Fight Night fans, your time has finally come. Fight Night Round 4 is on store shelves and our very own Sterling McGarvey has the review of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game:
"Round 4 offers a dramatically different approach to boxing than its predecessors. EA Canada has fine-tuned its approach to boxing styles to reward shorter fighters who work on the inside, as well as tall boxers who can do damage with distance. Button-mashers will be dismayed to know that they’ll have to use the sticks to fight -- analog boxers, on the other hand, should love the news.
Button taps aren’t the only thing out the window. Round 4 introduces a completely different style of defense. If you played Round 3 using lots of ducking and weaving to avoid punches, Round 4’s movement-based counterpunch system will feel natural after a few warmup fights. If you’ve been playing Fight Night for years and came to rely on blocks and parries to box, you’re either going to learn to like the new approach, or you’re going to walk away from the series. Hopefully, you’ll stick around, since it’s a much more intense experience than past games."