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Move Along DriveClub, EA Sports UFC May Actually Be PS4's Best Looking Game

Posted by Sammy Barker

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While the PlayStation 3 continued to impress throughout its lifespan, it started to reach its limits around the release of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves way back in 2009. We’re not saying that titles like The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls weren’t exceptional, but they never quite caused us to stare in disbelief like last week’s DriveClub video.

That’s because we’re still at the start of the generation, and developers are currently working to unlock the potential of the PlayStation 4. It seems that one publisher in particular is ahead of the curve, however, as this EA Sports UFC video has this editor flabbergasted. There are scenes in the footage embedded below that could pass for real life.

Now, we’ll openly admit that it’s not all amazing. The announcer, for example, doesn’t look especially impressive. Alas, when the two fighters are squaring up before the fight begins, we’d argue that it’s within touching distance of photo realism. The combat is slightly less convincing due to the odd awkward animation, but it still looks great.

It’s just a shame that this particular author knows next to nothing about the sport being depicted. We’ve got our fingers crossed that there’s a new Fight Night right around the corner...

[via youtube.com]

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User Comments (23)

Shellybird27

#1

Shellybird27 said:

Indeed, it looks really good. As someone who loves UFC, but never watches it( I know wierd, but i don't have satellite,and it's not on Netflix, or Hulu i believe other than Ultimate Fighter.), Really looking forward to it.

Davros79

#2

Davros79 said:

Looks nice.... Sadly in my past experience the game is extremely dull to play, especially when grappling becomes involved. Yeah what ever happened to fight night? ...... Love to see new Fight Night game on ps4, hopefully keeping FN champions story mode, but at the same time reverting back to FN 4's superior gameplay. (Champion was poor on MP compared to Fight night 4)

mitcHELLspawn

#3

mitcHELLspawn said:

Don't know what you're talking about by it being dull. ufc games are great fun. I'm a huge ufc fan, trained mma myself for quite a while and just can't wait to get my hands on this one. looks incredible. I just can't wait to be able to have online matches with friends.

Davros79

#4

Davros79 said:

@mitcHELLspawn.... I said----- " IN MY EXPERIENCE"------ it was dull. Its up to you if like hugging men in an overly tactile fashion, whilst wearing your budgie smugglers!! ;-)

Munkyknuts

#5

Munkyknuts said:

I loved past UFC games....used to watch it obsessively but the last event I saw was when Anderson Silva lost his title to Chris Weidman. This game looks good enough to tempt me back into the octagon tho.

ztpayne7

#6

ztpayne7 said:

Haha it looks good but it was kind of jarring to see them doing the same animation over and over before their name was called.

mitcHELLspawn

#7

mitcHELLspawn said:

@Davros79 just take a second and reread your comment there dude. "overly tactile fashion" "whilst wearing" who talks like that? It's been my experience that guys that see grappling as "hugging men" are the ones with sexuality issues. it's okay though fella, I don't judge.

SimonAdebisi

#8

SimonAdebisi said:

Never bothered watching MMA/UFC, a few kicks and then its all grappling floor business, not terribly interesting, I imagine more fun to take part in. I'll have to watch some more gameplay but I'll probably play this at some point. Skin tones look amazing, faces are a little off and some of the movements is too.

Lucky_SouL

#9

Lucky_SouL said:

@mitcHELLspawn He was JOKING with you. Didn't you notice the smiley face? It's practically a white flag. If you are offended by his opinion about it being dull, then you clearly have trouble accepting things. It is his opinion, and trying so hard to make him feel bad (i assume) isn't going to make him change his mind. Please stop. Don't take a joke the wrong way by nitpicking.

THEundying27

#10

THEundying27 said:

@Lucky_SouL
@mitcHELLspawn isn't "offended" about the game being "dull" comment, you should re read. He's pointing out how stupid @Davros79's comment is about the sport being about 2 guys "hugging" each other. I also found it very stupid and ignorant. He sounds like a high school boy who isn't comfortable with his sexuality yet.

mitcHELLspawn

#11

mitcHELLspawn said:

@THEundying27 Haha honestly I wasn't even going to bother, since it seemed to go right over his head as to why I answered the way I did but I'm glad you did because it was pretty ridiculous. Grappling and combat is the oldest sport around and anyone that relates it to some sort of homosexual fantasy, obviously is the one with some issues.

Scollurio

#12

Scollurio said:

I don't like this kind of games. Anyways, no big deal that it looks pretty, it's a very confined space with a limited visibility and number of characters. That's the same reason why I expect the next potential Mortal Kombat game to look nothing short but stunning!

Davros79

#14

Davros79 said:

@mitcHELLspawn . oh FFs!!!! It was a bloody light-hearted, inoffensive JOKE (Thanks lucky_soul for realizing that). lighten up. This means JOKE ------> ;-)

Davros79

#15

Davros79 said:

@THEundying27 It was a JOKE. That doesnt give you the right to call me "stupid" and "ignorant". Dont be a miserable person all your life mate. this means JOKE -----> ;-)

Davros79

#16

Davros79 said:

WARNING TO FORUM USERS- Never make a light-hearted, harmless, joke regarding the MMA/UFC. It may lead to extreme backlash from fans of the sport. Insults may include getting called "STUPID" or "IGNORANT" or a "SCHOOLBOY". remember NO SMILING ALLOWED on this forum!!

THEundying27

#18

THEundying27 said:

@Davros79 triple posting? Sounds to me like YOU are the one that's offended. ;)

And just to clarify I didn't call you stupid. If you re read my post I said your comment was stupid, not you.

Davros79

#19

Davros79 said:

My comment was "stupid" because it was a joke, all jokes are stupid thats the idea!!!! Anyway...._ regarding past UFC games, its the grappling that put me off. It either required button mashing or playing twister with your fingers.

Davros79

#21

Davros79 said:

@BlueProxy yes unfortunately, unecessary arguments are common-place. especially when it involves a couple of boneheads, who cant distinguish a joke from a serious statement!!

YT-WRIGHTY

#22

YT-WRIGHTY said:

i can not wait to play this looks good from what i have seen plus im a big bruce lee fan so i have to get it to try him out gonna be a fun game to play with friends ......also not sure how true it is but my mate says they held off the next fight night for this game to thats another game i can not wait to see some videos on

YT-WRIGHTY

#23

YT-WRIGHTY said:

i can not wait to play this looks good from what i have seen plus im a big bruce lee fan so i have to get it to try him out gonna be a fun game to play with friends ......also not sure how true it is but my mate says they held off the next fight night for this game to thats another game i can not wait to see some videos on

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