While Anderson Silva was getting ready to stink it up in the Octagon at UFC 97, I got to check out the PlayStation 3 version of UFC 2009: Undisputed. Within seconds of trying out this extraordinary looking game, I realized this wasn’t a rehashed, pretty cover that was thrown on top of THQ's SmackDown Vs. RAW. It’s a whole new entity and a whole new experience, just like the sport itself. The realism has translated over very well, from the ever so dangerous cage down to the great commentary done by Mike Goldberg and JoeRogan . I am also a fan of the fact that there is no HUD during the gameplay. As you start taking on heavy hits, the action fades to black and white, letting you know that you are almost at the end of the road.
I was more concerned, however, about the gameplay and how it felt. Presentation is important, but the last time we saw a UFC game, it was truly atrocious. I was first given a demonstration of Undisputed followed by a Georges St-Pierre virtual ass-kicking of his UFC president Dana White, who decided to play as B.J. Penn. Then it was my turn. I chose Chuck Liddell to be my guy and I entered the dangerous world of MMA.
Read More »