Reviews and Problems with Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus
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Tao Feng - Fist of the Lotus
26 April 2004
Excerpt: Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad..... Did I mention bad? When this game was about to be released, game mags marveled over it's potential. After all, any developer that made Mortal Kombat can't be too bad....right? The game was supposed to bring so much to the table.
Excerpt: Highly detailed Fists of the Lotus, but no real impact. Every so often, there comes a new fighting game to an already saturated market. But the standard for fighting games is pretty much been set by Sega with Virtua fighter series.
Summary: Tao Feng is the latest fighting game in a genre chock full of pretenders. What differentiates it from the other games in the pack is the pedigree of having John Tobias as one of the lead designers. (Mr. Tobias was one of the key folk who helped develop Mortal Kombat).
Excerpt: Genre: Fighting Developer: Studio Gigante Publisher: MicroSoft Release Date : March 18, 2003 Ever since DOA 3 was released alongside Xbox, fighting fans have been waiting for the next great fighter. Sadly, this is one of the genres in which the Xbox has really been lacking.
Excerpt: Tao Feng: Fist Of The Lotus is, in many ways, a breath of fresh air for the fighting genre. Since the days Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat sapped endless streams of coins from enthusiastic teenagers, fighting games have held to conventions that have changed little even as the arcade industry has...
Excerpt: Microsoft's first party lineup has had a few exceptional titles. However, more often, the studio seems to continue to put out sub-par efforts. Not only are the vast majority of games coming from the studio average--but Microsoft continues to sink a lot of marketing money into them.
Conclusion: complete with kicks to the face and pile drivers. It’s almost turn-based. Matches typically turn into exchanges of combos. If you don’t grasp this fact, you’ll be trounced by the AI. In games like Dead or Alive 3, Capcom vs.
Excerpt: The pain doesn't start immediately: you have to actually get past the menus before the cringing starts. Immediately upon reaching the select mode, it's natural to wonder where the arcade option is.
Conclusion: Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus is a great game and one of the most fun fighters I have played since DOA3. With its new style of match play and chi attacks, Tao Feng offers up the next step in the evolution of console fighters, designed by none other than those who helped create the genre from the...