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Fans Voice Their Outrage Over the New UFC 5 Cover

By Alex Cabal | updated On Sep 18, 2023, 10:19 AM UTC


The unveiling of the new UFC 5 cover has sparked an explosive reaction among fans, mostly characterized by massive disappointment. The anticipation leading up to this moment was immense, a bubbling cauldron of speculative excitement. However, following the big reveal, the air has been punctured with collective sighs of disillusionment. 

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Many have taken to social media platforms to express their outrage, their disappointment seeping through every word of their scathing critiques. "Is this really the best they could do?", "This looks like a budget Photoshop job", were among the less vitriolic comments, painting a grim picture of frustrated expectations. 

Avid fan and long-time follower of the franchise, Jordan Davis, illustrated his displeasure by stating, "We've been waiting for this. We deserved better. This cover is simply a slap in the face to all of us who love the game."

The cover art, which should symbolize the pulsating thrill and raw power of the sport, is described as anything but. Fans lament the lack of creativity, pointing out that the design seems to be hastily put together, missing the mark on capturing the essence of UFC. 

  • Quality is in question: fans believe that the graphic detail on the cover leaves a lot to be desired, with some comparing it to fan-made concept covers that have better artistry and quality.
  • Representation: many fans are disappointed with the choice of fighters featured on the cover. Some argue that it fails to represent the diverse, dynamic array of talent within the UFC.
  • Design aesthetics: critics cite a lack of innovative design, arguing that the cover appears generic, lacking the uniqueness and personality that defines the UFC brand.

In the end, the reaction to the UFC 5 cover can be summed up in one fan's poignant tweet: "The anticipation was high, the execution was low. It's a huge letdown." It's clear that the UFC 5 cover reveal was a swing and a miss, leaving fans to shake their heads in disappointment and hope for better in the future.

UFC 5 Reveal Trailer

The long-awaited reveal trailer for UFC 5, the latest addition to the popular fighting game series, is finally here. Fans have been eagerly anticipating this moment, hoping to catch a glimpse of the new features, fighters, and gameplay mechanics. The excitement is palpable. You can find the thrilling reveal trailer in the video provided below:

Looking Forward 

With the outcry from fans ringing loud and clear, it's evident that the developers will need to invest more thought and creativity into the design of their future covers. The UFC franchise has carved a niche for itself in the gaming world by delivering quality and authenticity. It should strive to uphold these standards in all aspects, including its cover art. The backlash from the fans is a potent reminder of this fact. 

As we wait for the developers' response to this controversy, one thing is clear: the fans are passionate about their UFC games, and they won't settle for anything less than the best. The UFC 5 cover has missed the mark, but there's always room for improvement. Let's hope the developers take this criticism in stride and deliver a cover that truly represents the quality and passion of the UFC gaming franchise.