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GF Rating
7.4

2776 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

X-Box Gets a Good Wrestling Title

posted by DaMikeSC (COLUMBIA, SC) Sep 28, 2007

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Member since Jul 2007

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

\I liked the SD v RAW games for the PS2 and this is more of the same. The graphics are improved a lot (now, they look like LIFELIKE plastic sweaty robots who can't walk well). And the addition of analog controls to the grapples actually makes the game more fun. The voices no longer sound like they were recorded in an echo chamber either.

Season mode is decent enough. If you're on RAW, you don't get to enter the Rumble that I have noticed. Nor did I get to work in the Elimination Chamber :-(. The roster is decent enough, but THQ needs to look into adding characters via XBox Live Arcade during the year.

The locker room challenges run from the insanely easy to the brutally difficult (having the Mexicools beat Kane & Undertaker was less than easy). The choice of legends was a bit odd (in what universe are Jim Neidhart and Bam Bam Bigelow viewed as legends?). Some of the matches are a little better (rather than a finger-shattering button-press-a-thon, ladder matches now have you locate the sweet spot on the analog sticks and just hold them there while the briefcase/belt gets loosened). The MITB match is very, very irritating as the computer has a nasty habit of waiting until you have the belt all but removed, then knocking you ladder over, putting it back up and taking the belt.

Create-a-Wrestler is pretty good. Creating your own entrance lags far behind the verson the prior XBox RAW titles had. The facial features have been reduced -- but they had so many options it needed to be done. The list of moves is impressive and that your created guy has a voice is a nice touch.

The GM mode takes a big step back as you now have to hire writers to write specific storyline and try to plug people into those plots, which is a headache. Add in the usual 20 wrestlers roster limit, which is far too limiting, and you have one thing worse than the previous title.

MS has a good wrestling title, finally. Hoorah!

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

WWE Loading Vs. Loading

posted by Cmonbuddy (CARY, NC) Jul 22, 2007

Member since Jun 2007

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

The game play is a bit slow, as in the characters walk very slowly around the ring, you can run but then your out of stamina real quick. After a few matches this game became fun. It was especially fun to play the "legends". The entrances and story line are great. If your a hardcore gamer you could go through the available "season" modes in a week or 2 so its a good rental. Hardcore wrestling fans should buy it.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Load Time Sucked

posted by dfields (NOBLESVILLE, IN) Jun 27, 2007

Member since Jun 2007

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

Graphics and game play were excellent. The load time was horrible. I felt like I was waiting longer to play the game than actually playing it!!! You have to wait 15 to 30 seconds for every scene to load. Horrible flow!!

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