fun, old-school wrestling! (...admittedly with some flaws)
29 October 2011
Summary: I've noticed that this game has received a lot of negative reviews. No, this game may not be perfect. But I still find it to be very fun. The BEST thing about it is the wrestler selection, which consists of a whopping 73 wrestlers --- none of whom have to be "unlocked" (believe it or not!). This is not a WWE game --- you won't find any John Cena's or Randy Ortons or CM Punks or Rey Mysterio's here.
Summary: I barely started playing this game and I must say I'm pretty impressed especially for $5. Lots of legends in this game, the gameplay is pretty fun imo I think they improved tenfold in this game. The only people that I think is missing from this game is Steve Austin, The Rock, Taker and Shawn Michaels but overall still very fun!
Summary: Several years ago I picked up a used copy of this at videogame store, and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. To tell the truth, I'd never even seen most of the wrestlers on the game, but I still thought it was very cool. The wrestlers did (and do) look kind of cartoonish, but I didn't (and don't) care about that. The game is a bit slow, but that didn't really bother me, either. I played it a LOT.
Summary: I've been a wrestling fan since I was 3. I'm now 24. This game brings back ALOT of memories. The graphics are good, the venues are good. It's overall a good game. The only things I would change is I would add more wrestlers to the roster. Dino Bravo, Earthquake, Rugged Ronnie Garvin, Jesse Ventura, Brutus the Barber Beefcake, Hercules, Irwin R. Schiester, Lex Luger, Yokozuna, Tatanka, The Undertaker, Doink the Clown, Hillbilly Jim and MANY many others.
Summary: Okay so this game isn't as good as the Smackdown games that come out once a year, but this game is still a worthy investment. I wouldn't call this a pro-wwf game although many of the names that are on here were big name star for that company. Here are my pros and cons with this game Pros: - Roster (you can't really go wrong with 73 names from the past and for some still the present). - You can pick what costume you what the wrestler to come out in.
Summary: Yes, the game is not perfect, but the huge roster of wrestlers (73) is very impressive, especially since it includes a lot of guys you won't see in a WWE game. Granted, there are some omissions, mostly due to those wrestlers still being employed by Vince McMahon (Ric Flair, Sean Michaels, and others), but a lot of those guys can be created with the "create a legend" option.
Summary: I personally love the game. I grew up watching wrestling and while I dont watch it much anymore, it is fun to play with all the guys I grew up watching. The graphics are great, and while there are some minor glitches, it is a fun game to watch. I like the controls and the music is cool. The commentating gets a little old but you can turn it down and listen to music ( I have found that listening to 80s rock really takes you back.
Summary: When I first played Showdown, I couldn't stand it, but it grew on me. Now, I really enjoy playing it. You can't play it while constantly comparing it to Smackdown HCTP because you will be frustrated. If you play it, though, for what it is, you'll enjoy it. A lot will be said about the gameplay. It is slow, and the thing that does bother me is the jerky motion of the wrestlers. If you get off the mat after being stunned, you'll find yourself striking into thin air.