Videogamer.com has one of the more detailed review and follow-up features that explains many of the game's shortcomings. While their review is rather short and somewhat scathing, it does point out a lot of what gamers might be looking forward to in a sports title. They mention that there is a lack of modes outside of quick fight, online, career mode and the tutorial.
They also mention that the create-a-fighter mode is extremely limited if you don't use the Game Face feature, preventing players from really exploring certain creative outlets for wacky fighters such as pro-wrestlers, singers or other sports stars. This was a common issue that some of the other reviewers mentioned as well.