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Fight night round 3, nowadays becasue of the new version, it is currently going cheap, you may find it fot £19.99 or so, depending on where you look. Bought the game couple of months back after seeing a friend having it on the ps2, and the graphics for a start were so much better , and so was the sound. Also there is more new features to the game, abd when you fight instad of seeing them to the left and right on the screen, all you see is the apponment and yourself facing it, with only seeing a blur outline and you stance positioned hands. Really got fascinated all by this new stuff, but I think it suits me the other old way, for easier to control, still I am sure you can change all this in the controls configuration menu. There is the career mode which basically starts you of an amateur , then slowly by slowly you get more advanced, getting stronger and faster and more pace and stamina etc. each round. Its really good, if you keep on losing you can easily retire then you need to start again. Still you can make your own charatcer which was what I thought very good. Excellent game in my eyes, high 5 stars!!!
After getting my ps3 a few weeks ago I instantly went on IGN.com to find out what games I should buy (and Amazon to buy them) one of the games I came across, which was also cheap (second hand for about £6); was this game by EA Sport (Electronic Arts).
The third game from the franchise was released way back in 2006 but it still looks fantastic in my opinion (I can't comment on the newer round 4 until I buy it though) with the boxers movement and styles spot on (all real and some classic ones, Ali for example).
In fact this game is a port of the PS2 game with slightly tweaked game play and graphics. The game play is fast and very responsive with controls again being spot on, the range of punches is fantastic from, the humble jab, upper cuts, right and left hooks, individual boxers 'specialties' like the haymaker to grabbing and even head butting (naughty naughty) .
So this is not for your average brawler who wants to throw punches without regard, you got to earn your openings with your jab and find each opponents specific weaknesses (like in real life boxing) and a lot of fight will go the distance if you cant figure out how to beat an opponent, and you'll probably lose on points.
The career mode is great as you train your boxer and builds his strength and speed and slowly make your way up the rankings until you can move up a weight and win a belt.
Another interesting element is the 'get in the ring' mode where the perspective changes in to first person view and you have to adapt to it (kind of making it a new game) as it's a lot harder to judge the distance you have to find your range with your jab so you don't leave your self open to a big shot by your opponent. The game also has fantastic commentary from sports channel ESPN.
On the negative side I couldn't get the network play to work but that might just me being a bit of a numpty in some way. The game could do with a few more boxers to add to the following main stars Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya. Mohammed Ali. Also I don't think the 'highlights' of each round are very good with a lot of the average action from the round shown instead of the big punches and I always skip it.
I can't comment on the two player mode as I only have one ps3 controller at the moment (and my girlfriend wouldn't play if I did but when I do try it out I will update this review)
A great boxing game I would recommend to all boxing fans. Hopefully round 4 will be at least as good as this
Fight Night Round 3 is a truly amazing experience (I would call it a game but it is one of those games where you play and you get truly drawn in). I originally played this against computer opponents and was truly blown away by the presentation, graphics, realism, audio and commentary and thought that this was one of the best games ever...then I played it against friends and this game became a true great amongst my friends and became a legend to me.
Friday night and you got the mates around for a couple of drinks and a chill out then chuck this into the PS3 and away you go...a game you play against each other, have a great laugh with and a banter with your mate you play against and those watching aswell.
What about when your mates are not around? Go for the career mode and pick your fights, training and make your way to the top through not just your boxing but your choices you make.
This game has an amazing soundtrack, stunning graphics, amazing audio, simple and brilliant controls, great boxer roster, stunning replays and a game that draws you in and makes you just want to keep playing over and over.
Fight Night, from EA Sports, is quickly becoming the best boxing franchise on the market and this latest version, the first for the PS3, is proof of this.
Fight Night 3 features unbelievable levels of graphical detail and really shines when it goes into slow motion for the heavy punches. The shots of mouthguards and blood spraying out of the boxers' mouths are memorable to say the least.
You start by creating your own fighter for career mode and the levels of customisation abilities are second to none. You could easily spend a few hours in this section alone. Once you have done that the fights and training begins.
You start out pretty average of course and, as seems the norm with boxing games, you begin to get skills and learn your trade. This works exceptionally well in Fight Bight Round 3 as the learning curve and attribute rewards for winning are well set out.
It shouldn't take you long to become a champion and the sense of satisfaction when you get there is well worth the hardship.
I brought this game after playing it on my friend's Xbox and being really pleased despite not really liking boxing. The game is really fun and the fights are great. It is very addicting and the gameplay is very good.
The graphics are really good and very realistic. This makes it fun and like you are really there in the ring. The soundtrack is great and fits the game but it does have a bad framerate and sometimes crashed. The games controls are hard to learn and it can be hard at times but you will get better.
The gameplay is great and addicting but nothing has really change from Fight Night 2. It is more of the same so, if you have number 2, it isn't worth upgrading. All the modes are pretty much the same but it is fun creating your own character and getting him through the ranks.
It is really fun to see the Knockout replays to see how well you did and the watch that moment over and over again as you can save them.
The online isn't very good and has lots of lag. It is also filled with doe hard fans who are very good and not easy for a casual player.
Overall, the game is very good and addicting but has lots of lag online.
I got this game about a week ago for my PS3 and I have played it quite alot already, so I thought Id submit a review to give you an idea of my opinion.
I played the original fight night for the ps3 a few years back and found it to be very addicting. The training followed by a fight makes for quite and addictive gaming system which you wont be able to switch off. I did find the game a bit repetitive in the end though, and also fairly easy on the normal setting.
Onto round 3, and all the same points exist. Its an excellent addictive game, but literally nothing has changed since the last one i played (much the way EA normally work I suppose). Dont get me wrong though, its a great game, and the next gen graphics make it look truly awesome. Its worth getting it for the realistic slow mo knockout replays.
"Your Gonna Eat Lightening And Crap Thunder" the immortal words of micky from the rocky films rang through my mind as i created my boxer for career mode in EA's epic fight night round 3.
I couldn't wait to hit the ring and throw a few punches as this was my first boxing title i'd invested in since the original "knockout kings" that i loved.
Besides i had an ulterior motive.. I had to get good so i could whip my freinds ass around the ring (what with him being ex uk amateur champ an all).
So i find myself in my first fight after my initial training (during which i was goaded on by my coach who sounded somewhat like the micky charachter mentioned earlier).
Starting out in headgear and padding true to life like a boxer in his first matchup and booyah i got officially leathered by the computer opponent!.
I've never played the other fight night titles so the control system was new to me but i managed to pick it up quickly and before long i was swiftly moving up the rankings.
The 2 player mode is great too and if you have mates around this is a great title to fling on and have a laugh with, winner gets the last beer!.
There is also a "through your eyes mode" which adds a new level of skill to the boxing experience as you have to judge distance etc while being pummeled by a hurricane of oncoming punches that result in you being unable to see your opponent.
The computer AI in this game is actually pretty decent however and every now and then there'll be a match where you shout, swear and throw a hissyfit at the computer whilst accusing it of cheating, so using the same tactics isn't going to cut it in this game, instead you find yourself literally mixing it up in a bid to become the champ.
You win fights and earn money which you spend in the boxing shop on new equipment (some of which is also unlocked by winning) these upgrades are essential in your bid to be the greatest.
The sountrack during the credits is officially bad ass and really gets you in the mood to hit the ring and take on your opponent.
Menu navigation is also simple and the layout is effective, graphically the menus are a bit plain and simple and in the earlier levels you'll find that they look quite plain, where you do actually see this game excel however is when you fight in one of the major stadiums like madison square gardens, the lighting effects shine off your boxer as the sweat gradually builds up and fly's off in all directions when your opponent lands a blow, this looks really nice when playing in high definition.
I've also had the opportunity of playing this game online, unfortunately when i was on it was running a little slow but playstation may have fixed that issue by now (i'll check it sometime soon and update), but overall apart from the odd pause it plays well enough.
My only beef with this game is i completely wrecked my analogue stick whilst playing it as it is easy to get carried away in the throws and blows of the match up, worth forking out for a new controller though. you know damn right it was!.
Add to that when i played him i officially knocked my mate out in the first round and got bragging rights, a worthy investment and overall great game, bring on round 4.
Have you ever wanted to be the next Muhammad Ali? Well now is your chance to put you money where your fists are and get in the ring. I don't think that the game is for our younger players not because of the amount of blood that you see, its the fact that the game can be a little annoying (well, when you are losing anyway). The graphics are good for the fighters but the crowd is somewhat a little, laughable, you will see them either repeat what they have just done or looking like paper. The soundtrack is pretty cool for the first ten times you load the game but after listening to Akon in the same point you did last time you start to annoyed and just end up turning the music off and putting the radio on (No offence Akon, loads of offence EA). The game is great for a month or two but after a while it becomes repetitive. The on-line experience is not the best but I am sure that if you love boxing you will enjoy the on-line competition. The best thing about the game is the camera view "In the Ring", it does what it says on the tin, gets you in the ring, this gives you the best seat in the house, so it's worth getting for a while but if your anything like me then you will ditch it after the first month and a half.
I absolutely love this game. Yet again EA sports has pulled a great game out in this series of games. However I will start with the one negative I can find, there aren't enough proper pro's on the game, the fact the likes of Calzaghe does not appear is a little annoying, however as we all know boxers are fueled by their love of money, which brings me on to my favorite part of the game. There is no fighter on the planet who loves money more the Floyd 'Money' Mayweather and the feeling of getting him at 5 after a long day and battering the living daylights out of his smug face with a legend like Ali or Holyfield is nothing short of sensational. The quick fight and online fight options are great fun and setting out as an amateur with your own creation at the age of 18 and going on a career which may culminate in being crowned the best boxer in the world is such fun, not bad for a lad from Leicester!
Does it float like a butter fly and sting like a bee?
I never buy boxing games, my brother lent me this game so I thought I would give it a try. What I enjoyed straight away from this game is that I beat my older brother on it on my first go when it was his game.
Graphics on this game are amazing this is next gen stuff not just a buffed up ps2 tittle, the control feels original aswell. To throw punches make the movement on the left and right anolog controlers in the way you want him to hit. This makes it feel more real and involves a lot more skill than just pressing a button to punch.
This isn't a game where you can just throw random punches and expect to win, it involves skill, well placed punches and lots of blocking. Its a little tricky at first but after about 30mins you will be rolling.
You can start as the lowest of the low being an actual boxer or making you own character to look like yourself. Work your way up into the heavy weights after lots of fighting and trainning, but for the best buzz fight a freind on 2 player, its a great winner stays on game.
The best bit? beating you opponent to the point they go dizzy and every thing goes echoey and fuzzing then step back and smash them with a haymaker (powerfull punch) The graphics zoom in to see the punch make contact and the boxers face ripple with life like graphics.
Great game for a boxing game, enough to keep most interested esspesially those who like boxing, may get repetative after a while but then boxing what else can you do in a boxing game.
Fight Night Round 3 brings back Fight Night, the undisputed champion of boxing games. It's one of the best looking and playing sports games on the market. Now it takes the action outside the ring -- where gamers can establish rivalries through pre-fight events, putting purpose and passion behind every hit. It's the closest thing to being in the ring without getting punched. Film-quality graphics - Gamers rely on facial expressions and body language to gauge an opponent's health and energy creating a more emotionally immersive experience. Online gameplay for wilder boxing action against real-life opponents.