Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fight Night Round 4 getting new control patch

Kotaku recently released this article stating that EA is going to be patching in a new control method for Fight Night Round 4. You'll now be able to use the buttons to punch, instead of the usual right analog stick. They also announced some DLC that will add in some new gameplay sliders for Counter Punch Window, Boxer Stamina, and Punch Accuracy.

I kind of feel that since this is all stuff that the gamers were asking for directly, the patch and DLC will go over well, but I kinda wish they would have stuck to their guns and not patched any of it in. This all seems like possible game-breaking stuff in the sense that the game won't be quite as balanced. Fight Night is a sports game, yes, but it's also a fighting game, and having balance in your fighting game is what makes it so great. If Fight Night Round 4 loses it's balance, then what will happen to the online community? or the Versus mode in general? It simply won't be as compelling, because it might not be as challenging.

I don't want to be completely negative here, I mean, choice is usually good... But, in this case, it seems like we might all be in for a letdown. Of course, nobody knows for sure, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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