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3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD BUT NOT THAT GOOD, 14 July 2009
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Fight Night Round 4 (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Having been waiting for this game for years, when it arrived at my door i was on it within seconds.. Fight night round 3 was good but needed improvments. And judging by how long they've been planning and working on it my expectations were high. An hour into it and i'm already having problems with it.
The number of boxers on it is fantastic and the career mode has been improved greatly, although it has a problem. After you reach the 30 fight mark with your boxer (maybe more like 33 or 34 fights) the career mode just stops. Having won the belts in your starting division and moving up in wieght you take on the 3 champions in the next division. Then there's nothing. No more moving up weight. Just constantly defending your belts against the same six contenders. Over and over and over again. I reached the 40 fight mark and became so bored i just retired.
I've heard that EA is going to bring out a patch with the old controls on it in september. And trust me when i say this 95% of the people playing this game will be waiting for it. The new controls just don't work. hitting to the body is all you can do. You don't have time to turn the control stick down and round left or right then up again to throw anything other than a jab or a body shot. Its just to fiddly!
Don't get me wrong this game is fun and i have enjoyed it but it seems to run its course very quickly.
Not really into the online play so haven't actually tried that, although other reviews aren't very positive, nothing but body shots the whole time. But like i say never tried it so that one's up to you.

Would i recommend this game to buy? NO
Would i recommend this game to rent? YES

Fun but predictable
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Initial post: 15 Jul 2009 22:40:42 BDT
You can move up two weight divisions according to the manual. aybe you didnt play for long enough?

Posted on 21 Jul 2009 15:18:24 BDT
Yeah, you were right. Career mode just stops after 40 fights. You can only move up once. Ruins the game cus like you say you just fight the same guys over and over :(

Posted on 23 Jul 2009 11:58:58 BDT
Hmm, One of the few decent semi-critical reviews I have seen.

You do make a good point, However in my case I was having fun, Why? because In the heavy weight division, my first title challenge saw me lose my first fight, against Eddie chambers. I then rematch and lose again! (outfighter style he had) So this really fueled me to train harder etc. Rivalry is what comes after winning belts I'd say, I did manage to beat cha\mbers though, on our third bout however, winning all 3 titles in heavyweight at last:)

Though at age 34 my game kept freezing so I took it back:( But good review you made and you make a valid point, there isn't muchcontent THERE but there are people hard to beat, and allows you to set more goals:)

Eddie chambers had an overall rating of 95!! when fighting him.

Posted on 9 Oct 2009 10:31:01 BDT
N. Thompson says:
the reviewer is in a bit of his own world. In the Fight Night video game comunity; button-bashers are looked down on. These are the people who havnt the skill to master the total punch control system. The vast, and I mean vast, majotiyy of people who play this game prefer the total-punch system to the buttons and are not bothered about having a patch for button users. Buttons are for the amatuers ... the thumb-stick is vastly more popular and effective way of playing this game.

The online mode is exceptional .... best online experience there is.

This reviewer has obviously played it for about 10 minutes and thought ... "this is too hard" and then spat out his dummy.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Oct 2009 10:31:44 BDT
N. Thompson says:
Then how come Im Ive had over 65 fights in career mode.
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