Conclusion: With THQ being able to pump out wrestling games every year for each console, I think it's time for everyone to start holding them to the same standard that we hold sports games. Every game that was debuted on a new console took the series back a couple of steps. Their record shows that this is nothing new, so it was to be expected. But from this point on, there can be no more excuses.
Summary: No other event in the history of wrestling has seen more legendary matchups and classic championship battles that have forever changed the face of wrestling. No other event has revolutionized the world of wrestling with gripping drama and brutal intensity. No other event has epitomized Vince McMahon's vision of sports-entertainment.
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Excerpt: THQ stated that WrestleMania X8 would be a mixture of Smackdown and No Mercy. This is true but if you are expecting a No Mercy remake from the Smackdown team, you won't find it here. The grappling and strike system do give a nod toward No Mercy but in the end, it feels more like the Smackdown series. This is due to the speed the moves are executed and the ability to earn multiple finishers in SD fashion.
Excerpt: Certainly the most horrible wrestling game we've played this year, WWE Road to Wrestlemania X8 is a stinker that no wrestling fan wants to find in their stocking. Bad animation and bad controls ruin this game, although the retro Mortal Kombat vibe is kind of cool. Click here.
Summary: Does Wrestlemania X8 reach the pinnacle of excellence akin to Shawn Michaels’ Summerslam performance, or does it fall on its face, clutching it’s leg in pain not unlike one Kevin ‘Big Lazy’ Nash? Click to find out.
Pros: A very polished visual experience, especially for a first generation title, Numerous play modes like Hell in a Cell and TLC matches increase replay value, The most updated roster currently available
Cons: A handful of entrance themes are missing for no reason, Create a Wrestler leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to appearance, Shoddy wrestling engine and questionable collision detection, Very few number of grapples available while playing
Excerpt: We're back! And we've brought you a big, steaming helping of some extreme reviews. The newly dubbed "WWE" makes its debut on your Gamecube, and wrestling fans should be amped. Wrestlemania X8 is a beauty to behold, and the combination of some old-school game concepts with new controls could be just the thing. Click here.
Summary: THQ's first WWE title has some redeeming qualities. Some.
Pros: 42 Superstars, and six hidden, all with entrances and finishers., Decent "Create a Wrestler", Lots of match types, including the outstanding Hell in a Cell, and the innovative Battle for the Belts.
Cons: Extremely rushed, with collision and clipping issues abundant., Not the grapple system fans had hoped for., Unbalanced single-player mode