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...
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
Excerpt: WWE Wrestlemania X8 is another in the long line of wrestling games based on the popular entertainment series. This time around, Yuke's ( Smackdown 3 ) has promised a mix between Smackdown and No Mercy (still popular from the N64 days).
Pros: Lots of Wrestling Modes, Easy to pick up, Good multiplayer
Cons: Not all of the wrestler models look good, Poor sound effects/music, Shallow CAW mode
Conclusion: <break>Bislang wurden Besitzer des Game Cube lediglich mit einem Wrestling Spiel bedacht. <i>THQ</i> schafft nun Abhilfe und bringt ein weiteres Wrestling Spiel für den Game Cube auf den Markt.