Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted Review
Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted Box Art
System: PS Vita
Dev: Kung Fu Factory
Pub: 505 Games
Release: March 27, 2012
Players: 1-2
Screen Resolution: 544p Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of drugs, Violence

On top of it all, Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted is saddled with interminable load times. It has to be a full minute before a match actually comes on, during which you are relegated to reading general tidbits of trivia about your chosen fighter's style. Sometimes it throws advice about a game mechanic in there, but rarely.

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The one saving grace is the sound. Impacts generally sound satisfying and meaty, and the crunch of a damaged limb after a successful submission attempt is cringe-inducing in the best possible way. It's too bad that ending a match with a submission is met with almost no sound at all, as though everyone in the ring is just passing peacefully off to sleep with the fading of the final bell.

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Supremacy MMA's big feature, the one thing it really aimed to bring to the table, was over-the-top brutality. Fights could end with a shattered limb or a broken neck, fighters growing increasingly bloodied and bruised over the course of a match. There was some guilty entertainment value to be derived out of that. The Vita version can't even display tattoos properly, much less bruises and physical deformation. All that's left, then, is a barely functional fighting game that flubs even the basics of control, introducing no depth or complexity to its haggard and unresponsive control scheme.

By
Shelby Reiches
Contributing Writer
@Shelby_Arr
Date: April 2, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
1.5
Graphics
The fighters look like dolls, animate stiffly, don't have textures to speak of, and aren't even colored correctly. This version of the game possesses none of the visual punch of its console brother.
2.0
Control
Stuff will happen after you press buttons. Maybe not what you want, but stuff will happen.
2.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Soundtrack is execrable, but the sound effects are meaty and satisfying. The fighters seem awfully quiet, though, and there's an odd lack of noise at the end of a fight.
1.0
Play Value
No variable difficulty, a roster of maybe a dozen, and not all of those have a story mode. There isn't much to do and what there is to do isn't much fun.
1.5
Overall Rating - Avoid
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Use touch-control system or dual-stick controls to battle PS Vita players online or via local multiplayer.
  • Choose from a roster of real fighters including PS Vita exclusives Jason Yee and Novell Bell AKA "The Black Taoist".
  • Featuring two new fight styles, Jeet Kun Do and San Shou, you can master over 12 fighting styles including kick boxing, Muay Thai, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and more!


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