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  • Summary: The fourth installment in the Mega Man Battle Network series comes in two versions--Red Sun and Blue Moon--each with different enemies, battle chips, souls, and characters. Once again, you assume the role of Lan as he and his friend, Mega Man.exe, fight to rid the Internet of viruses and other cyberworld enemies. Unlike previous games in the series, Mega Man Battle Network 4 focuses on a tournament system where players encounter a variety of enemies that must be defeated. A new Soul Unison system lets Mega Man transform into his defeated enemies. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. If there's one complaint, it's the visuals. They're not bad, just more or less the same visuals we've seen since part one. [Aug 2004, p.89]
  2. The combat is just as good as ever, even if the plot has been mucked up a bit. It’s not like these games ever had the best plots to begin with anyway.
  3. 75
    Even with the new systems, the core mechanics are losing their edge and the tournament structured story isn't helping things, either.
  4. The story is lifeless, and the circa-2001 graphics and audio just don't cut it anymore.
  5. Thanks to the fun battle system, BN4 comes up as a good game, but if not for the marred music and questionable story, BN4 could have been so much better.
  6. Put simply, the games are beginning to wear thin. If you’d don’t have any of the previous editions of Mega Man Battle Network, this is a good one to buy and enjoy. For returning players, hold off purchasing and demand that Capcom do a little bit more next time.
  7. At this point, Mega Man doesn't even have the credibility of Yu-Gi-Oh, in my opinion. If you can't resist purchasing one of these games, do everything in your power to resist buying both of them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. JackDaniels
    Feb 17, 2005
    10
    I really thought this was a good game, and the final boss is actually beatable, unlike MMBN 3.
  2. AuuuustionArition
    Mar 10, 2005
    10
    I like it, but i like 3 better. AND, to Jack Daniels, Alpha and Bass is easy if your strong. TRy and try again.
  3. SubaruH.
    Mar 28, 2007
    10
    This is the best MMBN version I have ever played, but the boss is too easy to defeat.
  4. ShawnL.
    Sep 30, 2004
    9
    It's good but needs harder bosses!
  5. [Anonymous]
    Jul 13, 2004
    8
    It is a good game and the new graphics are pretty cool even the the story is not great.
  6. StevenD.
    Jul 5, 2004
    6
    This one is the hardest one yet with all this math and puzzles.
  7. Jun 10, 2012
    2
    Sorry but this game is AWFUL!!! I had such high hopes back in the day when I played these on GBA but alas I was disappointed. No storyline, you have to complete the game three times, craptastic chibi graphics, and childish crisis scenarios. Capcom truly trolled us with this release. If you want to play Battle Network the way it was meant to be played play 2 or 3....hell even 1 was DECENT. This game is awful. Expand

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