GamingShogun.com writes: "Let me start off by saying that if you do not start off with the tutorial you will get your back side handed to you very quickly. The tutorial is so important that before you even hop into the main menu it asks you if you want to start up with it. Sure you can mash buttons but your matches will end as soon as they started. UFC 2009 is more than just a button masher that other ring fighting games have been in the past. As with the real life sport there are transitions from different guards and different holds much like a game of chess. The tutorial is very thorough in explaining how to do every move and I wound up spending an hour going through the different training steps..."