Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WWE All Stars Demo

I've said it many times before, I am a fan of 80's wrestling. But having my fill of WWE Legends and being aware of the roster for this game being half from today's band of ragtags made me not very interested in the latest title. BUT, the game play with its over the top moves and combos and style and look of the game made me rethink my decision.

After it was all said and done....I would have to say,"No" to All Stars. For one, the controls for a pick up and play were not friendly. The computer kept reversing and countering most of my moves and my side kept flash a L1 with arrows circling around it, but when I did press it, the computer just reversed that as well. What was I suppose to be doing?! I don't ever know, since the game doesn't tell you. BUT..I'm sure if I got the full game it would explain it a little more, or I hope it would anyway.

All those cool looking combos and over the top moves, aren't as spectacular has I once thought. It still plays like a clunky wrestling game, no different than any other wrestling game except when you do contact, its all very over the top. Which I like, but again, its feels very heavy, like they are wearing weights on their feet and fist. But then all of a sudden someone turns off gravity and boom, hes 20 ft in the air. I think if they were going to go over the top, then go all the way, don't try and mix the two styles of fighting.

Last reason why I won't get this, the roster. I'm a fan of the 80's wrestling ONLY, I have never watched a single match beyond 1989. So with half the roster being people I don't even know, they might as well be,"Paul the Popular Person or Don"the Dood" Guy". Then in the classics side they have the Rock and Steve Austin. For me, that's still not far enough back. I didn't watch wrestling when these two were in their prime. I know about them only through pop culture.
So the roster is a big thing for me, I do enjoy some of the other classic guys such as Ricky the Dragon Steamboat and Machoman, but as for the newer guys, I really couldn't be bothered.

I think it would be like the Marvel vs Capcom games, I really enjoy those types of games, but its the marvel side that draws me in, not the capcom. So for all those Capcom vs SNK or some other random genre, I couldn't be bothered with it.

With that, I have to say that any doubts I had with wanting this game is put to rest. I won't be playing Allstars.


Kelli said...

In my opinion I really don't understand why they would put capcom characters into a fighting game... it just doesn't make sense to me. They are only special in their own genre.

Blake said...

yeah, its the same question I ask when someone thought Mortal Kombat characters would go well with bright colorful DC comic characters. That combination didn't work overall.

I can only assume they are trying to get both genres of fans to buy there game.