it clearly could have been more stable. Those matches were everything you throw happens like 2 seconds after you press a button... most frustrating thing ever.
I believe each game was an improvement on the last. Sideways, I understand what your saying about 09. I do prefer the later titles but I remember playing as BJ Penn in 09. His boxing was awesome. His jabs always connected followed by head movement. As for Rampage not having high kicks on the new game. I can't actually recall the last time Rampage utilised a head kick. Maybe thats why.
Yeah i get it. I was just responding him saying Boxers didnt have High Kicks in 09. But from my limited knowledge on the next two it seems to me that Boxers still dont have high kicks. Or is that Rampage specifically??
Personally.. every MMA fighter should be able to throw high kicks. Even though Rampage doesnt throw them often i am sure that he is capable of it. They should just make them weak or something.. possibly slow. Like he takes 2 half steps before he throws the kick because he isnt used to it or something of the sorts.
Originally Posted by The Dark Knight
Hmm, after considering it, I do kinda get what sideways means. The use of distance def. was better implemented in 09, but then like another geezer said, the striking was so limited it was frustrating. Almost every fighter had the same moves. 2010 had a MUCH more diverse range of strikes, but the use of distance wasn't as strong. I had to use fighters with the stepping jab and muay thai snap kick in order to get my range down.
I gotta disagree about 'disputed 3 though, Sides. The striking is a LOT better. Better than all the video previews suggested. They seem to have given strikers a much better chance in this game whereas the other game was dominated by grapplers, which was fine because I was one of those who could 'lay and pray' whenever I wanted, but it seems that if you can get the striking down on this game and have good takedown defence, then you could beat a very good grappler. It's a lot more balanced judging by the demo.
Can't wait to try the other characters and try career mode.
Range i definitely know was alot better in 09. Iv only used Rampage so far and i can tell how limited the striking is without proper use of distance. Sure we can throw more punches but that just creates a illusion to make the striking seem more technical then it is.
That said.. maybe SINCE iv only used Rampage so far is why i think the striking was overall better in 09. Il give the other characters a try in a little bit. Iv just been focusing on getting my hands to half the level it was in 09.
Also am i the only one that could work wrestling based players in 09??? Thats where the use of freedom/distance came in to play. I would stay on the outside and pick them slowly apart. When they shoot in i would just move my joystick to the left and defend it. Rinse and repeat. I felt the striking was incredibly technical. You are probably right though. I dont see them ruining the striking aspect. Im probably just not used to the physiques in this one because i didnt give 2010 much of a chance.