Archive for the ‘WWE’ Category
  • WWE All-Stars Hits and Misses
    Posted March 29th, 2011 at 11:15 am 20 Comments
    There hasn't been a great arcade-style sports game since The BIGS released in 2007. WWE All-Stars hopes to change that with its over-the-top action, varied match types, and multiple modes that tie in current superstars with the rich history of the WWE. Continue on for what WWE All-Stars got right and where it came up short in this "Hits and Misses" review. (more…)...
  • Brief WWE All-Stars Online Impressions
    Posted March 28th, 2011 at 1:30 pm 13 Comments
    As an arcade-style game WWE All-Stars has a lot riding on its head-to-head experience and in particular online play. THQ has struggled with online in other titles due to severe performance issues and a lack of options. In the case of WWE All-Stars it appears they may have turned a corner and delivered an all-around enjoyable experience.  (more…)...
  • WWE All-Stars Fantasy Warfare Mode
    Posted March 26th, 2011 at 7:30 pm 3 Comments
    Though "Path of Champions" is the main story mode in WWE All-Stars and provides much of the offline depth there is also the "Fantasy Warfare" mode to play through. 15 matchups with a legend vs current superstar have been created with each having a personalized storyline based on the history of those involved. (more…)...
  • Brief Thoughts on WWE All-Stars Path of Champions Mode and Elimination Video
    Posted March 25th, 2011 at 6:30 pm 14 Comments
    Without going into any spoilers "Path of Champions" is the story mode for WWE All-Stars that involves completing a series of 10 matches that culminates in a title shot. There really isn't much of a story involved, it is more akin to the champion cutting promos to build anticipation and doesn't feature any interaction such as run-ins, but it works just well enough to get the user invested in the process. The 10 matches are mixed up nicely to provide variety by utilizing the different match t...
  • WWE All-Stars Tornado Tag Team Video
    Posted March 24th, 2011 at 6:30 pm 11 Comments
    Today I thought I'd get up a match featuring multiple users instead of just one vs the CPU and did so with a 'Tornado Tag Team' match. I've found myself favoring the matches that have more than just the standard two participants. The action is pretty much non-stop and the long cinematics for certain moves are cut in favor of the seeing them play out in real-time. It is even more fun when multiple people are involved, though the CPU AI is really respectable all things considered. I just co...
  • WWE All-Stars Triple Threat Video
    Posted March 23rd, 2011 at 5:45 pm 36 Comments
    With WWE All-Stars in hand I'm looking at producing some content for the game each day through its release next week. Up first is a video of a triple threat match involving The Rock, John Cena, and Hulk Hogan. Those three were the most requested on Twitter when I sent out the message for who should face off in the video earlier today. This is a quick look at the mode which has a little bit of everything. When multiple participants are in the ring your wrestler can focus on one by using th...
  • WWE All-Stars Demo Now Available
    Posted March 22nd, 2011 at 3:05 am 9 Comments
    The demo for the fighting game WWE All-Stars is out now for the Xbox 360 and will be arriving this evening for the PS3 along with the weekly PSN update. The download for the 360 can be queued up through the website here. Featuring The Ultimate Warrior vs Rey Mysterio the demo match pits a "Brawler vs "Acrobat", two of the four classes of wrestlers in the game. The other two which go unrepresented are the "Big Men" and "Grapplers". Included in the demo is the ability to play offline multip...
  • The Latest WWE All-Stars Videos
    Posted March 16th, 2011 at 10:00 am 6 Comments
    With release nearing, and the demo next week, THQ has rolled out a few new videos for WWE All-Stars. One goes over the different match types which in providing some variety is important to the game's longevity. The other is a full cage match with Eddie Guerrero vs Rey Mysterio. Continue on to check out both and leave any thoughts in the comments!  (more…)...