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« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2006, 04:37:08 PM »

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Whoah, wait, they actually say those lines in game?  As in the announcer actually announces so and so knockout by BK?

How bad is it really, because that's the sort of thing that might make me pass on FNR3.


If that bugs you, I'd take a pass.  Yes, those lines are actually in the game.  "This knockout replay brought to you by Burger King"  "This exibition brought to you by Dodge, makers of the all new blah blah car I ignored"  Hell, one of the unlocks you win is literally a commercial for a prototype Dodge car.


In one of your championship fights The Burger King himself (from the creepy commercials) escorts the other fighter into the arena. After you win you can then hire said burger king as your trainer, and he escorts you into every fight.

The advertising is everywhere.

It's also possible to have ONE SINGLE PUNCH put you into that stunned mode where you get knocked down, because the game wasn't already unbalanced enough with the Haymakers in it's last edition.

I think EA screwed the pooch on this one.

I liked the second one, but with the fucked up one punch KO crap and all the neverending advertisements I'll be passing on it unless I see it for about ten bucks.


For the advertising being everywhere, I have yet to notice anything other than the signs around the ring etc, and I could care less about it, it doesn't affect my gameplay one single bit.  Also there is no advertising in the multiplayer where I will be spending most of my time with the game.  

While one single punch can put you in a knock down mode, I have yet to have one land because they are incredibly easy to parry 99% of the time.  They are a desperation punch that if it lands is great, if it doesn't you are opened up for incredibly damaging counters.


The King is one of your trainers. They constantly barrage you with advertisements during fights, and they have dodge signs flying around the audience. The floor of the arena is pasted with a giant logo, the corners of the rings have logos all over them, the boxer's uniforms are plastered with various advertisements. An unlock is....A commercial.

The game (FN3) is good, and I've played a shit ton of it, but I can only stand going through career mode one time. Espn classics is a neat feature, but certainly once you're done most of us will trade in the game for something else. GRAW, THe OUtfit, Oblivion, Battlefield 2, all games with longer legs and more gameplay. FN3 does not deserve a 10 out of 10.

To me, when you give a title a 10. That is saying, "this is the standard by which all games will be judged."

No Mr. King, I would not like fries with my punches. Thank you.


On the advertising side of things...

Every boxing match in real life has insane amounts of advertising, they even write advertising on the backs of fighters, such as goldencasino.com.  The logos around the arena and on the canvas are EA's attempt at recreating the real thing.  The announcers using slogans only happens if you watch the replays.  I just don't see why everyone thinks it is so intrusive or that it has any effect on gameplay.

Unlocking the King as a trainer is no different than unlocking big heads or other such fun things in a game like madden.  They are unlockables, which are usually by nature quirky.


The "real life" arguement doesn't work for me.  I'd rather not see the king as an unlockable. Or have a dodge commercial be an unlockable.

The king being good for your heart? Lies.

That is advertising. Hi I'm the king, the Burger King. I'm good for your heart. Use me I'll make your healthy!

I see your point, but I'm still not comfortable with the message.
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« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2006, 05:16:58 PM »

On a side note I'm kind of psyched to see that they're including some gamer pics and themes on the OXM CD.  It will be nice to have a few perks with the CD since all of the demos can be downloaded now off of the marketplace.
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« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2006, 06:38:52 PM »

Not that this thread is about Oblivion or anything, but did y'all hear it's gold?  Cool
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« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2006, 06:41:30 PM »

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« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2006, 06:47:57 PM »

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Yah, stop trying to derail our fight night thread!
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« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2006, 07:33:54 PM »

Doesn't this thread belong in Sports Gaming?
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