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TNA iMPACT! Commentary With Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal

Midway's first wrestling game in well over a decade is out next week. Check out this footage, narrated by Samoa Joe and Jay Lethal.

I want to say that this video speaks for itself, but perhaps it does need a little setup. It's a pair of the wrestlers in Midway's upcoming TNA iMPACT! doing commentary while their in-game equivalents bust each other up.

Samoa Joe and Jay Lethal's faux-trash-talking is totally ridiculous in a way I can totally get behind. Give it a look. The game hits stores next week. As closet wrestling fan who has become increasingly disenfranchised with the wrestling games that have been coming out for the past five or six years, I'm interested to see if this game will be any good. It's felt pretty nice the last few times I've played it.

  


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Posted by Jeff
I want to say that this video speaks for itself, but perhaps it does need a little setup. It's a pair of the wrestlers in Midway's upcoming TNA iMPACT! doing commentary while their in-game equivalents bust each other up.

Samoa Joe and Jay Lethal's faux-trash-talking is totally ridiculous in a way I can totally get behind. Give it a look. The game hits stores next week. As closet wrestling fan who has become increasingly disenfranchised with the wrestling games that have been coming out for the past five or six years, I'm interested to see if this game will be any good. It's felt pretty nice the last few times I've played it.

  


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Posted by TheGTAvaccine

Ehhh...wrestling games...

Posted by GUnitVer1

I'm on the fence on this because of the limited feature set of what is offered in the game. I hope the gameplay outshines that to make it worth a purchase. Maybe they should pull a Burnout Paradise and do periodic updates with the game with more modes and wrestlers rather than releasing annual sequels.

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Posted by breton

Intriguing..

Posted by CurtisManCannon

Jay Lethal:  The man that saved TNA!!!! 

Posted by elektrixx

I was totally gonna get this, but as time went on it's missing features became more apparent.

The next TNA !MPACT! game after this one will probably be excellent.

Posted by j_meyer_13

I really don't care about wrestling, much less wrestling games...but those guys were kinda funny.

Posted by Linkyshinks

It looks like a lotta fun.

Posted by kmdrkul

is the guy supposed to be a black macho man randy savage?

Posted by Twocifer

Makes me long for my Super Fire Prowrestling Premium X import... I miss playing that game.

Posted by Trace

I'd pay for this game if I could get Samoa Joe and Jay Lethal to do live commentary on matches.

That'll never happen, of course, but that was about the most awesome part of the video. The game itself looks kind of lacking.

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Posted by MasterSplinter

The wannabe Randy Savage drove me a little crazy.

Posted by Broman6015

Seems a bit slow. TNA wrestling is usually a lot faster. Granted, its a video game. Also, i agree with Jay, where is the ref? lol

Posted by MattOnTheSite

I bet Jay Lethal couldn't stare at a candle for two hours to get his act together!

Posted by kitsune_conundrum

haha

Posted by ahoodedfigure

Hm.  This isn't the TNA one might expect.  I mean, it's cool that the ladies are getting sweaty man boobs, but what about the fellas?  When are the guys going to get a fighting game...  with...

never mind.

Posted by JamesK

I have not been following wrestling since the golden age of the 80's. Whoa! they must be running out of ideas having to impersonate "Macho Man Randy Savage"

Posted by yellownumber5

I just lost one more notch in my faith in humanity.

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Posted by Chaoricus

The game looks not good at all.
But that's mostly because I like wrestling simulation, not arcade. Check out King of Colosseum 2 for a superior wrestling game.

Posted by Milkman

Looks alright. But doesn't appear to be doing anything that SVR hasn't done already. The commentary was pretty funny, though I still can't get over how much Jay Lethal is just a HUGE rip-off of Randy Savage.

Posted by AlucardaLaCarte

Jay Lethal is one of the funniest men on the planet

As for "lack of features" as long as there's a solid career and create-a-wrestler, I think as long as it plays better than Smackdown VS Raw, it'll be a revelation.