Sports routinely go through ups and downs in respect to their popularity at large as baseball has had peaks and valleys just like hockey. However, no sport has seen the fall from America’s heartbeat to America’s punch line like boxing has in recent years, though the fall itself can be blamed on the sport not the fans. The corruption and seediness that have cause the fall of boxing has been disappointing to say the least for the hardcore fans of the sport, but you don’t have to worry about any of this when you turn on your PSP. Turn on Fight Night Round 3 and enjoy boxing at its best!
The best thing about Fight Night Round 3 is your ability to live up to boxing history and develop insane rivalries that capture the attention of America. Take a shot at your opponent during the weigh in or do a little trash talking at the press conference to get the papers talking about your battle. When the bell rings and the fight finally starts you will be ready to finish the debate and really find out who is best, just don’t be the one with the glass jaw or you may be next week’s joke.
As boxing games have evolved in gaming we have finally moved from focusing on the punches and keeping an eye on the “energy bar” at the top of the screen to see if you are coming close to victory. Now, with insanely good graphics and film quality vision you can see your opponent becoming weak and tired in front of you, making the game as realistic as ever! When you see them starting to shake, drop one of the game’s many “Impact Punches” and end the battle right then and there.
Fight Night Round 3 is as good as it gets for a boxing game, giving you the opportunity to play as an all-time great or become one yourself, a far cry from the days of Mike Tyson’s Knockout! Buy the game and check it out for yourself, there is no such thing as a sure thing when buying a video game, but this is about as close as it gets!