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The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this T-rated game is geared toward a mature teen audience. You will not find death and destruction, but you will find plenty of fists flying and bodies slamming on the floor of the boxing ring. The game is very realistic, and like in a live boxing match, sometimes fighters get up for more and sometimes they are down for the count.
What's it about?
EA Sports' FIGHT NIGHT 2004 is a follow-up to the popular 2003 release Knockout Kings, but offers players more control than ever before.
Before kids even dream of fighting for the heavyweight title, they'll start as an unseasoned rookie, struggling to earn respect. To become champion, they must enter, and win, a series of prizefights against higher ranked opponents. Each match rewards victory with a set amount of money depending on the skill and rank of the individual. This cash can then be used to change and enhance their character; everything from the character's trunks and tattoos to entrance music and signature maneuvers may be customized.
Is it any good?
Fight fans finally have a game that offers the same realism that EA has mastered in its hot-selling football and basketball games. The game is lifelike, right down to the sweat flying off of your opponent's face as you connect a jaw-rattling upper cut. Players choose from thousands of different options and combinations to build the ideal boxer.
Overall, the game is a great way for boxing fans to experience the hard-hitting sport from the safe and comfortable setting of the living room sofa. However, the game's violent nature makes it best for mature teens.
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