http://ps3-evolution.dcemu.co.uk/ its been confirmed for PS3. Oh my I want too see Stacy Keibler in her next gen form hehehe!!!
Im not a real fan of wrestling games (or wrestling itself for that matter) but a new console does open up new possibilites so we'll see how this pans out.
It is good to see additional game support for the PS3 but, its been years since a decent wrestling game has been released (opinion), at least since the THQ titles on the N64.
Hmm..I prefer the HCTP-mechanics over the World Tour counterpart. But, cons are still there, I really want to see a realistic wresting simulator on the level of World Tour.
I'm looking forward to SvR: 2006 at the moment, not SD PS3.
No, it's true and I'll agree. The last good wrestling game was No Mercy for N64. Smackdown games are damn close, but no cigar.
I just want an awesome game with an awesome storyline that's WWE or TNA related...
"Because all this time... I've deceived you
I made myself out to be strong
But I'm not that man anymore, if I ever was
I was stupid, a fool... wrong.
Open your eyes
And see that"
"I want to fade away
I want to blend in with the stars, tonight
Land upon the moon
Feel my own weight lifted under me
From an unnatural force
Please take me away"
That's your opinion.Originally Posted by KDawgThugPunk
The Smackdown series is the number one wrestling title out there and it would be blind to claim it didn't beat the best.
Just look a bit more closely.
I must say both AKI or the developer that developed the Nitro-engine really failed terribly in emulating wrestling; along with Acclaim's games. This really broke up the fans into groups; one wanted the realism of wrestling, the other wanted speed, and a significant number wanted modes/features ('gimmicks') of WWE.
That is why WWE Warzone sold over 2 million on the PSX because it offered the modes/features that gives one the WWE feel. It was relatively realistic too. Nitro, a game many on the internet despite managed to sell over a 1 million copies since it offered fans a fast paced game. WCW World Tour on the N64 is probably my favourite AKI title (along with No Mercy); the former did seem more enjoyable when first played (but NM has tons of modes and features so it matches). World Tour managed to sell as much as Nitro which meant it done a lot better than WrestleMania 2000 and No Mercy. Many fans of wrestling purchased all of them. Warzone, Nitro, and World Tour were all equally impressive to many.
The question one wonders is why do so many constantly claim that AKI-based games are the best?
It is because of Revenge. Wrestling fans on the PSX were offered Thunder which is simply garbage. It was not above Nitro but, IMO, Revenge didn't feel as great as World Tour, though. Many fans did not want to wait for WWF Attitude either which was just slipping. I purchased the game and must admit that the game seemed quite 'hollow'. It seemed like Warzone given a new pair of shoes. It was not that great; Revenge was already out, still unrivaled so many like I stuck with Revenge. The N64 also had 4 ports allowing multiplayer bouts which proved to be quite fun. I must say, Revenge is a great game but without any competition; many became heavily fixated with the engine.
Around the time Wrestlemania 2000 was released, the original Smackdown was also released. Unlike PSX's Attitude or Thunder; Smackdown was clearly a smash hit. The action rivaled that of WWE, it was just quick like in actual wrestling. Like come on, the Undertaker can move quicker than a Sumo wrester. Smackdown hit 1.36 million while WM2000 didn't compare when some months later. I expected better when inserting the cartridge but it was still not enough to cease my long hour plays of Smackdown. With the sequal KYR, it was the same case. I purchased No Mercy, obviously in order to cater my needs for a fairly realistic wrestling mechanics. The grapling-centric system was quite odd since wrestling on TV isn't that traditional (some wrestlers like Kurt Angle do fit but not most). Smackdown: KYR and No Mercy were both impressive games even though the former sold a lot more; going over 2 million copies.
On the DC/PS2: Royal Rumble while being fairly enjoyable, it really didn't match others. Smackdown: Just Bring It was not great at all and I decided to not purchase that game.
Then came, SYM. It was worth the purchase; the best wrestling simulator on the PS2. The million unit range was surpassed; telling us that a more realistic Smackdown while retaining the speed, presentation and features of SD was the way to go.
HCTP was that game. It was realistic, it had SD in it. It was able to see 700,000 in eight weeks for this reason. I cannot even explain how much I enjoyed playing that game. The graphics, the mechanics, the features beat everything before it. Yes, I find it better than the older SD and Aki-engine based games; which explains the units sold.
So it would be unfair to claim that the Award Winning HCTP cannot dethrone No Mercy because it has. SvR was much more pale in the upgrade but the upcoming title looks like it will be the best of the best. SD-like fans will love it and so will those that want a realistic game like Revenge.
I'm excited to see Smackdown on PS3. Especially considering the potential of the advanced graphics and gameplay. I'm not really a big wrestling fan when it comes to watching it on t.v. but I enjoy the games. So its exciting too imagine what the characters and environments are gonna look like on the PS3.
Yeah I really hope they manage to get all the things they couldn't do on the PS2.
Like better A.I., real time sweat/blood dripping down, much improved online support for all modes, storyline with voices, etc...
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