I've been waiting for this game for months and i got it yesterday. I was estatic. I popped it in as soon as i got it. My impression of this game? Shocked. Not the good shock either, the bad kind of shock. I would go into a lot of detail explaining why this game is horrible, but my space is limited. So i will just make up a short list of what makes this game extremely bad.
-You cant break out of pins/very hard to get out of them. -Create-a-wrestler feature is badly broken and limited. -You have to beat story mode to play as half of the wrestlers. -Boring broken gameplay. -Un-responsive reversals attempts. -Hard a.i. -Tag-team matches are horrible. -Everyone basically has the same moves. This is not an understatement.
Here are some good points in this game...
-Awesome and smooth animations. -Highly detailed graphics.
Those 2 are the only good things about this game. They got the 2 basic video game aspects going for, but they seriously messed up the true aspect of the game. Playability. They need to get the perfect combo of playability and graphics and mix them up to get a better result. I know what good wrestling games are and TNA Impact! is definitely not one of them. Maybe next time around.
The graphics are awesome. The storyline is awesome. Everything is awesome except for one thing. The GAMEPLAY! The gameplay is rotten! And you can't battle in the crowd, backstage, or in the lockerroom like you can in other wrestling titles. If you want to mess around with a game a couple of days, then give this one a try. But I do not recommend buying this one. Maybe there next one will be better.