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forcefield58
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Fight Night 3

How's Fight Night 3 coming along? I picked it up for regular Xbox and it's better in some ways than the original and not in others. I don't like that you can't review your past fights. Contract selection is better this time around as you don't have to pick from a ton of fighters. I'm pretty sure I've wore out my controller on the game in only 12 bouts (2 loses though!!!)

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Bill Loguidice
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Fight Night 3 on Xbox 360 is

Fight Night 3 on Xbox 360 is quite different from the versions for Xbox, PS2 and PSP. I also have it on PSP. It's coming along great, though both versions I have, be it for Xbox 360 or PSP KILL, KILL, KILL my thumbs. It practically cripples my hands and makes my thumbs very sore. It's just that type of game and control scheme I guess, even though for Xbox 360 it's primarly a dual analog stick affair and PSP analog nub and buttons.

I actually love the difficulty. It defaults fairly low, making it easy to pretty much blow through the game. That sounds cheesy, but for me, that's fun, since I can only play in bursts of a few hours a day at best, a few days a week or so.

In any case, back to the original question, you can't really compare next gen Fight Night to "last gen", as EA did the same thing they did with all their other games and just redid the engine and everything from scratch, so some features are missing from the one for older systems and some features are new or different. Regardless, I give the slight edge to the 360 version, since it obviously has incredible hi-def graphics (for the most part, some visuals I don't care for and there's some clipping in replays) and more sophisticated AI, making the bouts a bit more strategic. It's funny too in that the later you get into the game - meaning the more your boxer rises in the ranks - the more advertising becomes prevalent. Again, I don't mind because it reflects the reality of it all, but it is quite present.

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forcefield58
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Strategy in Fight Night 3

This is a carry-over from Fight Night 2. I always tell myself once I get past a certain part in the game, normally after I win a bunch of tough fights and have a bit of a reputation, that I'll fight a controlled fight and try to win the rounds without a knockdown. It never works though...I can't control myself. I always go in looking for the knockout. I've tried the strategic way a number of times and seem to lose rounds that I always feel should have been a lock for me. I would hope that only clean blows count in the total and not blows to the arms that are blocked. I'll keep trying it and I guess the good thing is you can't really practice in the career mode as the results count!!! Still a great game though. The thumb issue is real, especially the way I go in and try to get the knockdown right away. It gets the adrenaline running and I'm usually so focused that I hear nothing during a fight. Which translates to the wife sometimes getting pissed that I don't "hear" her, hahahahaha

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