Reviews and Problems with Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood
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Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood Review
9 February 2008
Conclusion: In the end, the gamers are the winners here because Eidos took heed and paid attention to the slack they got last year after putting out a half assed product that actually had potential. This year’s Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood does a much better job of giving wrestling fans a game that will test their gaming skills while giving them a few laughs at the over the top style of action.
Excerpt: Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood places gamers deep in the heart of Small Town America. Backyard Wrestling Inc. has announced "your town" as the location of its first live pay per view. They've put a million dollars cash prize on the line for the wrestler who's got what it takes to destroy every obstacle in their way to the main event and ultimately the unified BYW championship.
Excerpt: Eidos and Paradox Development take another stab at a sequel to last year's "Back Yard Wrestling" grappler which received somewhat of a mixed bag of "welcome" from the gaming community. After an overall lukewarm reception they went back to the drawing board and re-tweaked the game based off the "likes" and "dislikes" of gamefans and wrestling enthusiasts round the globe.
Conclusion: Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood makes some strides in the right direction, but not anywhere near as it needed to be. This is a game that I simply can’t recommend at all, due to its many flaws and the quantity of other great fighting/wrestling games already on the market today.
Conclusion: There are some games that players are willing to forgive minor issues with, mainly because they have paid good money for it and don't like appearing like a sucker in front of their mates. You know what I'm talking about, the "Oh I actually like how the game crashes sometimes … it makes it more of a challenge" style rationalisation. There are no such redeeming arguments up your sleeve if you buy Backyard Wrestling 2. "There goes the neighbourhood" sums this up perfectly.
Pros: Some breathtakingly, stupidly violent videos included