According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Strong Lyrics, Violence
Parents, while Pride FC is NOT sexually and morally exploitive like the WWE, there are some concerns that you should be aware of. MMA is a violent sport and within seconds of the introduction video, you'll see why. If you don't believe in violence of any sort, the blood that splatters onto the screen during fights won't change your mind. That being said, all the fighters of varied nationalities are practitioners of real martial arts and can be inspirations and ideal role models for encouraging your children to take up a discipline.
For fans of UFC and Pride FC events, Pride FC the videogame is a dream come true. In addition to including an all-star roster of fighters, the gameplay has also evolved in all the right ways. Just make sure you get your friends into this because there's scant one-player modes.
For fans of traditional Street Fighter or Virtua Fighter-style fighting games, the experience of playing Pride FC may or may not be an uphill battle depending on how open-minded you are. While the controls of the game mirror the classic Tekken, the execution and fighting principles are drastically different. Enjoyment will largely come down to how engaged you are by the skill and techniques of MMA fighting because there's little 'beatable' and 'unlockable' content otherwise.
Deaf and hard of hearing gamers should have nothing to worry about. The tutorial comes with captioning and all screen elements and gameplay are visual.
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