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.
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
Excerpt: There’s no game that I have enjoyed in 2011 (so far) more than WWE All Stars . With every match, I found myself recounting to my surprisingly supportive girlfriend storylines from my childhood, explaining the difference between face and heel characters, and screaming out catch phrases whenever I saw a wrestler that I adored.
Excerpt: Wrestling, with its impossibly resilient wrestlers, outlandish storylines and such, is hardly what you’d called realistic, so it’s a bit of a mystery why there hasn’t been a video game for years that has further exaggerated its OTT nature. WWE All Stars is the opposite to WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw, giving wrestlers superhero like physiques, whilst all their famous manovoures are delivered with a comical and often gravity defying sense of force.
Conclusion: For wrestling fans WWE All Stars is a top notch title, especially the Fantasy match ups, but it soon becomes repetitive pretty quickly for the average gamer. The controls are nowhere near as simple as they could have been and the AI is pretty tough, especially when you’re outnumbered. It’s certainly better than Legends of Wrestlemania was, but still fails to climb to the dizzy heights of a must see pay-per-view event.