Blog - Rants
Written by Manny Diaz Friday, May 20 2011 14:50
Hello, everyone in Glitchy Tasty Land! I want to talk about three things.
What are these things?
They are all in the game Fight Night Champion.
Are they good? NO! they are terrible!
Now, before you continue to read this, I must say that Fight Night Champion is a good game. So far, it's even my choice for the 2011 sports game of the year. However, these three things are keeping it from being my overall game of 2011.
1. Downloadable Characters delete themselves - Now, I'm not talking about the DLC (downloadable content) from Xbox live/PSN. I'm talking about the shared boxers (created boxers that can be shared by players online). The game has a photo mode which allows you to upload a picture, and receive the specs on how to make that person. I made Steve Jobs, and I beat the shit out of Bill Gates. After that fight, I was feeling good and wanted him to fight Mark Zuckerberg, when all of a sudden HE WAS GONE! Jobs was nowhere to be found. Where did he go?
My theory: the masterminds at EA have to do something in their games to make gamers hate them, and this is it. The characters will randomly delete themselves.
2. They all look the same - Go on Legacy Mode, and start a new legacy. After you pick your boxer, import other created boxers for use as NPC's in the game. After you import them, 1 of 2 things will happen. The game will either freeze (that’s next for me to talk about), or... it won't. However, what WILL happen is that all the created characters will change their appearance and look the same. No matter what you do, they will all. look. the. same. This is a HUGE downer, and makes it unplayable at times.
3. FREEZE! - As I mentioned in reason 2, this game does freeze up and it isn’t just in importing boxers. Sometimes it'll crash for no reason. This is annoying especially when you're online, winning a boxing match against someone in the top 100 on XBOX Live, and in the final round when the game decides that now is a good time to FREEZE (EA owes me a win against the #92 best boxer online)!
Now again, this is a great game overall. But be careful, because it you can't keep your cool with game-destroying glitches, this game might not be for you.
This isn't Champion, but it sure is a great way to send out this article.