PlayStation 3 $85.99 $ 85. As for the game’s rap/hip-hop soundtrack, I’m personally not a big fan, which is why I was infuriated to discover that FNR4 doesn’t support custom soundtracks on the PS3. Overall Score: 8.0 -- Great (8s are impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back.

The single-player is good.

You can create counter punching opportunities in three ways: by making your opponent miss with a lean (L1 + left stick); by blocking at the very last possible moment, just before a punch hits (R1 + right stick up/down); or by weaving (quarter-circle forward from top or bottom of left stick) to dodge a punch.The game will let you know if you’ve done this correctly: the camera will zoom in, and if you manage to connect with a punch -- any punch -- your opponent will flash yellow for a second, a visual display that’s reminiscent of what you’d see upon scoring a big hit in the PS1-era NFL GameDay games. Even if I do manage to juke at the right moment while trying to move in on the boxer, my stamina bar is depleted from the punches. Plus, watching someone’s head snap back in slow motion -- with his face rippling and a blood/sweat mixture spraying everywhere -- never gets old. ESRB Rating: Teen | Jun 25, 2009 | by Electronic Arts. I echo all of Samit’s complaints with the Legacy mode, though I have to put special emphasis on the game’s needless desire to simulate every single day leading up to one of your matches, even if you’re not scheduled to do anything on those days, and even if the AI fighters scheduled to fight on those days have absolutely nothing to do with your career.

That answer, by the way, is totally unknown to me. I’ve played matches where it only takes forty. But the operative word is “mostly.” Underneath the defining aspects of the game lies a pulsating “gamey” core. Twenty-step drops aren’t real. Suffice it to say that the boxers no longer look and sound like they’re lightly tapping one another on the face with oven mitts. The highly touted all-new physics system allows for glancing blows and removes the invisible barrier between fighters. In general, though, the good far outweighs the bad here. Thomas Müller, ugly football, and you, Lionel Messi is still the best footballer in the world, according to FIFA 21, There's more than a bit of Football Manager in FIFA 21's Career Mode, FIFA 21 potential wonderkids: the best career mode youngsters and hidden gems. Christian Donlan is a features editor for Eurogamer.

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Read on to find out if Fight Night Round 4 lives up to the franchise’s lofty pedigree. The game constantly reinforces accuracy over ridiculousness. I won’t bother with specifics of the fighting mechanics -- Mr. Sarkar and Mr. Burch have already done a wonderful job of explaining them.

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ESRB Rating: Teen | Jun 25, 2009 | by Electronic Arts. I’ve spent the majority of my time with Fight Night Round 4 playing online, competing against people on my couch, and in Legacy Mode. The downloadable content for Fight Night Round 4 continues to roll out from the folk at EA Sports. Featuring a re-written gameplay engine, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 4 will add a variety of fighting styles and boxer differentiation to authentically emulate the greatest fighters of all time. The menus could very nearly be called “labyrinthine”; at the very least, they’re confusing and illogical. At first, then, it's hard to see exactly what EA can do to make Round 4 anything more than a prettier retread.

Still, though, this is an admittedly minor complaint in the face of what is essentially an equally enjoyable version of the campaign mode from the last game. Make no bones about it: the game is mostly a simulation title, requiring skill and twitch, concentration and patience. Others, it takes hundreds. So are the Quick Matches. It’s simply impossible to block every punch that comes in -- you can only choose to block your head or belly at one time. Just don’t venture online with wide eyes and innocence. These lanky cats are fast and can dance around slower boxers in their weight class with ease. You spend the points on replenishing your health or stamina bars, or reducing damage. In Legacy, you schedule a fight and will have one to three training sessions before it in which you can raise your attributes.

Eligible for Free Shipping. Perhaps the PS3 is to blame for not having a fucking “invite friend to game” option in the XMB, but that doesn’t excuse FNR4 not allowing me to instantly jump into a game with Samit. By focusing on realistic modelling, Round 4 solves tricky collision detection problems by creating animations on the fly, and allowing punches to connect - or miss - exactly as they're thrown.

Yet, that 70-yard pass -- or, in Fight Night Round 4’s case, an onslaught of punches and haymakers -- is still a viable competitive option. This site © 2020 Gamer Network Limited. In other words, if Tyson and Ali had stepped into the ring together, there'd be no real differences between them: height and reach wouldn't matter, and styles wouldn't really be an issue. For the longest time, I was irritated by the apparent lack of an options menu for the ESPN ticker that rolls across the bottom of the screen. Hell, even playing with my girlfriend was a blast -- she tries her best to play the game as it taught me how to play, with some reserve. Much has been made of the new training minigames in FNR4, and admittedly, they’re more in tune with how boxers really train. 99. It’s just that the Fight Night Round 4 experience can break down spectacularly in open competition. ). (The third and fourth things everybody always says are, "Ha, my mum could've seen that punch coming," and "Isn't Midsomer Murders on the other channel right now?"). 99.

If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Though it may not be terribly realistic that the boxers can now throw punches at lightning speed without slowing down for the first few rounds (leading to some visually hilarious online matches where I and my inexperienced opponent literally punched each other in the face for dozens of seconds without pausing to block, like Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots), the pace feels much faster and much more brutal without losing any of the previous title’s strategic gameplay. When your opponent has a counter punch opportunity, you’ll be incapacitated for a split second, but if he takes too long to fire off a punch, you’ll be able to block or dodge. Therefore, ps4 also provides you the best VR boxing games like— Drunkn Bar Fight, Drunkn Bar Fight, Fight Night Round 4, etc.

A more challenging and attractive game in VR ps4 is a boxing game. FeatureFIFA's greatest obstacles? Gone is the gamey parry system from FNR3; in its place is a counter punch mechanic that brings real boxing strategy into the game. His bar, on the other hand, is quite full. Round4Round Boxing offers realistic life like graphics as well as realistic life like game play! Eligible for Free Shipping. After all, how many shots to the head can a person take? I don’t know if this is entirely the fault of the PSN version, but it was literally impossible for Samit and me to instantly play together despite being on one another’s friends lists. Though he’d never played Round 3, I’ve spent the better part of a year dicking around with it -- and I have to say that Round 4 is, without question, a fantastic improvement on the formula.

Yes, you read that correctly. That’s a testament to the quality of its core gameplay, which offers a combination of easily-understood mechanics that provide a mostly accurate simulation of boxing. I definitely noticed a few instances where I felt that the CPU had missed, and I didn’t get the telltale camera zoom effect. For me, Fight Night Round 4 is best played against the razor-sharp AI. Every time I’m shoved into a match with this type of person, there’s little I can do. The reason Iron Mike's so problematic, it transpires, is that he's fairly short for a boxer: Muhammad Ali, for example, is four inches taller than him, and that creates endless headaches for developers trying to match up canned animations and make sure punches land in the right place whenever the two face off against each other. Why does training with the maize bag -- which works on hand speed, head movement, and block strength -- take a point off of both your left and right hand power? So while the forthcoming Fight Night has the enlarged rosters, gentle presentational tweaks and incremental control refinements you might expect from any sports sequel (headline improvements include the fact that the game now runs at a steady 60fps, and punching is controlled with the sticks alone this time, body jabs now activated via a simple flick system) the main changes are surprisingly fundamental in their nature.

The balance of the fighting in this game seems to be tilted a bit too far in favor of counter punching.

If you're feeling a slight queasiness at the inclusion of Mike Tyson in the line-up for Fight Night Round 4 - and that would be entirely reasonable - perhaps you should just focus on the fact that at least now you can beat him up. (?) My complaints with FNR4 are mostly about ultimately trivial window dressing; the game itself is a blast to play, and that’s what stands out.Score: 8.5, Anthony Burch (PS3)This game allowed me to knock out a quasi-realistic version of Samit Sarkar in slow-motion. We will focus on providing an amazing and exciting gaming experience in the ring. This is where I want to turn off my console in frustration: the game teaches you to play and make decisions as if it were real. Building off EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3, one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed games to come out at the onset of the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 hardware launches, EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 4 promises to be equally as ground-breaking and revolutionary. But for reasons unbeknownst to me, the ticker options do exist -- they’re just in the settings for the online modes. Also, because he’s connecting so damn much, he gets mad bonuses between rounds. In the process, that also opens up the roster for fighters of all shapes and sizes, and ushers in the different ring techniques they bring with them. Whenever I play another EA Sports title, Madden NFL 09, I always randomly draw the match with the kid that knows how to exploit the game. EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 4 is truly the Return of the Champ.

I need to reserve special ire for the multiplayer mode, however. Take a look below at some of our game graphics and our 3d characters in the game. It’s much more sensible to just auto-train -- and take a guaranteed two or three points out of a possible four, five, or six -- than to play the minigames and only get one point. The same rule applies to Fight Night Round 4. Never miss a thing. I’ve never seen a sports videogame do this before, and I simply don’t understand it. You might hit your opponent a few times, but then he’ll evade or block a punch and counter-punch you. Fighters’ muscles will flex when they move, and it’s hilarious to see the “oh shit!” look of shock and horror when your opponent misses a punch and he’s left vulnerable to a counter punch. 4.5 out of 5 stars 205. As far as I’m concerned, that’s inexcusable this far into 2009. It also doesn’t help that said system is open to a really, really obvious exploit that works in both single-player and multiplayer modes. And it’s effective. I refuse to say Fight Night Round 4 is a bad game. And the message system is nigh-useless; it informs you of “up-and-coming” fighters whom you far outrank, and the grammar is poor, to boot (e.g., “we new [sic] this would happen one day”).Still, it’s definitely satisfying to beat upper-echelon fighters with your 75-rated newcomer (especially if he looks like you, which can be accomplished with Photo Game Face).