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  • Summary: Bloody Roar returns and is darker, bloodier and fiercer than ever! 14 returning fighters are joined by three brand-new characters in the newest battle of the beast-fighters. Transform into ferocious inner-beasts and attack with fangs and claws in 3D fighting areas to see who is the ultimate beast-fighter champion! Balance power and health with the new "Zoanthropes Guage". Dramatic story mode for each fighter. 9 modes of gameplay including Arcade and Character Development. Full 3D combat system with aerial juggles, counters, blocks, chains. [Konami] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. I actually found myself enjoying the game. This may be due to the blood or the speed of the game, or it may even be the strategy that is behind the game. Fighter games can be fought with a lot of strategy, but I just mash the living daylights out of my controller buttons.
  2. I was quite surprised to find myself really enjoying this installment. While I won't put it with "VF 4" or "Soul Calibur II," it does enough to dish out a good time. [Dec 2003, p.150]
  3. Being able to upgrade you characters is fantastic, but instead of offering interesting challenges or match types to do this with, career mode presents a boring glut of one-round bouts. [Nov 2003, p.92]
  4. 60
    The look of BR4 is seriously behind the curve. The single-player game is lackluster and the multiplayer, while the most exciting way to mix it up, is still just a button-mashing endurance contest. The game's "guys turning into animals" gimmick is the only thing going for it.
  5. The game looks great, no doubt about it, but it controls terribly, and just isn't any fun to play.
  6. 50
    Not only is it not a fun game, every other aspect of it is just as cheap and disheartening.
  7. Its arenas are cramped, flat, and bland, and its gameplay structure is dated, boring, and laughable. [Dec 2003, p.152]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. WackoManKangaroo
    Nov 6, 2003
    El hard?! You give it a 2?!!!! Have you even seen this game in action? Have you heard of it at all? Because I know you haven't played it if you give it a 2!!! People like him get on my nerves, people who like to come on here and rate games before they ever play them. You have no reason to rate the game!!! Anyway, Bloody Roar 4 is a pretty amazing accomplishment in gaming and the critics are wayyyyy off. Probably just Soul Calibur and Virtua Fighter fanboys blinded by all the hype of those games. If you wanna listen to them go ahead, but you're not a true gamer if you do. Play Bloody Roar 4, just trust me, you'll love it just as I did and all my friends did. Expand
  2. BarryWhiteSavedJesusChrist
    Nov 6, 2003
    I rented Bloody Roar 4 today, and I just freakin returned it 5 minutes after I popped the game into my Playstation 2. Was it that bad? No! It was that GOOD! I took it back to Blockbuster and just bought the game, and i've been playing it NONSTOP!! This game has tones of depth, fighting modes, cool characters, killer combos and special moves, beautiful graphics, and is much more fun that Soul Calibur 2 and easier to get into that VF4. Friends, it just doesn't get much better. I had my buddy over here earlier, a diehard fighting game fan and BRUTAL critic, and he agreed that this is the best 3D fighting game on any system, ever!! He just went out and bought it too. He said that it is a HUGE improvement over the third installment. He also said that it is a perfect 10, while soul calibur 2 would be a 7, and VF4 an 8. Now thats saying something. Bravo Hudson for creating such a beautiful fighting game. Expand
  3. GaryBall
    Oct 2, 2006
    I love this game!! I wish more games these days would cater to the growing homosexual gaming community. My boyfriend and I go all giddy over the sweet animal-turnin'-into action. This has to be the best game around... until Bloody Roar 5: U Go Girl Turbomax Fashion Edition comes out. And I'm really sorry for Wang P's loss. One time I accidentally killed an old lady. Collapse
  4. [Anonymous]
    Nov 17, 2003
    One word...beautiful.
  5. LilRemix
    May 20, 2004
    Yo Forget What the other people told u about BR4 I mean the game is hot 2 Death Espeacially The Dude that transform into a Dragon! that is the hottest and Strongest beast you can transform. Forget the rating of the website that say it was dumb as hell because that $h*T Hott as Hell because it is a Mos Have Game I Hope the Hudson make a Bloody Roar 5 with even more People/Animales to choose from like everbody from Bloody Roar 1 Through 4 should be on Bloody Roar 5 and then add more charcters to part 5 then make the beast form more scary then i bet Ratings will all 5 out of 5 because it is that Hot No Joke. Expand
  6. RachelH.
    May 12, 2005
    This game looks awesome! Even though I haven't really played it yet I still can't wait to buy it! i think that the critics really need to change their minds a bit! Expand
  7. Elhard
    Nov 5, 2003
    BR4 is soo bad that can't be compared to games like soul calibur 2 , Vf4. I gave 2 becuse there is so much better games than THIS!!!!!

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