I've had it as a rental for three days now. At first I didn't like it that much--the sound effects, particularly of the crowd (which just sounds like white noise) are pretty bad. And the fighters can look sort of strange, especially when they are walking down the aisle toward the Octagon. Ever see the movie Halloween? The killer in that film wears a rubber William Shatner mask. That's what the fighters in the game look like--like they are wearing rubber masks of the real people they are supposed to be portraying. Some look better than others, while some don't look much like the real fighters at all. But as soon as you start fighting, the quality goes way up. You have a basic array of kicks and punches, and when you go to the ground the game really shifts into overdrive. I've been a fan of NHB events for a long time, and this game really does a good job of capturing the basics of real ground fighting. There are, of course, places where the realism suffers quite a bit, but overall it is pretty believable, especially at the harder settings (If only I had a fellow video game fanatic in my area to fight with!) The only other criticism I would have--and I think this applies to a lot of games, not just this one--is that I think the developers cheat on the frame rate a little bit. Everything moves really fast, with no slow-down, but it often looks like there are missing frames of animation: more frames would equal a more fluid, less jumpy look. To sum up--everything outside the actual fighting--the menus, the options, the sounds, could have used more work, and almost feels rushed, but the fighting itself compensates for it. It definitely keeps drawing me back to my Xbox, which hasn’t happened in a while. For what it is worth, this is the second game, after DOA3, that I have played for the system that I would actually shell out fifty bucks for. If you like the UFC and similar events, I think it will be a pretty safe bet for you as well.