It is often natural to compare a sequel to the previous entry in the series in order to discuss its merits and shortcomings. In the case of Fight Night Round 4, the best comparison to be made is not towards its predecessor. Instead, the title with the most striking similarities seems to be another game of EA's, Skate. Skate introduced a new control scheme that completely revolutionized the skateboarding genre, resulting in an extremely fun and realistic skating sim. However, like Skate, the game around Fight Night Round 4's boxing mechanic is a bit weak, as the modes are skimpy and the methods of challenging the player still need tuning.