Reviews and Problems with WWE Legends of WrestleMania
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22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Wrap up everything that was ever cool about wrestling and package it in a slightly pared down grappling game
Graphics: The Legends character models are exaggerated, but the crowd could use some work
Sound: Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross do a fine job, but it would have been nice to hear a few more classic sound bites
Playability: The simplified controls don't offer a lot of depth, but they're still fun and easy to pick up
Entertainment: Anyone with a cursory...
Summary: Sure there have been wrestling legend compilations in the past, but none have ever brought this level of presentation. In recreating the biggest matches from WrestleMania, real TV footage sets up the rivalries and does a great job of getting you pumped for the match. ''I can't believe Andre would betray the Hulkster like that,'' you'll proclaim.
Conclusion: So what’s left to say about LOWM? Well, it won’t please everyone. Hardcore fanatics may become upset at a few changes to wrestlers (different wrestling attire for The Undertaker) and casual video game fans who don’t appreciate WrestleMania won’t find LOWM too interesting. WWE: Legends of WrestleMania is a video game aimed specifically at wrestling fans and thus, it’s a standout title for the group it caters to.
Excerpt: There's nothing quite like a good old fashioned, slobber knockin' wrestling match. Wrestling today just doesn't have the same charisma and captivation that it did during the 80's and 90's. The basic premise for Legends of WrestleMania is to relive the glory days before wrestling was exposed as "entertainment" and still somewhat of a "sport.
Excerpt: Nostalgia is a beautiful thing. Rose-tinted goggles make us all long for the days when we ran home from school so fast your chest felt like it might explode. Why did we willingly do such a thing? To put the TV on and watch, well, there's an endless list of fondly remembered 80s shows. Here's some of mine: Transformers, Thundercats, Airwolf, The A-Team, Defenders of the Earth, Dungeons and Dragons, Knightmare and... WWF.
Summary: WWE Legends of WrestleMania is poised to deliver an impressive lineup of Legendary Superstars and Managers, a new combo fighting system and a historically accurate representation of WWE telecasts during the '80s and '90s.
Excerpt: Wrestling was better in the eighties and early nineties, wasn’t it? You could have Hulk Hogan shamelessly beating a man loosely dressed as an Iraqi soldier during the first Gulf War, and everyone wore tons of face paint. It’s just long enough ago to look back on with a set of beautiful rose-tinted nostalgia glasses. That’s the thinking behind Legends of Wrestlemania, with the ex-federation’s marketing division leaving no potential revenue stream untapped.