Score of 4.29?? What the hell? How harsh can people be? This movie (ahem, tribute) is an excellent addition for SHOCK fans (And I know I'm one). This movie deserves higher than 4.29. Much higher.
What to start with? I liked how the fighting environment was different - instead of the original arena the fight takes place in a four-star hotel (And with colour! Hurray!) which is a massive upgrade. You also did a great job on actually making a hotel that stays as a hotel (I've seen some movies where it started off as a hotel and then *shudder* another fighting arena). I also liked how the characters possessed the same attitudes and abilities as they did in the original three movies, and how this tribute actually continues off after the melancholy ending of SHOCK3 rather than cooking up a whole new story.
The music this time was more (and better) than just gravy. I especially liked how the action played in-time with the music, which I'm sure took a lot of time and effort (and fixing). It's not a new idea, but it's still jaw-dropping nonetheless. The ending was okay, I was expecting something more interesting, such as a hint to another movie in the tribute series, though I liked it better than the SHOCK3 ending. Maybe I just demand too much.
The graphics were much better than the first movies and I'm still impressed that you resisted temptation to cram a lot of detail into them and make the whole movie look ugly (or at least take forever to load). Remember that in a fight movie, never add more detail than necessary, or it'll be too much for the eye.
Overall this is one of those "epics" that keep me glued to my seat until it's over, and I find this a worthy addition to the SHOCK series AND candy for SHOCK fans.
-Perfect continuation from the original series
-Nothing. Keep it at nothing, please?
Total rating: 5/5 Stars!
I would like to see another one. And another. And another.