As a fan of Wrestling games, I was really excited to check this game out, as I've always been fascinated with not only the legends that are in this game, but how the arenas and atmosphere of the WWE (known as WWF back then) looked and felt as well back in the 80s-90s. With all this in mind, I was excited to give this game a go. And, for the most part, I was very impressed. The great visuals, decent game modes, the awesome creation suite that Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 had, and pretty good gameplay are all the reasons why this game is awesome. However, with all of those pros, there are definitely some cons with each of those. The visuals in this game are stunning for early 2009, and I think THQ and Yukes did a great job with the amount of attention to detail that was put in this game. However, it confuses the hell out of me as to why most of the wrestlers look like action figures. Everything else looks very realistic, which makes the wrestlers look a bit off- putting. Not to say they look bad, because they are very well detailed and designed. It's just that the action figure-esque models, while they work perfectly in games like WWE All Stars for what that game is about, do not match with the tone or feel of this game whatsoever. I knew what THQ and Yukes were going for in WWE All-Stars with the action figure-esque wrestler models, but i'm still scratching my head as to what they were going for here. Visuals aside, the game modes in this game are pretty great as well, as it takes you through all of the legendary matches that happened at each Wrestlemania, from 1-15. And this game nails it for the most part with an awesome video about the match before you play it, but with the repetitive gameplay, it can get boring after an hour or 2. Not to say that the gameplay is any bad at all, as once you got the controls down, it can get pretty fun. But the gameplay feels a bit stiff and a bit repetitive. Not as bad as games like TNA: Impact, but still a bit repetitive. Other than that, the gameplay is still pretty great, even if it's not perfect. The controls are vastly different from the SvR series, but luckily, it's not that hard to perfect as the controls in this game are actually very simple. I am happy that this game has most of the same great creation suite as SvR 2009, as it lets you create a superstar, entrance, move-set, and tag team just like in SvR 2009, and for a spin-off game like this one, that's pretty incredible. All in all, this game is awesome for the most part, and i'm sure many who are fans of WWE legends will surely love this game. I had a lot of fun with it, but there is still a bit of room for improvement, as this game is pretty awesome, but it could've been better.
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