Ultimate Fighting Championship
What's the deal?
Who better than a real-life ultimate fighter to tell us just how realistic Crave's Ultimate Fighting Championship on the Dreamcast can be? "See, they have blood on the mat over there, and the art in the center of the ring is dead-on," bona-fide UFC competitor Matt Hughes told us during a recent demo session of the game at our office. "They have the strikes, submissions on the ground, takedowns--this is the closest thing I can think of. There's no way to make it more realistic."
So why is it a must-get game?
With its roster of real fighters--including, of course, Hughes--and thousands of moves, UFC does have that whole "realism" thing going for it. That means it's not as mindless as a wrestling title and not as hardcore as a Capcom fighter. This hybrid is a different kind of fighting game. Better still, it's fun.
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Crave recently stopped by to show us an extremely early revision of UFC for the PS. Although it doesn't look nearly as impressive as the DC version (not surprising since the DC and PS versions are being developed by two different programming groups), it's pretty good for a PS game, and features all the UFC fighters, a ridiculous number of moves and fighting techniques to learn, and plenty of modes (although many weren't active in this build). Career mode will unlock even more fighters, many that aren't in the Dreamcast version. It's set for release in December.