The UFC wasn’t the only MMA company to show up at E3. Also pushing their video game license was Bellator with MMA Onslaught. Yeah, the graphics look like something off the N64 but this statement from Bellaprez Bjorn Rebney piqued my interest:
It’s easily accessible, it’s easy to play. I like to kinda consider it the NFL Blitz as opposed to the NFL Madden, you don’t need a degree from MIT to pick up this game and play it. It’s intuitive, you pick up the controls and you can start playing right away … Old guys like me can pick it up and play it with a sense of ease.
That sounds like a nice change of pace from Undisputed and EA MMA where you needed to spend half a day plodding through the damn tutorials just to soak up the basics of gameplay. Unless you put more time into those games than a non-manchild cared to admit, it was about as enjoyable as a teep to the nuts.
I’m still pretty skeptical Onslaught is gonna be any good. While you can debate whether the UFC’s move onto what will probably be an update of the EA MMA engine will turn out well, Onslaught is being made by Kung Fu Factory, the people behind Supremacy MMA. Which was, to put it mildly, a sh*t covered piece of sh*t with sh*t sprinkles and a liquid jizz center.
After the jump: Bellator Onslaught gameplay footage.