Cool little Review Someone at an MMA forum that I frequent got the game early. Thought it'd be a cool way to get the juices flowing. First of all, I have to say that I'm really proud to be doing this test, and giving you something made by a MMA fan for MMA fans! (and talking about what we really want to know) Ok, second point: If you're reading this test that means you're an Xbox360 or Playstation3 owner, which also means you very probably downloaded the free demo of the game available for some weeks. So I am not going to spend time annoying you with details you already know and will focus on the new stuff! *Create a Fighter *Exhibition *Live mode *Career *Classic Fights *Achievements *Missing styles (Judo and Boxing) *Create a Fighter First of all, you have to know that the fighter you create here will only be available in the Exhibition mode and Live mode, For the career mode you'll have to build another specific one. We start by choosing the height and weight; here we notice that heavier is a weaker fighter in cardio and speed... but his power increases! Yes cardio, speed and power are the 3 first stats and you'll have to spend your first point in one of these three. Now it's the time for the style selection: one striking style (Boxing/Kick boxing/Thai boxing) and one grappling style (Judo/Bjj/Wrestling). And here comes one of the hardest choices: the skills point attribution! You start with a 1500 points pool; you can put on any skills you want: Leg staking attack/defense, Clinch attack/defense, submission attack/defense... (This is the skill you can saw with the x button when you select your ufc fighter on the demo.) But this part isn't as easy as it seems to be! At the beginning you spend 1 point for each skill percent but this point system increases very quickly!! Your first point in a skill will cost you just one of your 1500pts, but it'll become 2, 5, 10... For the last skill points you'll have to spend 70 of your points for just 1%!! This exponential system is a bitch for people who plan to make an ultimate killer in just one part of the game! Forget about 100% in one skill! With this system a balanced fighter with just few strong parts seems to be the right choice. After this you have chose your look, and in this part the game is very thorough. All the usual stuff is here: different noses, jaws, eyes, hairstyles, skin colors, beards, moustaches, body shapes, etc... I noticed some particular stuff: -No Clay Guida hair -Whatever your moustache/beard/sideburns are, you can choose if it's a clean new shave or a 3 days one. -The body types are classic, not very fat or bodybuilding competition ripped. -We can even choose how hairy the fighter's chest is (and how thick the hair is)! -There's an "extra" menu with beauty marks, wrinkles, scares... -You can choose the cauliflower level of your ear on each side (you can do a wrestling left ear and a clean right one for example!) Of course tattoos are available. (But limited to ten) There’s pretty much everything: national flags, tribal, Japanese writing, characters... but not always a very big choice in each of these categories. I also have to say that there aren't any famous fighter's tattoos! ...yes, I secretly dreamed of having them as evidence to help us create fighters that the game makers were not able to sign... Don’t forget to choose your clothing: There are different types of shorts of course, but you can also wear knee and ankle patches, By the way, when you start the game there aren't any brands or Arlowsky vampire mouthpieces, your only choice is the color! Ok is your guy ready? The game takes a picture of your fighter's face for the "tale of the tape" You picked up a nickname from a choice of 10 (for the commentators and presenter to use) As well as the city you come from. There are a lot of countries (but it seems that all of the 60 million French people are living in one single city: Paris... -argh nooo, smugness/selfishness invading my body right now, arghhh) *Exhibition The classic "VS" mode, to fight a friend or CPU in a basic quick fight, This one is available in the demo, no need for more explanation, I think. No wait, a big missing detail: before choosing your fighter you have to select a weight class represented by the UFC champion in each division! But there you can also switch to another menu, where you can select the number of rounds, your referee and the area. A fight can be 5, 3 or 2 (??!) rounds The 3 referees are Mario Yamasaky, Steve Mazzagati and Herb Dean and there are 5 locations from the TUF facility to the Mandalay bay hotel and casino.