1st of all, be educated. a MMA game is still a fighting game. And arcadey fighting games like Street Fighter, are loosely based off of real fighting, which is what MMA is about, real fights within MMA unified rules. Just like the conventional fighting game has their own rules, MMA has their own rules, and they ARE ALL FIGHTING GAMES. To say that MMA games are not fighting games, is embarrassing the so called intelligence of the fighting game community as a whole.
2nd of all, boxing is obsolete at the mainstream level and will always be inferior to Mixed Martial Arts, in popularity, diversity, and depth. Only conservatives and boxing traditionalists would be in denial of that fact. boxing still makes headlines, but it doesn’t have the broadest viewer and competitor demographic.
Even champion boxers like Holly Holm see there is greater potential in MMA, and MMA is a higher tier of fighting, than boxing alone can ever be. MMA is a taller mountain than boxing.
3rd of all, EA Sports UFC is vastly underrated because the average “fighting gamer” are too lazy and closed minded to learn a fighting system that is universes different
from Street Fighter, Tekken and their clones.
4th of all, it’s very ignorant to hate EA as a whole. It’s funny people are unforgiving for the things EA does wrong, but they treat Capcom like a saint.
It’s very foolish and moronic thinking to label anything EA publishes as “bad”. Also, EA was nice enough to patch EA Sports UFC and improve it better,
plus adding SEVERAL FREE DOWNLOADABLE FIGHTERS. Even Tecmo doesn’t do that for its paid DLC fighters. Yes I read somewhere SFV is going to add more fighters for free,
but SFV’s roster is going to be pathetic compared to EA Sports UFC 2’s.
UFC continues to make real history, the competition is improving, and there’s literally no better company for MMA fighting games than EA Sports. And fighting game fans that feel the usual fighting franchises aren’t what they want, can find a lot of exclusive values from EA Sports UFC fighting games, even those upset about the pre EA era of fighting games (Undisputed), that weren’t at the level of fighting game they wanted.** You know there are a lot of fans of arcadey and simulation alike, that find EA Sports UFC fighting to be the ideal fighting game series for them. and they are not wrong to feel that way. **
Gamers that hate on MMA games, and EA UFC, are just butthurt they can’t be handed a win from footsies, dial a combos and fireballs.
the mainstream even acknowledge SSB and NSUNS as fighting games, it’s gutter stupid to claim that MMA/UFC games are not fighting games, just because they don’t follow the formula mechanics you expect out of the genre. I dunno if the haters here are clueless kids or just senile. Ah, they’re mostly trolls that are clueless AND senile.