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Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby Ruutu15 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:14 pm

Wrasslin' ruled in the 80's. I found a local game store that was willing to break the street date, so I picked it up this evening. The game is awesome, even though Macho Man Randy Savage was excluded. At least Ric Flair is in the game. Was anyone else looking forward to this game?
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Re: Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby abc789987 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:25 am

I was thinking of buying this. I havn't played a fighting type game in ages. Plus I am getting tired of not being able to hit in RTTS...
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Re: Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby SteveO » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:13 am

Any JYD? Ricky the Dragon? Just curious which players they're busting out.
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Re: Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby Mellanby_equals_grit » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:30 am

Man I loved the old wrestling games on Super Nintendo.. What systems is this on?
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Re: Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby Ruutu15 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:30 pm

Prngr44 wrote:Any JYD? Ricky the Dragon? Just curious which players they're busting out.


Here's the roster...
Andre the Giant
Animal
Arn Anderson
Bam Bam Bigelow
Big Boss Man
Big John Studd
Bobby Heenan
Bret Hart
Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake
Davey Boy Smith
Dusty Rhodes
Greg Valentine
Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Hawk
Honky Tonk Man
Hulk Hogan
Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Iron Sheik
Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Jim ¿The Anvil¿ Neidhart
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
Jimmy Hart
Junkyard Dog
Kamala
King Kong Bundy
Koko B. Ware
Michael Hayes
Mr. Fuji
Mr. Perfect
Nikolai Volkoff
Paul Bearer
Ravishing Rick Rude
Ric Flair
Rowdy Roddy Piper
Sgt. Slaughter
Shawn Michaels
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Ted DiBiase
The Rock
The Undertaker
Ultimate Warrior
Yokozuna


You really have to see this game, it looks amazing. The ring entrances are great, and I recommend it!
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Re: Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby stlbluz » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:11 pm

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Re: Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby TSUCookieMonster » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:18 pm

Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:Man I loved the old wrestling games on Super Nintendo.. What systems is this on?


No way, N64 wrestling games were way better. You had WCW vs. NWO Revenge and Wrestlemania 2000. The two best wrestling games ever made sans Pro Wrestling from the mid-80s (for nostalgic purposes alone).
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Re: Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby Mellanby_equals_grit » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:41 pm

TSUCookieMonster wrote:
Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:Man I loved the old wrestling games on Super Nintendo.. What systems is this on?


No way, N64 wrestling games were way better. You had WCW vs. NWO Revenge and Wrestlemania 2000. The two best wrestling games ever made sans Pro Wrestling from the mid-80s (for nostalgic purposes alone).


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Re: Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby section319 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:27 pm

TSUCookieMonster wrote:
Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:Man I loved the old wrestling games on Super Nintendo.. What systems is this on?


No way, N64 wrestling games were way better. You had WCW vs. NWO Revenge and Wrestlemania 2000. The two best wrestling games ever made sans Pro Wrestling from the mid-80s (for nostalgic purposes alone).



Those 64 games were the shit so were the snes ones though.


And with that roster line up I might have to get this game.
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Re: Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:12 pm

I played it last night. The game is ok. The controls are a little wonky as the've made some changes to the Smackdown control scheme that really only made things worse to me. The incessant use of quick time events is highly annoying. These events existed in Smackdown, but they're heavily relied upon in Legends. There are too many of them, and sometimes they simply make no sense in the context of the situation prior to being triggered.

All that said, the relive/rewrite modes of gameplay are pretty cool. It's something new for the genre. I thought wrestling games were the most stale genre of games in terms of innovation, and so this is a nice addition.

Having thought about it, I think the biggest mistake was not having Randy Savage and/or Ricky Steamboat. Their match at one of the early Wrestlemania's (don't know which) was and probably is still considered one of the greatest matches ever by pro wrestling fans. Who knows, maybe that'll be released as DLC. It simply doesn't make sense to omit those two if DLC isn't being created.

Like I said; it's a fresh title for the genre. I don't think it's worth dropping $60, but I'll probably pick it up down the line once it hits the $20 - $25 range.
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Re: Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby Ruutu15 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:29 pm

Mark wrote:I played it last night. The game is ok. The controls are a little wonky as the've made some changes to the Smackdown control scheme that really only made things worse to me. The incessant use of quick time events is highly annoying. These events existed in Smackdown, but they're heavily relied upon in Legends. There are too many of them, and sometimes they simply make no sense in the context of the situation prior to being triggered.

All that said, the relive/rewrite modes of gameplay are pretty cool. It's something new for the genre. I thought wrestling games were the most stale genre of games in terms of innovation, and so this is a nice addition.

Having thought about it, I think the biggest mistake was not having Randy Savage and/or Ricky Steamboat. Their match at one of the early Wrestlemania's (don't know which) was and probably is still considered one of the greatest matches ever by pro wrestling fans. Who knows, maybe that'll be released as DLC. It simply doesn't make sense to omit those two if DLC isn't being created.

Like I said; it's a fresh title for the genre. I don't think it's worth dropping $60, but I'll probably pick it up down the line once it hits the $20 - $25 range.


Vince McMahon wouldn't allow Macho Man to be in the game, although there are people making kick-ass create-a-wrestler templates for him.
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Re: Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby section319 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:39 pm

As long as Koko B Ware is in the game I can't complain.


But, that is just a great list of wrestlers that are on this game.
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Re: Legends of Wrestlemania game

Postby Ruutu15 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:22 pm

Also a note about the controls. A lot of people who have played some of the newer Wrestling games have commented that the control scheme isn't very good. The controls in this game are made to be easy to pick up and play, which is a good thing. It's all about nostalgia, and a lot of people (like me) who will buy this game aren't really up on the newer controls for wrestling games. I do think that an option to switch to more advanced controls would have been welcome for those who are familiar with the SVR franchise.

The game is easy to pick up and play, but some of the more advanced moves do take some time to master.
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