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Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus (Xbox)

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Critic Score
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3.6
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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
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Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall User Score (2 votes) 3.6


Critic Reviews

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91
XBox Solution (XBS)
I’ve noticed on the internet a lot of other sites giving this game some pretty horrible reviews. Some of them really make me wonder if the reviewers actually played the game for more than 15 minutes. After having it a week, I can tell you it can be an incredibly difficult fighter, but it also incredibly deep and a whole lot of fun to play. If your not into fighting games, try a rental first. If you are a fighting fan, go pick up yourself a copy and invite your buds over and open up that can of whoop ass!
91
PGNx Media
Overall, Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus is a good fighting game for Xbox owners. If you are bored with Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, you should give this a try. While it isn’t the Deadly Alliance killer it was hyped to be, on its own, it is a fun game. And that is what matters.
90
Next Level Gaming
Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus has turned out to be an incredible fighting game, and an A+ first effort by John Tobias' new development company. Solid gameplay, and beautiful graphics overcome what I think can be some pretty cheap computer AI. But it's been a blast to play, and I know it will continue to get playtime as my fighting game fan friends come over to be next in line for the eventual whoop-ass. By the time you read this review, the game should be on the shelf. If you are any type of fighting game fan, you owe it to yourself to check this one out.
80
GamePro (US)
As a premiere Xbox fighter, Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus is miles better than Kakuto Chojin, but it's still a few short steps behind Dead or Alive 3 and Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. Regardless, this is a game that fighting fans should check out.
70
Extreme Gamer
Tao Feng has more good points then bad points. This game is done fairly well, and if you liked the feel of Mortal Kombat you should enjoy this game. Give it an extra final point, if you are in the category. Although everything except the gameplay was damn nice, it just held the game back enough for me not to add it to the good or bad list. It’s a good fighting game, just not a great fighting game.
69
Peliplaneetta.net
Yleensä mätkinnät perustelevat köykäisen juonensa ja muuten perinteisen toimintansa messevällä määrällä hienoja liikkeitä ja kiinnostavalla sekä sujuvalla taistelulla, mutta Tao Feng jättää kyllä enimmäkseen kylmäksi. Uudenlainen taistelusysteemi kärsii siitä, että mukaan on ympätty välttämättömät välinäytökset aina energiapalkin kuluessa loppuun. Verisiä taistelijoita taas ei ole kiva katsella, tahmaus ja kameran pelleilyt puolestaan vaikeuttavat pelaamista entisestään. Ääninäyttely vaihtelee huonosta ala-arvoiseen, ja yleinen innottomuus henkii läpi koko pelistä. Pelitiloinakin on vain tuttua tutummat Versus, Quest ja Survival, ja Quest-moodin spiikkereiden löpinä hakee typeryydessä vertaistaan. Juuri sitä hyvän ja pahan taistelu -mölinää, josta mainitsin Kung Fu Chaoksen arvostelun alussa. Päällimmäiseksi kysymykseksi nouseekin väistämättä, että miksi ihmeessä minun pitäisi pelata tätä, kun kaikki on tehty paremmin jo ennen?
68
4Players.de
Eigentlich hat Tao Feng alles, was man von einem anständigen Prügelspiel erwartet, aber nichts, was es zu etwas Besonderem macht. Zwar hat man krampfhaft probiert, sich spielerisch von der Masse abzuheben, aber die meisten Ansätze gingen dabei nach hinten los. So ist der Wegfall des Rundenlimits reine Augenwischerei und das Verletzungs-Feature hoffnungslos primitiv. Lediglich die Interaktion mit der Umgebung ist halbwegs gelungen - aber keinesfalls neu. Zudem ist der Spielumfang in jeder Hinsicht mickrig, die Handhabung oft gnadenlos umständlich und die Präsentation ziemlich durchwachsen. Hinzu kommen steife Animationen und abrupte Kameraschwenks sowie eine gewöhnungsbedürftige Steuerung und ungenaue Kollisionsabfrage. Angesichts solcher Mängel verblassen selbst die detaillierten Charaktermodelle samt ihren dynamisch anschwellenden Blessuren. Nicht einmal zu zweit vermögen es die künstlich in die Länge gezogenen Tao-Feng-Fights dauerhaft an Pad oder Stick zu fesseln.
68
Gamesmania.de
Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus blendet den Spieler durch gute Grafik und nette Effekte. Sobald man sich jedoch an der schmucken Optik sattgesehen hat, kommt die große Ernüchterung. Das Spiel wirkt unausgereift und undurchdacht. Wer viel Wert auf spektakuläre Grafik legt, kauft sich für wenig Geld Dead or Alive 3 aus der XBox Classic Sammlung. Steht ausgewogenes und komplexes Gameplay auf der Wunschliste, so sollte man sich Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance zulegen. Wer bereits beide Titel besitzt und unbedingt Nachschub braucht, sollte Tao Feng eine Chance geben.
64
GameSpot
Tao Feng looks and sounds just fine, but it doesn't have a strong enough fighting system to make it a viable option for fans of the genre. Players looking for a solid fighting game on the Xbox would be better off sticking with the reigning champions, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO.
60
X-Power
Tijd om een besluit aan deze review te breien. Grafisch is de game zeker te pruimen maar al dat goede werk wordt teniet gedaan door de erg zwakke gameplay. Bovendien zijn er amper zaken te unlocken (slechts één extra karakter en één extra stage) want de levensduur zeker niet ten goede komt. Oppassen is de boodschap indien je overweegt om Tao Feng in je verzameling op te nemen. Een verwittigd gamer is er twee waard. Een eindscore op deze game plakken was dan ook niet echt een makkelijke opgave. In de diverse gamesbladen maar ook op internet variëren de scores van zeer hoog tot extreem laag. Zoals gewoonlijk zal de waarheid wel ergens in het midden liggen en lijkt het XP- eindcijfer mij toch gerechtvaardigd.
55
Jeuxvideo.com
Au Final on est vraiment déçu par ce Tao Feng Fist Of The Lotus. Le jeu est impressionnant d'un point de vue graphique avec ses arènes destructibles, ses personnages parfaitement modélisés et une très bonne gestion des lumières mais son gameplay trop limité et son manque de personnages ne joue pas en sa faveur. Très proche dans l'esprit d'un Mortal Kombat, exception faite du dernier opus, avec son lot d'hémoglobine et sa jouabilité restreinte Tao Feng aura bien du mal à convaincre tant les puristes que les joueurs occasionnels.
42
Game Revolution
Tao Feng winds up being a study in game design do's and don'ts. DO take innovative chances (limb damage, interactive environments), but DON'T sacrifice FMV. DO give characters combos, but DON'T make them unbreakable. DO add plenty of extras, but DON'T, um, well, DON'T forget that one.
40
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
I found this offering to be an uninspiring experience, wrought with annoyances that many modern fighters do not suffer from. It does feature some great ideas, but they are poorly implemented, decreasing their real value. I am inclined to think a sequel focused more on gameplay could yield a much more enjoyable release, despite the issues this title suffers from. The graphical achievement is undeniable though, and is certainly something to be proud of, being one of the best looking console games on the market to date.
40
Games TM
Rather than being the title contender many were hoping for, Tao Feng would far more likely to be Frank Bruno's next opponent. Although it's by no means the worst beat-'em-up we've ever played, it's hard to see what TF:FOTL was supposed to offer that would compete with the many superior titles already on the market.
40
Eurogamer.net (UK)
In fact, Tao Feng is so easy on the eye visually that if you saw a demo of it running you might actually think it was going to impress you. But keep watching and, like a drunken rejection from a girl in a nightclub, it will quickly dawn on you that it's not going to happen. Like the gameplay, a solid base was never built upon and the end result is just boring.
20
GameSpy
When I reviewed Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, I said that there was room on the market for non-hardcore fighting games and that I was glad that a good one had finally appeared. Well, now I'm starting to renege on that, because Tao Feng represents everything that's wrong with non-hardcore fighting games. It has no depth, looks like crap in motion, and has little to occupy a lone player. With a superior game widely available (in the form of MK:DA), there is little reason to waste time with Tao Feng.
0
The Next Level
It's painful that such a product was released, maybe even more painful that this actually had a nice-sized ad campaign going for it. The money that was used to create this game would have been much better spent doing something more like burning it. Even if the end result is the same, at least then I would not have been subjected to this torture and could have spent that waste of life on something at least mediocre. I wouldn't call Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance much more then a decent-to-good fighting game, but it certainly beats the living hell out of this steaming pile of excrement. Yet something evil this way comes, as the sequel is already in planning stages. I can only pray it never lives to see the light of day, as to quote someone that had to spend far more time with it than I did, "There's a direct correlation with how much time you spend versus how much you loathe it."