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GF Rating
4.9

454 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Similiar to the classic N64 games but not quite

posted by Edgecrushe (NORTH CANTON, OH) Jan 18, 2011

Member since Jan 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I could tell from the pictures that this game was going to be similar to the old school N64 wrestling games like WCW Vs. NWO or some of the other random WWF games I've forgotten the titles of. I like this grappling system more than all those Smackdown games that are out now. The control scheme even surfaced again in the Def Jam fighting games. Those were solid and had interesting arenas.

This game has the same grappling / fighting system but is missing some of the tweaks and improvements that were established over the years. For example, in some of the previous games you could crouch after getting knocked down and do a quick grapple. This is missing. Other games also had more interesting weapons and modes. This is very bare bones.

It was also tougher than I expected. I'm good at these games but kept losing because the blocking/countering system is very time specific. Playing the mandatory 2 Vs 1 match in career mode was so frustrating because you never get a chance to string any moves together before the other guy nails you in the back of the head. I had to win by cheapy making one of them get counted out.

It has the heart of the fun older wrestling games but is missing the soul. Rent, don't buy.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Under-Rated

posted by GamerLuv (ARLINGTON, TX) Jan 2, 2011

Member since Jan 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I feel the bad reviews came from people who expected this game to be like other wrestling games, but its not. It's it's own kind of wrestling game. Character creation and Story mode are fun giving you the ability to make your luchador the way you want him to look and fight. You decide your luchadors body type, wardrobe, mask design, and even pick all his fighting moves.
As far as gameplay goes. I would compare the mobility of the luchadors to an older version of SvR. You'll have to get used to the controls. Your luchador doesnt move as fluid as one would want but its nothing that would make you want to turn off your xbox and not play anymore.
REMEMBER!!! THIS IS NOT SMACKDOWN vs RAW!!
The game was made to highlight the world of Lucha Libre. So be prepared for over exaggerated kicks, punches, and acrobatics. Overall the game was fun to play with many types of fight modes that include Pride Battle, Triple threat, Fatal 4 way, Mask vs Hair, and King of Kings match (think Royal Rumble).
The cons to the game are as follows. I felt the Story Mode wasnt long enough as i flew through it in one sitting. The graphics were good but i felt they could be better. Also, i would like to see easier and more fluid transitions between moves. If all these minor flaws were corrected this game would be an 8 easily.
I for one would like to see a sequel to this game as i feel the game is pretty good for its first attempt.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Consider The Direction

posted by wdwyer (LAKE ARIEL, PA) Oct 17, 2010

Member since Apr 2007

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

If your a fan of Svs.R and all the bells and whistles that go with that franchise with every release, then your probably not going to enjoy Lucha Libre. But rather than take apart the different aspects I didn't like and compare them to a completely different franchise. Take a look at the direction the game is geared to.

Based on the AAA Mexican promotion, and featuring 40 wrestlers. In single player mode your player has to increase his character´s level using his charisma. Then you choose to improve yourself and keep your charisma with the audience high.

It is definitely a different direction than what fans of Svs.R will be used to. I applaud the effort since I can see this type of game being released to test the interest level of Lucha Libre based games. It's not the prettiest...neither was the original Raw. I would really like to see this franchise survive, and have the resources (and better production) in future installments.

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