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.

Chi Kong Lui

Chi Kong Lui

In the 1980s, Chi grew up in small town on the outskirts of New York City called Jackson Heights. Latino actor, John Leguizamo referred to the town as the "melting pot of the world," and while living there, Chi was exposed to many diverse cultures, as well as a bevy of arcade classics such as Pac-Man, Space Ace, Space Harrier and Double Dragon. Chi's love of videogames only seemed to grow as his parents finally caved and bought him an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (after being the only kid in the block without one). In the 1990s, Chi finagled his way into the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.

Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.

Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
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