Excerpt: Unlike the annual WWE Smackdown vs Raw titles, which feature an expansive roster of pretty much every current WWE wrestler (plus some past legends) and every match type you can imagine, WWE All Stars’ biggest hook is giving you the best of both worlds – the biggest icons from yesteryear, including the likes of Andre The Giant, Hulk Hogan, The Macho Man, and The Ultimate Warrior; along with the best wrestlers from the current generation, such as John Cena, The Mizz, Kofi...
Excerpt: I once spent half an hour chasing a man who vaguely resembled Hulk Hogan. I was at Reading Festival at the time. Word spread around the campsite - "Hulk Hogan is working at Dunkin' Donuts!" - and then about a hundred of us descended upon a battered trailer in the corner of a muddy field. As the mob began to chant, the lookalike fled - and then we hounded and pursued him across the festival, until the poor bugger received an escort of security guards.
Conclusion: In the graphics department, the game is visually
appealing. There are a number of elaborate
fireworks that make the action in the ring come
alive. For example, each time you perform a
signature move, your character go into matrix
sequence and catches rage to commit the ultimate
and most devastating slam on your opponent.
Conclusion: WWE All-Stars is a good game of arcade wrestling. The gameplay mechanics could use some tweaks to lean more towards an easy pick up and play style wresting game. With that being said if your growing tired of the Smackdown vs. Raw series or haven’t played a wrestling game in the last five years, this would be a good place to start.
Conclusion: options to produce some truly horrific wrestlers. My first wrestler had a massive barrel chest, spider-like spindle legs, and something that projected from his abdomen, as if an Alien chest-burster was about to poke through. All this is a general indication of the kind of action to be found in the actual fighting. The focus is on action over grappling, which is exactly the kind of thing that always put wrestling games in the background.
Conclusion: Soaked in retro appeal but sorely lacking in depth, All Stars would be a fine budget title or downloadable release, yet its depleted roster and simplistic array of fight modes and play styles means criticisms that the game was rushed to take advantage of Wrestlemania 27 cannot simply be swatted away.
Excerpt: Classifying a wrestling game as "arcade" is a bit of an oxymoron to me. With spectacular showmanship, high-flying acrobatics, bright colorful costumes and dialogue that has more in common with a soap opera than a major motion picture, the very essence of the WWE is over the top, and