Excerpt: Midway is hoping that TNA Impact! will shake up the wrestling genre. For a long time THQ's WWE series has stood relatively unchallenged, and it's got to the point where the latest SmackDown Vs RAW titles feel quite dated. Fans have been crying out for a challenger, to give them something new and to make THQ and developer Yuke's stand up and take notice. While TNA Impact!
Summary: - Believe the press. I thought people were just being overly critical of this title until I actually tried it. After all, a wrestling game that promises thrilling arcade-like gameplay? Sign me right up! The press had it right. The game is a darn near unplayable mess. It’s over-simplified to the point where each and every member of the roster plays like everyone else. Imagine, if you will, Street Fighter 2 with Ryu as your only character. It’s even worse than that.
Conclusion: TNA Impact! is a complete waste of money. If you enjoy TNA and want the company to beat out WWE some day then buy the game. Casual fans of wrestling games will only be left with a $60 game that is only worth jack shit as a trade in. Midway promised a lot with this game and they did not deliver, this game should have been called TNA Beta Tester! I did contact Midway with some of the problems and they told me they are fixing the problems as we speak.
Summary: Total Nonstop Action, better known as TNA, is a new up-and-coming alternative for wrestling fans. For those unfamiliar with the wrestling franchise, here’s a quick overview: Created in May of 2002, by the father-son duo of Jerry and Jeff Jarrett, TNA wresting promised a high-risk departure from the conventional. The six-sided ring replaced a more traditional four, and big names like Kevin Nash, Sting, and Booker T helped TNA secure a Thursday night slot on SpikeTV.
Excerpt: TNA wrestling has long played underdog to the big business brutes at the WWE, but it isn’t intent on throwing in the towel any time soon. Known for its trademark six-sided ring, high-risk match types, and progressive camera work, TNA has steadily built its reputation since 2002. In an effort to extend its grip past the turnbuckle, TNA has partnered with Midway to deliver TNA: Impact!, the first game based on the franchise.
Excerpt: The pyrotechnics were ready and the six-sided ring of TNA Impact was set up–finally a wrestling game to challenge the stale Smackdown vs. Raw series. TNA Impact allows you to enjoy a collection of exhibition matches, create a custom wrestler, and play through a story mode. The story mode begins with the background story that you are a successful wrestler named Suicide, and after winning your first championship title are brutally attacked and left for dead.