Excerpt: It has to be said that in recent years the WWE SmackDown! series has been losing its way, following the strong entry in the franchise that was Here Comes the Pain, it has sadly been mostly downhill since then. Finally, after years alone, THQ’s wrestling series has some competition in the form of TNA iMPACT!. I’ll say this right now; don’t expect to find the vast amount of features that you would in a SmackDown!
Conclusion: Midway’s wrestling come back title is a great
one! It’s long overdue but worth the wait. TNA
iMPACT has gone a long way toward making the
“sports entertainment” as unique as possible in
the ring, and Midway captures most of the
experience at the palm of your hand. The game’s
Story Mode is quite a spectacle with its
never-ending twist to the plot that has you
constantly switching allies.
Conclusion: Overall, this is an entertaining first entry with some decent ideas but ultimately fails to seal the deal. For TNA fans, this is more than just a game and with the bonus content it is recommendable, at least for a rental. For everyone else, pass or just rent it to get your fill.
Summary: In the end, TNA Impact! can be great fun for all but the question is for how long. About 30 minutes?; 15 of which you will spend watching loading screens? If your not a die hard TNA or Wrestling fan, your best option is too maybe just rent folks, and not one you need to rush out and rent either.
Pros: Attacks land with invigorating force, Simple control scheme, Varied move set
Cons: Technical flaws can spoil matches, Graphical glitches are common
Summary: Professional wrestling has long been maligned and celebrated as a place where spandex-clad ogre-men go to act out contrived rivalries and pretend to actually wrestle. While these simplifications certainly hit on some truths about "sports entertainment," the remarkable talents and impressive athleticism of its practitioners cannot be denied.
Pros: Attacks land with invigorating force, Simple control scheme, varied move set, Animations often look great
Cons: Technical flaws can spoil matches, Graphical glitches are common, Story mode doesn't capture personalities of TNA stars
Summary: As with TNA’s wrestling, this game has a ton of great ideas that are poorly executed, and it feels as if nobody could be bothered focusing on any one aspect of the game for long enough to flesh it out. What we have here feels like a punch of half-built houses. It’s not a bad game, but with a little more time and effort it could have been a very good one.
Excerpt: Rassling Detract four points for their use of capitals. When it comes to wrestling games the best 2 games in my opinion are Virtual Pro Wrestling Two for the N64 and Fire pro wrestling D for the Dreamcast. Yet the biggest franchise is the Smackdown series, which hasn’t had a good game since Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain which came out in 2003. So fans of wrestling games have had to get their fix from indie PC games and mods for VPW2 and Fire Pro.
Excerpt: Nederlanders en worstelgames, het is nooit een populaire combinatie geweest. Hetzelfde geldt ook voor het worstelen zelf. Terwijl de grote massa helemaal gek wordt als er een nieuwe FIFA of Pro-evo uitkomt, zijn er slechts een handvol mensen die de nacht voor de release van een worstelgame niet kunnen slapen. In Amerika is dat wel anders, men wordt daar helemaal lijp wanneer er een nieuwe Smackdown vs.