NextGN writes: "The Fight: Lights Out is grossly underrated. People ought to pick up the game for it’s cheap price and try it out for themselves. Don’t always let reviews decide whether you buy a game or not."
Been watching a lot of The Fight videos really thinking hard about getting the game - unfortunately, I need the PS Move to play it. Was going to wait until Killzone 3 t get the Move controllers, but after reading this I think I am going to pick this game up with the Move controller on boxing day! :D
if you live in NYC, go the PS store at madison ave. and play it.
Yes, because everyone lives in NYC
I actually do, and had no idea there was a PlayStation store here. I'll have to check it out sometime.
@Quagmire Like Marvel comics characters
There is much higher probability that you'll gain super powers in NYC than any other city/state/country.
it's also on demo at the lincoln center best buy
The Fight may be grossly underrated, I actually plan on picking it up this weekend. But that derives from the fact that this site has been majorly kissing Sony's butt lately after their little embargo incident. Im sorry but I have to think that the reasoning for this article is to basically apologize to Sony for their mistake. Giving them positive press is one step in the direction of not getting blacklisted, as stated in their previous article. Also, the LBP wallpaper draped all over the site doesn't help either. This is basically an advertisement staged as an opinion piece. Truly sad. Disagree with me all you want. I love Sony. But this site is going overboard.
Hi EcliPS3- First of all, Little Big Planet 2 is one of the biggest games coming out early 2011. Before this theme we had Call of Duty: Black Ops, believe it or not. :) I understand your concern but I honestly thinking you are reaching just a little bit. We already apologized for the leak. The whole Sony ordeal is behind us. I am not sure if you have read the article but if you haven't I will briefly sum it up for you so you don't have to click on the link: 1. The controls work. 2. The game is fun. 3. Definitely worth more than a 3.0 That's basically it. We are not saying it's the greatest game in the world, we are merely trying to encourage people to try the game themselves. This is not just my opinion, there are a lot of gamers who agree with me, and as @GoneGodHand pointed out, it has raving user reviews at Amazon to prove that. @Heavy_Rain, Nah, man. It's cool. When I saw that this article was posted I facepalmed hard. I kind of expected comments like that. It really does seem like an ass-kiss article, even to me. :P
Why would a site make something like this up to kiss up to Sony? That makes no sense. What Sony needs to do though is put out a demo of this game. That will show everyone if this game is bad or not.
I agree with the Eskimo. According to the reviews I should have never bought that game. However, I did. And I have no regrets. This game should fall under "workout" not just some random "casual entertainment". If you put it in this context, it is an awesome game, actually, there is nothing which comes even close. Not saying it is a 10 or anything, just saying, there is no other fighting game which does what The Fight does. Simple.
@EcliPS3 I don't see how in any way this article has been written to ass kiss sony, i think its absurd and hurtful to make a comment like that when Eskimo's intentions are clearly genuine in wanting people to experience this underrated game. The fact he states valid reasons for his opinion is reason enough to believe him. I dont see you making comments like this when say CNET IGN or Gamespot write articles like this added to whatever advertisments they have at the time. be it xbox360 ps3 or wii inclined.
Agreed that this article shouldnt be labeled as biased. All the reasons being discussed should also come to mind on the opposite side when everyone cries that an article is biased against Sony. What's the point? Motive? There isn't a point and therefore people need to stop crying bias all around unless the site is made to be geared toward one platform or another. And before everyone says "website hits" are the motive... There are a lot of ways to be sinsationalist without being negative. Remember legit sites won't dare risk their brand on being proven biased.
The fight is grossly crap I wouldn't pick it up unless it's in the $20 range. It's wonky broken calibration has aggravated me to no end. I do believe it's a patch or four away from being a functional game though.
Broken calibration... How so? I mean, I will agree tgat the head tracking wont work in my place unless its daytime, but other that that whats wrong with it? works fine for me.
A fully extended punch that doesnt fully extend your in game characters arm, aimed punches that dont repeat the same trajectory even though you do, dirty moves that have about a 7% actually working rate and movement controls that seem to have a mind of their own. Of course this is with feet planted, take a 2cm shift any direction and it gets worse with depleting returns.
If you guys need nice in depth reviews I suggest looking up iWaggle3D on youtube or going to their site. The man does very in depth reviews of all the move games and it should really help. I love him, very professional. He doesnt score them either. (I will warn he has an italian accent but its not too bad)
The game is truly awful, avoid like the plague.
Stfu troll liar, you don't have a ps3... terror b comment : "LOL, Kinect sports sold more than GT5, Sony must be ashamed. #2.10 4h ago by Terror_B | View comment Sublime? No chance. Well at least maybe it is for N4G users. GT5 is so bland i found it hard to stay awake so i decided to sell it and went back to playing the best racing game this gen and maybe of all time, Forza 3. #1.3 and every single other comments are that kind of stupids fanboyz comments.
I don't normally log in to n4g that much anymore...too many microsoft employees trolling the comments section. That being said, I have to say something about The Fight: Lights Out: It's a great game. Like all the user reviews and comments said, at first it can be confusing (because of stamina bar/rage meter) and the training can be difficult if you don't know how to do it. However...once you get setup (good lighting, blank background behind you, transparency patch) this game is a blast. I'm about halfway to maxing out my stats, I can max out all the training sessions for max attribute points, and when I step in the cage with someone, whether online or CPU, it's a great experience. I love: trying to beat my hardest clean punch, fast knockouts, calorie burns, windmills, elbows, upgrades, training, and when I get done, I feel like I've worked out playing a video game. I have to rest up over the next day or 2 so I can play again. This game isn't for cowards. Or fatbodies. If you have any kind of real world coordination, this game is for you. One of my friends has never really played sports in his life, but I turned him on to this game and he played until he couldn't move his arms. Everyone who comes over to watch football on Sunday tries this game and they all love it. The reviewers and game journalists out there really dropped the ball on this one. I hope word of mouth is good enough so we get a Fight: Lights Out Round 2.
Aw, man. My wallet celebrated when the harsh review scores came in, it meant I could save my money for something else. Ahhh.... it's a cheapy, too. :-S Damn it. Should I buy it?
This article is spot-on! Get it, man, if you can afford it. Well worth it. Head tracking can be a bitch sometimes but it doesn't really matter. I have played the game about 25 times and only lost head tracking about 3 times.
Hoping your right. Have it on way in mail (UK to Australia so likely not here till after Christmas). Got it for very cheap, though, so no big loss if i'm not into it. Usually i tend to go by reviews - at least up to a point - but after reading IGN on Tumble (3.5), and then trying the thing myself (8 imo), i'm less inclined to care much what the major sites say and more inclined to listen to users these days (especially if users are complaining en mass about, with a pretty much unified voice, scores/a score given being too too low).
Good article but I am going to have to skip this game. Little Big Planet is my number one buy of 2011! :D
Kind of obvious that you like Little Big Planet and I cannot argue against that. Little Big Planet is going to be amazing. You could quite possibly even recreate The Fight: Lights out with LBP2 :) If you can rent The Fight out, at least do that. It's a great experience. :) @AlphaKennyBody Uuugh. I learned the hard way, three times over. My arms are still recovering. :)
haha! same here at first, forgot to warm up cause I kinda underestimated it.
Since I swing like a girl I really think I will skip this one. It has though produced some entertaining videos. :) LBP2. Cannot wait for that game. Especially after seeing the sports trailer!
reason why it got so many undeserved low score is simply because it's a a motion controlled game, even though it works very well. I have it and it's a great work out!( don't forget to warm up and stretching you muscles before playing)
It got an average of like 3.0 or something. That is incredibly low. Things weren't looking too good for the Move when it launched. Only game that was really worth getting, according to these journalists, was that sports game. @Filthy Eskimo That's a lot of smileys! :P
Shame Sony hasn't released a demo of it
Amazon User reviews http://www.amazon.com/Fight... Shhhhhhhh reviews just shhhhhhhh the people have spoken.
Wow the users loved it yeah game site reviews are shady.
The amazon and best buy user reviews convinced me to buy this game. I am glad I read them. This game is fun and accurate. For a title like this it would be helpful if the reviewer would post a video of them playing the game. I suspect many of these reviewers have never been on the giving end of a punch. Once you get used to the fact that your fighter will gladly punch at air if your fighter is too far from the opponent, or that a flick of the wrist will cause your fighter to flick his wrists you will start to take the game seriously and you will enjoy it. It is important to train in this game and to build your character's skill points. The beginning character tires too easily and has no power.
Add GT5 and Dead Nation to the list of underrated games of late on PS3 as well. I think its becoming obvious that to experience all that gaming has to offer that we need to start ignoring the reviews. Review have become less about presenting the facts and more about pushing personal opinion as fact.
Too true, lately I've been trying games out that the reviews are luke warm at best and have been wondering why I liked them so much more than the reviewers. I'm sure personal preference has quite a bit to do with it but should never be off by 20% + what I would rate it.
Can someone point me to a Positive Score for The Fight:Lights Out? I think the game looks Awesome. I want the game. I Will get this game soon, just curious if any Game Journo sites/blogs gave it a Positive review? I haven't played it yet, but I've recommended it according to other Gamers reviews. Hardcore Gamers seem to love this game after playing it for more than 2 hours and actually learning how to play and throw a punch. The Wii turned me off to Motion Control, Gimmicky. The Move has spiked my Interest.I'm sold on it.
Sixthaxis.com gave it a 7 that's highest I have seen so far but I have the game and no word of a lie it's brilliant and it's like your in a real fight u need to time your shots and manage your stamina so don't flail arms as fast as you can Lol
I've been dreaming for a game like this for the past 10 years since watching my first a UFC fight. I need to try this game hands on. NOW! Pretty sure it's more than a 7 after the HCG Reviews.
Game is great.
Well. I decided yesterday, screw the reviews. Ordered 2 move controllers and The Fight. Every review site hated it but EVERY comments section on those sites sang praises to it. I went with the peoples opinion.
Let me know what you think! I'm a mouse click away from buying 2 move controllers and THE FIGHT :)
I have it, not perfect but its the best motion fighting game out for the moment. Excellent workout game, you will break a sweat. Game is actually hardcore this motion game is not for your average granny and grandpa. For those type of game look else were like wii or kinect.
getting this and second move for xmas cant wait, i have given up with review scores i just read them for info and screens now especially after how poor nier was rated yet its amazing
omg you're right, Bubbles! Nier is amazing!! Screw the review sites, I reckon it's one of the best action rpgs's I've played!
Almost sounds like an advert that's trying to shift copies of the game. I haven't played it so I can't give first hand experience of it, but when a game gets universally panned by critics, it's probably worth avoiding.
As a general rule id agree with you, but this game was unfairly reviewed. Just listen to the owners of the game. I own it, and I really enjoy it. Sound like most of the owners in here do aswell. Im not the type thats ashamed of admitting that I bought a crap game, ive bought some real stinkers. Give it a rent if you already a Move owner
Some people are just too naive and think that a reviewer said it's bad it must be bad no no expreince that is the key a piece of shit game to a reviewer means nothing to you that is his problem.
I'm usually also inclined to trust if not necessarily most individual professional reviews, then at least the averaged opinions and scores. In this particular case however it's like all the major review sites suffered from some sort of collective brain fart of which I haven't seen the like in years - or a strong allergic reaction to a game that makes you sweat, gives you sore muscles and, literally, takes your breath away. The Fight is at the very least worth a 7/10 in my opinion - and as an exercise game (which is how I treat it) it's a 10/10, flaws be damned.
And people act so ignorant when you say it. We are not saying it is game of the year or anything but we think according to user reviews it definately isn't a 3 or a 2 like everyone is claiming. Also if anyone actually has broight this game I would like to know if the patch has fixed any other problems besides the transparency. If so I may very well pick this up.
I recently got it so I don't know what the patch fixed but this game is golden and makes me train hard like Goku.
i think this video will prove hw precise the damn game is unlike what the reviewers have claimed. from what i read on sites like ign and actually having played the game, it seems like 2 totally different games. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
What the game really needs is a demo. Even if it's an incredibly short timed five minute demo or something, for a game using a control scheme that's never been used before you can't just expect people to throw down full price before they know if the thing actually works as advertised.
I want to rent this game but I only have one Move controller
I have read so many user reviews on this game (until my eyes got tired). This is what word of mouth does, I just bought a copy of this game from Amazon after reading all the user testimony on this page. I wanted a more "manly" type of game for a workout that would be fun, and I thought this would be it. The so-called pro reviews made me back away a bit, but the amazon user reviews and you guys convinced me it was worth the money. My wife has Zumba fitness, which works great and she loves it. It was another game we bought based off user reviews and testimony. People think that advertisements are the only way games sell. My wife and I always read USER reviews more than anything else before purchasing any product. Washers and Dryers, refrigerator, and yes our games. Thank you guys for spreading the word and letting me know the intricate details that only gamers will divulge and pro reviewers will miss. For example look at bunfighterii's review of GT5. It is more thorough and relevant than any pro review that I've read. If you are on the fence about GT5, don't miss reading that review. Thanks again guys. Now I need to buy a 2nd move controller. (Thanks Filthy Eskimo) I am glad Move games are cheaper than any average game you can buy (Kinect games are $10 more by default).
I'm not going to comment on the quality of The Fight as I have not played it but I do find it pretty sad that the fanboys are trying to use user reviews to discredit reviewers who didn't like the game. Just Dance has 49 meta score but glowing user reviews on Amazon, are you going to argue that Just Dance is an underrated game as well?
"It's pretty sad" to see multi account fanboyz like you are ignoring the fact that players (amazon, or here !), and videos show clearly that the reviews for this game are useless.
So if you don't agree with a review it's useless? Side by side videos prove nothing. Real or not you either decide to believe the footage or not. Now I'm not going to say the video is fake because I honestly couldn't care less about this game as it never looked interesting to me. I really don't understand why people get so worked up about reviews. I'm pretty sure almost everyone who actually posts on gaming sites has long made up their minds regarding games before they're released. Do you really need a review to make you feel better about a game you like? If so you are a sad individual. You never did answer my initial question, would you consider Just Dance an underrated game? After all there are hundreds of glowing user reviews on amazon and plenty of youtube videos of people loving it.
Alot of people were looking forward to a motion fighting game. They had expectations of a fighting game with 1:1 motion tracking with a bit of gritty realism and the chance to fight real opponents online. The Fight goes a long way to satisfying those peoples expectations yet you wouldn't think it from reading the "professional" reviews. The user reviews give you a far better indication of the types of people enjoying the game, you can then determine if you are the same type of person and whether or not you'll enjoy it too. As far as Just Dance is concerned - I don't have a Wii anymore, I don't play party games, I'm not a fan of dancing games, I had a quick look at the track list and there are maybe a couple of songs I like but the rest are poor, IMO. Therefore I can quickly determine that Just Dance is not a game for me, however that's not to suggest that millions of others may or may not enjoy it. As far as the Fight is concerned - I have always liked fighting games, the thought of a wii boxing game was one of the reasons I bought a Wii, I was dissapointed when Wii Boxing turned out to be crap and because of the disastrous Wii Boxing I didn't hold out much hope for The Fight. Then the reviews started rolling in and I felt my initial thoughts had been confirmed. Then I started reading User reviews from like minded gamers, some very well written and far more in depth than the "professional" reviews. The poorly conceived "professional" reviews for this game have angered me because they almost caused me to miss out on this little gem. "I do find it pretty sad that the fanboys are trying to use user reviews to discredit reviewers who didn't like the game" You haven't played the game so what makes you think you know what you're talking about?
I have no problem if people are enjoying this game or that user reviews helped people discover it. My point is lately whenever there is a review that doesn't gel with ones opinion, the reviewer obviously didn't it play it enough or just wasn't any good and didn't know what they were doing comments keep popping up. It's pretty silly. If you are enjoying it, great! Keep having fun with it, but it doesn't mean professional reviewers got it wrong as it is just opinions and everyone has a different one.
In this instance though the reviewers HAVE gotten alot wrong, this is a fact not just opinion. The reviews constantly complained about issues with the motion tracking not being anywhere close to 1:1 and hit detection being very poor. Anybody that has spent more than a couple of hours playing this game knows for a FACT that this is not true. You need to spend time in the training modes earning XP to upgrade your characters abilities. It is very obvious to those of us who own and enjoy this game that most reviewers did not do this.
Where is IGN's video review of The Fight? I want to see how the reviewer plays the game. How does he throw a punch? Does he waggle instead of punching? How come in my first fight I managed to knock out my opponent in only 6 punches (5 of which connected) in just 4.8 seconds? The Fight WORKS. Simple as that.
Completely agree. Most of you guys have no idea of what street fighting is all about. It is frenetic, scary, it is an adrenaline rush. I know this cause I come from a rough hood in PR. The Fight is the closest you can get to fighting without getting hurt. I have incorporated The Fight into my workout routing. 1h running, 1h fighting and traning in the game. It is an incredible workout. This game is the best fighting simulator out there and the reviewers that don't like it are a bunch of wimps! I picked up this game the day it came out. Since then I have built muscle mass, and gotten leaner. This is a great game. The only beef I have is with head tracking. When it works, the game is amazing. When it doesn't, then it is not as great. For me it works about 90% of the time (which is actually really good). Go get this game you wimps!
The Fight is a great game. The reviewers can go to hell. They clearly did not play the game. Great workout. Has a bug or two - a few times the characters hand got stuck a little bit high and had to compensate for it - but that was one in 20 fights. After I played The Fight there is no reason to play games like Fight Night with a joystick. This is how a fighting game should work.
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