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IGN: Kung-Fu Live Review

IGN appreciates the ideas that went into Kung-Fu Live, but the execution is seriously lacking. Setting up an ideal play space will be difficult for most, and the game has trouble tracking quick jabs and combos. When moves are properly registered by the PlayStation Eye, enemies will abuse their ability to block. Kung-Fu Live has an appealing premise and fun visuals, but they can't recommend a game that left them feeling so defeated.

Presentation - 8.0
Graphics - 6.5
Sound - 7.0
Gameplay - 3.5
Lasting Appeal - 4.0

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Dylantalon12872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

ps3 exclusive with a low score from IGN, ok this is the norm for them. i cant wait for them to give killzone 3 graphics a 8.5 and gears 3 a 9.5. ign is rubbish .

ign gave uncharted 1 a 8.9, rated lair like a 4, gave halo 3 the same score in graphics as killzone 2 and gears of war2. they rated gta 4 a 10.

SMOK3xFFx2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

Your still bitter from GT5 review?

This game looks like it deserves what it got.

EDIT: Uncharted 1 deserved an 9, Lair deserved a 4 and Halo 3's Graphics were reviewed in 2007 while Gears 2 and Killzone 2 were reviewed in late 2008/2009.

Dirk Benedict2872d ago

smok3xffx. in case you didn't notice, the majority of us gave up on reviews and decided to play the game.

the general consensus on N4G is favorable for the game. that aside, Asia loves it, North America has a soft spot for it and Europe is thrilled with it.

Halo 3 has graphics? Uncharted 1 deserving a 9 is your own opinion, i give it a 10 as any fanboy would their favorite games. and gears 2? how about copy and paste?

how about broken online?

how about muddy textures?

flop out.

ilikestuff2872d ago

gears 1 had good graphics they were dated by gears 2, they shouldve been a 6 for graphics, go watch a video of gears 2, it looks like someone ate some poop and pooped out the poop they ate, repooped poop, like refried beans... i think ive made my point

LORD-PHOENIX2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

its ok for kinect games that need the space,certain clothing etc but not for the ps eye

IGN really are inconsistent,ps3 games must be perfect but 360s not so much.

Nitrowolf22872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

"This game ****LOOKS**** like it deserves what it got. "

Wow
i stopped basing games on their "LOOKS" along time ago.
Just because a game LOOKS it doesn't mean it actually is. I stopped caring about scores also. Some awesome games are rated really low, i found out that reviews are opinion pieces after all and not everyone will enjoy the game.
Same with Kinect games, i might have called them stupid in the past, but i am willing to give it a try.

Now if they offered a demo i might give this game a try, but to spend the money to me it might be taking a risk to find out if the game is good or not. Usually for games i rent them if they get low score. IMO GTA4 should have been in the 8's, read reviews and it seemed liek the next huge thing but when i played it, that 10 just didn't look right.

I think offering a demo for all downloadable games is the best option, hell a 30min. full trail of PSn should be added to plus.

lowcarb2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

It's a shame such a great game is already getting bogus reviews.

ComboBreaker2872d ago

The PS3 hate is strong in this IGN review. I have never seen such strong uncontrolled hate aimed at the PS3 before.

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kaveti66162872d ago

so you're going to assume every PS3 game that IGN gives a low score to is actually an amazing title?

Some games just suck. This game got a 4/10.

Who knows, maybe for my taste it would have been the greatest game ever. But I'll never know, because I'm not spending money, any money, on this game on the off chance that it's amazing. It may just suck and then I'll beat myself about it knowing that the IGN review was right there.

BiggCMan2872d ago

I'm gonna have to agree with IGN on this one. From what I've seen, it just looks stupid. People were bashing kinect for waving your arms and legs around looking ridiculous. Well, this is basically what Kung-Fu Live is. But because it's on the PS3, things are different? Come on, this game looks like crap and you can't deny it.

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ELite_Ghost2872d ago

chill dude,

every ps3 exclusive can't b an 8+ :S

ign is rubbish but just cause they give a low score to a game i've never even heard of, doesn't mean u gotta rage.

JUDALATION2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

LMAO THIS GUY IS SUCH A NOOB! You cant claim that because your house does not have so much space that ALL PLAYERS WONT... tHE GAME CLEARLY STATES HOW MUCH SPACE YOU WILL NEED IN THE SETUP... Its much less space than Kinect and this game was FUNNNN! your reviews of Kinect games were much more forgiving even though the graphics... fun... and accuracy were worse! yOU CANT SPELL IGNORANT WITHOUT IGN!

Edit... All you dumbasses talking shit about this game need to play it before you talk trash... This dumbass did not set it up well because he was too big in the video and that means the game wont register his moves properly... I doubt that He even finished the game! It is more fun than any Kinect game but only after you learn the moves and how to fight and dodge... Also you must place the eye above your tv for small rooms! Its only 15 bucks so give it a shot and BY the way I have had creature features for the playstation eye for years before Kinect was even thought up so NO IM NOT A FANBOY THAT JUMPED ON MOCTIONLESS GAMING AFTER KINECT!

ThanatosDMC2872d ago

Wow, they're complaining about space?!

badz1492872d ago

but not so much with kinect! this is so unbiased! /s

MmaFanQc2870d ago

i love the "Setting up an ideal play space will be difficult for most"

like...100% of kinect games?

but hey...i guess its not a problem for kinect related games according to ign.

DigitalAnalog2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

But you gotta admit, the reviewer really sucks ass at fighting. What's with the constant double-punch?

-End of Line

ambientFLIER2871d ago

Dylan - you're an idiot. it's been said a million times before that you can't compare xbox scores to ps3 scores. It just doesn't work like that. Otherwise the PC would have all 10's, and the consoles would have 1's and 2's for graphics.

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whateva2872d ago

"game has trouble tracking quick jabs and combos. When moves are properly registered by the PlayStation Eye, enemies will abuse their ability to block"

this game picks up your punches & kicks faster than any kinect game that I have played

SMOK3xFFx2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

This game also doesn't map your body input to an avatar to play. All it does is take a video of you, cut around your body and put you on the screen. But, you look like your having fun there and that is what matters. That is you right?

saint_john_paul_ii2872d ago

"This game also doesn't map your body input to an avatar to play. All it does is take a video of you, cut around your body and put you on the screen. But, you look like your having fun there and that is what matters. That is you right? "

why would you want to control your avatar when you are actually in the game?

SMOK3xFFx2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

@Pope_John_Paul_II

- The Avatar looks a lot nicer then a 2-D cutout of your body
- How are you suppose to play games from a 3rd person perspective with a cut out?

Moonboots2872d ago

why would you want to control your avatar when you are actually in the game?

Because an avatar would actually look good instead of the embarrassing lameness of a 2D cut out of you.

Even when you jump it just spins the picture in a circle. I understand it's limited by the tech and the way they are integrating the image but this crap deserves 4/10. As if the punching and kicking to the sides wasn't lame already.

badz1492872d ago

if you think that an avatar is better than yourself on screen, you have low self esteem!

baodeus2872d ago

Or maybe someone just full of themselves thinking they look good?

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Headshot812872d ago

IGN "I studied martial arts for more than 11 years. I'm nowhere near an expert of the art, but I know a thing or two about fighting and controlling my body".
That guy in your video did better than IGN's reviewer who spent 11 years learning "the secrets of Martial arts", hope he's able to get his money back from those lessons, lol!

badz1492872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

that he's reviewing a video game! why suddenly compares to real life? does he think be able to stand straight on a raft on an insane stream is real too??

"I studied martial arts for more than 11 years. I'm nowhere near an expert of the art" - he's either too dumb or should just ask for refund! LOL!

Buffniceguy2872d ago (Edited 2872d ago )

If IGN said its bad must be good buying it :)

Its downloading as we speak you see i can be on my Ps3 and be on N4g its called downloading in the background :)

truegame2872d ago

@Whateva

Thanks for the mini review of you playing the game. Not bad.

FLOWCity2872d ago

I'm happy with this score..As these guys seemed like total douchebags when they were marketing this game.

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