It's almost exactly like the old UFC games, so if you liked them, you'd like PRIDEFC
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I rented it last night. Overall, I thought it was a pretty fun game, but a career mode would make it much better. Also, the matches usually last less than 30 seconds. It's kinda frustrating at times when you beat some Jiu-Jitsu grappler to a bloody pulp, then from out of nowhere he slaps on a submission hold and your charcter taps out immediately. The graphics are really good, though.
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A little wiggle room with the submissions would have definitely improved the gameplay. It's worth a rental, as there is some depth to the gameplay and the presentation is awesome. The problem is that there is nothing really there to keep you playing the game for long periods of time. Grand Prix is only fun for so long, and the Create a Fighter system needs more depth. Still, it's a pretty fun game.
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It'll be worth it down the road, I figure the 3DS will have a pretty long lifespan as a handheld. I'm sure we'll see more Layton out there for it as well. If you are that worried about it maybe consider picking a used one up on Craigslist.