Excerpt: Most wrestling games come in the form of dozens of sweaty men grabbing each other in a way only the director of Brokeback Mountain could appreciate. Thankfully the perverts..err I mean guys at Konami have something different in mind for their first Xbox 360 effort, in comes Rumble Roses XX.
Excerpt: When a new console comes out, the wide-eyed kid in me wakes up and shoves the jaded, disillusioned gamer aside for a time. With Microsoft's new 360 technology in my living room and two more consoles on the way, there's an innocent little part of my psyche that expects all new games to just be better.
Excerpt: Rumble Roses XX is an all-girl wrestling game with over 20 sexy grapplers available to control. Each wrestler has her very own personality, from naughty nurse Anesthesia through to schoolgirl Reiko (sounds more like an adult film - Ed). All the combatants are capable of the usual manoeuvres expected in a wrestling game (suplexes, body-slams and drop-kicks to name but a few.) as well as each having their very own specific attacks and dangerous combinations.
Excerpt: I feel kind of crawly. Rumble Roses XX is the kind of game where the game play comes across as some kind of happy accident. It's ostensibly a wrestling game, but that's kind of an afterthought. You are actually here to watch girls in various stages of undress grapple sweatily with each other; it's less a game, and more like the kind of thing that launches young boys into puberty. Some people are going to love it.
Excerpt: There aren't a lot of choices for wrestling games on the Xbox 360 right now, and it would be debatable to claim that Rumble Roses XX fills the niche to the exclusion of other attempts. Rumble Roses is to booty what the DOA series is to chesty-ness. If the previous sentence makes sense in a positive way, then Rumble Roses is probably for you.
Pros: ups: graphics , tries to be sexy in a hilariously disturbing way
Cons: downs: repetitive moves , no new characters , messy navigation