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If you watch Replay or follow me on Twitter, it's pretty obvious that I'm a huge wrestling fan. This fandom has carried over to wrestling games, although the history of sports entertainment in gaming form is spotty at best. I've long held onto my belief that WWF No Mercy for the Nintendo 64 is the best wrestling game ever, but if you've read my review you know that I may have changed my tune.
I grabbed Bryan Vore, Jeff Cork, and Tim Turi to take a look at the newest wrasslin' title, and we engaged in a triple threat match that shows off what's possible with the game's massive creation suite. Check it out below!
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What?! No Stone Cold E.T.?!
With this being a Dan centric Test Chamber, it seems fitting I'm watching this on the crapper.
haha! Love the create a player mode on these Wrestling games. I haven't bought one in quite some time due to them being pretty horrendous, but this one looks like a definite buy....I mean it has Vader, Brett Hart, all my favorites....I wish it had Doink and Razor Ramone as well lol.
How good can you customize the faces, the custom characters look exactly the same.
Good Test Chamber guys Jeff looks amazing btw!
i hate wrestling but this was incredible, laughed so much at dans character and entrance and everything hahahahah
I'd love to see all the GI staff get characters and have a battle royale. We all know Dan would win, but it would still be cool to see.
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I really want to like this, but I am just not sold on this yet. Character models and animations are really lacking, almost shockingly so. A lot of moves and animations don't look like they convey a lot of impact or weight. However, the single player campaign sounds great, (especially with Paul Heyman contributing writing) but I'm gonna have to give this a test spin before I buy. Gameplay hopefully will hold up.
this looks amazing
As a huge wrestling fan I'm not sold on this either, while I quite enjoyed the changes THQ brought to WWE '12 last year, I was hoping for more this year, THQ still doesnt get what people want when it comes to the single player game. While its awesome that you can relive the 90s attitude era, most people still want a non-linear single player experience like No Mercy had, or Here Comes the Pain came almost as close to doing. I dont want to play through single player story lines where you HAVE to win the match to progress anywhere, also offering little side objectives isnt something I care to play a match for over and over just in case I miss the opportunity to do it.
In No Mercy you had branching story lines no matter if you won or lost, why is it so hard to get something like this back into these games. I'm glad they improved over last years story line, but whoever thought last years single player mode was good hopefully got fired. It was one of the worst things to come along in years. But I want something that dynamically changes based on what you do, Universe mode in WWE '12 I thought would have this covered, but cut scenes and story lines doing much of anything was pretty rare, my friend and I spent hours upon hours trying to win our matches and move up the ranks but we were lucky to ever get out of low card contention. The same stuff kept happening over and over again and we both kept getting put into matches against each other over and over, we started ourselves as a tag team, winning matches and the game just decided to break us up for no good reason. My hope is that these things have been fixed this year.
While I will probably end up getting this because of the attitude era throwback, that is really the only reason I will be, you can only create so much stuff and manage so many matches where almost nothing happens, once you make it through what I'm sure is a fairly quick single player experience there isnt much left to do IMO. I would love to get a story mode that dynamically changes and creates story lines as you play, Here Comes the Pain did this very well and I played through that mode multiple times with different rosters and I almost always had something new happen. THQ has moved so far away from providing that experience I've been off and on buying any of their newer games
You can create arenas now? When did that happen?
WWE '13 looks great. I wasn't too sold on it before--especially with Halo 4 coming out next week--but now I really want it because of this video.
Anyone remember WWF Raw 2 on Xbox? In that game, you could create your own entrance with your own music, pyro, poses, etc. That was really the genesis for all of the create-an-entrance stuff that WWE '13 has.