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Written by  :  Jerrys Kids (304)
Written on  :  Feb 10, 2008
Platform  :  Dreamcast
Rating  :  3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
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Summary

Looks great (most of the time).

The Good

Its easy to jump right into an exhibition. The move combinations are pretty easy to figure out making for a seemingly easy pick-up-and-play experience. The graphics are much improved over the Playstation version and fighters look more like themselves than ever before. Knockouts are cringe worthy in a good way.

The Bad

A lot of times it feels based purely on luck. Using the same strategy you could win and lose 10 matches back to back. The transition between holds feel and look canned as can be. The matches seem to be oddly quiet as well. The blood effects are a little on the Nintendo 64 side which doesn't quite fit the UFC style. Speaking of N64, the crowd textures are reminiscent of No Mercy. Too bad, there were a lot better aspects they could've borrowed. The cheap AI tactic of repeatedly striking your neck has to be the worst feature.

The Bottom Line

It could've been better for both fans and casual gamers in many ways. It's not a bad first outing on Dreamcast, but without a follow up the only option is disappointment in certain areas. Create a character to get the full intended experience.

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