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It has been a long road to release, but EA Sports UFC is now out and available for purchase for most everyone today. If you want to read or share your full impressions, be sure to check out our impressions thread.

In the meantime, vote in our poll on our frontpage (and above you if you are reading this in the forums) and give us your first impression of the game!

Game: EA Sports UFCReader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS4 / Xbox OneVotes for game: 7 - View All
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# 1 The_Cane @ 06/17/14 11:34 AM
still getting use to the controls, but all in all a solid game so far.
 
# 2 tcrews @ 06/17/14 12:18 PM
This game is amazing. First time in a long time I was this excited for a game to come out and it's far exceeded what I expected. Very challenging but I like that. It's very realistic in that you have to pick your spots. Strike fast and get out of Harms way because counters do serious damage which again is very realistic. You can't just go nuts on someone with reckless abandon like years past. If your opponent isn't hurt and you start throwing bombs non stop you'll get ko'd. Whereas In every other ufc game it was haymaker fest. I got knocked out by Dennis siver a half dozen times in a row as Conor mcgregor. And every time I watched the replays and it was never a dice roll. I always wound up getting caught or countered at perfect moments. It's hard to describe the realism but you look at it and you just know you effed up and it wasn't some behind the scenes number crunch. It all looks and feels very real. Best boxing, wrestling or mma game ever made.
 
# 3 Dylonus @ 06/17/14 12:36 PM
LOL

I see the problem. There's way too much influence on game speed. Won the first fight by only fighting stand up (because you can't get out of defensive ground positions, THANKS EA!) and trained - put all my stats into punching speed. Next fight? I won in 30 seconds. Quick punches and backed off for stamina and I won.

Can someone please explain why major transitions won't work? I can't get them to work at all. Is the combination different and I missed it?
 
# 4 gramabaggins @ 06/17/14 01:39 PM
the demo is not representitive of the actual game exactly....i personally find it depends on who your using whether or not u can transition or not...dont pick someone with a trash rating in the ground game if you want to do all the transitions in the world.
 
# 5 Dylonus @ 06/17/14 01:44 PM
Further Review...

Been through TUF....

They start you out as horrible and it's annoying. You're not fast enough attacking or moving to defend yourself.

Level up your punches / kicks right away and you'll be a lot better off. Same with stamina.

There is massive cause for concern. Delayed reactions with combinations; which is a MASSIVE, MASSIVE ISSUE WHEN YOU'RE DEFENDING YOURSELF ON THE GROUND.

If you're not that good at these games, don't bother. This game is clearly for experienced players.
 
# 6 JKSportsGamer1984 @ 06/17/14 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Dylonus
LOL This game is absolutely atrocious. I wish I could get my money back. Easily the worst game I've ever bought.

Gameplay, in terms of fluid, is ATROCIOUS.
You can not escape the mount position what so ever. If you're in it; you're screwed.
CPU gets more stamina than you. Period. I had the CPU transitioning all over the place; didn't lose ANY STAMINA.
Punches are not in bunches. Not possible. It's almost like a turn-based RPG with trying to land combos.
Clinch is broken. CPU won't let you transition, at all.
Submission is sketchy, but if it works, it's a guaranteed win.

If you havn't bought this - don't. I LOVED the previous three games. Played them constantly. I even made HOF on UFC 3 on Ultimate Mode before. This? Even Normal is a complete joke. Don't waste your money.
Agreed. I wouldn't go as far as calling it atrocious because it does some things well, but overall it's a disappointment. To top it off there are NO GAMEPLAY SLIDERS smh. My biggest issues are...

Not enough variation in fighting styles
Stamina regenerates too fast for CPU (this was also a problem in Fight Night)
CPU doesn't use strategy as they should & don't resemble their real life counterparts in terms of strategy
Not enough signature animations
Not enough take down animations

I was hoping for a much better experience with this game. After a while it just gets too repetitive because of these issues. If there were gameplay sliders I might've considered picking it up but that's a definite deal breaker for me.
 
# 7 Dylonus @ 06/17/14 02:09 PM
Got through more fights...

TUF is hard no matter the difficulty. I noticed a few of the fighters you faced HAD abilities; because they simply pulled off things you can not until you get into the UFC (noticed one dude kept getting full stamina for no reason - that's part of one of the abilities; I believe).

Still issues with the game. Delay in actions after you choose something; which is a massive concern. How can their be a delay in my player trying to get out of the mount position on the bottom? These needs fixed.

Clinch is random. I'll just leave that there.

Submissions are way OP. I won by submission and didn't really have to try. The game is really confusing as well...

If you quickly level up attack speed (punches) and stamina; you'll win too easily, at times.
 
# 8 Dylonus @ 06/17/14 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by JKSportsGamer1984
Agreed. I wouldn't go as far as calling it atrocious because it does some things well, but overall it's a disappointment. To top it off there are NO GAMEPLAY SLIDERS smh. My biggest issues are...

Not enough variation in fighting styles
Stamina regenerates too fast for CPU (this was also a problem in Fight Night)
CPU doesn't use strategy as they should & don't resemble their real life counterparts in terms of strategy
Not enough signature animations
Not enough take down animations

I was hoping for a much better experience with this game. After a while it just gets too repetitive because of these issues. If there were gameplay sliders I might've considered picking it up but that's a definite deal breaker for me.
Atrocious compared to what it should be for a PS4 / Xbox One game; yes. It's an okay game, but it's failed expectations. CPU DEFINITELY gets handed too much stamina. It's clear as day.

Typical EA
 
# 9 champ1997 @ 06/17/14 06:46 PM
I've been hearing and see a lot of good things just waiting till i get off so i can play
 
# 10 davis420 @ 06/17/14 07:39 PM
I think it is a good start for this series. If we get updates up until they release UFC2, we'll be in good shape.
 
# 11 Coolade @ 06/17/14 10:50 PM
I wish career mode was online or the game had an online career option. It'd give it way more longevity.
 
# 12 jaredsmith83 @ 06/18/14 06:27 AM
My first impression is that if you go into this game playing like you did with the THQ series, then you will be getting beat regularly. I thought I had learned this in the demo, but it becomes even more apparent when you start in The Ultimate Fighter. You are pretty dang over matched in your match to get into the house. I had to rematch it 4 times before I finally won.

The stamina issue is a BIG issue. I can throw 3 jabs and I'm gassed, while the A.I. can spam it on the regular. But I believe this can be patched if they realize how off it is. Which, hopefully they do. Once I got the hang of that, the fights became a little bit easier. Part of that though I think is that I was just fighting smarter.

Graphically, this game is on point! I will hand it to EA, they did a GREAT job in getting the shiny aspect of it all right. Sometimes, at least in career mode, there are a bit too many of the cut scenes which disrupt flow a bit, but its not a deal breaker for me.

Audio isn't as bad as I was expecting, but I will say that the commentary is severely lacking compared to the other sports out there, which isn't a good thing seeing as how important it is in the context of a fight. The soundtrack is pretty good and offers a decent amount of entrance music.

Controls are...controls. You either love em or hate em. I still have the THQ scheme in my brain, so there are definitely some awkward moments. I think it would probably be a good idea to make a more user friendly scheme going forward. Maybe map a few moves to some different buttons. It seems like it cuts off my flow and movement when I have to hit the L2 button to sway, but still hold my R2 to be blocking. It just feels awkward to me.

Overall, this game started out as a bad experience, bordering taking it back. But I stuck it out a bit longer and learned some of the nuances. It will be more playable with some patching to it, especially the stamina issue. Sure, its missing some things like glove tapping (at least I never saw it), ref stoppage and other nuances about the UFC/MMA experience, but its still a good game for their first run. I'd give it a 6.5/10, with the patch, it would be a 7/10 easily.
 
# 13 NUH_UHHHHHHHHHHH @ 06/18/14 09:52 AM
so far I don't like it. its a mix of undisputed and fight night series, which is not a bad thing but once you play it, its not as fun as either of those titles. i hate pressing 2 buttons to block! geez. EA always brights top notch presentation, which is awesome. but as someone mentioned before, it really lacks overall fun and soul. imma return my copy cause ebgames gives me 3 days to exchange to another game. overall dont think its worth 60 bucks
 
# 14 Cardot @ 06/18/14 10:33 AM
That guy in the picture reminds me of Von Kaiser.

 

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